DxO has announced the DxO ONE – a pocket-size 20.2MP camera that combines DSLR image quality with the convenience of mobile photography. Could this be the camera that will truly revolutionise smartphone photography? find out more below…
The DxO ONE is extremely lightweight and compact at just 67.5mm and 108g (3.8oz). It attaches to iPhones and iPads with a lightening connector and can be rotated independently of the phone or tablet when connected. It features a high quality 32mm equivalent f/1.8 aspherical lens with a variable 6-blade iris and a 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI sensor. With a sensor this size the depth-of-field will be nowhere near as shallow as with an APS-C or full-frame DSLR, but it will be useful for allowing more light to enter the lens in low light conditions.
The camera feature all the functions you’d expect from an advanced compact camera including program, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, manual and scene modes for point and shoot photography. Images can be recorded in RAW (DNG), JPEG and DxO SuperRAW. If video is important to you, you’ll be pleased to hear the DxO ONE shoots 1080p at 30fps, and 720p at 120fps in .MOV (H.264).
The DxO ONE is available on pre-order on the DxO website and will cost £499 in the UK and $599 in the US.
DxO put the camera through the same stringent tests as other cameras and it received a very impressive marks of 70 and 85 depending on the image recording setting. To find out more click here.
DxO ONE Specs
1in CMOS – BSI (13.2×8.8mm)
11.9mm (equivalent to 32mm in full frame)
Integrated, sliding (on/off)
f/1.8 adjustable down to f/11 (6 blade iris)
Settings display, touch control
100 – 51200 (Hi 2)
1/8000 to 15s
Electronic (for video)
Auto, Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Program, Aperture Priority, Speed Priority, Manual, Selfie
1080p (30 fps), 720p (120fps)
.JPG, .DNG, .DxO (SuperRAW™), .MOV (H.264)
20cm – infinity
Contrast detect, using face-detection
Single-shot, continuous, tap-to-focus
Spot, center weighted, multi-zone
Micro USB port
USB 2 (power charging, mass storage connection)
Retractable/collapsible, +/- 60º rotation
Varies, function of connected iDevice between 4” and 9.7”
Varies, function of connected iDevice between 727,040 and 3,145,728 dots
microSD UHS-I U3 (not included)
Gyroscope + accelerometer
Integrated lithium ion
Up to 200 photos
67.5 x 48.85 x 26.25 mm