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AfterShot Pro
 
photo editor

New AfterShot Pro 3

Photo Editor

  • New Comprehensive Watermarking
  • Enhanced Highlight Recovery
  • New Blemish Remover tools
  • New Image Preset Library

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Uncover the pro photographer's secret to time-saving photo editing.

Corel® AfterShot™ Pro 3 is up to 4x faster than Adobe® Lightroom®*. It's the photo editor that reveals your true creative potential and frees you: from high costs, from endless subscriptions, from hours spent editing at your computer. Import, process and output faster, and get back behind the camera where you belong with AfterShot™ Pro 3.

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  • Watermark

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  • Highlight Recovery

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  • Blemish Remover

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  • Lens Correction

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  • Levels and Curves

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  • Local Contrast

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  • Watermark

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  • Highlight Recovery

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  • Blemish Remover

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  • Lens Correction

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  • Levels and Curves

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  • Local Contrast

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Simple photo management

Simple photo management

Sort, organize and view all your photos in one place, quickly and easily with flexible file management options--no importing required.

Ultra-fast workflow

Ultra-fast workflow

Experience dramatically faster loading, selecting, editing and output with the world's fastest RAW conversion software, featuring performance that's up to 4x faster than Adobe Lightroom.

Powerful batch processing

Powerful batch processing

Edit and perfect one or thousands of photos with powerful batch processing controls and presets that let you quickly bring out the best in every image.

Send your photos from AfterShot to Photoshop with just a click

Skip the import

AfterShot Pro integrates well with Photoshop. With AfterShot Pro as your batch-photo processor and image manager, you can quickly process your RAW photos. Then, when you're ready for more detailed editing, simply click the "Edit with External Editor" button to export in TIF directly to PhotoShop.

Adobe®, Lightroom® and Photoshop® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
*'Up to 4 x faster than Lightroom' claim based on a batch export workflow, using Lightroom CC 2015.5.

Efficient & powerful

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Comprehensive Watermarking

Comprehensive Watermarking

Protect and promote your work with versatile Watermarking features. Deter unauthorized copying, brand your photos with your logo or contact info, or add text and graphics. Apply watermarks to individual photos or batches, and easily adjust size, rotation, position, transparency and more.

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Highlight Recovery

Highlight Recovery

Regain more of the detail and tone from your overexposed photos with enhanced Highlight Recovery. Powered by a new algorithm, this feature lets you access more of the data in your RAW files for superior image quality.

Enhanced!

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Blemish Remover

Blemish Remover

Save time and edit faster by doing more touchups and photo corrections in AfterShot Pro 3, rather than jumping to PaintShop Pro or Adobe® Photoshop®. The new Blemish Remover offers circle, brush, polygon and freehand tools for detailed editing, making portrait editing faster and easier. Remove dust, spots, smudges and a variety of imperfections on any photo.

New!

Image Preset Library

Image Preset Library

Now it's easier to tap into the power of presets to automate more of your repetitive processing jobs or quickly reproduce a look that would otherwise be tedious to replicate. The new Image Preset Library^ lets you browse, preview and download free and for-purchase presets.

Lens Correction Development Kit

New!

Lens Correction Development Kit

Make and share your own lens corrections—ideal for photographers working with rare, unique or spanking new glass. Simply follow the instructions, save your correction, then load it into AfterShot Pro 3—or share online.

Lens Corrections

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Lens Corrections

Update to AfterShot Pro 3 for new, sought-after lens corrections that build on the hundreds of lenses already supported by AfterShot to quickly correct the different types of distortion introduced by various lenses. Join the AfterShot Pro community on Facebook to discover when new lens corrections are posted or to share your own.

See what's new with plugins

Enhanced!

See what's new with plugins

Find and install free and for-purchase plugins, and get updates in a flash with AfterShot Pro 3's new Plugin Manager^. Or make your own with our unique plugin API—a love of photography, a knowledge of C++ and the updated Plugin SDK are all you need. Share your plugins freely with the AfterShot community, or work with Corel to sell them.

New!

Updated RAW camera profiles

Updated RAW camera profiles

We're committed to constantly delivering support for today's most popular, powerful and creative cameras, including professional DSLRs, flexible and high-quality mirrorless cameras, and many more. A new dynamic camera profile updater^ notifies you when new cameras are added a new feedback mechanism captures and prioritizes your requests with Corel.

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Modular Camera Profiles

Modular Camera Profiles

Get the latest camera profiles sooner—and without patching your software—with dynamic camera updates^. Simply browse and download directly from AfterShot Pro 3. Don't see a camera you want? Hit the 'feedback' button and log your request directly to the AfterShot Pro development team.

New!

Get involved!

Get involved!

AfterShot Pro wants you! Corel has built AfterShot Pro to give you, the photographer, control, letting you make you own plugins, lens corrections and presets. Now a new feedback loop makes it easier for you to send your ideas and requests to the Corel Photo team--better helping us to meet your needs. Simply click 'feedback' and send us your comments.

^Available on Windows and Mac only. Linux users can download new Camera Profiles, Presets and Plugins here.


Powerful non-destructive photo editing

Powerful adjustments

Powerful adjustments

Whether you're shooting in RAW or JPEG, you can alter your photos using a wide variety of adjustment tools, including Crop, Straighten, Highlight Recovery, Noise Removal, Color, Temperature, Exposure, Highlights, Fill Light and more.

Multi-version editing

Multi-version editing

Easily make adjustments to multiple versions of your master photo without ever changing your original file. Make an unlimited number of versions of one image, with a wide variety of corrections and customizable presets, including Black & White, Cross Processing and more.

Precise control with Selective Editing

Precise control with Selective Editing

Apply adjustments exactly where you want them with unique Layers and Regions capabilities that isolate precise areas of your photo for adjustment.

Local Contrast

Local Contrast

Recreate the look of a high-end camera lens and make objects within an image 'pop' by bringing out the texture and dimension in your photos.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools

High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools

Create impressive photos with intense visual contrast using High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools. Combine multiple exposures to create a single, stunning HDR photo. Within the AfterShot HDR module, apply Smart Photo Fix, White Balance, Brightness/Contrast, Fill Light/Clarity, Local Tone Mapping, High Pass Sharpening, and Digital Noise Removal.

Noise reduction by Athentech

Noise reduction by Athentech

Optimize your images with Athentech Imaging Noise Removal. This award-winning technology automatically adjusts lighting for every pixel in a shot while maintaining true color and zero clipping.

Red eye removal

Red eye removal

Get precise control when cleaning up red eye in your photos.

Get complete control with a personalized workflow

Customizable workspace

Customizable workspace

Easily change the AfterShot Pro workspace any time to suit your task. Hide or show the Thumbnail, Preview, Browse and Tools panel. Choose from several viewing options, including Slideshow, Full Screen and Multi-Image view.

Easy integration with photo editors

Easy integration with photo editors

Process your RAW photos quickly in AfterShot Pro, then simply click the "Send to External Editor" button to quickly export in TIF to PaintShop Pro, Photoshop or another editor for more detailed editing.

Accurate color correction

Accurate color correction

Fine tune the color in your photos with several adjustment tools, including Vibrance, Saturation, Color Balance and Mixer and Selective Color Control. Adjust everything from the overall color intensity for the entire image to the intensity of any single color.

Curves and Levels

Curves and Levels

Apply adjustments exactly where you want them with unique Layers and Regions capabilities that isolate precise areas of your photo for adjustment.

A complete photo manager

A complete photo manager

Take charge of your photos with extensive photo management support that lets you quickly organize your existing photos, and easily add new ones or catalogs any time. Powerful search tools, star ratings and other management tools let you quickly find photos even in very large collections.

Quick review

Quick review

Easily compare, filter and select your best photos from any number of similar shots.

Robust search tools

Robust search tools

Finding the right photo in a collection of hundreds or thousands is fast with powerful Metadata tools. Add your own searchable keywords, ratings, tags and labels. Or search by camera-written data like date, camera type, settings, aperture and more.

Customizable asset management

Customizable asset management

Unlike other workflow tools, AfterShot Pro 2 does not force you to import your images into a catalog just to work with them. Easily access your photos in existing folders, on a network or on a memory card. If you wish, try catalogs to take advantage of powerful digital asset management tools to organize your collection as it grows.

Create web galleries

Create web galleries

Quickly create a web gallery to share your images online with friends, colleagues or clients. Choose from various gallery styles to control how your photos are displayed.

Back up and archive

Back up and archive

Use batches to easily back up and archive your AfterShot Pro catalogs.

The world's fastest RAW processing

Fast batch processing

Fast batch processing

With up to 4x faster performance than Adobe® Lightroom®* when exporting from RAW to JPEG and offering easy-to-configure batch processing, AfterShot Pro 3 speeds you through batch processing. Take advantage of presets or custom settings, and easily set up batches for Web, print, galleries or easy backup.

64-bit processing power

64-bit processing power

Get more processing power, remove memory limitations and work with much larger images, including files of up to 250 Megapixels in size and TIFF format files larger than 30 MB with AfterShot Pro's 64-bit architecture. Access more memory, and get more stability and responsiveness app-wide. Building on our world famous multi-core performance, AfterShot Pro is up to 4x faster than Lightroom*—delivering results sooner and saving you even more time.

OpenCL support

OpenCL support

OpenCL lets you tap into the power of graphics cards (the GPU) to boost AfterShot Pro's processing speed. Depending on the graphics card and your computer system, the results can be dramatic. Give it try to see what OpenCL can do for you.

Adobe®, Lightroom® and Photoshop® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
*'Up to 4 x faster than Lightroom' claim based on a batch export workflow, using Lightroom CC 2015.5.

Version Comparison

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Features

AfterShot Pro 3

AfterShot Pro 2

AfterShot Pro

Watermarking (text and images)
Blemish Remover
Improved Highlight Recovery
Add borders or frames (using Watermarking tools)
Built-in lens profile creation tools
Open Camera SDK
Open Non-Destructive Plugin SDK
Modular Camera Profiles (no need to patch to add cameras)
In-product Plugin library
"Edit in" integration with other photo editors (Adobe® PhotoShop®, PSP, Painter, Gimp)

2.3

Create HDR images
File tree indexing (no catalogs needed)
64-bit support
Lens corrections
Straighten Images
Create vignettes
Soft-proofing tools
Noise reduction
Support for layers
Process multiple images using batch processing
Non-destructive editing environment
Evaluate and compare images at a glance
Catalog support
Operating systems

Win, Mac, Linux

Win, Mac, Linux

Win, Mac, Linux

Adobe® and Photoshop® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Why choose AfterShot Pro 3 instead of Adobe® Lightroom® for a faster workflow?

No photo editor saves you more time than AfterShot Pro 3!

Skip the import

Unlike Lightroom, AfterShot Pro doesn't force you to import your images into a catalog. Easily access photos in your existing folders, including on a network or on a memory card.

Cull unwanted photos first

When culling images in Lightroom, you have to import all of them off your camera or SD card first. Quickly cull and rate all of your photos before importing with AfterShot Pro 3.

Edit on the go

AfterShot Pro 3 has a smaller installed footprint than Lightroom, making it perfect to run on a computer with less memory, like a Notebook, for editing on the go. Later, export to Photoshop for editing on a full desktop setup.

Save money

If you don't want to pay every year for something you can own--AfterShot Pro is an ideal alternative to Lightroom CC. Buy AfterShot Pro 3 at a low price ONCE, and it's yours forever.

AfterShot Pro 3 / Adobe® Lightroom® Comparison

Comparing leading professional photo workflow software

PDFBenchmark Performance Test

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Features

AfterShot Pro 3

Lightroom CC

Lightroom 6

Pricing# & General Information
Pricing model

Perpetual license

Subscription

Perpetual license

Price (USD)

$79.99

$119.88 per year

$149.00

Price for subsequent years (USD)

$0

$119.88 per year

$0

Total after 3 years (USD)

$79.99

$359.64

$149.00

Software format

Download

Download, commerical licensing, web

Download, commercial licensing, boxed/retail on a disc

Installed footprint (Windows)^

420 MB

1.9 GB

1.37 GB

Operating Systems

Windows, Mac, Linux

Windows, Mac

Windows, Mac

Key Capabilities
Non-destructive editing
Support for RAW file format
Cull and rate tools
Catalog support
File tree indexing (no catalogs needed)
Basic adjustments panel
Control adjustments with easy sliders
Choose images off of a camera or memory card without importing all  
Adjust many images at once with batch processing
"Edit In" Integration with other photo editors (Adobe® Photoshop®, PSP, Painter, Gimp)
Support for layers
Straighten images
Watermark images

NEW!

Highlight Recovery

ENHANCED!

Crop presets
Create vignettes
Noise reduction
All tools available within one workspace
Levels and curves
Lens corrections

Customizable and shareable!

Blemish Removal tool

NEW!

Spot Removal tool

Spot Removal tool

Create panoramas
Facial recognition
Dynamic camera profile updates

NEW!

Create HDR images
Selective color control
Built-in lens profile creation tools

NEW!

Plugin Manager

NEW!

Soft-proofing tools
Non-destructive plugin access
Open RAW processing SDK
Open Camera SDK

Speed Performance Test*

AfterShot Pro 3

Lightroom CC

Lightroom 6

Initial scan (100 RAW images)

4.6 seconds

21.4 seconds

Import to catalog

4.4 seconds

12.6 seconds

Batch processing: RAW to Jpeg**

1.7 minutes

6.5 minutes

*Performance Test performed on a PC with the following specs:
Ram: 12 Gig
CPU: Intel i7 940 @ 2.93 Ghz
OS: Windows 10 Enterprise
System Type: x64 (64 Bit)
Test performed with:
Canon (2.46 Gig)
FujiFilm (2.71 Gig)
Nikon (2.66 Gig)
Sony (2.55 Gig)
Panasonic (2.04 Gig)

The above chart shows the average performance of the 5 cameras tested.

**Batch process RAW to Jpeg @ 80% quality, no presets, default settings, no adjustments

Adobe® and Lightroom® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
#Adobe Lightroom pricing current as at April 2016 and is subject to change. Adobe Lightroom CC is available on a subscription cost $119.88 USD per year (includes Adobe Photoshop CC and maintenance) and Adobe Lightroom 6 is available on a perpetual license, costing $149.00 USD. Pricing obtained from the Adobe Lightroom cart.

^Installed footprints (Windows) are current as of March 2016 and are approximations only.
*'Up to 4 x faster than Lightroom' claim based on a batch export workflow, using Lightroom CC 2015.5.

Getting started with AfterShot Pro for a faster workflow

New to AfterShot Pro? This in-depth introductory video is perfect for anyone just getting started. Learn to sort, select and perfect your photos, apply enhancements to batches and output your images to TIFF or JPEG.

Discovery Center

Learn new skills and be inspired by Corel's Discovery Center. Find photography tips, tricks and tutorials.

Points of View Photo Blog

Check out our official blog to stay informed about the photo software you love. You'll find timely how-to articles, profiles and interviews with community members, development updates and more. Stay in-the-know, ask questions and get answers -- and discover more about AfterShot Pro.

User Guide

Video Tutorials

Step-by-step tutorials introduce you to key features in AfterShot Pro so you can master the application quickly.

User Guide

User Guide

The Corel AfterShot Pro User Guide is a complete PDF that you can view online or print. It covers the basic information you need to get started.

Web-based Help

Web-based Help

The Corel AfterShot Pro Web-based Help is a comprehensive reference for the application. It contains the most up-to-date information.

Corel User to User Forum

Corel User to User Forum

Discuss AfterShot Pro, get advice, and swap tips and techniques with other users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to frequently asked questions in the Corel Knowledgebase.

System Requirements

Please note: AfterShot Pro 3 is 64-bit only.

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 with latest service pack (64-bit editions)
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD processor (multi-core processor recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended for HDR)
  • 400 MB of available hard-disk space required
  • 1024x768 resolution with 16-bit color display (1280 x 768 resolution with 24 bit or higher color display recommended)
  • Internet connection required for online help and program updates
  • Mac OS®X 10.9 or later (64-bit edition)
  • All Intel® Macs model are supported
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 250 MB of available hard-disk space required
  • 1024 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color display
  • Internet connection required for online help and program updates
  • Fedora®19 or Ubuntu® 14.04 or later (64-bit distributions)
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD processor (multi-core processor recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 250 MB of available hard disk space required
  • 1024 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color
  • Internet connection required for online help and program updates
  • Dependencies: Glib 2.4, KDE or GNOME recommended (full list of dependencies in RPM & DEB packages)
  • Enable desktop compositing and freedesktop.org-compliant window manager (KDE, Gnome, and others) recommended
  • 64-bit distributions require 32-bit compatibility libraries (ia32-libs)
  • JPG, TIFF
  • RAW file support from most leading camera manufacturers: ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAW, RW2, RWL, SR2
  • Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or Microsoft Edge
  • Safari 5.1 or higher

Cameras Supported

AfterShot Pro 3 introduces 26 new RAW camera profiles, covering a variety of popular Camera models. Updates are ongoing—bookmark this page to stay informed
of the latest updates:

  • EOS: 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 80D, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark IIn, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1Dx, 5D, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, Kiss X2, Kiss X3, Kiss X4, Kiss X5, 6D, 7D, 7D Mark II, 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7, Kiss X70, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T3, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D / Digital Rebel T4i / Kiss Digital X6i, Rebel T5, 700D / Digital Rebel T5i / Kiss Digital X7i, 750D, Rebel T6i, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 8000D, D30, D60, M, Digital Rebel XS, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, Kiss Digital N, Kiss Digital X, Kiss Digital XSi
  • Powershot: G1 X, G5 X, G1 X Mark II, G10, G11, G12, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7 X, G7 X II, G9, G15, G16, S100, S110, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S90, S95, S120, Pro1, SX1, SX50 HS, SX60
  • Canon sRAW and mRAW formats
  • FinePix HS50EXR, S1, X-A1, X-A2, X100, X-T1, X-E1, X-E2, X-PRO1, X-PRO2, X-M1, X100S, X100T, X10, X20, X30, XQ1, XQ2, X-S1, X-T10
  • DCS: Pro 14n, Pro 14nx, Pro SLR/c, Pro SLR/n, ProBack645
  • DIGILUX 3, V-LUX 1, V-LUX 2, V-LUX 3, D-LUX 2, D-LUX 3, D-LUX 4, D-LUX 5, M (TYP 240), M8, M9, Monochrome, X1, X2, Digital MODUL-R8, Digital MODUL-R9, T, T (TYP 701), X2, X Vario (TYP 701)
  • DiMAGE: 7, 7i, 7Hi, A1, A2, A200, MAXXUM: 5D, 7D, DYNAX: 5D, 7D, ALPHA-5 DIGITAL, ALPHA SWEET DIGITAL, Alpha-7 Digital
  • D2, D4, D4S, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800e, D810, D3s, D3x, D3, D2x, D2h, D2xs, D2hs, D1, D1h, D1x, DF, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7000, D7100, D7200, 1 AW1, 1 J1, 1 J2, 1 J3, 1 J4, 1 S1, 1 V1, 1 V2, 1 V3, P6000, P7000, COOLPIX P330, P7700, P7800
  • E-1, E-3, E-5, E-10, E-20, E-20N, E-20P, E-30, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-450, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-600, E-620, E-M1, E-M5 Mark II, E-M10, E-M10 Mark II, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-P5, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PM1, E-PM2, E-PL7, C5050z, C5060wz, C7070wz, C8080wz, OM-D E-M5, SP-310, SP-320, SP-350, SP-500, SP-500uz, SP-510uz, SP-550uz, STYLUS1, XZ-1, XZ-2, XZ-10
  • DMC-GH4, FZ1000, FZ100, FZ150, FZ200, FZ18, FZ28, FZ30, FZ35, FZ38, FZ40, FZ45, FZ50, FZ8, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G10, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GF6, GF7, GH1, GH2, GH3, GM1, GM5, GX1, GX7, L1, L10, LF1, LX100, LX1, LX2, LX3, LX5, LX7, TZ60, ZS40, Lumix DMC-G7
  • K100D, K100D Super, K10D, K110D, K20D, K200D, K2000, *ist D, *ist DL, *IST DL2, *ist DS, *ist DS2, K-01, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-50, K-500, K-7, K-30, K-m, K-r, K-x, MX-1, Q, Q7, Q10, 645D, 645Z
  • GR
  • GX-10, GX-20, GX-1L, GX-1S, NX10, NX11, NX30, NX100, NX200, NX300, NX5
  • A33, A35, A55, A55V, A57, A65, A77, A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A380, A390, A350, A450, A500, A5100, A550, A560, A580, A700, A850, A900, Alpha A5000 (ILCE-5000), Alpha A6000 (ILCE-6000), Cybershot DSC-R1, DSC-RX1R-II, DSC-RX1, DSC-RX1R, DSC-RX10, DSC-RX10 II, DSC-RX100, DSC-RX100 II, DSC-RX100 III, DSC-RX100 IIII, ILCA-77 II, ILCE-7, ILCE-7R, ILCE-3000, ILCE-5000, ILCE-5100, ILCE-6000, ILCE-7 II, ILCE-7R II, ILCE-7S, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-A7S, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, SLT-A02, SLT-A33, SLT-A35, SLT-A37, SLT-A55, SLT-A55V, SLT-A57, SLT-A58, SLT-A65V, SLT-A77V, SLT-A77 II, SLT-A99, SLT-A99V