Adobe updates Camera Raw and Lightroom; adds support for 22 new cameras

By Swapnil Mathur | Updated 4 Oct 2012
Adobe updates Camera Raw and Lightroom; adds support for 22 new cameras

Adobe has today released the final versions of Lightroom 4.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 for public consumption. Finally some good news for the early adopters of the cameras that have been coming out recently.


Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 add support for 21 new cameras not just limited to Canon or Nikon camps. The update also plays well with the Sony RX100 and the Fujifilm XF1 to name a few (the full list at the end of the article). While ACR 7.2 only adds RAW support, Lightroom also gets equipped with tethering support, the lack of which has been quite a bother for many of those who bought these cameras at the time of release. Tethering is great for many photographers as especially in a studio environment, where the camera doesn’t really need much moving. It also allows the photographer (or client) to view the shots immediately on a big screen. The lack of this ability has been severely impacting the workflow of many photographers and the support forums at Adobe have been over-loaded by the question of “when will the support be added?”

Along with RAW and tethering support, Lightroom also gets a bug fix for issues such as “The Navigator Panel in Map did not pan correctly” and the addition of roughly 45 new lens profile for chromatic aberration and distortion correction.

Well, the wait is over as the official 4.2 build of Lightroom can be downloaded directly from the Adobe website for Windows and Mac. The Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 can be downloaded directly from within Photoshop by going to “Help > Check for updates” as there is no direct way to download it from the website.


Added raw file support:

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fuji FinePix F800EXR
  • Leaf Credo 40
  • Leaf Credo 60
  • Leica S
  • Leica D-LUX 6
  • Leica V-LUX 4
  • Nikon Coolpix P7700
  • Nikon 1 J2
  • Panasonic DMC-G5
  • Panasonic DMC-LX7
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ200
  • Pentax K-30
  • Samsung EX2F
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5R
  • Sony Alpha NEX-6
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A99V
  • Sony DSC-RX100

Added tethered capture support:

  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800e
  • Canon EOS Kiss X5
  • Canon EOS Kiss REBEL T3i
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X50
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1D X
Swapnil Mathur
Digit's resident camera nerd, (un)official product photographer and the Reviews Editor

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