Aperture and iPhoto now support the Nikon D600 and Sony RX100 (Apple Raw Compatibility Update 4.01)


Apple released the new Apple Raw Compatibility Update 4.01 that brings support of iPhoto and Aperture to eleven new or recent cameras including two I had been anxiously waiting for, the Nikon D600 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. Note that Apple is a bit slow with this regard and Adobe is much more reactive on adding new cameras to Camera Raw and Lightroom, just like DxO (which has announced an interesting new version yesterday : DxO Optics Pro 8).
You will notice that none of the Xtrans sensor based Fujilm X-series camera is supported by Apple. Their X-Trans sensor does not have a conventional Bayer matrix and therefore can be a pain to develop and needs a special development. I had a chat with DxO Labs team last week and they acknoledge having troubles dealing with X-Pro1 and X-E1 RAW images. When Fuji took me to Malta last March in order to unveil the X-Pro1, they said they had a partnership with Adobe for helping them interpreting the X-Trans sensor datas.

Here is the full list of the 11 new cameras supported by Apple Raw Compatibility Update 4.01 :

  •  Canon EOS M
  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Nikon D600
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Nikon 1 J2
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7
  • Sony Alpha NEX-F3