The camera on my iPhone 6 Plus is okay, but it’s no where as good as my Nikon D5100 DSLR. The camera on my iPad is no where near as good as the camera on my iPhone. Sometimes you have to use the camera you have with you, and often that’s not the Nikon because it’s just too big to carry everywhere. With the DxO ONE, I could have a DSLR-quality camera that’s small enough to fit in my pocket. You just pop out its Lightning adapter and plug it into the iPhone or iPad, and the ONE uses the iOS device and its app as the viewfinder and user interface for the 20.2MP DxO ONE camera.
There are far more details and tech specs for the DxO ONE than I can list here, so you’ll need to go read more for yourself. The “TL;dr” synopsis is that this tiny 2.7″ X 1.9″ X 1″ camera has a high quality, 6-element aspherical lens (maximum aperture of f/1.8 down to f/11), an adjustable 6-blade iris, 1″ CMOS-BSI sensor, ISO 100 – 51,200, a 32mm equivalent focal length, 1/8000 – 15 second shutter speed, autofocus, and much more. It takes still shots in .JPG, .DNG, and their own proprietary .DxO SuperRAW and video in .MOV files in 1080p (30 fps) or 720p (120fps) mode. The ONE can rotate +/- 60o, and it can even tell when you are in selfie mode. It’s powered with a lithium-ion battery that’s good for about 200 shots between charges.
With purchase of the ONE, you’ll receive DxO’s DxO FilmPack and (for a limited time) the Elite Edition of DxO OpticsPro photo editing software. You can pre-order the DxO ONE now for $599 with shipping in September 2015. If you’d prefer, you can leave your email address at DxO Lab‘s website to be notified when the ONE is available.