DxO Expands and Syncs its Optics Modules Across All its Editing Tools


DxO has announced that users of any of its titles — DxO PhotoLab 5, PureRAW 2, ViewPoint 3, FilmPack 6, and Nik Collection 5 — now have access to more than 75,000 camera and lens combinations, which it touts as the world’s most comprehensive.

In addition to adding support for a host of new cameras and lenses, DxO Labs has synchronized its Optics Modules across the full range of its software. The company says that since each new Optics Module is created from individual camera and lens combinations, they present the most complete and high-quality approach to optical correction.

In addition to adding support for cameras like the DJI Mini 3 Pro, Fujifilm X-H2S, Nikon D810A, and Nikon Z30, DxO is also adding support for what it describes as a “huge” range of new lenses.

Drawing a line in the sand, DxO says that unlike its competitors who only offer “generic profiles,” it presents corrections that are optimized for specific camera and lens setups.

“DxO’s unique dual-calibration system assesses each individual lens and camera body together, delivering truly bespoke and outstanding optical corrections. This leads to an exclusive set of characteristics that no other system can provide,” the company claims.

DxO says that there are two significant benefits to this approach. First, the Optics Module asses 100% of the pixel area as being the true field of capture.

“Other solutions — including those from camera brands and competitor software — are forced to crop the resolution when reducing optical distortion,” DxO says. “By contrast, DxO Optics Modules keep up to 10% more pixels compared to the competition.”

Second, DxO says it uses an “exclusive” lens sharpness algorithm that provides tailor-made adjustments and corrections based on each lens’s field of view.

“Sharpening is applied at different levels, specific to a lens’s idiosyncrasies. For instance, sharpening might increase towards the edge of the frame to balance any radial softness. This achieves superior results when compared to applying general sharpening across the entire image — an approach taken in lesser software,” the company claims.

DxO says that its Optics Modules also correct for vignetting, geometric distortions, and longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberrations as part of its standard.

The company says that its Optics Models are the only way to benefit from “anamorphic deformation compensation,” which it says is an exclusive technology that restores the natural proportions of a scene or subject after having been distorted by the characteristics of a wide-angle lens. The company claims that because of this, using shorter focal lengths is no longer an issue when capturing large groups of people or in landscape photography.

DxO isn’t selling any new product or introducing new pricing as part of this announcement but is instead just focused on trying to explain its value proposition to those who might not be familiar with its tools. All of DxO Labs’ editing tools can be perused on its website.

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