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Title: Do I need any requirements for the A850 to Recognize that particular camera
Post by: vetteman44 on December 19, 2011, 12:39:54 AM
  Some operating systems cant handle certain Newer DSLR's. Is the 850 one of them? ( to be able to recognize that camera)  thanks,  rollsman
Title: Re: Do I need any requirements for the A850 to Recognize that particular camera
Post by: chappo1 on December 19, 2011, 06:37:56 AM
I am not sure that I understand what you are asking.
Is is downloading of images or processing them with software?  Can you give a little more details?  Thanks ...john
Title: Re: Do I need any requirements for the A850 to Recognize that particular camera
Post by: Rob aka [minolta mad] on December 19, 2011, 04:41:39 PM
Im assuming that you are reffering to the editing software recognising the Raw files.
If this is the case then you will need at least CS4 and Elements 8 (i believe)


Rob
Title: Re: Do I need any requirements for the A850 to Recognize that particular camera
Post by: FarmerDave on December 19, 2011, 07:04:00 PM
The A850 support page on Sony web site:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=DSLRA850&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab

lists Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X as compatible with Sony's own Image Data Converter with which you will be able to interact and process files (including RAW) of the A850. An older version of this IDC should come in a DVD with the camera or you can download the new Version 4 from that page.
Title: Re: Do I need any requirements for the A850 to Recognize that particular camera
Post by: vetteman44 on December 20, 2011, 02:24:13 AM
  I mean if I drag my images from my file on the desktop directly to my LR( version 2.7) will LR recognize the camera( 850) ?  Some softwares dont recognize the Newer cameras. Thank you
Title: Re: Do I need any requirements for the A850 to Recognize that particular camera
Post by: fother on December 20, 2011, 08:49:46 AM

You're asking two different things now...

Do you mean (first post) the operating system?
- You haven't said what you're using - windows (xp, me, vista, 7) or os x (tiger, leopard, snow leopard, lion), linux, unix, ubuntu, etc etc

- Do you mean for RAW files or for JPGs?


Or do you (latest post) mean Lightroom?
- you know LR 2.7 is quite a way behind the current version? (ie, version 3.6)
However, the Sony a850 support was included in the LR 2.6 update, so version 2.7 is fine.