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DxO Optics Pro 8.1.1 supports Sony SLT-A99, Pentax K-5 II & Canon EOS M

By dpreview staff on Dec 17, 2012 at 14:00 GMT

DxO Labs has updated its DxO Optics Pro software to version 8.1.1 with the addition of support for the Sony SLT-A99, Canon EOS M, Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs. The latest update also includes over 300 additional camera/lens correction modules. The update is free for Optics Pro 8 users and is available immediately. New users can purchase the latest version with a 33% discount until December 25, 2012.

Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 supports four new cameras, including the Sony SLT-A99

December 17, 2012 – DxO Labs, announces the immediate availability DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Sony SLT-A99, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs, and the Canon EOS M.

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 also benefits from the continuous addition of DxO Optics Modules. Nearly 300 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, thus providing support for additional Canon, Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Pentax, Samyang, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss lenses for Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Pentax and Sony cameras.

Developed in the laboratory 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 the entire world, allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically correct all the optical flaws in RAW and JPEG images – distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness – with an unrivaled level of quality.

Availability and special end-of-year discount

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online store ( and at photo resellers at a special discount price from now through December 25, 2012:


  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299


  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: 99€ instead of 149€
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: 199€ instead of 299€
  • (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)


  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: £89 instead of £135
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: £179 instead of £269
  • (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for photographers who purchased a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012. Other users can take advantage of a special discount on this upgrade through December 25, 2012, by going directly through their customer account.

A complete, fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro 8, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (


Total comments: 22
Sandy Fleischberg
By Sandy Fleischberg (Jan 3, 2013)

Dearest Oli form DxO labs,

This is part three now of the unethical yearly DxO fundraising rally.

quote from the DxO labs website:

Now here my question to you again:
Isn't it a highly dubious business practice
to pressure people into buying
by continuously setting false discount deadlines ?

So far all my predictions regarding the DxO case were right
and your excuses... well ... they were just excuses
... weren't they :-)

Sandy Fleischberg
By Sandy Fleischberg (Dec 28, 2012)

Dear Oli,

I am writing to alert the dpreview community,

that for the second year in a row
DxO labs is pressuring people into buying their products
by using strongly defined deadlines.

Since these deadlines are never kept,
but always extended ad libidum,
one must conclude that this is all done
for the sole purpose of a marketing and revenue scheme.

Best regards,

DxO is lucky to get away with this,
as there are many countries where such an advertising scheme
may be scrutinized or considered unlawful.

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Sandy Fleischberg
By Sandy Fleischberg (Dec 26, 2012)

Don't get snared into their game:

... as expected today they continue their yearly scheme by greeting
us all with the following message :


in 2012 they played this game until March !

Is there no consumer organization that will put an end to this
French/Luxembourgian business practice ?

How do they get away with this in Europe ?

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Olivier from DxO Labs
By Olivier from DxO Labs (Dec 27, 2012)


The offer is extended so people who were away with their familly during xMas can still benefit from it.

I really don't see why anyone should feel offended about an offer extension ...

in 2012, there were no official offer from DxO on DxO Optics Pro in february or March, so if you got one, you were a lucky one, if you didn't I don't understand why you keep writing post like this one.

You are here on a public forum. It doesn't prevent you from checking twice before posting if you want to be read with attention

Sandy Fleischberg
By Sandy Fleischberg (Dec 20, 2012)

This is what is so incredibly annoying :

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

All others like me who bought DXO Optics Pro 7 at FULL RETAIL are kicked
in their b****d.

Thank you DXO labs ! Have a nice day !

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Olivier from DxO Labs
By Olivier from DxO Labs (Dec 27, 2012)


Everyone should be happy to see that we give a free upgrade to those who have bought a previous version even 2 months prior to the release (and the announcement) of version 8.

For those who are already customer and owner of a previous version, there is a customer account where you can find a dedicated upgrade price.

Sandy Fleischberg
By Sandy Fleischberg (Dec 20, 2012)

Buyers beware !!!

This is the yearly fundraiser event for DXO labs !

You will buy into an application that you will not receive any updates
for during 2013 - but will have the privilege to purchase as a new version 9 again in December 2013 !

They play this quite annoying game every year exactly at the same time
around x-mas. and extend it until March the following year.

You hereby have been warned by a very disappointed customer.
... if you don't believe it ... join the club :-)

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Olivier from DxO Labs
By Olivier from DxO Labs (Dec 27, 2012)


Thank you for your message, it gives me the opportunity to refresh the memory with a list of all the updates that were made on DxO Optics Pro in 2012.

Prior to be in version 8.0, it was in 7.0 / 7.1 / 7.2 .... 7.5 ...
a lot of improvment in term of speed, stability and of course Image Quality.

We have also added few dozen of camera support and approx 5.000 Lens / Camera modules

By SwissSam (Dec 19, 2012)

In theory, DxO should provide better results than all other RAW converters, especially, as it seems, for Sony DSLR users who use a featured camera/lens combo. However, comparing DxO 8 testing version with LR 4.2, Adobe clearly takes the lead. How come?

By spitfire31 (Dec 18, 2012)

Let's hope that for DxO OP 9, our French friends will finally see the light and provide DxO with versatile local adjustments à la CR/Lightroom.

Until then, I won't bother with it.

No matter how sophisticated, automatic or semi-automatic adjustments can never replace the artistic eye of the editing photographer.


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Sandy Fleischberg
By Sandy Fleischberg (Dec 20, 2012)

You are absolutely right Joachim,

by the time we might have a working software we spent

299 € on version 7
299 € on version 8
299 € on version 9

What a nice business scheme indeed !!!

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Olivier from DxO Labs
By Olivier from DxO Labs (Dec 27, 2012)

Hello Sandy,

There is something that you must have not understood or that you don't want to understand:

For existing customer, there is what we call a Customer account that you can access here :

Upgrade prices are cheaper that Full price of course.
If you are really a customer of DxO, you will find there your previous products and your upgrades discount.

If you can't find it, don't hesitate to ask to our hotline support :

By 3systermuser (Dec 18, 2012)

good , actually imo, DXO has been the best RAWC for Sony and Oly.
but DXO does not handle Canon/Nikon and Pentax RAW files very well.
I guess as I have been a Sony/Oly/Fuji shooter, I must get DXO8 very soon.

By BoatGuy (Dec 18, 2012)

Still no support with the kit 16-50 lens supplied with the NEX-6.

DxO is all hype and marketing, pushing to increase sales at the holidays.

Long on hype, short on substance.

Olivier from DxO Labs
By Olivier from DxO Labs (Dec 27, 2012)

Hello BoatGuy,

At DxO, we push as hard as possible to make the DxO Optics Modules available. We did approx 5.000 modules in 2012.
We opened a new lab in Seattle to increase our capacity. Our task is to do even more in 2013.

I understand that the 16-50 is not available yet. We all hope that it will be done soon.


By jakobr (Dec 17, 2012)

Looks very nice on the A99 dpreview testshots

By Norbert75 (Dec 17, 2012)

And for the XPro-1 you haven't got a chance !

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By karinangelika (Dec 17, 2012)

I get excellent results from DxO Optics Elite but DxO's lack of profiles for X series cameras and lenses other than the X100 damages my workflow, the quality of my work and has ensured I must do most of my work in other, far less satisfactory RAW processors now. Shame, shame, shame DxO.

Sandy Fleischberg
By Sandy Fleischberg (Dec 20, 2012)

Shame indeed...

What happened to the Leica upgrade promised for October ???
I push the upgrade button on version 7 every day.

N O T H I N G ! ! !

Olivier from DxO Labs
By Olivier from DxO Labs (Dec 27, 2012)

Hello Norbert75,

Unfortunatly the XPro-1 is not supported and there is about no chance to get it supported in short or mid term

Unfortunatly, the reason comes from Fuji itself.

here is full answer from DxO :

By Pepegidwa (Dec 17, 2012)

What about lenses tested with Nikon D800 on Mission impossible or Top Secret?

By Nerval (Dec 18, 2012)

Too fresh (D800 has not been around for that long), they need first to set up a profile (to calibrate). Maybe rework the measurement scales, it has quite a lot of MP after all... And they probably wanted to finish mapping all the new lens cameras combinations before that.

But given current Nikkor lenses lineup I believe very few will get "amazing" sharpness results on this how so demanding sensor.
The 85 G might fare quite well though...

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