Comparing all the mayor contenders in the RAW conversion field leaves us with only one conclusion: there is no real "champion". Some images are better off with program x, while others with program y. However, and in spite of its shortcomings and elevated price, the Bridge/Photoshop/ACR/DNG Converter combo is the more obvious choice for those who routinely convert large amounts of RAW images.
Adobe have just published a ACR release candidate 5.5, which adds support for the Nikon D300S, D3000, Olympus E-P1 and the Panasonic DMC-FZ35.
It is fairly common to see people desperately searching the Web, because their version of Photoshop, Lightroom or Elements refuses to open the RAW files of their new camera, mostly generating either a "File not supported" or a far more scary "This file may be corrupted" message.The same may happen in Nikon Capture, and in both cases you need to update the ACR plugin or even upgrade your software.
Today, Nikon launched their long awaited D3000 entry level and D300s semi professional cameras. I resume the specs of both cameras, as taken from their respective US product brochures.
Nikon has put up a service advisory regarding the D5000. It has to do with a power problem that affects a limited production series of this camera, which may not properly power on, even with a fully charged EN-EL9a battery or connected to AC with the EH-5a power adapter
Nikon Rumors confirms next Thursday July 30 as the European launch date for the new Nikon D300s and D3000.
A good laugh for our Dutch friends...