“For as long as there have been cameras, photographers have faced a Goldilocks conundrum. The best-quality cameras are too heavy. The portable ones sacrifice too much performance,” Geoffrey A. Fowler writes for The Wall Street Journal. “Finally, there’s a camera that’s just right.”
“The ambitious new DxO One takes stunning 20.2-megapixel pictures from a device that’s half the size of a deck of cards,” Fowler writes. “The secret: It’s a pro-level image sensor and bright lens that plugs onto the base of an iPhone, which serves as the viewfinder and central command.”
“Despite a few compromises, most notably in battery life, the DxO One satisfies mobile photographers’ dreams of a pocket-size connected camera that can match many of the pro capabilities of a digital SLR camera,” Fowler writes. “So let’s talk about the price: $600. That isn’t unusual for a camera with these specs, but ranks it among the most expensive non-couture iPhone accessories. Not that sticker shock will abate the lust of avid photographers for this thing. The DxO One is the ultimate big-vacation, retirement-wanderlust, new-baby, like-my-Instagrams-dammit camera. Santa, I’ve been a very good boy this year.”
Much more, including example photos and videos, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We haven’t tried the DxO One yet, but here’s more info via DxO: