Pixii camera updates

Here are the latest Pixii camera updates:

Update: Pixii cameras are now available for sale at B&H Photo.

What’s New?

We have been hiring and training engineers to ramp up our production capacity. With the founding team being in charge of design, new features, assembly, testing, and calibrating, we hit multiple bottlenecks. The new members of our team are working quickly to make this a thing of the past. David & Melric are still very much part of the fabrication and quality processes but should have a bit more time for the Research part of the R&D!

On the communications front, we are happy to share that Pascal Jappy (founder of DearSusan) has started working with us. A professional marketing expert, Pascal communicated about this collaboration in his usual tongue-in-cheek tone here. He will soon be joined by another Youtube professional we had reached out to. There are so many talents in our small community! We hope to create even more interesting content for you with the help of our new dream team.

Meanwhile, we continue to streamline our operations. We have improved the yield rate for certain elements and we have adjusted our processes. We are now running on a weekly cadence for the fabrication of small batches of cameras. This makes production leaner and faster. Already, delivery times have dropped from 8 horribly long weeks to 6-7, and we hope to bring this down to 4-5 within a few weeks.

Paradoxically, it also means we are going through our components bin faster than before. We continue to fight against semiconductor shortages and hope we can hold with our stock of critical parts. Unfortunately, some components won’t be available again until early 2023! So… hint hint, act now before it is too late.

Software Update

A software release happened in early June. But here are some highlights:

  • Quick access to your favorite menu settings.
  • WiFi and backup interface improvements.
  • Faster camera boot, and improved battery management.
  • Cable tethering for remote control and superfast download of images.

Sneak preview of the future

Mirroring our recruiting efforts, you will be seeing news on both the product and communications front very soon.

Starting with the latter, a 3-part insider peek into the backstory of the company and the design of the camera.

Of course, new reviews and discussions will continue to be passed on to you. It’s not yet easy to test a Pixii camera and they are a good way of deciding whether you want to take a camera home (with our new 30-day return policy).

And a few other surprises are in the works. For example, we have received many questions about the Monochrome mode. But we couldn’t go into more details to explain why it gives results so close to a dedicated monochrome sensor. We have since filed for a patent and the new comms team will be working on getting the word out and revealing more about that magic feat!

Previous coverage of the Pixii camera can be found here:

The Pixii APS-C digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount tested at DxO Mark (the best APS-C camera rested so far)

There is a new Pixii APS-C connected digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount


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