New image processing technology breaks traditional optics limitations of cameraphones


DxO Aperture allows cameraphones to collect up to 4 times more light, thus extending shooting latitude to dim light environments and higher motion scenes

DxO Labs, a software editor focused on image processing research, has announce DxO Aperture, a new technology that breaks the limitations of traditional optics design. DxO Aperture delivers the ultimate image quality for cameraphones and dramatically extends their shooting latitude.

“Consumers want to take pictures in low light conditions and shoot moving subjects, which cameraphones have been unable to handle due to limited light collection capabilities,” explains Jerome Meniere, CEO of DxO Labs. “By breaking these limits, we believe that DxO Aperture’s revolutionary new approach will dramatically boost cameraphone usage.”

DxO Aperture is based on the award-winning technology of DxO Optics Pro, already adopted worldwide by pros and serious photographers.  This technology mathematically reconstructs the convergence of light rays effectively entering the camera module lense.  By removing major optical convergence constraints, DxO Aperture allows the design of a new type of camera module optics with much wider light collection: typically from an aperture of f/2.8 up to an amazing f/1.4, i.e. physically 4 times more light entering the cameraphone.

This technological breakthrough is the result of a successful scientific collaboration between DxO Labs and leading optics specialists.  DxO Lab’s ambition is to explore how digital imaging redefines the laws of optics design for a variety of consumer and professional imaging applications.

“If opening up the aperture to collect more light seems a sensible solution, then image processing becomes absolutely critical to compensate for all the additional optical defects,” explains Frederic Guichard, Chief Scientist at DxO Labs. “DxO Aperture achieves the tough goal of digitally processing the light rays that are being improperly focused by the optics at full aperture, thus effectively collecting up to 4 times more light per pixel on the sensor plane.”