DxO One Android camera add-on promises "pro-level" photos for $499


The DxO One camera add-on was originally launched for the iPhone in 2015, with the promise that it would eventually make its way to Android. Back in October of this year, DxO announced that the One will soon be launching for Android through an early access program, and it's made good on that promise. The 20MP camera add-on is now available for Android phones, starting at the same price as its iPhone counterpart.

The add-on is compatible with almost every Android phone equipped with a USB-C port and promises "professional quality" photos and ample versatility at a starting price of $499. If you want to get in on the offer right now, the early access program offers two benefits in the form of a waterproof case for the DxO One, as well as the DxO PhotoLab image editing software that will otherwise set you back $59 and $199 respectively.


The DxO One is equipped with a 1" 20MP sensor and has a fixed f/1.8 aperture, which guarantees a better performance than pretty much any smartphone camera out there, both during the day and in low-light as well. The add-on weighs in at around 108 g. and is pretty compact, although it's not something that you'd always keep plugged in your phone (unless you carry your phone in a bag). DxO says the device can snap up to 200 photos in one charge, although no concrete information on the battery powering it has been officially released.

source: DxO

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19 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

Lol..doa

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They should have made this camera a 360 camera. Then it would have been worth it.

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

499? As if our smartphones weren't expensive enough already.

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Well, this can last multiple smartphones, so not exactly a fair comparison. Plus, the sensor on this one craps over any smartphone by a mile.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

For that price I'd rather get cheap mirrorless camera with MFT or APS-C sensor :v

5. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I don't think comparing a $100 accessory with a heavy camera is fair. I'm not supporting this, and would never buy it over a mirrorless, but I believe it has a place in the market and there should be people willing to buy this.

7. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

It is not $100 though, it is 499, which is borderline pointless.

16. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Sorry, I meant 100g. I should pay more attention.

13. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

$499 save a bit more and get a mirrorless.

14. Furbal unregistered

Yeap Canon g9x ii or panny gx850 can be had for less.

17. jqnsgr

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Yes, but they don’t fit in a pocket.

11. peace247 unregistered

I would rather buy a canon m100....10 times better quality....

6. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

3 years old since the initial launch... not interested. Should have at least updated firmwares like Fujifilm does.

8. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

This will be obsolete once the S9 launches in a few short months rumored to have dual 20MP cameras with f/1.7.

12. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

f/1.5*

18. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Whilst the price is absurd, you cannot compare a 1 inch sensor to anything they can shove into a slim 7mm thick phone. At best you'll see a 1/2.3 in sensor which is still a fraction of the size. Until tech miniaturisation takes another major leap forward, the DxO will always be far superior. But honestly, this should be no more than 250USD; 500USD I might as well buy a separate mid high end compact camera (I won't say DSLR because they are huge and heavy so realistically you can't just have one in your pocket).

9. midan

Posts: 2710; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Do they seriously think people buy these? Last time when i checked quality of this product, it took iPhone 6s quality photos. Adding a lot of bulky and getting bad quality photos and paying huge price for it, whaaat?

10. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

This is how them Moto MODS should have been, not some proprietary garbage restricted to 1 OEM...

19. farbodght

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

cooo. will buy it.

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