DxO One camera for Android, update, accessories announced
The DxO One is arguably the best compact camera iPhone attachment you can buy. Cheer up ‘droid fans as an Android version is on its way.
That’s right, Android users will be able to enjoy the same camera awesomeness as their fruity friends.
There is also a heap of updates for the existing iPhone model that make it even better!
The DxO One, DxO’s first camera hardware, has been given a free software update. This adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse and more.
Android users can sign up to find out more about DxO One for Android, with more details to be released on November 2nd.
DxO One camera attachment
The DxO One, originally released in June 2015, is a digital camera with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor.
Viewfinding can be done via a simple onboard mono OLED screen or by plugging it into your iPhone via the integrated Lightning connector.
Moreover, it accomplishes this in a compact package that works with a range of accessories. That’s a rather neat little segway to mentioning the new accessories.
This doubles the battery life without adding much additional size to the nicely compact camera.
This lets you keep it plugged into power while shooting outside in the elements, or even while working underwater.
It’s being bundled with the Outdoor Shell as a free accessory.
As already mentioned, there’s also the 3.0 software update. This brings with it Facebook Live streaming and multi-camera streaming using both the DxO One and the iPhone’s built-in cameras for multi-angle shots from a single device.
Additionally, it gains a new time-lapse feature that guides the user through the process and employs tech called “Auto Ramping” to avoid flicker effects.
This actually ships in the box with the DxO One going forward for free, too. Nice!
DxO for Android
Finally, DxO will be releasing an Android version of the One.
This will come equipped with a USB-C connector so that it’ll be compatible with most modern Android smartphones.
The device will be open to “Early Access” users, a program available to all, starting in the coming weeks, with a companion version 1.0 DxO One mobile app.
DxO plans to use the “early access” stage to refine the experience prior to a general release.
Price and availability
- DxO One camera is £449 and is available now for iPhone
- Version 3.0 of the DxO ONE iOS application, along with the application for the Apple Watch, are immediately available for free via the iTunes App Store.
- Version 1.0 of the DxO ONE Android will be available for free in the coming weeks via the Google Play Store, as part of the “DxO ONE Android Early Access program”.
- The Battery Pack will be available at dxo.com for £49.99
- The Cable Back Door will come with any purchase of a waterproof Outdoor Shell from DxO’s online store.
- The Tilt Stand will be provided with the DxO ONE free of charge.