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DxO Optics Pro 8.1.3 adds Leica M9, Nikon D5200 and Panasonic FZ200

By dpreview staff on Feb 13, 2013 at 17:31 GMT

DxO Labs has released version 8.1.3 of its DxO Optics Pro software. The Elite edition of the latest version extends support to the Leica M-E, the M9, and the M9-P rangefinders. Both the Elite and Standard versions gain support for the Nikon D5200, Panasonic DMC-FZ200, and Canon SX50 HS. The update also adds 260 lens and cameras combinations for Canon, Leica, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, and Zeiss users. These new lens correction modules join the existing list of over 10,000 combinations. DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 is available for immediate download from the company's website.

 Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 supports six new cameras, including the Leica M-E, M9, and M9-P

260 new DxO Optics Modules available

February 13, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This upgrade allows the Elite edition of DxO Optics Pro 8 to support three Leica cameras with telemetric viewfinders: the M-E, the M9, and the M9-P. Three other cameras complete the list of equipment supported by both the Standard and Elite editions of this new version: the Nikon D5200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200, and the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Ever more DxO Optics Modules

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 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.

With already more than 10,000 lens/camera combinations in its library today, DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 now adds 260 new combinations supporting additional Canon, Leica, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, and Zeiss lenses for numerous Canon, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras.

Newly-supported Leica lenses include the Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH, the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, and the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Availability and prices

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online store (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at the following prices:

USD

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition : $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition : $299
GBP
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition : £119
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition : £239
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

EUR

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition : 149 €
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition : 299 €

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.

A complete, fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro 8, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).

Comments

Total comments: 27
Al de Wet
By Al de Wet (Feb 16, 2013)

I am looking to some software to make the best of my FZ200. (Currentley I use Picasa from Google)

I just want to know :
Is this the best software to utilise my FZ 200 optimum or should I look to other options?
Does this software support JPEG as well as RAW formats?
What edition (std,elite or pro) will support the fz 200 best?

Please advise...

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 17, 2013)

You can always download the DXO trialware and try it with those FZ200 raws. (jpeg is an output format, though frequently these raw editors can edit them too. GIMP is good free editing software for jpegs and tiffs, etc).

You should know that there are other raw extraction programs that run on Windows and Mac.

Aftershot, from Corel now, but originally called Bibble. Also runs on Linux machines.

CaptureOne, which has trialware.

Adobe Camera Raw, which comes as part of PhotoShop Elements 11, Adobe Lightroom 4 or PhotoShop CS6. (NB: the PSE version is limited, others can say if the Lightroom version is limited.)

Then there's the awful Silkypix 5, but it's an option, and like DXO, CapturOne, and perhaps Aftershot, there's trialware.

Nikon's Capture NX 2 has some capacity to do extraction of raws by other manufacturers, and there's trialware for testing.

You'd best give yourself at least a couple of hours of testing time with the trialware versions before making a selection.

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Al de Wet
By Al de Wet (Feb 17, 2013)

Thx HowaboutRAW.... highly appreciate your answer. Will download and try differnt options.

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sherman_levine
By sherman_levine (Feb 18, 2013)

You might also want to take a look at Silkypix Pro 5 for Panasonic. About $40 and will handle both JPG and RAW.

http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/campaign/forpana/

Lots of discussion on the Panasonic forum here
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3351910
(or search the forum for Silkypix)
and a board here
http://arlach.co.uk/pansilk/
Sherm

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 18, 2013)

Al De Wet:

Warning: Silkypix 5 is horrible raw extraction software, something I noted but need to repeat. Yes I've tried it and you can too for free, but it's just a waste, and the Pro version does not simply cost 40usd, perhaps the limited one does though.

For about 80usd you can get a copy of the limited but excellent Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. Adobe Camera Raw, which runs from within PSE 11, is excellent with Panasonic raws--I know because I own an LX5.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Feb 16, 2013)

FZ200 only now? Aren't they a little late?

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OnTheWeb
By OnTheWeb (Feb 16, 2013)

Never too late. I really like DXO when you have a supported camera or lens.

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carpediem007
By carpediem007 (Feb 14, 2013)

Still no DNG support... :-(

Still does not even display DNG files! So one can't even correct files manually...

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 14, 2013)

The Leica M9 and new M shoot DNG as the raw format.

DNG is not exactly universal.

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AlexAmsterdam
By AlexAmsterdam (Feb 15, 2013)

Huh? Leiica M9 DNG's for me now work perfectly with DXO. DXO, that before did not open Leica DNG's, now reads the DNG in a second or so. So you "Still no DNG support... :-(" simply is not true for Leica DNG's.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 15, 2013)

AlexAmsterdam:

DNGs are sort of camera specific, so DXO may not open other DNGs, eg those from Ricoh.

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boinkphoto
By boinkphoto (Feb 13, 2013)

2009?! Great, I can just about give up on the X-Pro1... :-(

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Feb 16, 2013)

If you're shooting RAW, that may be the thing to do anyway.

Adobe and DX0 may eventually tweak things to work better for Xtrans, but basic design is flawed. Color resolution is actually worse than bayer for some reason, even with JPEGs. Sorta the opposite effect of Foveon, it is a lower frequency for red and blue, even though it has the same percentage of each, compared to bayer.

It's doomed.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 16, 2013)

micahmedia:

DXO can't tweak what doesn't exist for DXO yet.

In some situations, indoors, in particular ACR is very good for XTrans filtered Fuji raws.

I've come round to the idea that the tweaked version of Silkypix which Fuji ships with the Xtrans filtered cameras is pretty good below ISO 1600 for the XPro1 and XE1. (The main program from Silkypix itself, Silkypix 5, remains horrid, and not just for these XTrans cameras' raws.)

CaptureOne also does a good job below ISO 1600 with those cameras, including greenery outdoors.

These variable results suggest that there's a big possibility of improvement. Though of course that may not happen.

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abolit66
By abolit66 (Feb 13, 2013)

Leica M9 was announced in 2009. "Perfect timing" Well done DxO!!!

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Feb 13, 2013)

Its not like they have a new model out already...ohh wait.. never mind.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 13, 2013)

Missimo--

Yeah but that new Leica M uses a new variation of DNG that Photoshop CS5 has to translate to open. CS6 can open that newer DNG format. All of this suggests to me that DXO should open the new Leica M DNGs is about 2016.

(Leica posted DNG samples that's how I can make these comments about Photoshop, haven't tried Aftershot yet.)

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AlexAmsterdam
By AlexAmsterdam (11 months ago)

Leica M-240 just added tot DXO: it's May 2013 now.

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Sébastien Noir
By Sébastien Noir (Feb 13, 2013)

It's always nice to have a new version released...
I'm just waiting for Fuji x Pro 1 / X-E1 support...

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Revenant
By Revenant (Feb 13, 2013)

Unfortunately, that's not gonna happen. DxO explain on their website that it would be too complicated to support X-Trans and EXR sensors, because their algorithms for demosaicing and denoising are optimized for Bayer sensors.
They specifically mention that they have no plans to support X-Pro1, X-E1, X10, X-S1 and XF1. This means, of course, that they won't support X20 or X100S either.

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boinkphoto
By boinkphoto (Feb 13, 2013)

Even better. Never. :-(

The link to what you describe above:

http://support.dxo.com/entries/22223617-will-the-camera-fuji-x-pro-1-x-e1-x10-xf1-x-s1-be-supported

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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M1963
By M1963 (Feb 14, 2013)

So "for the moment" translates as "never"... curious.

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Paul Storm
By Paul Storm (Feb 14, 2013)

such a lame excuse, everything can be done, they just don't have the interest to invest in resources to figure this out. sounds like they are just pushing old algorithms forward into new releases. come on and hire some people to solve it!

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AlexAmsterdam
By AlexAmsterdam (Feb 15, 2013)

You must be their CFO or a shareholder!

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 13, 2013)

Well the Leica M9 only just shipped "recently", so DXO is catching up, oh wait the M9 became available in the fall of 2009.

And still no Samsung cameras--the NX series cameras aren't the only Samsungs that shoot raw.

Then there's the Fuji XTrans filtered sensor question.

DPReview needs to figure out its comments software, that includes fixing the server problems.

Comment edited 57 seconds after posting
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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Feb 16, 2013)

Oh, well their testing is just incredibly time consuming, and hey, it's worth the wait, since their results are so much better and Adobe's...oh, nevermind. ACR and LR have caught up and surpassed. Just get one of those and use them today. Tomorrow may never come for DX0.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 16, 2013)

micahmedia:

I don't have DXO though I've run the trialware a few times, seems okay.

I have Photoshop CS6 and Aftershot Pro, that latter because I had Bibble5 Pro, including Noise Ninja, and getting Aftershot only cost 20 bucks for a short period after the announcement of Aftershot.

Bibble (now Corel's Aftershot) has extracted raws from the Leica M8 and M9 for years, from the Leica S2 I believe too. Like ACR, Bibble also opens Samsung raws; DXO doesn't.

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