If you're a pro photographer, you know the best camera is the one you have with you. But as great as smartphones are, they still can't do some of the things an elite camera can do.
The company DxOMark realized there was a gap in the market, and cleverly introduced a 20 megapixel camera with a fold-out Lightning plug for iPhones. A writer at Mashable tested out the $599 camera and was mostly pleased.
It's called the DxO One, and its camera app launches on your iPhone as soon as you plug it in. The Lightning plug goes in either way, so you can take professional quality selfies as well.
Your iPhone screen functions as the viewfinder, and it looks a bit like a small old-school camcorder when it's plugged in. Check it out:
There are a variety of scene modes like action, portrait, landscape and nighttime, and other options like Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
You can adjust the ISO to 12800, and it takes pictures from 1/8000 of a second fast all the way to 15 seconds. The F-Stops go from 1.8 to 11.
Professional photogs will be glad to know the DxO One saves photographs in the RAW image format, which preserves tons of information for manipulating the picture later. But it also saves a JPG to your iPhone for posting your 20MP selfies to Facebook.
The Mashable writer said he liked the camera, but the combo with the iPhone was a bit awkward. He called the DxO One "truly effective," but with "limited appeal - especially at that price." Would you shell out $599 for this iPhone upgrade? Let us know in the comments below.