Five new cameras, 400 optics modules: DxO Optics Pro update now available
posted Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM EDT
Exactly four weeks after its last update, Paris, France-based DxO Labs has unveiled a new version of its flagship Optics Pro image processing application, bringing support for five new cameras and a whopping 400 new optics modules.
According to the official release notes, DxO Optics Pro 7.5.1 also fixes an issue with use on Open CL machines whose user account names contain special characters, along with several other minor bug fixes that aren't detailed. The company has also slightly reorganized the filters menu.
The newly supported cameras in Optics Pro v7.5.1 include the Nikon D800E and D3200, the Panasonic GX1, along with both the Sony A35 and A57. All but one of these are supported in both the Standard and Elite versions of Optics Pro. Due to its high resolution, and the resulting memory requirements, the Nikon D800E is only supported on 64-bit systems in the Elite edition of Optics Pro, and use of a quad-core processor is also recommended. (The same provisos apply to the Nikon D800 support added in the previous release.)
Of the new lens modules, some 200 are specific to the newly-added cameras: 71 for the Nikon D3100, 61 for the Nikon D800E, 25 apiece for the Sony A35 and Sony A57, and 18 for the Panasonic GX1. There are also new modules for various lenses on Canon, Fujifilm, Pentax, and Samsung camera bodies. To see if your own gear is already on the supported list, or planned for support in an upcoming version, take a look at DxO's Supported Equipment page.
DxO Optics Pro is priced at around US$170 for the Standard edition and $300 for the Elite edition, respectively. Through June 30th, discounts are available bringing these prices down to US$100 for the Standard edition, and US$200 for the Elite edition. A time-limited trial version is available for new customers, and the update is free of charge for anybody who purchased Optics Pro 6 or 7 after September 1, 2011. More details on the DxO website!
DxO Optics Pro v7.5.1 supports five more new cameras and achieves the milestone of 7,000 available DxO Optics Modules
Special 30% discount through June 30, 2012
June 20, 2012 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v7.5.1 for Mac and Windows, its image processing software of reference for all exacting photographers. This update means that DxO Optics Pro 7 now supports the latest cameras from Nikon, the D800E (Elite Edition only) and the D3200, Sony’s SLT A35 and SLT A57 translucent-mirror SLRs, as well as Panasonic’s hybrid micro 4/3 camera, the Lumix DMC GX1.
Ever more DxO Optics Modules
DxO Optics Pro 7 now counts more than 7,000 lens-camera combinations in its Optics Module library.
Since the last version, DxO Optics Pro v7.5.1 integrates more than 400 new DxO Optics Modules, of which 61 are modules for Nikon D800E and 71 are for the Nikon D3200. These latest modules enable support for additional Canon, Minolta, Nikkor, Panasonic, Samyang, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, and Tokina lenses for numerous Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung, and Sony cameras.
More effective moiré removal for the D800E
Since the Nikon D800E does not have an antialiasing (AA) filter, it can be more susceptible to moiré. DxO Optics Pro v7.5.1’s RAW conversion algorithms have been fine-tuned such that the “Remove color moiré” tool works more effectively for this camera to restore the finest details.
Availability and special discount
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online store, and at photo resellers, at a special discount price good through June 30, 2012:
DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299
DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: 99€ instead of 199€
DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: 199€ instead of 299€ (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)
DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: £89 instead of £135
DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: £179 instead of £269 (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)
This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 7, as well as for photographers who purchased a license for DxO Optics Pro 6 after September 1, 2011.
A fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro 7, good for one month, is available on DxO Labs website.
PC: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 (32 bits), Windows® Vista® (32 or 64 bits), Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bits) and Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon 64 X2 or higher processor.
Mac: Mac OS® X 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion and Mac Intel® or higher processor.
Minimum of 2 GB of RAM and 2 GB available disk space.
To process RAW images larger than 20 MPix, a 64-bit system with 4 GB of RAM is strongly recommended.
To process RAW images taken with a Nikon D800 or D800E, a 64-bit system is required; a computer equipped with at least a 4-core processor is strongly recommended.
About DxO Labs
DxO Labs develops image processing technologies. In addition to its DxO Optics Pro and DxO FilmPack products for Mac and Windows, designed for serious and demanding photographers, the company also licenses diverse solutions for the principal actors in the imaging industry:
Embedded technologies for real-time image processing, destined for camera and cameraphone manufacturers;
Image quality evaluation and measurement tools, destined for specific imaging industries (e.g., camera module manufacturers, sensor vendors, and processor vendors) as well as for photography journalists and photo experts.
For more information, visit DxO Labs’ website at www.dxo.com.
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