Behind the scenes of French DxOMark, international arbiter of camera quality

Posted May 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.- Updated May 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

The note that this SME delivers to cameras and smartphones, after extensive laboratory tests, has become a global benchmark.

No trace of the Japanese reflex prototypes that DxOMark secretly tests in its laboratories in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine).The smartphones that DxOMark receives months before their release have also been retracted, replaced by a banal standard iPhone, propped up on its test bench.

DxOMark's premises are unostentatious, but the photo-quality verdicts established by this French SME have become a global benchmark.DxOMark scores.

In October, the Google Pixel 2 scored 98 points, surpassed in January by the 99 points of the Samsung S9 plus, then by the 109 points of the Huawei P20 pro in March.On Wednesday, May 23, it was HTC's turn to communicate on the 103 points of its HTC U12 +.

In ten years, the small French company has conquered the world.According to its vice-president of marketing Nicolas Touchard, DxOMark today works for almost all major manufacturers of cameras, smartphones and lenses: Nikon, Leica, Panasonic, Samsung, GoPro, DJI, etc.

The SME helps their engineers by assigning a photo quality rating to their prototypes under development, sometimes at several points in its design.Why do these giants who employ thousands of people need the services of a small company of sixty employees, based in a country with a dying photographic industry? Why are his tests benchmarked?

Posted Date: 2020-11-13

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