What is DxOMark Ratings for Cameras? How accurate are they?

What is DxOMark Ratings for Cameras? How accurate are they?

You all must have heard something about DxOMark ratings for best Cameras and smartphone cameras. Noone knew about DxOMark untill Google launched there Pixel devices earlier this year, and this rating was highest for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. But then came, Samsung with its Galaxy Note 8, so the DxOMark rating for Note 8 was sensibly good. Recently, DxOMark ratings made it into the news as Google Pixel 2 XL got an all time high time score of 98. But do you even know, how is this score accumlated and what are the factors involved. So, here, in this blog, I will talk about all the things that I know about DxOMark ratings. So, let's start:


What is DxOMark?

DxOMark is a rating website that’s owned by DxO Labs, an image processing software company based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. DxO does some pretty legit, really solid, testing.They try to be scientific and objective wherever they possibly can. For aspects of image quality such as noise, DxOMark uses an “image quality ruler” based on previously analyzed images and determines where the new image falls on that scale. But there is a big way these overall DxOMark scores aren’t objective. Since different people have different needs when it comes to a camera, looking at the individual scores that matter to you is probably more helpful and informative than comparing cameras simply based on their overall scores. But there’s also another reason to take the scores with a grain of salt: the fact that DxOMark works with manufacturers (for a fee) to design cameras that score highly on DxOMark’s tests. DxO Labs is a consulting company as well as a testing company. For a fee, they will work with smartphone manufacturers before their phone comes out to create a better camera.


What is DxOMark Rating?

As smartphones overtake point-and-shoot cameras DxO Labs started testing smartphones and other mobile devices in 2011 and introduced DxOMark Mobile in 2012. A major update was made in September 2017, adding tests designed to stress the capabilities of current-model smartphones such as lower-light shooting, telephoto zoom, depth effect, and bokeh.

DxOMark Mobile Overall Score is the headline number reported for each tested device, and consists of: DxOMark Mobile Photo and DxOMark Mobile Video.


What are the categories that DxOMark ratings depend upon?

DxOMark's Mobile Photo score is composed of these Categories:

  • Exposure and contrast
  • Color
  • Autofocus
  • Texture
  • Noise
  • Artifacts
  • Flash
  • Zoom
  • Bokeh

DxOMark's Mobile Video score includes six of the same Sub-scores as DxOMark's Mobile Photo score (Exposure, Color, Autofocus, Texture, Noise, and Artifacts), along with Stabilization.

DxOMark's tests are conducted under a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from low light 5 lux to bright daylight outdoors.

So, by now you would have got the rough idea of DxOMark ratings. Now if a new smartphone comes in, and its DxOMark rating is higher, just expect the camera quality to be better by its DxOMark score. However, if you have any doubts, feel free to contact us anytime on our Facebook, Instagram page. 





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