The DxO ONE wants to turn your iPhone 6 into a DSLR camera (RAW support included)

The DxO ONE wants to turn your iPhone 6 into a DSLR camera (RAW support included)
The rear camera that Apple made for the iPhone 6 is one of the best out there (when it comes to smartphone cameras, of course), but obviously has its limits. To overcome some of these limits, French company DxO is launching a camera accessory that can be paired via a Lightning connector in order to bring "DSLR image quality" to your iPhone.

Called DxO ONE, the new camera is 6.9 cm tall, weighs 108 grams, and features a 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Using a dedicated iOS app (free to download), users can manually adjust the camera's aperture (from f/1.8 to f/11), ISO (from 100 to an impressive 51,200), and shutter speed (from 15s to 1/8000s). The DxO ONE shoots in JPG, but also automatically keeps RAW files, and it even has a SuperRAW mode (which combines 4 regular RAW images) for the "ultimate in noise-free image quality." The new camera can record video, too: 1080p at 30fps, or 720p at 120fps.

As you'd imagine, all this comes at a price. The DxO ONE costs $599, and, at the moment, it's available to pre-order only in the US, where it should start shipping in September. You can see some sample images from the DxO ONE camera in the slideshow below. Unfortunately, DxO didn't provide full resolution samples, so for now we can't properly judge their quality.

Are you interested in buying the DxO ONE?


source: DxO, Press release (PDF file)

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28 Comments

1. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nice photoshoped pictures lol. And BTW many smartphone out there allready has camera thats are about as good as a DSLR ( Note 4 wich was tested versus a mid end DSLR in blind test and beaten it , S6/edge , LG G4 are some thats popup in my head) So sorry no need to pay 600$ + an overpriced phone to get nice pictures. PS: G4 can have shutter speed of up to 30 sec wich is much more impressive as its on a smartphone lol.

4. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

That's true, but this camera has a better sensor than the Canon 650D (APS-C's from Canon are worse than Sony 1-inch), BUUUUT we don't know HOW GOOD the lens is, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT (center and corner sharpness, CA etc.) :D

25. cheetah2k

Posts: 2221; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Better off getting the Sony QX100 LOL

31. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually this was my initial thought, owning the QX100... The only con I can think of Sony solution versus this one are the RAW support and sometimes the unreliable wifi connection, I imagine using the lightning port faster and more reliable, though being wireless had it owns advantages. TheQX100 has also a 1" sensor, f1.8 aperture, CarlZeiss lens, 1080p video recording (but not that good) and great OIS

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

...really? People have chosen N4 because it has oversaturated colors and most people prefer that. Phones aren't on good compacts level not to mention DSLRs.

7. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Not everyone want "realistic colours" AND most people who likes oversaturated colors are people who also upload their pictures on social medias (Compressed as f**k). But yeah. Most compact cameras, DLSRs and mirrorless cameras ARE better than phone because of dedicated image processors and bigger sensor (One does not simply deny physics) :D

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, personal preference I personally prefer Samsung's oversaturated colours over Apple's yellow/green tint Someone else may prefer's Apple's and that's perfectly fine

14. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Lol... if talking about Canon 650D with crappy sensor that is not even better than the first gen RX100 "maybe" you are right. But if talking about DSLRs/ILCs in general especialy the the latest one you gotta be joking or you know nothing about cameras. Believe me Note can't even beat the 1" sensor + high grade lens on RX100 let alone DSLR/ILCs.

17. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

*Slow claps* TRUTH! :D

22. waddup121 unregistered

Just buy a Sony RX Camera. Done.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The canon they used, and the raw they gave it without any processing is hardly a test. And shows really amateur work. Of course people like processed photos. Compare these two (careful large file sizes): Straight from raw no processing:http://i.imgur.com/2irG9wm.jpg Or processed like a phone would do it adjusting colors:http://i.imgur.com/u524qcV.jpg Not saying what color pops and changes I made are "right" but I would hardly doubt that if we took a crop of the 'one way' stop sign that is in the image by the silver car near the bottom-right-middle, that the modified one will show more details and win the comparo....despite being the same shot. Or again another: Unprocessed:http://i.imgur.com/ldAe1Ne.jpg Processed:http://i.imgur.com/lSnyfQC.jpg

2. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Well the DxOscores for the camera is a hair better than Sony RX100 MK3, which is one of the best 1 inch point and shoot cameras for now, so that price tag is quiet competitive. But then again, DxO are making the camera so let's wait for some reviews. Btw the Super RAW mode's DxOscore is comparable to the Nikon D5500, which SOUNDS asthonising, but as I wrote before, let's wait for the reviews :D

3. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$600? LOL, OK.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Its all nice and good, lets say iphone 6S comes out with USB-C, or to be more fair next year iphone 7 with USB-C, this becomes useless and I cant use it with my brand new phone. Seriously?

10. Furbal unregistered

Turns your phone into a viewfinder*

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Reminds me of Sony's QX100 and QX10

12. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

does anyone else get ads / links to other website, it says sponsored by taboola at the top, this s**t isn't going even with ad blockers

18. KetchupsMustard

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Yes, it's really annoying and is a new thing here.....

27. BobLawblaw unregistered

Just get Adguard. Its brilliant. Feck off ads..

13. vacillantfall

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

Apple getting more products for their phones over silly Fandroid users.

32. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

This is just 'Fandroid users' chucking a bone for Apple fans who are famished for quality features.

20. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Seriously just go buy a Sony a6000 and be happy. If you're going to spend that much money just go all out.

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

while being amazing value for money its glass range is tiny and too expensive.

24. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm no expert in photography but I would agree and disagree with you for the simple fact that you can buy a lens adapter and broaden the range of compatible lenses and nullify that point.

28. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I also not agree with him because the lens arguments is only valid if you are pro photographer. But if you just amateur photographer or even just someone who like take photos/videos for sosial media the native lens lineup is more than enough for your need. I can get Sony a5100 body + 50mm F1.8 OSS prime lens for $600 at Sony US store. And if you think ILCs camera is to big to carry around with the same amount of money i can get RX100M2.

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this will damage your iphones lighting connector.

26. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

lol qx100 easily beats this s**t lol 600 dollars with no optical steady shot and no zoom and no carls zeiss

30. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Photo shop and obvious editing of images

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