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DxO Optics Pro updated for new cameras
(Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 12:38 EDT)

French software company DO Labs has today announced that its DxO Optics Pro software has been updated to support the Nikon D2H and Canon EOS 1D Mark II digital cameras.

If you're not familiar with DxO Optics Pro, you might want to read our in-depth coverage from shortly after it was announced at this year's PMA show in Las Vegas. Imaging Resource Publisher Dave Etchells was definitely impressed by the sample images DO Labs provided, describing DxO Optics Pro as "the most significant product shown at PMA 2004".

In brief, though, DxO Optics Pro relies on carefully controlled analysis of camera bodies and lenses by DO Labs. The result is a set of camera body and lens correction modules, which can be used to correct softness, distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting in digital images using a particular combination of camera body and lens.

Today's announcement means that users of Nikon's D2H and Canon's EOS 1D Mark II, both cameras targetted at the professional market, can now use DxO Optics Pro to correct for these common image flaws without the need to spend time manually working on the images.

Users must purchase the DxO Correction Engine, modules for each brand and model of camera body they wish to use, and modules for each lens they wish to use. As an example, a Canon EOS 10D body module coupled with two lens modules costs $296 regularly (an initial launch discount of 25% brings this down to $222). This allows you to purchase modules for all your lenses, knowing that should you buy a different camera body featuring the same lens mount in the future, you'll only have to repurchase the body module - not the modules for the lenses.

Original Source Press Release:


Paris, France, June 21st, 2004 - DxO Optics Pro, the award winning image correction software application from DO Labs now supports the two most recent high-end Digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras from Canon and Nikon, namely the Nikon D2H and the Canon EOS 1D Mark II. Released on May 24, 2004 for both Macintosh and Windows, DxO Optics Pro software automatically eliminates Distortion, Vignetting , Blur and Lateral Chromatic Aberrations to dramatically improve digital image quality.

A fast growing range of DxO Correction Modules
Image correction is uniquely tailored to each model of camera body and lens through the use of DxO Correction Modules. A DxO Correction Module is a sophisticated mathematical model of a camera's or lens' imaging performance. Currently offering support for the Canon Digital Rebel/300D, Canon 10D, Canon 1D Mark II, Nikon D70, Nikon D100 and Nikon D2H and a selection of lenses, DO Labs plans to release approximately 200 DxO Modules in 2004 thus serving the needs of a huge proportion of Digital SLR users.

Availability and Pricing
DxO Camera Body correction modules for the Nikon D2H and the Canon EOS 1D Mark II are being launched at US$ 89.25 each, including a special introductory discount of 25%. This introductory discount for the Nikon D2H and the Canon EOS 1D Mark II ends July 31st 2004. Additional discounts are available for multiple DxO Correction Module purchases.

DxO Correction Modules for the Nikon D2H and the Canon EOS 1D Mark II are available immediately on the DxO Optics Pro e-commerce site at http://store.dxo.com.

About DO Labs and its DxO Technology
DO Labs SA is a software company focused on research in applied mathematics for digital image enhancement. The roots of the company come out of the most advanced academic mathematical research with strong ties to leading universities and research labs and a prestigious Scientific Committee.

The company's patented DxO technology produces genuine, perceptible improvements in the quality of any digital image. DxO is a set of software components that measures and corrects major faults found in imaging devices: Blur, Local Contrast, Distortion, Vignetting, Chromatic aberration, Jpeg artifacts, etc. Furthermore, DxO Correction offers key benefits that make it an industrial-grade solution:

  • DxO produces optimum image correction;
  • DxO is robust: DxO will never damage image quality;
  • DxO is automatic: No human intervention is required at any stage;
  • DxO is real time: it can be easily embedded in any real-time workflow (ARM, DSP, ASIC) inside imaging devices such as digital still cameras or camera phones; in a PC at driver level, a server; or in a digital photofinishing minilab equipment.
For more information, visit DO Labs online at www.dxo.com .

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