DxO ONE is a revolution by the French software company DxO, which has redefined what a connected camera can be. The announcement where this pocket-sized 20.2 megapixel camera was unveiled got everyone excited. What’s super interesting about the DxO ONE is that it combines DSLR-quality with the convenience of smartphone photography.
There is no shortage of companies that will sell you ways to grow the experience of photography. However, so far, the problem with all that is available is that they are either too bulky, or the software too sluggish, or the outboard sensors are so compact that they hardly offer an improvement on your phone to begin with. This is where the DxO ONE comes in. Like the others available in the market, it is another strap on camera sensor and lens system to the iPhone – but it’s the best one yet.
Let’s just check out what you would be missing if you didn’t have the DXO Camera.
Carrying your memories in your palm and in your pocket
DxO ONE camera not only helps in making better memories by delivering impressive DSLR quality, but it also enables you to do so without having to carry a bulky professional camera. DxO ONE’s high quality, 6-element aspherical lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and an adjustable 6-blade iris. These specs are crammed into a 2.65-inch (6.9cm) tall camera that weighs just 3.8oz (108g) and fits comfortably in your palm and pocket. It’s small and compact and you can instantly capture a moment anytime, anywhere, in all their vitality.
I think the reason as to how a camera of such capacity can be so compact, is that it is essentially a modular camera without the main LCD screen which is used to compose and review shots taken. Instead, it is designed to pair with your iPhone or iPad to form a complete camera via a Lightning connector. Once connected, the camera has the ability to swivel in each direction 60 degrees.
Powerful 1-inch sensor for sharper images
DxO ONE is the world’s smallest 1-inch sensor camera. In a compact frame, it packs a powerful 1-inch CMOS BSI sensor allowing you for brighter and sharper photos in any condition.
The world’s most advanced image processing
Each photo taken with the DxO ONE is automatically optimized with the advanced image processing (which the team has expertise in for the more than a decade). Even RAW files can be passed through the DxO Connect software on your computer. All you have to do is sit back and watch how noise is intelligently suppressed even while preserving detail and colour.
The mobile app is quicker and easier
One of the best things we came to know is that when you connect DxO ONE to your iPhone, you actually turn it into an impressive viewfinder. You can toy around with it and just swivel to capture creative angles. The process is so simple and so easy, it’s pretty unbelievable.
Edit and enhance your photos with creativity and power
With the DxO ONE, you also get DxO FilmPack and (for a limited time) the Elite Edition of DxO OpticsPro — the professional editing software (a $300 combined value). The moment you start clicking away, you’ll notice the extent to which the quality of the photos are similar to professional photography and you could go a step further by adding your own creative touch with the edit functionality.
Bring home the DxO ONE
The DxO ONE should begin shipping in September 2015, and pre-orders can be placed on the DxO website for a good $599. The price for curiosity is always a bit high!