Some major changes have happened inside DxO Labs. The company has recently announced that DxOMark Image Labs has split from DxO Labs, and they are now a privately-owned, independent company. According to their announcement, DxOMark will go on with the “development and commercialization of image quality solutions and services.”
Just 20 days ago, Nikon D850 was crowned the best DSLR ever, according to DxO tests. It was the first camera to reach the overall score of 100, but now there’s a new winner. Hasselblad X1D-50c, medium format mirrorless camera, has won the overall score of 102. According to DxO, it’s now the best commercially-available medium-format sensor you can get. If medium format is what you’re looking for.
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.
Just days ago, iPhone 8 Plus took the first place on the DxO list, and then it shared the throne with Samsung Galaxy Note 8. But, according to DxO, Google Pixel 2 leaves both these phones behind. With the impressive overall score of 98, this now seems to be the best smartphone for “phoneography” there is, at least judging from DxO’s tests.
The iPhone 8 Plus camera recently took the first place on DxO Mark’s list. But, now they’ve tested Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and confirmed that iPhone has a serious competitor when it comes to smartphone cameras.
The Note 8 is Samsung’s dual camera phone, and as DxO writes, it offers the best zoom capabilities of any mobile device they’ve tested so far. It has won an overall score of 94, which ties it to the iPhone 8 Plus in terms of the camera performance. However, the only reason the results are tied is that the iPhone performs better for the video. As for photography, Samsung’s new smartphone has scored the maximum 100.
Another record has been broken on DxO when it comes to smartphone cameras, and the new title-holder is the iPhone 8 Plus. The camera of Apple’s new smartphone scored 94 on DxO test, thus beating Google Pixel and HTC U11.
It’s worth noting that DxO has expanded the criteria, so they now test zoom, bokeh, low-light ability and camera in motion, among other things. And with these expanded test protocols included, iPhone 8 Plus got the highest mark so far.
For the past week DxO has been sharing mysterious teasers on its New Shape of Photography website, announcing its new vision of photography will launch on June 18th.
It didn’t take too long, however, before the secret was revealed and the full specs of the upcoming camera were made available prior to the official release.
The camera, claiming to include the world’s most advanced image processing, can be used as a standalone camera or connect to an iPhone/iPad to offer a large interactive viewfinder and ‘other powerful DSLR features’.
While DxO’s desire to pour its extensive knowledge into creating its own camera is understandable, how will this move affect the credibility of the company’s sensor and lens ratings?