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DxO Optics Pro 8 hits v8.0.1 with Nikon 1 J2 and NEX-5R support

By dpreview staff on Nov 7, 2012 at 18:06 GMT

DxO Labs has updated its DxO Optics Pro software to version 8.0.1 with the addition of support for the Nikon 1 J2 and Sony NEX-5R mirrorless cameras. The latest update also includes over 200 additional camera/lens correction modules. The update is free for Optics Pro 8 users and is available immediately.


Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro V8.0.1 supports the Nikon 1 J2 and the Sony NEX-5R

DxO Optics Pro 8.0.1 now supports the Nikon1 J2 and the Sony NEX-5R. More than 200 new camera-lens combinations have been added since the last version.

20,000 DxO optics modules will be available by the end of 2013

Since the previous version, DxO Optics Pro v8.0.1 has added 200 new DxO Optics Modules supporting Canon, Konica-Minolta, Nikkor, Sigma, Sony, and Tamron lenses for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung, and Sony cameras.

Developed in our laboratories using an exclusive calibration process, DxO Optics Modules contain tens of thousands of data points about the intrinsic characteristics and flaws of each camera and lens. This database, unique in all the world, allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically correct all the optical flaws in RAW and JPEG images – distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, lens softness – with an unrivaled level of quality.

The recent opening of a new laboratory in Seattle has reinforced DxO Labs’ measurement and calibration capacity. Now with six laboratories located in both Europe and the United States, DxO Labs is aiming for 20,000 DxO Optics Modules available by the end of 2013.

Availability

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online boutique and at photo resellers:

Check out the prices in our online boutique

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for photographers who purchased a license for DxO Optics Pro 7 after September 1, 2012.

A fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro v8, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website.

Comments

Total comments: 17
Scorpius1
By Scorpius1 (Nov 12, 2012)

V8 is a real step forward,I think the only thing it lacks now is local adjustments a la LR4 and C1P-7.. the I.Q from this is very good and GUI is nice,I am using it on a Mac Pro 6core and its pretty fast at rendering..

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PatrickP
By PatrickP (Nov 10, 2012)

back in the days when Light Room actually cost $299 or $199 MSRP, the DXO pricing made a lot of sense.

Now that you can get LR for practically $79 or $99 with any lens or camera at B&H, why would anyone want to pay $299 (or $199 when they have special offers) for DXO optics elite?

People might own a full frame camera, but FF-owner doesn't translate into easier prey!

I got the v7 this June. I think V7 was out for a year perhaps? I am afraid DXO might have became a $69 annual subscription.... even LR/PS doesn't update to new major versions so often. CS5 was around for quite some time, as was LR3.

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pkincy
By pkincy (Nov 8, 2012)

I own it, but I have no idea why. It only supports one of my bodies and one of my lens.

I suppose they have trouble keeping up but Adobe as much as we like to bash them, does a pretty good job of keeping current with new cameras, lens, and sensors.

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Dabbler
By Dabbler (Nov 8, 2012)

iPhone??

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antonio freddo
By antonio freddo (Nov 8, 2012)

My first version had a cost of $199,00; the upgrade costed me $69,00 and again and "upgrade" of $69,00? We all know about the economic and social crisis of Europe, including France, but, sorry, folks, I will not spend $69,00 for an upgrade in a confusing software. There are, for my "taste", better options, Photoshop, Nik, Photomatix, HDR Expose, well.... Sorry folks no money for you.

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The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (Nov 8, 2012)

No... I take back what I said earlier... not going to buy it. I don't like it.

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rtrski
By rtrski (Nov 7, 2012)

Still not Sony SLT-A99?? You're killing me, people! I want to give you money to upgrade from Standard (currently have 7.5 for A55) to Elite. But not until my new body is supported.

Lightroom 4.2 supports it and is only $130ish with a gift certificate for a significant fraction of that back - as compared to the probably $100 I'd pay to 'upgrade' and update with you. Don't make me jump ship....

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The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (Nov 7, 2012)

I'm actually planning on buying it. I hate lightroom for editing.

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Nov 7, 2012)

In other news, the DXO development team with an eye to Version 9 are closely studying a new program that's only been out for five years called Lightroom to try to figure out how to make DXO as fast and easy to use.

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The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (Nov 7, 2012)

You should try it - you might be impressed.

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Nov 8, 2012)

Owned it for many versions, thanks for your input, though.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Nov 8, 2012)

As a matter of fact I find this v8 very similar to Lightroom 4, especially the highlights, midtones, shadows and blacks controls. Still DxO is unbeatable when it comes to optical corrections and chromatic aberration suppression. Noise reduction is also fractionally better. Still I see your point.

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_sem_
By _sem_ (Nov 8, 2012)

I see DxO v8 features recovery of partially blown highlights. I know DxO has been very good with wide DR (harsh light) for a long time, at least since v5, but LR4 has overtaken it with the efficient automatic recovery (for instance, greenish bands in partially blown skies, digital rings around the sun). Is this now as good as in LR4 in practice?

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Nov 8, 2012)

Compared to LR 4, no autohide panels, no grab and move, "image browser" clicking on and off. The list goes on. Twice the clicks needed to do the same thing. A carpal tunnel waiting to happen.

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_sem_
By _sem_ (Nov 9, 2012)

I mean specifically the new recovery of partially blown highlights?

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Scorpius1
By Scorpius1 (Nov 12, 2012)

I own most of the raw converters,honestly I think this latest version of DXO is very good.

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makofoto
By makofoto (Nov 7, 2012)

"20,000 DxO optics modules will be available by the end of 2013" ... and the last time I checked, still no GoPro support ?! Hopefully with the GoPro3 ... which includes such things as a lower compression ProTune option ... they'll finally get on board with arguably the most popular camera around

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