DxO ONE, the camera that brings RAW photography to iPhones, is now cheaper

DxO ONE, the camera that brings RAW photography to iPhones, is now cheaper
Remember the DxO ONE, which was launched last year as an iPhone and iPad camera accessory, bringing DSLR-like features to these devices? Initially priced at $599, the camera is, starting this week, considerably cheaper: the new official price if $499, though Amazon and B&H Photo are both selling the accessory for $464. It must be noted that, with the new price, DxO has unbundled two desktop software applications that were previously offered for free: DxO OpticsPro ELITE Edition (a "professional" image-processing software), and DxO FilmPack ELITE Edition (an analog and creative film rendering suite). Thus, if you need these, you now have to buy them separately.

Besides cutting the price of the ONE camera, DxO also updated the companion iOS app (used to connect the accessory to iPhones and iPads), which has now reached version 1.3. The update brings several improvements, including motion blur alert, enhanced controls (white balance, metering and focus mode), and the ability to use the camera's OLED screen as a viewfinder.

The DxO ONE can be connected to your iPhone* or iPad** via Apple's Lightning port. The camera is 6.9 cm tall and weighs 108 grams, so it obviously brings some extra bulk to iPhones, but it's worth it if you really want to take higher-quality photos. The highlight features of the DxO ONE include a large 1-inch, 20.2 MP CMOS backside illuminated sensor, manual controls, variable aperture (from f/1.8 to f/11), ISO up to 51,200, and support for RAW photography. A SuperRAW mode is also available, combining 4 regular RAW images to provide what DxO says is the "ultimate in noise-free image quality."

So, are you willing to buy the DxO ONE now that it costs $464?

* - must not be older than iPhone 5.
** - must not be older than iPad 4th generation.


sources: Amazon, B&H Photo, DxO via Apple Insider

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27 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 521; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Actually rofled.

2. Unordinary unregistered

So do I, at the amount of accessories not available for Android devices lol

3. saif2711

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

They know you won't afford such accessories when you use an android device so they don't make them for android simple as that.

4. Unordinary unregistered

I just wish there were more than 4 cases to choose from, etc.

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well as i work for a cellshop i have direct access to all cases model and there is much more than 4 per device. Sure not as many as on iphone but most of those cases are useless bling bling crap.

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The answer is simple, Android users don't have to depend on these accessories. Cameras are already top notch and blows iPhone away from the water.

9. Unordinary unregistered

Maybe for 2-3 devices lol. But for your "82% market share", I don't think so lololoololol

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I have more than 15-20 cases for each device we sell in store. Basically all LG , Samsung , HTC , alcatel and nexus devices. I dont care about chinese android phone as we dont sell them. Beside we have a providers thats can even make custom cases for us we just need to loan a phone for them to model on it.

17. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol +1 ,(thumbs up)

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well i dont need a 500$ US accessory to take great pic from my less than 350$ android phone :) So unordinary i dont need this s**t.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because Android phones n general don't need these. I assume since some so-called camera professionals use the iPhone, they need these to make the iPhone produce DSLR quality photos, at a fraction of the cost for a real camera that could cost $1000-$5000. Also, because Apple uses one phone design for 2 models, it easier to support with accessories. Its hard to make accessories 3rd party of Android because such a device, won't fit on every phone model. Not that it is any excuse. But consider trying to support just the Galaxy S for Samsung. Samsung charges the phone style every year. Trying to support this with such accessories as this, would be to costly. I think that is really the only downside to Android is, some companies can't or wpnt spend the money to try to support OEM's who change their devices more often. Consider this. The S comes out 1st quarter. It could take nearly 2 more quarters to make a solution and test it and produce it. By the time you produce it, the new model is 1 quarter away. Now, considering that 10's of millions of people do buy those models, these companies could pick a few top their phones to support like the S, the Xperia and the LG G and the Moto X. They don't because either Apple pays them to be exclusive, or they are platform and OEM agnostic and on;y wants to make the OEM they like look good using their products. I refuse personally to buy software, hardware or accessories from a company that doesn't support multiple OEM's.

21. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Do you really have to bash Android when somebody bashes Apple? It's like assuming that a person is automatically a chocolate cake fanboy if he doesn't like strawberry cake

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I use my 6s Plus with my Canon 6D, I get much better results ;-)

11. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Ok, now bring it to Android PLEASE !

26. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Sony does have some pretty impressive camera accessories for phones as well. Even more so for the higher model which doesn't cost much more than this although a lot bigger but with the option to attach real camera lenses to the unit you'll get much greater quality anyway.

27. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Sony has 4 solutions (much bigger), the only one good is higher sensors (above 1"). Sony is just good on great sensors. I love my RX100. The sw on the phones are horrible ! The photos on cameraphones look disgusting, check at 100%, a smeary, processed mess. Keeping my Note 5. But I would love a DxO One in Android, even my S3 would do a great job.

29. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well any phone would do well since the accesory is what takes the picture anyway.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If the camera on the iPhone was better, it wouldn't really need one of these. However, I do understand that certain type so capabilities and optics, dopes require a larger solution. But I am curious how Samsung and Sony have gotten DSLR quality photos from their in-phone sensors, without using an external one.

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Better quality sensor. Apple using pretty cheap one. the new one in iphone 6S is a bit better but still lacking.

18. saif2711

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Sammy sony phone sensors produce DSLR like images trolol.have you even seen a dslr image??

23. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Sony's sensors will full on match a under $200 point and shoot.

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Dx0 ONE > LG 5 module = win

19. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

True But then again it is for an iphone so... FAIL :P

24. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Ummm , I meant make a DX0 module for lg g5... Fail!!!!!

20. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I use my sony ILCE-QX1L with Z-ultra. Unbeatable.

28. Vexzt

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Still way overpriced imo.

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