Distortion begone! iPhone 5s, Nikon Df, Sony A7 among 17 new cameras supported by DxO software


posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:39 PM EST


If lens distortion and perspective issues are the bane of your photos and you're shooting with a recently-announced camera -- including Apple's wildly-popular iPhone 5s, the Nikon Df DSLR which we're currently reviewing, or the truly lustworthy Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless camera -- then we have good news! The folks at French software company DxO Labs have just released updates to two of their apps, and one is aimed at correcting these visual bugbears in images shot with a vast selection of cameras, with 17 recently-launched models now included in their number.

DxO ViewPoint 2.1.2 is available immediately, and the distortion-taming app now supports all of the following cameras:

  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Nikon Df
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Pentax K-3
  • Pentax K-500
  • Sony Alpha 7
  • Sony Alpha 7R
  • Sony Alpha 3000
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5T

As well as supporting all of these new cameras, Viewpoint 2.1.2 restores support for the Ricoh GR with its firmware version 2.0.3, and changes the cropping function to default to retaining the original aspect ratio of each corrected image. DxO also promises minor bug fixes, but doesn't detail these.

Alongside the new Viewpoint release, the company has also issued DxO FilmPack v4.5.1. This update to the company's film simulation software is said to improve stability and reliability, but the company doesn't describe what the changes entail.

Both downloads are available now from the DxO Labs website.