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When you reprocess images captured in a previous version of Aperture to use the Aperture 3 RAW decoding system, you may see some changes to the images. 

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One of the general improvements in Aperture RAW 3 is consistent default exposure at all ISO settings. Also, the default exposure level for certain cameras may be slightly darker or lighter. Below are the differences you can expect for the following camera brands:


Canon

Here are the differences in exposure you can expect for various Canon models:

Canon 1D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.2 or later)
  • ISO 100 is 0.9 darker
Canon 1Ds
  • Overall exposure is 0.2 lighter
  • ISO 50 is 0.6 darker
Canon 1D Mk II
  • Overall exposure is 0.3 darker
  • ISO 50 is 1.1 darker
  • ISO 3200 is 0.3 darker
Canon 1D Mk II N
  • Overall exposure is 0.1 lighter
  • ISO 50 is 0.6 darker
Canon 1D Mk III
  • ISO 50 is 1.0 darker
Canon 1Ds Mk II
  • Overall exposure is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 50 is 1.0 darker
Canon 1Ds Mk III
  • Overall exposure is 0.1 lighter
  • ISO 50 is 0.85 darker
Canon 5D
  • ISO 50 is 1.0 darker
Canon 5D Mk II
  • Overall exposure is 0.1 lighter
Canon 10D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.7 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
  • ISO 1600 is 0.25 darker
  • ISO 3200 is 0.55 lighter
Canon 20D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.2 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.1 darker
Canon 30D
  • Overall exposure is 0.2 lighter
Canon D60 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.8 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
Canon 300D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.5 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
  • ISO 1600 is 0.2 darker
Canon 350D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
Canon 450D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.25 lighter
  • ISO 100 is 0.1 lighter
Canon G10 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 lighter


Nikon

Here are the differences in exposure you can expect for various Nikon models:

Nikon D2Hs (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • ISO 200 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 250 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 280 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 320 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 400 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 560 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 1100 is 0.1 darker
Nikon D2X
  • Overall exposure is 0.25 darker
  • ISO 100 is 0.1 darker
Nikon D2Xs
  • Overall exposure is 0.4 darker
Nikon D3
  • Overall exposure is 0.5 darker
  • ISO 100 is 0.3 darker
  • ISO 140 is 1.0 darker
Nikon D50 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.35 lighter
Nikon D60 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.2 lighter
  • ISO 800 is 0.05 lighter
  • ISO 3200 is 0.05 lighter
Nikon D70 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
Nikon D80
  • ISO 2500 is 0.15 lighter
  • ISO 3200 is 0.15 lighter
Nikon D100 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.6 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
  • ISO 1600 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 3200 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 6400 is 0.05 lighter
Nikon D300
  • Overall exposure is 0.3 darker
  • ISO 140 is 0.5 darker
Nikon D700
  • Overall exposure is 0.5 darker
  • ISO 100 is 0.2 darker
  • ISO 140 is 0.9 darker
  • ISO 25600 is 0.3 darker


Olympus

Here are the differences in exposure you can expect for various Olympus models:

Olympus E300 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.5 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
Olympus E330 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.6 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
  • ISO 100 is 0.2 darker
  • ISO 800 is 0.02 darker
  • ISO 1600 is 0.02 darker
Olympus E400 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.5 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
  • ISO 800 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 1000 is 0.25 lighter
  • ISO 1250 is 0.5 lighter
  • ISO 1600 is 0.9 lighter
Olympus E410 (Mac OS X v10.6.5 or Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4 or later) ISO 400 is 0.15 darker
Olympus E420 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later) Overall exposure is 0.25 lighter
Olympus E510 (Mac OS X v10.6.5 orDigital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4 or later) Overall exposure is 0.1 lighter


Pentax

Here are the differences in exposure you can expect for various Pentax models:

Pentax ist*DL2 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.6 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.4 lighter
  • ISO 100 is 0.1 darker
  • ISO 400 is 0.45 lighter
  • ISO 3200 is 0.5 lighter
Pentax ist*DS2 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.6 or later)
  • Overal exposure is 0.4 lighter
  • ISO 200 is 0.15 darker
Pentax K10D (Mac OS X v10.6.5 or Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4 or later)
  • ISO 1250 is 0.1 lighter
  • ISO 1600 is 0.1 lighter
Pentax K20D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • ISO 2000 through ISO 6400 is 0.1 lighter
Pentax K200D (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.1 lighter
Pentax K2000/K-m (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.1 lighter


Samsung

Here are the differences in exposure you can expect for Samsung models:

Samsung GX-1L (Digital Camera RAW compatibility update 3.7 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.4 lighter
  • ISO 200 is 0.1 darker


Sony

Here are the differences in exposure you can expect for various Sony models:

Sony A100 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.7 or later)
  • ISO 80 is 0.3 darker
Sony A200 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.7 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
  • ISO 320 is 0.2 darker
Sony A300 (Mac OS X v10.6.5 or Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.65 darker
Sony A350 (Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.7 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.15 darker
  • ISO 1600 0.25 darker
Sony A700 (Digital camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.2 or later)
  • Overall exposure is 0.6 darker
  • ISO 100 is 1.2 darker
  • ISO 125 is 1.2 darker
  • ISO 160 is 1.2 darker
Sony A900
  • ISO 100 is 0.1 lighter
  • ISO 125 is 0.1 lighter
  • ISO 160 is 0.1 lighter

 

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Last Modified: Mar 19, 2014
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