Can’t afford an expensive camera? DxO Optics Pro has a solution.


Cameras Out of My Price Range

I admire the photos taken by people with the Canon 5D Mk II, 5D Mk III, and the 1DX. But, these cameras are way out of my price range. Fortunately, I use DxO Optics Pro software and there is a solution.


DxO Optics Pro — Simulating Expensive Cameras

DxO Optics Pro has a section of their post processing software titled “Color Rendering.” In this module, you can pick which camera or film that you want your photo’s color to match. You can even pick an ICC profile if you want to see how it looks printed. I like the photos I see on that are taken with the Canon 5D and 1DX cameras. While I can not get the sensor size or other qualities, the thing that sets these cameras apart from mine in my opinion are the colors. The colors coming from these cameras are different than I get in mine. I can get the same noise reduction and clarity using the DxO Optics Pro software, but the color is a different story, so I need to use the DxO Optics Pro Color Rendering module to get this. It is actually very simple to use:

  1. Turn on the Color Rendering module and choose “Camera body” in the “Camera, film, ICC profile” dropdown box.
  2. In the dropdown box below that, choose “Canon 5DMk2, 5DMk3, 1DX.” You can choose from many different camera makes and models so choose your preference (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Leica, Minolta, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung, Sony). I show you mine here only for example.

That’s it. Now the photo has the color rendering of a different (more expensive) camera. DxO Color Rendering Module


I can achieve the toning and colors of many different cameras using the DxO Optics Pro software, and I am no longer limited by the camera I have in my hand. This makes the DxO Optics Pro software indispensable to me and my workflow. Try it and see for yourself. Amazing results.

Thank you for reading what I wrote — I hope you enjoyed it!

Additional Information

DxO Color Rendition Profiles