DxO ONE gives high quality images from your iPhone

DxO ONE has altered the way we take photographs.

Taking high quality photographs and videos is a passion for many in the drone community. In fact, it’s how a large number of us discovered drones in the first place!

David has been passionate about photography and video since he was a child. Our camera equipment includes the Sony A7S and the Leica M. Coupled with David’s talent we get awesome footage from both.

Large cameras like this, however, do have some limitations. They are expensive and bulky so we don’t tend to have them with us unless we are planning to take photographs. And while David is an expert, less experienced photographers can find them a little overwhelming to use.

So, we often end up taking photographs with our phones as we are never without them, and they are quick and easy to use. We have iPhones. Although the quality of image we get from these has improved it does not compare to the other cameras we have. Even with some post processing work – hello Instagram! – the quality is lacking.

Step forward DxO ONE. We LOVE this small camera. We got one in December and have used it frequently since then and have only good things to say about it.

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David and Snowy excited about trying the DxO ONE

Weighing just 108g and measuring 5.1in it is easy to carry in a pocket or purse, meaning you will never see the opportunity for the perfect photo and be unable to capture it.

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Our puppy Biscuit rarely sits still. We were able to capture this moment quickly with the DxO ONE

The DxO ONE is a very small, compact camera which can be used alone or with an iPhone. It allows you to take pro quality photos with one hand.

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The ultra compact DxO One can be used alone or when attached to an iPhone. Photograph by Wired.

When using with your iPhone the DxO One attaches with a lightning connector. It is easily removable, which is cool as other cameras in this space have to be permanently attached to your phone. Importantly, it doesn’t drain your phone battery as it runs on it’s own rechargeable lithium ion battery. It doesn’t eat up your phone memory either as pictures save to a microSD memory card.

Sharing and accessing images is also quick and easy. You can save pictures to your iPhone, and they can be shared to social media either from your iPhone or using the DxO One App. In addition,  the camera works seamlessly with Adobe Lightroom, and many desktop and mobile photo apps.

The DxO ONE can be put to automatic settings for quick and easy use, or it can be used on manual for those with a flair for photography. Both produce great images.

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Nugget resting after a bath. Captured using DxO ONE

The DxO One boasts 20.2 megapixels and possesses a high quality, 6-element aspherical lens that has a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and an adjustable iris. Plus, it is the world’s smallest 1-inch sensor camera, providing sharp, bright photos in all sorts of light.

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Our cat, Sam, asking for treats. Captured with the DxO One

We also love that you can attach the DxO One to a tripod. We have had fun putting ours on a small one attached to our DJI Ronin-M, and capturing the backward view.

The DxO One retails at $499. Whether professional or novice we say get one, you will not regret it!