“The DxO One is hardly cheap, but I’ve always said that – as a reviewer – it’s not my job to tell you if you can afford something,” Ian Morris writes for Tech. “It’s my job to tell you if things are good. And the DxO One is really good.”
MacDailyNews Take: Morris is exactly right about the job of the reviewer. We wish more product reviewers would realize this.
“The first thing I love about it is the size and weight. This is a camera that’s been really well designed from the start as an iPhone accessory, which means that it’s smaller and lighter than any other compact camera,” Morris writes. “This is ultra-portable, especially given the amazing results.”
“Of course there’s a powerful argument that says the iPhone camera is already good enough. That’s certainly true for a lot of things,” Morris writes. “Where I found that the DxO was most useful was in low-light. here, it’s peerless even among other, more expensive cameras. A lot of this is down to the processing that DxO uses, and it’s the lifeblood of the company as it’s that which it makes money on. DxO software for images is found in a lot of cameras – perhaps even the iPhone, although neither DxO or Apple will say for certain.”
“The photos I took in low light, both as JPGs or raw files were really impressive,” Morris writes. “The DxO One has quickly become my favourite little gadget. It’s produced some stunning results, and while it does sometimes lack vibrant colours outdoors, it’s not a fault but something that you can tweak later. Even so, images from it are breathtaking and it’s well worth considering if you want better results than the iPhone can provide on its own, while still not having to lug around a bigger compact camera or SLR.”
Read more, see sample photos, and watch the video in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Note: The DxO ONE 20.2MP Digital Connected Camera for iPhone and iPad currently retails for $539.99 via Amazon.
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