A unique mix of image processing, silicon design and optical design technologies
DxO Labs’ patented technologies are a result of strong collaboration with a network of leading academic research centers and key individuals in applied mathematics. The firm’s technologies are acknowledged by top photographic experts and image processing scientists around the world as the state-of-the-art in digital image processing. Our prominent Scientific Committeereflects the company’s roots in academic research. As a result, DxO Labs can ensure it always delivers the best possible technology to its customers.
The ever increasing resolution of cameras and the corresponding ever shrinking size of pixels put immense pressure on imaging performance and component size. With pixel sizes now reaching below 2µm, the challenge can no longer be addressed purely with traditional optics and electronics. DxO Labs propose a new approach where digital processing can relieve some of the optical and electronic constrains.
In order to face these challenges, DxO Labs has built a strong R&D multi-disciplinary team worldwide. With an optimized knowledge base of all aspects of camera system performance and design, this team is then able to craft solutions which uniquely adapt to the particular constraints or requirements of a given application.
For example, in order to reduce the optical system cost, DxO Labs developed an innovative extended depth of field (EDoF) technology. Based on using the principles of longitudinal chromatic aberration, the solution allows a fixed focus lens paired with DxO Digital Optics technology to achieve performance normally only available in a lens system with an actuator. The elimination of the actuator results in dramatic cost savings, both in terms of materials and improved yields for the simpler fixed focus camera design.