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DxO Optics Pro 8.1.2 adds Sony DSC-RX1, Canon EOS 6D and Nikon 1 V2

By dpreview staff on Jan 16, 2013 at 20:00 GMT

DxO Labs has released the latest version of its DxO Optics Pro software, with more than 10,000 camera and lens correction combinations now supported. The latest version, v8.1.2 or the more expensive Elite edition adds support for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full-frame, fixed-lens camera as well as Canon's EOS 6D. Meanwhile both the Elite and Standard versions gain support for the Nikon 1 V2. With this release DxO has achieved its stated target of offering 10,000 optics modules. Both editions are available with a 33% discount until the end of January 2013.


Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.2 supports three new cameras and surpasses the milestone of 10,000 available DxO Optics Modules

Supports the Canon EOS 6D, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1, and the Nikon 1 V2

33% discount through January 31, 2013

January 16, 2013 - DxO Labsannounces the immediate availabilityDxO Optics Pro v8.1.2 for Mac and Windows, the new version of its image processing software of reference for all demanding photographers. This update allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Canon EOS 6D and the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1 full-format cameras (Elite Edition only), as well as the Nikon 1 V2.

Based on a unique approach of prior calibration in the laboratories of DxO Labs, DxO Optics Pro 8 includes numerous powerful and automatic RAW and JPEG image-processing tools. DxO Optics Pro 8 offers the most advanced optical corrections on the market, the best tool for automatically adjusting contrast and light, and precise color management. Its unrivaled performance and its intuitive interface provide a smooth and fast workflow.

10,000 DxO Optics Modules available for exceptional optical corrections

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.2 benefits from the continuous addition of DxO Optics Modules. More than a hundred new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, supporting additional Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, Tamron and Tokina lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.

DxO Optics Pro achieved the goal it set in early 2012 to have 10,000 DxO Optics Modules available by the end of 2012. 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. Discover our laboratory!

The opening of a new lab in Seattle in fall 2012 has strengthened DxO Labs capacity in terms of calibrations and measurements. Now with six laboratories located in Europe and the United States, DxO Labs is looking to double its production rate of DxO Optics Modules in 2013.

Availability and New Year’s discount

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v8.1.2 for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online store DxO Labs (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special discount price from now through January 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 € au lieu de 149 €
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition : 199 € au lieu de 299 €

GBP :

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition : £99 £79 instead of £119
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition : £199 £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 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 January 31, 2013 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 (http://www.dxo.com/fr/photo/free_trial_version).

Comments

Total comments: 25
Artpt
By Artpt (Jan 20, 2013)

I plan to download the DXO trial....as a photo enthusiast and using a gh1 with plans to stay in micro 4/3 category, are there any other suggestions to look at. I currently adjust JPEGS in Windows 7, sometimes photoscape, and lastly photoshop CS2 for layering family photos....I am prepared for some quick and heavy handed opinions, but I really welcome some constructive guidance...thank you in advance to those understanding....

Art

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Jan 19, 2013)

what a crap software....

this software does not work correct with DNG or TIFF.

i knew DNG is not really supported .. but TIFF??

i just checked my TIFF files.. and this software can not even display TIFF with saved alpha channel.

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plasnu
By plasnu (Jan 18, 2013)

Sigma and Fuji?

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galebars
By galebars (Jan 17, 2013)

Nay-Sayers? Are those that have loyally supported Dxo for several years not entitled to comment? I fall into that category and also updated to Pro8.
BTW Capture One does not do a "crappy job" , it may not be perfect yet but it does a pretty good job and we can expect better to come. At least they don't exhibit Dxo's arrogant and dismissive attitude toward customer enquiries re. Non-existent support for x-tran et al.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Jan 18, 2013)

Relax. It was nothing personal. I'm just tired of seeing that 95% of the comments on articles about DxO are negative. If they don't support Fuji CSC cameras is because they can't afford to launch a less than perfect solution. If they launched support that was as flawed as Adobe's (or even Capture One's), can you imagine what people would say? No less than a mutiny, I'd guess...

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pkincy
By pkincy (Jan 17, 2013)

DxO (although I own it) is mostly irrelevant to me until they support the new Fuji X interchangeable lens and cameras.

I now use CP1 and LR

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Jan 17, 2013)

Oh, the nay-sayers... it doesn't spport this, it doesn't support that. It's getting tiresome, you know. If it does not support your equipment, don't buy it. It's as simple as that.
For Fuji X-something owners: would you rather DxO did a crappy job out of your Raws, like Adobe and Capture One?

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Grumpyrocker
By Grumpyrocker (Jan 17, 2013)

Was disappointed to see the Sony 16-50mm OSS getting pushed back into February. LR4 had this lens corrected in December.

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falconeyes
By falconeyes (Jan 17, 2013)

LR4 does no correction for lens aberrations except vignetting, distortion and lateral CA. That's trivial and a matter of a few coefficients in a polar coordinate polynomial.

OTOH, DxO attempts to fully correct for all lens aberrations which is an entirely different story. The resulting images from DxO for average lenses are much cleaner.

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naththo
By naththo (Jan 20, 2013)

Well you gotta need to wait. They are fairly busy trying to keep up with the software update. Lots of lens need to be test for DxO software to properly configure it. And actually DxO isn't as big company as Adobe. So probably a lot fewer people work for and it will take longer to release the update. I fairly like the DxO software for some reason cos they are correct automatically even before you start doing the further raw image processing. Although I can understand that LR4 still the best for some due to plugin demand and the ACR profile. Although I think for myself. I steer clear of ACR profile cos it posterize the images especially sunset images which really disappointed me. We also need to look out for out of gamut error too because when you process image it does affect the gamut. Otherwise print out image will look really bad. So far imo DxO and C1 came out sharpest pic. But less gamut error were Sony Image Data Converter and Silky Pix. LR4 still ahead in competition though.

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Collie Camp
By Collie Camp (Jan 17, 2013)

No Fuji X-Pro 1 :(

Come on - Capture One got it now, Lightroom has got it and getting better, RPP and even Silkypix have it...

I got DXO Elite 7 but since I use a Fuji X-Pro 1 and X-E1 mainly these days with more interesting Fuji X cameras coming this year, I won´t upgrade as DXO states they have no plans to support the X-Trans sensor.

Too bad, as these are the cameras lots of professionals are interested in, at least as a second camera ;)

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falconeyes
By falconeyes (Jan 17, 2013)

If a vendor changes the color filter array for whatever reason (like in X-Trans from Bayer RGGB to a 6x6 array, or in Sony's new RGBW array) then there always is a price to pay as the demosaicing algorithms won't be as sophisticated as the ones for an original Bayer array. Even the development for the classical Bayer array has a lot of room to grow still.

So, that's the price to pay with a non-standard color array. Fuji is the culprit, not DxO.

Personally, I actually think that the X-Trans and RGBW arrays are no progress if you properly do the math. Sony seems to have withdrawn their approach now actually.

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naththo
By naththo (Jan 20, 2013)

Thats correct falconeyes that the biggest problem. I sure hope so Sony stick to old Bayer for now. Otherwise it will make it too hard to find the right RAW software for that like those latest fujifilm range finder style camera.

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NoRules
By NoRules (Jan 17, 2013)

Does not suport Panasonic FZ200. Bummer.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 16, 2013)

Bet there's still no Samsung NX raw extraction with DNG.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 17, 2013)

Oops: Bet there's still no Samsung NX raw extraction with DXO.

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Jan 16, 2013)

still no DNG support.
useless crap... and this claims to be a major program.

if not LR then look at this one:

http://www.picturecode.com/index.php

great demosaicing. fantastic detail rendering.

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MrSkelter
By MrSkelter (Jan 16, 2013)

What do you mean? DXO reads and writes DNG just fine.

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Jan 16, 2013)

no it does not. you have obviously not used it.

it can write DNG but it does not display all DNG files.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41599333

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 16, 2013)

@all:

DNG is actually camera specific, famously DXO was not supporting the Leica M9 DNGs.

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Jan 19, 2013)

TIFF with alpha channel is not displayed... epic fail.

5$ would be too much for this....

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Shirozina
By Shirozina (Jan 16, 2013)

Still no GH3 support.......

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bodziu
By bodziu (Jan 16, 2013)

I wonder if it would sucesfully fix the CA issue... just how long it'd take to batch process 100 pictures for example...

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boels069
By boels069 (Jan 17, 2013)

Tested with only one ISO 25600 ARW-file.
It took 11 seconds on a 5 years old PC with Windows 7-64bit with 20 GByte memory (a high-end at that time).

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bodziu
By bodziu (Jan 20, 2013)

Thank you!

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