DXO today announced the latest firmware update to their unique mobile photography product, the DXO ONE. Among the updates most notable features are the addition of customizable author & copyright metadata, watermarking, and live aperture/exposure compensation preview on the screen. DXO also notes that ‘overall camera performance’ has also been improved — whatever that means.

“Like my DSLR and tripod, the DxO ONE has become an important part of my workflow, allowing me to instantly share high quality, high res photos with my clients and followers”, said noted motorsports photographer, John Thawley. “By adding integrated copyright info and watermarking support, I can be confident that my shared DxO ONE images are now protected from unauthorized use.” 

DxO ONE iPhone AngleI would just point out that having that author and copyright metadata is great and all, but it doesn’t really protect your images from unauthorized use at all, just makes the process of going after whomever used it without permission easier (kinda). That said, it is still a nice feature improvement for sure.

Version 1.4 also introduces a host of other features based on direct user feedback, including the ability to preview in the viewfinder, in real-time, camera controls such as Aperture and EV-bias. Users can now determine when they want their DxO ONE to go into power saving mode, and all-important firmware updates that unlock new features and functionality are now more visible via top-level notifications, so you’ll never miss the opportunity to take advantage of cool new ways to control your DxO ONE.

In all the updates continue the trend that DXO has established of constantly updating and improving the product. The DXO ONE has come a long way since it was first announced, and I am curious to see how it will continue to evolve as time goes on. You can get all of the details about the new update over on DXO’s blog here.