DxO has introduced the DxO ONE, a compact camera that delivers DSLR image quality and which attaches directly to an iPhone.
At 3.8 ounces and 2.65 inches tall, the DxO ONE fits in a pocket, yet features a f/1.8, 32mm equivalent aspherical lens with a variable 6-blade iris and a 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI sensor. Made of aluminum, the DxO ONE that has been engineered with the iPhone and iPad in mind; it attaches via the Lightning connector, turning the Apple smartphone display into the camera’s viewfinder. The camera swivels 60 degrees in either direction/
The DxO ONE achieves a DxOMark Sensor Score of 70, and up to 85 when using the SuperRAW technology, on par with full frame DSLRs and dramatically higher than any smartphone, according to Jerome Meniere, CEO and founder of DxO. A SuperRAW file is the result of four RAW frames captured in quick succession.
“It’s possible to shoot crystal-clear images under moonlight, which is incredible for a camera this small,” Meniere adds. “The shallow depth of field and bokeh of the lens at f/1.8 is absolutely perfect for portrait photography.”
A free iOS app enables control of the individual settings on the DxO ONE camera, including aperture (from f/1.8 to f/11), shutter speed (from 15s to 1/8000s), and ISO (from 100 to 51200). In addition to an Auto mode, the DxO ONE app offers various capture modes, including multiple Scene modes, Speed, Aperture Priority, or full Manual mode – and the camera interface automatically adapts to the selected mode.
The DxO ONE also records videos at 1080p/30fps or 720p/120fps. In addition to the built-in microSD memory card, photos or video can be automatically stored in the iOS camera roll, where they are immediately displayed on the iPhone’s or iPad’s high-resolution screen, and can be instantly shared to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
By default, the DxO ONE automatically keeps the high-dynamic RAW “digital negative” files, enabling post-production editing flexibility in RAW conversion programs like DxO OpticsPro and Adobe Lightroom. When the DxO ONE camera is connected to a Mac or PC, the DxO Connect companion software automatically merges the four images together using the very latest in spatial and temporal noise reduction.
In the U.S., the DxO ONE can be pre-ordered today from www.dxo.com, with shipments planned to begin in September. Pre-order and availability dates for other countries are available on DxO’s website. The DxO ONE is offered at a price of $599. For a limited time, the DxO ONE comes with free licenses of two RAW image processing software, DxO OpticsPro (ELITE Edition, sold separately for $199), and DxO FilmPack (ELITE Edition, sold separately for $129), which digitally reproduces the look and feel of analog films.