posted Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT


If you're a Mac user who's upgraded to a new camera recently, you may well want to download a new update for your OS X operating system, too. The reason? Apple has just released a new version of its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility package, extending support to some very popular new cameras.

Far and away the most popular of the bunch is the Sony A6000, which currently leads the Most Popular Cameras ranking on our homepage. (Sony has clearly hit a sweet spot with this model, as we've commented in the past.) But it's far from the only great camera whose raw files OS X can handle after the update. Apple has also gifted support for the low-light-loving Sony A7S, and pocket-friendly Sony RX100 III, not to mention the fast-focusing, 4K video-shooting Panasonic GH4.

Other cameras now supported by Mac OS X with the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.06 installed include the Sony A77 II, Sony A5000, Olympus E-M10, Olympus Stylus 1, Nikon V3, and Nikon P340. If you own any of these, grab the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.06 and install it now for system-level support of your camera in OS X, as well as apps that rely on the OS for raw decoding such as Aperture and iPhoto.

(via DigitalCameraReview)