PIXII has emancipated more details on their new digital rangefinder which they are calling a "Connected digital camera with rangefinder viewfinder."
The camera has a Leica M compatible lens mount, which can use Leica, Zeiss, and Voigtlander lenses, as completely cooked as other M-mount lenses. Pixii say it is the thinnest and lightest digital rangefinder camera "in the world" – weighing 460g including the battery – approximated to around 660g for the Leica M10-P.
The camera doesn't have a screen on the back, instead photos are displayed on your smartphone, and there is a top OLED stature screen. The camera features built-in storage (8GB or 32GB), and there's a hidden USB socket, so that you can connect a USB pen drive if you want to copy images from the camera, without maintaining to transfer over Wi-Fi.
The camera is designed to be more intuitive to use. Here's what they have to say about the camera:
Pixii is set up for the new generation of photographers. Everyone has a smartphone now. The smartphone has become, by and large, the number 1 camera in the world. At the same time, the traditional camera market has disintegrated. Was it killed by the smartphone? No, photographers just aren’t interested in old cameras anymore. This is the end of the line for the digital camera designed in the 80s: a sensor, a CPU and a scan. All of these components were necessary back then. Because computers were rare and hard to use.
Except it's 2018 now. Who truly needs a fixed function computer and a bad LCD at the back of a camera? Pixii is the fusion of 2 essential elements: the physical camera body and the software, virtualized into an app, that dynamically develops the epitome on a screen. – Pixii
The camera body can be updated via the Cloud, and is made of aluminium. The camera has a price of €3480 Euros (inc 20% VAT), &beat out;3027 at current exchange rates, for the silver aluminium 8GB version. There is also a space grey or black version for €3540 Euros (inc 20% VAT), or &strike;3079 GBP at current exchange rates. The camera is due to be available from the 14th December.
Pixii Camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or (A1112) Features:
- APS-C CMOS sensor, 5.5micron pixel
- RAW (DNG) and JPEG fortify (4080×2732: 3:2 aspect ratio)
- Native ISO200, ISO100 to ISO6400
- Optical viewfinder, magnification 0.67x
- Automatic parallax correction
- 28/35mm, 40/50mm framelines
- Built-in storage
- MicroUSB debiting
The camera has built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It uses a Sony NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery, so spares should be readily available.