DxO Optics Pro update adds Nikon D810 support, hits a major milestone for optics support


posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM EDT


Just in time for the start of our Nikon D810 review Shooter's Reports, French software company DxO Labs has released an update supporting the camera in its flagship application, DxO Optics Pro. The update to Optics Pro v9.5.2 not only adds support for raw files shot with the D810, but also brings minor bug fixes and resolution for an issue when processing images whose XMP sidecars contained special characters. And as usual, there are a raft of new optics modules supporting various camera body and lens combinations.

But it's the Nikon D810 support that really has us excited, because it means Nikon's super high-res shooter can now take advantage of the excellent, automatic corrections provided by Optics Pro, and especially its amazing PRIME denoising engine. That alone could make for really cool possibilities when it comes to low-light shooting. (Sadly, our D810 has had to go back to Nikon for service under a recently-issued advisory, so we've not gotten to try low-light photography in the real world yet -- but it's nice to know that Optics Pro and the PRIME engine are waiting when the camera gets back.)

In the meantime, you can give Optics Pro v9.5.2 a spin with the many Nikon D810 raw files provided in our review. And if you're not in the market for a Nikon D810, there's still a good chance this Optics Pro update contains some gifts for you as well, courtesy of optics modules that support 894 new lens / body combinations. Nikon, Panasonic and Sony shooters between them can now use an even wider range of lenses from Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, and Zeiss, and gain access to Optics Pro's automatic lens corrections.

And by adding these new modules, DxO has taken Optics Pro past an amazing landmark, with a truly staggering 20,000+ total lens modules now available -- so whatever your camera brand of choice, there's cause to celebrate!

Available immediately, DxO Optics Pro 9.5.2 is a free update for existing Optics Pro 9 owners, or those who've purchased Optics Pro 8 since September 1st, 2013. New customers will pay US$170 for the Standard edition, or US$300 for the Elite edition, and the latter is required for Nikon D810 support. Customers with earlier versions will find upgrade pricing detailed in the DxO Labs customer center. A one-month time-limited trial is also available. More details can be found on DxO's website.