Sony cameras are supported by Lightroom. But support is added as the cameras are introduced and Adobe can provide support for them. What model of Sony camera are you using, and what version of Lightroom do you have?
Thanks for the quick reply, Jim.
Camera is Sony RX100 III. LR 4.4 / Camera RAW 7.4
The RX100 II Was first supported in Lightroom 5.2, Which is compatible with Camera Raw 8.2. But the RX100 III isn't even on the list yet. Is this a brand-new model? I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with Sony models.
In either case, support has to be added to Lightroom as new models are introduced. And it takes a new update of Lightroom to provide that support. So if you want native raw support for your raw files you will have to upgrade your Lightroom. And that will be a paid upgrade.
The alternative would be for you to download the latest DNG converter and use it to create DNG, or digital negative, copies of your raw files. These could be used with Lightroom that you have now.
I just looked at the list of supported cameras again, and your camera was added in Lightroom 5.5, compatible with Camera Raw 8.5. So the solutions are the same, upgrade or use the DNG converter. My feeling is that the DNG converter would be the best choice right now until we see how soon Lightroom 6 is introduced.
Just in case you're interested, Adobe publishes an online list of the cameras that are supported by Lightroom and Camera Raw. Here is a link to that list:
The RX100M3 was first supported in LR5.5 and hs been fully supported since the 5.6 release.
You will need to upgrade to v5 or use the DNG converter ton convert before importing to v4.4.
Yeah, I realized that when I looked at the list again. Thanks.
Jim and Don - many thanks for your helpful suggestions. I think I'll use the DNG converter for now. I'm not in the mood to learn a new Lightroom that works perfectly fine for my needs.
That could be a good choice for the time being. But you might want to upgrade to Lightroom 6 when it is eventually released.