DxO has announced that users of one of its titles – DxO PhotoLab 5, PureRAW 2, ViewPoint 3, FilmPack 6 and Nik Collection 5 – now have access to over 75,000 camera and lens combinations, which ‘it presents as the most complete in the world.
In addition to adding support for a host of new cameras and lenses, DxO Labs has synchronized its optical modules across its entire software range. The company claims that since each new optical module is created from individual combinations of cameras and lenses, they present the most comprehensive and qualitative approach to optical correction.
As well as adding support for cameras such as the DJI Mini 3 Pro, Fujifilm X-H2S, Nikon D810A and Nikon Z30, DxO is also adding support for what it describes as a “huge” range of new lenses.
Drawing a line in the sand, DxO claims that unlike competitors who only offer “generic profiles”, it features corrections optimized for specific camera and lens setups.
“DxO’s unique dual calibration system evaluates every lens and every camera body together, delivering truly bespoke and exceptional optical corrections. This leads to an exclusive set of features that no other system can provide,” the company claims.
DxO says this approach has two important advantages. First, the optical module assesses 100% of the pixel area as the true capture field.
“Other solutions, including those from competing camera brands and software, are forced to crop resolution when reducing optical distortion,” DxO says. “On the other hand, DxO Optics modules retain up to 10% more pixels compared to the competition.”
Second, DxO says it uses a “proprietary” lens sharpening algorithm that provides tailored adjustments and corrections based on each lens’ field of view.
“Sharpness is applied at different levels, specific to the particularities of a lens. For example, sharpening may increase towards the edge of the frame to balance out any radial softness. This achieves superior results compared to applying general sharpening to the entire image – an approach taken in lesser quality software,” the company claims.
DxO says its optical modules also correct vignetting, geometric distortions, and longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberrations as part of its standard.
The company says its optical models are the only way to benefit from “Anamorphic Distortion Compensation”, which it claims is a proprietary technology that restores the natural proportions of a scene or subject after being distorted by characteristics of a wide-angle lens. . The company says that because of this, using shorter focal lengths is no longer an issue when capturing large groups of people or in landscape photography.
DxO is not selling any new products or introducing new prices as part of this announcement, but rather focuses on trying to explain its value proposition to those who may not be familiar with its tools. All DxO Labs editing tools can be viewed on its website.
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