Here's a list of what's new in this latest beta version, and what will be included when the final release is made available:
One of the features I am very interested in is the new Luminance noise reduction controls. They look like they're going to put Noise Ninja out of business. Two other features I'm looking forward to are the new import controls and the tethered shooting.* Improved performance throughout the application for faster importing and loading of images* Native tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras* Luminance noise reduction has been added to the previous color noise reduction improvements available in the first public beta for outstanding overall high ISO quality* Support for importing and managing video files from DSLR cameras for better overall photographic workflow control* Improvements to the import experience in the first beta to reflect public feedback* Improved watermarking functionality from the first beta to reflect public feedback
You can check out a video preview of the new features by clicking on this link - there's a great example of how the Luminance noise reduction is going to work.
Download the latest Beta version of Lightroom 3 here -- click me now!!!