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DxO Optics Pro 8.3 with Samsung NX, Go Pro, and smartphone support

By dpreview staff on Jul 15, 2013 at 13:00 GMT

DxO Labs has released version 8.3 of its Optics Pro RAW conversion and image correction software, adding support for the Samsung NX system, GoPro cameras, and the most popular smartphones. The Samsung models added are the NX10, NX11, NX20, NX100, NX200, NX210, and NX300, along with the EX-1 and EX-2 compacts. The GoPro HERO3 line (Black, Silver, and White editions), and the HD HERO2 are also now covered, along with the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 smartphones.

Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro 8 image quality now available to users of GoPro, smartphones, and Samsung NX and EX cameras

30% discount on DxO Optics Pro 8 now through July 31, 2013

July 15, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v8.3, the new version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This update allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support GoPro cameras, five of the latest Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and nine Samsung NX and EX cameras.

Based on an exclusive approach to calibrating photo equipment under laboratory conditions, DxO Optics Pro 8, which recently received the 2013 TIPA Prize for “Best Photo Software,” integrates many powerful and automatic tools for processing RAW and JPEG images. It has the best tools for automatically adjusting contrast and light, and for precise color management.

DxO Labs expertise for GoPro cameras and smartphones

DxO Optics Pro v8.3 brings to GoPro cameras users all of DxO Labs’ expertise when it comes to correcting optical defects. The software automatically removes distortions due to the GoPro cameras’ use of a very wide-angle lens. Among other things, DxO Optics Pro v8.3’s exclusive correction of volume anamorphosis restores the proper proportions of the subjects located on the edges of images, resulting in photos that look much more natural. DxO Optics Pro v8.3 supports the GoPro HERO3 line (Black, Silver, and White editions), along with the GoPro HD HERO2.

DxO Optics Pro v8.3 also benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules that automatically correct the optical defects of the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5, as well as of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4.

Finally, DxO Labs’ increased laboratory capacity has enabled DxO Optics Pro v8.3 to work with new lines, offering support for such hybrid cameras as the Samsung NX10, NX11, NX20, NX100, NX200, NX210, and NX300, as well as for the EX-1 and EX-2 expert compact models.

DxO Labs expects to soon add support for the latest cameras — for example, the Canon EOS 70D, Sony compacts, Panasonic and Olympus hybrids, and the Samsung Galaxy NX.

New DxO Optics Modules available

168 new camera/lens combinations have been added to DxO Optics Pro 8’s Optics Modules library, thus bringing the total to more than 13,000 Optics Modules available. This database, unique in all the world, allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to automatically make corrections that are specific to each camera — fixing distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.

Availability and Prices

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v8.3 for Mac and Windows are available in DxO Labs’ online store www.dxo.com and at photo resellers at a discount through July 31, 2013:

USD :

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

EUR :

  • 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) 

GBP :

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: £79 instead of £119
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: £159 instead of £239
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for photographers who obtained a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012. Other users can go through their customer account to take advantage of a special discount on their upgrade through July 31, 2013.

A 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/photography/download).

The entire line of DxO consumer products is on sale through July 31, 2013.

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Total comments: 30
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (9 months ago)

In other raw extraction news: Corel just released a new version of Aftershot.

http://www.corel.com/corel/pages/index.jsp?pgid=800161&ppid=4300004

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profilor
By profilor (9 months ago)

Congratulations DxO Lab, finally you got there and included the NX. I had one of the first NX10's followed by the NX20 for the last year and I have written to your german office many times.....thanks!!

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makofoto
By makofoto (9 months ago)

I've waiting for the GoPro corrections for years! I've been bugging them for years! After all the GoPro is the worlds most popular camera.

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Jefftan
By Jefftan (9 months ago)

How is DXO lens correction compare to Lightroom?
DXO always stress that its lens correction base on testing many lens is unique

but isn't Adobe also got lens correction?
What's the difference?

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DxO Labs
By DxO Labs (9 months ago)

Hello!

Thanks for your comment.

There are many differences regarding the corrections themselves (DxO Optics Pro works on the lens softness), the protocol (the depth of focus is taken into account), au niveau de la reconnaissance automatique (plus efficace for instance...

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DxO Labs
By DxO Labs (9 months ago)

Sorry for the French-English mix, I meant of course "There are many differences regarding the corrections themselves (DxO Optics Pro works on the lens softness) the protocol (the depth of focus is taken into account) and the automatic detecting of the modules (very efficient) for instance..."

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Jefftan
By Jefftan (9 months ago)

I try it on my NEX-5N RAW but color is not as natural as out of camera JPEG
do you have color profile for different camera?

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DxO Labs
By DxO Labs (9 months ago)

If you do not like the default color rendering for the NEX-5N, you may choose a different color rendering in the “Color rendering” subpalette. For example, “Neutral color, neutral tonality v2”, or basically the rendering of any other camera.

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Jefftan
By Jefftan (9 months ago)

How good is DXO as a RAW developer?
I try it on my NEX-5N RAW buy top me color is not as natural as out of camera JPEG

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jakobr
By jakobr (9 months ago)

I think it is a very good raw processor for Sony. (I use it in combination with LR and PS). You migth want to use the Camera, film ICC profiles, and select Nex5n

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Prognathous
By Prognathous (9 months ago)

Anyone know if the new version has any OpenCL fixes? 8.2 produces worse output if OpenCL is enabled (though it does so quicker).

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DxO Labs
By DxO Labs (9 months ago)

Hello!

OpenCL is supposed to render the same quality. If it is not the case, please contact our support to solve the problem.

Best regards,

The DxO Labs team

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peevee1
By peevee1 (9 months ago)

Do they support X-trans already?

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DxO Labs
By DxO Labs (9 months ago)

Hello,

The Fuji X-trans cameras are not supported by DxO Optics Pro.

Best regards,

The DxO Labs team

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makofoto
By makofoto (9 months ago)

Now I'm going to bug you to support my FujiFilm
X-M1 and X-20

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Chekr
By Chekr (9 months ago)

Cool to see the smartphone support! I hope they support the new 1020 from Nokia.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (9 months ago)

But like most "smart phone" cameras the Nokia 1020 is unlikely to allow someone to work with the raw data from the sensor.

And DXO is mostly about raw extraction and I guess some lens compensation.

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tecnoworld
By tecnoworld (9 months ago)

Finally nx support! After so long this great system is getting recognized.

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Chekr
By Chekr (9 months ago)

Genuinely curious...I know that the optics must be top notch thanks to the partnership with Scheneider Kreuznach, but what makes you choose a Sammy over a Sony, Olympus or Lumix?

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y0chang
By y0chang (9 months ago)

I bought a nx100 because of the 1.5 crop factor for use in legacy lenses, good quality and reasonably priced primes, a real lens roadmap, well regarded ergonomics (I think a bit borrowed from pentax). Full manual shooting with an nx is a breeze compared to nex and most m4/3 bodies (besides the 1000 dollar+ om-d) thanks to the two control wheels.

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Kuturgan
By Kuturgan (9 months ago)

To Chekr,
Samsung has a better and cheaper lenses than Sony. I previously had NEX-5n which is a great camera for high ISO but I couldn't deal with chunky, not sharp and expensive Sony lenses. So I come back to Samsung NX again. I really love light and optically very good Samsung 45mm and 30mm. You can buy both for only 370€.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (9 months ago)

Chekr:

Samsung rarely uses lenses with the Schneider name on them anymore–only the EXF2 has one of current cameras, and that's a P&S camera.

Instead for the NX system, Samsung uses the, on average, excellent lenses made by a Korean company named Optron. Those lenses are a big reason for picking the NX system.

Comment edited 12 minutes after posting
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Arn
By Arn (9 months ago)

Personally I chose Samsung NX20, because it's a really good, complete package. Good and large enough APS-C sensor (RAW quality is very good), good EVF and tilf/swivel LCD, good lenses (good and extremely small pancakes), very good kit zoom, cheap prices. What's not to like! :) I could have gone the Sony way, but felt that Samsung is just a better choise for me. I chose Samsung NX over Micro43 because I prefer the sensor size and aspect ratio of Samsung's APS-C.

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HendeHoq
By HendeHoq (9 months ago)

NX300 is far better than any 4:3 and on par with NEX5R and NEX6. Samsung have a fair amount of good lenses by reasonable price and 3D capabilites. This all makes NX300 a leader camera of its class.

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Gesture
By Gesture (9 months ago)

Others have nailed it for Samsung NX.
-APS-C sensor
-outstanding gestalt of body shape, size, construction
-good to excellent image quality
-kit lens is excellent
-superb, best-in-class ergonomics and interface
-works well w/legacy lenses, including new 5x, 8x enlargement
-nice, useful post-exposure in-camera options
-easy control of focus spot and location
-everything works: focus, exposure, white balance
-excellent implementation of Wi-Fi

I'm almost glad these cameras are under-appreciated. Keeps prices reasonable.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (9 months ago)

Arn:

You're right, except for the slow buffer, the NX20 is an excellent still camera and not a bad video camera.

Has a firmware update allowed users to skip the silly cartoons when the user changes the PASM dial?

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AndricD
By AndricD (9 months ago)

additionally to what the others have said, for me Sony loses majorly with the UI. Samsung interface walks all over it imo.

I originally went with nx100 on a gamble that the base lens line up of Samsung was cheaper and better and the thought that such a company would catch up and exceed in the bodies. Sony lenses were rated less well and considerably more expensive and Samsung are now exceeding (from my persective)in bodies with the nx300 FOR MY PREFERENCE. the 45mm lens in particular with the nx300 has to be played with to appreciate the beauty of the combo.

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PhotoLouP
By PhotoLouP (9 months ago)

Add for me the ifunction lens, which makes it easier to see without my bifocals. The lens adapters work great with this system for me. It is light and a great take-away setup for popping out for a hike or whatever, with great quality. Kind of reminds me of my old Canon AE-1 vs. a heavier slr of the day like a Nikon F2. Main reason though--spouse loves to use it (NX100 or NX20), and doesn't mind carrying it!

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Arn
By Arn (9 months ago)

HowaboutRAW:
The on-screen notification about the exposure mode when using the PASM dial dissappears when you half press the shutter button and lingers longer if you don't.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (9 months ago)

Arn:

Thank you, I'm looking to turn the "feature" off permanently and completely. I already know what those terms mean. And don't need the distraction of having to see a cartoon.

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