DXO One camera finally comes to Android with better Facebook Live integration and a battery pack

Oct 17, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

DXO One camera finally comes to Android with better Facebook Live integration and a battery pack

Oct 17, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The DXO One has proven to be very popular amongst its users. Almost everybody who owns one recommends them. The problem until now, though, is that only iPhone users can take advantage of them. That’s all about to change, though, as DXO have announced that the DXO One is to come in a new Android flavour.

They’ve also expanded their accessories list, adding a new battery pack for extended life. The software has also seen an update to perfect Facebok Live Multi-cam streaming. The new software also adds new 4K timelapse features.

The big news is obviously that it’s finally available for Android. Instead of the standard Lightning connector, we will see a Type-C USB connector. So, you will still need a fairly recent phone in order to use it. The external battery pack, which I assume will be compatible with both iOS and Android versions doubles the camera’s battery life. So, you get 4 hours of use instead of 2.

DxO have an “Early Access Programme” for the Android version. The accompanying Android app to go along with it will be free in the Google Play store in the coming weeks.

The updated DxO One app for iOS brings with it Multi-cam Facebook Live. It utilises the DXO One and the phone’s two built in cameras. A potentially fantastic feature.

Users can preview all three views to compose shots, adjust lighting and prepare before shooting. Users can switch from one camera to another to another, while keeping consistent sound from a single microphone.

A new 4K timelapse feature with intervalometer has also been added to the app. It seems that you get the option to either record straight to video that you can instantly share, or as separate individual raw files. These can then be post processed and turned into video.

A price for the DxO One for Android has not yet been specified. One can probably presume that it’ll be the same as the current price for the iOS version. That is $469. The battery pack will be $60 upon release.

The DxO One iOS app, for those who already have the camera, has been updated and is available now in the App Store.

I’ve had a play with the DxO One a couple of times now, and it is very good. For what it costs here in the UK, I can’t see myself ever buying one. The multicam feature does make it a little more tempting, though.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “DXO One camera finally comes to Android with better Facebook Live integration and a battery pack”

  1. Renato Murakami Avatar
    Renato Murakami

    Hard sell… if you have an Android phone with USB Type-C, your native smartphone camera is probably pretty decent by itself.
    Then again, the same could be said for iPhones… I dunno how much of a difference it makes, so perhaps it’s enough to have a small following on Android too.
    If you are interested, what are your reasons? Genuinelly curious. Reply bellow. :D

    1. Rdy2Go Avatar
      Rdy2Go

      First hand experience (since 2016): iPhone 7 Plus vs. DXO ONE, dxo destroys it in low light, in every light actually; DXO ONE results are semi-pro/advanced amateur; 3:2 image format, RAW oraz DXO proprietary enhanced RAW (for low light) + DXO OneSoftware – results are simply great (see: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AnckHT-DoJI2l6Z5LR49JXrBCkgHQA)