The DxO ONE is a great idea, and a real alternative to the Olympus Air A01 [B&H | Amazon] and Sony [B&H|Amazon]: pump up the iPhone with a superior sensor while minimizing added bulk. Indeed, the DxO ONE is much smaller than either the Air 01 or QX series, and with a direct lightning connection, much faster to display.
You could argue that it runs truer to what makes the iPhone so compelling.
The flip side is that the DxO ONE offers only a single, fixed focal length lens compared to the interchangeable MFT and APS-C mounts of the other two – while being between 50% and 100% more expensive than either one.
Still, single focal length fixed lens cameras have grown on me recently beginning with the iPhone and now encompassing the Sony RX1R II (See article on Sony RX1R II first impressions), and depending on your needs and style the DxO ONE may be a great choice.
We also note that DxO rates the DxO One sensor very highly (we’re not particularly concerned about dxomark being part of the same company), but there IS some magic there with the DxO’s SuperRAW Plus which we don’t yet fully understand.
If we can get our hands on one, we’ll let you know what we find out.
Visit www.dxo.com/us/dxo-one to learn more.
Introducing the DxO ONE Connected Camera
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)