DxO has announced that its ONE camera is coming to Europe this October. The ONE, which is shipping this month to US customers, features a 1"-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 32mm equivalent F1.8 lens and an integrated lightning connector for use with an iPhone or iPad. It's intended to be used with a mobile device, which acts as its viewfinder and provides an interface for changing settings.

Offered at $599 in the US, the ONE will retail for £449 in the UK and €599 in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands and Switzerland. DxO will make the ONE available in additional European countries 'in the coming months.' 

 Press release:

The DxO ONE is coming to Europe

The professional quality connected camera for iPhone ® available in Europe starting in October

SAN FRANCISCO AND PARIS, September 1, 2015 — DxO, a world leader in advanced digital imaging, announces the availability of the DxO ONE in 10 European countries beginning this October. The DxO ONE is an incredibly compact, yet surprisingly sophisticated camera that connects directly to your iPhone and iPad to let you instantly share high resolution images with your family, friends and followers. With a fast, high-quality prime lens and a large 1-inch format sensor, the DxO ONE is proving that it’s possible to capture stunning photos—even in very low light—with a connected camera that’s smaller than the grip of a DSLR.

“Here is something amazing… the engineers at DxO have been able to accomplish something truly astonishing,” said award-winning photojournalist John Stanmeyer. “Connecting the DxO ONE to my iPhone gives me the equivalent of more than three full stops of additional exposure when photographing in low light situations.”

The DxO ONE complements the iPhone in ways that no other camera can, providing a level of professional image quality and control which meets or exceeds that of most premium cameras. The 20.2MP sensor captures 2.5 times more details, allowing for improved composition through cropping or digital zooming. 

The DxO ONE’s fast f/1.8 prime lens (32mm equivalent) captures exquisite portraits, in which the eyes are razor sharp and the background falls off naturally with a beautiful bokeh. The lens and sensor combination enable the camera to effortlessly photograph in low light environments. The DxO ONE is even capable of producing impressive images shot from ISO 12800 up to Hi2 (51200), and gorgeous night skies with exposure times of up to 15 seconds.

“The response to the DxO ONE has been phenomenal, and we’re excited for customers to experience this incredibly compact, yet powerful connected camera,” said Kirk Paulsen, DxO’s senior vice president of Product Marketing. “Since the announcement in June, we’ve incorporated feedback from dozens of talented photographers who have been capturing amazing images with the DxO ONE all over the world”.

During an extensive beta program over the past several months, DxO engineers and designers carefully studied the shooting habits and styles of dozens of photographers to optimize the user experience. Power consumption has improved by adjusting the idle timeout based on user inactivity. For photographers who very often need to keep the camera powered on for hours at a time, such as landscape and nature photographers, the DxO ONE now supports shooting while charging from an external battery pack.

As a fully connected camera, the DxO ONE enables users to receive continuous app and firmware enhancements via automatic App Store updates. In just the past two months, the team at DxO added manual focus, EV bias in auto, paired program mode, max ISO / max Speed, and more. Before the year is out, DxO ONE users can expect to receive a host of new features, such as high-speed RAW burst, horizon level, advanced viewfinder and detailed EXIF displays.

Mac users who use OS X Photos will be able to process their DxO RAW files without ever leaving the app, thanks to a new DxO extension for Photos scheduled to mirror the release of OS X El Capitan. And Adobe Lightroom® users will be happy to know that DxO standard RAW images are fully compatible with DNG files, and that DxO SuperRAW files can be easily accessed and processed in DxO OpticsPro and exported directly back to Lightroom.

Pricing & Availability

The DxO ONE is planned to be available starting in October in the DxO online store (http://www.dxo.com/en/dxo-one ) and at photo resellers at a price of £449 (VAT included) in the United Kingdom, and at the price of €599 in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands and in Switzerland. The DxO ONE will be available in additional European countries in the coming months. For a limited time, the DxO ONE comes with lifetime free licenses of DxO OpticsPro (ELITE Edition, sold separately for 199€ / £159) and DxO FilmPack (ELITE Edition, sold separately for 129€ / £99).