DxO Introduces DxO One Digital Camera for iPhone and iPad


It is not often that we get to announce a new camera from a company that has never made a camera before, but this is what you are about to read. DxO, known for its pixel-splitting lens testing and post-processing software, has announced the DxO One, a modular 20.2MP camera that is designed to give photographers all of the quality of a larger camera with the portability and convenience of your compatible iPhone.

The DxO One is palm-sized and contains a 1" CMOS BSI sensor coupled to an autofocus 11.9mm (32mm equivalent) f/1.8 lens with 6 elements. The camera does not have a live-view screen, nor does it have an optical viewfinder, but it does offer an OLED touchscreen for settings control. The connection to the iPhone turns your phone into the viewfinder. The iPhone also becomes a control interface for adjusting settings in the camera—including full manual control of ISO, shutter speeds from 15 seconds to 1/8000-second, and the 6-bladed diaphragm. Inside the camera is a powerful processor that incorporates DxO’s advanced image processing software, allowing ISO from 100-51200.

Better-than-iPhone movies are available with the DxO One and its 1080p 30fps recording capability and electronic image stabilization. Sharing images and video taken with your DxO One is as easy as sharing images taken with your iPhone’s built-in camera.


$600 for this camera? No way I'm going to spend $600 for such a limited device. First of all it is useless without an iPhone and the corresponding app. Secondly, the iphone flash is limited in range with this 32mm lens - which is for those who don't know a wide angle lens.

The good things: f/1.8, CMOS sensor and maybe the 51200 ISO.

Nevertheless, owners of iphone are willing to shed a premium for an iphone and they shouldn't have problem shedding another $600 for this camera.

Don't shoot the messenger, Maifriend! 

Thanks for reading and commenting!

For $600, I'll buy a real camera instead lol

Hi ninja,

Thanks for your comments! I will say this, however: The lines between what is a "real" camera and what is not a "real" camera are very blurry these days. I just saw a feature movie is getting released nationwide that was filmed entirely on an iPhone. Food for thought!

I mean believe me this looks way cool and who knows may end up buying one myself, but I have owned the Sony QX100 and to me it makes SO much more sense to simply carry a Sony RX100M3 and you get RAW and much more than these things will ever do since a dedicated camera.  AND with the new Sony RX100M4 coming out you will have 16fps burst mode and the ability to shoot 4k internally.  That will smoke this ALL day long.  Just sayin'.  Aloha 

Check the specs and you'll see that the DxO does shoot RAW. A lot of larger cameras will outperform it, but something this size with a fast lens with 6-bladed diaphram and 20.2 MP sensor is definitely going in my bag! Can't wait.

Looking forward to seeing your images, Brent!

Aloha back, Atort! Thanks for your comments and thanks for reading!

Is there a chance the same unit will be made for Android?

Unfortunately, at this time, DxO has not made any announcements concerning a version for Android cameras.

Does it have time/seconds and date displayed on the output? 


Hi Roy -

Until we actually receive one, we will not be able to report what data is displayed on screen and via output.  We hope to publish a hand-on review in the near future.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  [email protected]


Is this really as good as it sounds?

Hi Dori,

I guess time will tell. I am excited about it!

Unfortunately, the DxO One has just recently been announced on June 18, 2015, and it not yet available for testing.  As such, we currently only have the information provided by DxO in their press release.  However, the camera is built around the same sensor used in the Sony RX100 III Digital Camera (their 1" sensor paired with a f/1.8 lens, much larger and brighter than most current smartphone cameras), which was a phenomenon unto itself, and can be used both with an iPhone, though it can also be used as a stand-alone camera (simply without image preview).  Having been a fan of DxO's RAW converter for some time now, and knowing their background with inspecting and evaulating camera sensors and lenses, I'm expecting great things from this camera.  However, whether it "as good as it sounds" will have to be determined once the camera is released, but I personally have faith in DxO.

Please click on "ORDER NOW," Mike!