The DxO ONE is claimed to be a revolutionary camera that delivers DSLR image quality in an extremely compact size. At 3.8 oz (108 g) and 2.65″ (6.9 cm) tall, the DxO ONE is so small that it easily fits in a pocket, yet it features an ultra-high quality f/1.8, 32mm equivalent aspherical lens with a variable 6-blade iris and a 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI sensor capable of capturing high-resolution images even in very low light.
The DxO One is for advanced photographers who focus on photo quality. The fixed 32mm-equivalent focal-length lens will limit the audience for it to some extent . Having said that , so will the £500 price tag for it . In the UK delivery is planned for Q4 2015 . The problem is you can get quite a decent DSLR for £500 with interchangeable lenses .
Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a compact camera featuring the same 20.1-megapixel 1″ Exmor RS CMOS back-illuminated sensor to produce high-resolution still images but also capable of recording 4K video. The built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 2.9x zoom lens provides a 24-70mm (35mm equiv.) range, covering wide-angle to portrait-length. The f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture is great for high quality low light photography. This camera sells for £850 at the moment , making it an interesting choice for photographers.
20.1 MP (effective) 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor
The world’s first2 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 40x super slow motion and up to 1/32000 sec. super-high-speed shutter beyond human perception. The extended circuit features higher signal processing capacity and more than five times faster3 high-speed readout than conventional models.
The DxO One is the company’s first venture into consumer hardware; DxO is well known for working with phone manufacturers on embedded imaging, but is more commonly known for its DxO OpticsPro raw-processing and DxO FilmPack effects software as well as its lens- and sensor-testing hardware and testing database.
1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI sensor may be of great interest to serious photographers
The DxO One lies somewhere in between the iPhone’s camera and DSLRs . It probably need to be priced around £250 to get serious interest from photographers who want something more the iPhone pics.
Made of high-grade aluminum, the DxO ONE is a premium camera that has been engineered with the iPhone and iPad® in mind: it attaches via the Lightning™ connector, turning the beautiful iPhone display into the camera’s viewfinder. The camera swivels 60 degrees in either direction, enabling creative perspectives ie selfies . . This may be the most expensive selfie camera in the world .
The DxO ONE achieves a DxOMark Sensor Score of 70, and up to 85 when using the SuperRAW™ technology (described below), on par with full frame DSLRs and dramatically higher than any smartphone. DxOMark is the industry-standard protocol for camera and lens image quality assessment, used throughout the camera industry and photography press.
“The image quality of the DxO ONE is stunning,” said Jerome Meniere, CEO and founder of DxO. “It’s possible to shoot crystal-clear images under moonlight, which is incredible for a camera this small. 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 for a unique user experience.
The DxO ONE also records outstanding 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 beautiful high-resolution screen, and can be instantly shared to Facebook®, Instagram®, and Twitter®, leveraging the iPhone’s natural connectivity.
By default, the DxO ONE automatically keeps the valuable high-dynamic RAW ‘digital negative’ files, enabling post-production editing flexibility in RAW conversion programs like DxO OpticsPro and Adobe® Lightroom®.
For the ultimate in noise-free image quality – even in very low light – users can choose to capture images in DxO’s new SuperRAW format. A SuperRAW file is the result of 4 RAW frames captured in quick succession. 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.
“The DxO ONE leverages all of the imaging technologies that we’ve been perfecting for well over a decade,” explained Frederic Guichard, DxO’s Chief Image Scientist. “It brings together mobile imaging miniaturization technologies with a large 1-inch sensor and state-of-the-art software image processing.”
“Being image lovers at DxO, we have built the camera we dreamed of for ourselves and could not find anywhere else: uncompromised image quality always available in our pocket,” concluded Jerome Meniere, CEO and founder of DxO. “We believe that, as the first truly connected camera, the DxO ONE opens a completely new era in digital imaging and we can’t wait to see what incredible images photographers around the world will be able to create with it.”
The DxO ONE is offered at a price of £500 . For a limited time, the DxO ONE comes with free licenses of two award-winning 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