In October 2018, French startup Pixii introduced its first product, the Pixii digital camera. The unique Pixii digital camera was a digital rangefinder with an M-mount. The aluminum physique eschewed a again show and included an digital viewfinder. The digital camera included a small OLED data show on prime and a small variety of buttons. The 12MP digital rangefinder ultimately went on sale in July 2020 for simply over $3,000. Pixii has now introduced an up to date model of its APS-C digital rangefinder Pixii digital camera, sporting a brand new 26MP picture sensor, new viewfinder, USB-C help and extra.
Maybe the largest change within the new Pixii digital camera is its picture sensor. The brand new 26MP backside-illuminated APS-C picture sensor is a giant step up by way of megapixel depend in comparison with its 12MP predecessor. Pixii states that the sensor has as much as 51Ke- full effectively capability (FWC) and skim noise as little as 0.83e-. The FWC equates to about 14 stops of dynamic vary. Pixii writes, ‘The brand new pixel design options an ultra-low noise flooring, for a cleaner sign in underexposed areas. Its prolonged full-well capability pushes dynamic vary to a complete new stage.’ The sensor additionally options an prolonged ISO vary. The unique Pixii digital camera’s ISO vary was 200-6400. The brand new sensor’s native ISO vary is 160-12,800, and it has a +36dB achieve vary.
|The brand new Pixii digital camera features a new 26MP APS-C BSI CMOS picture sensor|
The brand new interactive viewfinder ‘integrates a miniature show that tasks key info instantly into its optical viewfinder.’ Not like different rangefinder cameras, the brand new Pixii lets photographers view and work together with all digital camera settings like publicity velocity, compensation or white steadiness without having to look away from the viewfinder. You’ll be able to change which settings indicator to show by rotating the menu wheel on the digital camera. The rangefinder meeting incorporates 4 distinct optical paths, and the broad view contains body traces and a standard rangefinder patch within the heart. The viewfinder has 0.67x magnification, like the unique Pixii digital camera. There are selectable body traces for 28, 35, 40 and 50mm focal lengths.
One other improve comes within the type of USB-C connectivity. The USB-C connector permits for sooner charging and a extra correct battery gauge. The digital camera has as much as 25Wh charging capability. Normal reminiscence has been upgraded from 4GB to 8GB within the new Pixii digital camera. There are add-on reminiscence improve choices starting from 32GB to 128GB. The 128GB storage possibility can maintain greater than 3,650 DNG recordsdata. Talking of file sorts, the digital camera provides GPR format help, permitting photographers to compress DNG recordsdata at a better ratio whereas preserving full RAW modifying latitude. GPR works with most picture modifying options, per Pixii, together with Adobe Lightroom.
extra options, the Pixii digital camera has LUT-based coloration profiles, a monochrome mode for 16-bit single-plane monochrome DNG recordsdata, an digital shutter with speeds as much as 1/32,000s, native iOS and Android help and Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity and extra. To study extra in regards to the new Pixii digital camera, click on right here.
‘We listened to photographers utilizing the digital camera and we addressed their suggestions with this new mannequin,’ says David Barth, founding father of Pixii. ‘Crucially, we additionally engineered the improve path to let A1112 mannequin house owners improve their digital camera to the brand new sensor.’ Concerning improve path particulars, it is not instantly clear how it will work. Nonetheless, it seems that Pixii has an answer for patrons who bought the unique 12MP Pixii digital camera in 2020 or 2021 and would love the brand new 26MP picture sensor.
The brand new Pixii digital camera might be obtainable for preorder beginning on September 30. The digital camera begins at $2,999 (2999 euros). The 32GB model might be obtainable for round 3240 euros, 64GB for 3380 euros and the 128GB model for 3540 euros. US pricing for the fashions with upgraded storage has not been introduced. Orders are anticipated to start delivery on October 11.