This article describes a Microsoft Camera Codec Pack update for Windows 8 and Windows RT that lets you view many camera-specific file formats. Check the prerequisites before you install this update.Note The update lets users view supported RAW camera files in Windows Explorer, in built-in photo applications, and in other Windows-based applications that use Windows Imaging Codecs.
To apply this update, you must be running a Windows 8-based or Windows RT-based computer that has update 2779444 or update 2712101 installed. Additionally, the Windows 8-based computer must meet the following hardware requirements:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 processor equivalent or faster (1.6 gigahertz [GHz] or faster with SSE 2 extensions or compatibility)
Memory: 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM or more
Minimum display resolution: 1024 x 576
To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update replaces the updates that are described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles 2899190, 2859541, and 2836187. For more information about these updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2899190 Update adds support for many camera-specific file formats in Windows 8 or Windows RT: December 2013
2859541 Update adds support for new camera models in Windows 8 and Windows RT
2836187 An update that adds support for many camera-specific file formats in the new Windows UI is available for Windows 8 or Windows RT: June 2013
The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack update that was released in November 2014 adds support for the file formats of the following devices:
Canon: EOS 1200D, G1X Mk II
Nikon: 1 V3, D750, D810
Panasonic: GX7, LF1
The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack provides support for the following device formats:
Canon: Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, EOS 10D, EOS 20D, EOS 30D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D Digital, EOS 60D, EOS 100D, EOS 300D, EOS 350D, EOS 400D, EOS 450D, EOS 500D, EOS 550D, EOS 600D, EOS 650D, EOS 700D, EOS 1000D, EOS1100D, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 7D Digital, EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS Digital Rebel, EOS Kiss Digital, EOS Kiss Digital N, EOS Kiss Digital X, EOS Kiss F, EOS Kiss X2, EOS Kiss X3, EOS Kiss X4, EOS Kiss X5, EOS Kiss X6i, EOS Kiss X7, EOS Kiss X7i, EOS Kiss X50, EOS M, EOS Rebel SL1, EOS Rebel T1i, EOS Rebel T2i, EOS Rebel T3, EOS Rebel T3i, EOS Rebel T4i, EOS Rebel T5i, EOS Rebel XS, EOS Rebel XSi, EOS-1D, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark III, PowerShot G1 X, PowerShot G2, PowerShot G3, PowerShot G5, PowerShot G6, PowerShot G9, PowerShot G10, PowerShot G11, PowerShot G12, PowerShot G15, PowerShot Pro1, PowerShot S90, PowerShot S95, PowerShot S100, PowerShot S110, PowerShot SX1 IS, PowerShot SX50 HS
The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows RT and Windows 8 file information notes
The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
Windows RT and Windows 8
The MANIFEST files (.manifest) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows RT and Windows 8" section. MANIFEST files and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature
For Windows RT
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8
Additional file information
Additional file information for Windows RT and for Windows 8
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Third-party information disclaimer
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.