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Capture One and lack of support for new cameras



  • John Friend
    Top Commenter

    FYI, I don't know of any RAW image processing software that adds RAW support for new cameras to older versions of the software.  The state of the industry appears to be that you have to have the newest version of the software to get the latest RAW support.  Lightroom works that way.  Capture One works that way.  As best I can tell, it's just the way the industry works and is a price you pay for shooting RAW.

    If you own a license for CO23, why don't you just use it?  Is there some fundamental problem with it that CO22 doesn't have? 

    If you don't own a license for CO23 and you want new camera RAW support, you will just have to get a license to CO23.

  • Denis Huk

    Hi Patricia Austin, support for Sony a7R V was introduced in Capture One 23 16.0.1 as per this article on Camera models and RAW files supported by Capture One.

    And as John Friend mentioned above, it's highly unlikely that we'll start adding camera support to older releases.

  • umberto gregori

    I already bought the license in March 2023

  • FirstName LastName

    but if i already buy a perpetual license for CO22 I would have to buy a new license for CO23?

  • Walter Rowe
    Top Commenter

    If you buy a new camera and it is supported only in CO23 or CO16 then yes you have to buy an upgrade or subscription to get support for that camera. This has always been the case with Capture One. They have never provided multiple version backward support for new cameras.


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