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Ko.Fe.
09-30-2018, 09:39
https://leicarumors.com/2018/09/28/pixii-camera-update.aspx/
French true RF project. Not another EVF gimmick.
But is it just another Kronost?

nukecoke
09-30-2018, 09:52
Hahha, I thought only Hongkongkers make those gimmicks.

xayraa33
09-30-2018, 11:26
What ever happened to that retro Yashica GSN nonsense ( or what ever it was) of a year ago?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/8486497158/yashica-might-be-about-to-make-a-comeback-in-the-camera-market

jsrockit
09-30-2018, 12:06
We will see... I hope they succeed.

nukecoke
09-30-2018, 12:49
What ever happened to that retro Yashica GSN nonsense ( or what ever it was) of a year ago?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/8486497158/yashica-might-be-about-to-make-a-comeback-in-the-camera-market

Sep 8th update:

"digiFilm Camera Y35 is now available at Lane Crawford, a globally luxury fashion, beauty and lifestyle Department Store."

Archlich
09-30-2018, 13:02
Simply apply common sense here...

ptpdprinter
09-30-2018, 13:18
Sep 8th update:

"digiFilm Camera Y35 is now available at Lane Crawford, a globally luxury fashion, beauty and lifestyle Department Store."
The digiFilm Camera Y35 camera does not appear on the Crawford Lane website.

nukecoke
10-01-2018, 00:38
The digiFilm Camera Y35 camera does not appear on the Crawford Lane website.

Normal. They have been releasing false information throughout the updates of the project.

zuiko85
10-01-2018, 03:46
It’s hard for established and experienced companies making cameras to stay afloat. But you will always have a bunch of dreamers with no money promising the moon, and underestimating costs by a factor of 10.


So what’s new.

c.poulton
10-19-2018, 05:58
I’ve just received an email with the following link to their website:

https://pixii.fr

I have to admit that I’m tempted.

Scapevision
10-19-2018, 06:06
they lost me at radical. hipster skaters market share.

Ko.Fe.
10-19-2018, 16:33
Radical doesn't sounds good these days. But lets hope it is for radically low price.

xayraa33
10-19-2018, 17:22
they lost me at radical. hipster skaters market share.

I wonder if Fred Flintstone was actually a hipster?

davidnewtonguitars
10-19-2018, 19:07
Surely you've seen the news? https://petapixel.com/2018/10/18/yashicas-unexpected-y35-digifilm-camera-is-unexpectedly-bad/

What ever happened to that retro Yashica GSN nonsense ( or what ever it was) of a year ago?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/8486497158/yashica-might-be-about-to-make-a-comeback-in-the-camera-market

xayraa33
10-19-2018, 19:18
Surely you've seen the news? https://petapixel.com/2018/10/18/yashicas-unexpected-y35-digifilm-camera-is-unexpectedly-bad/

Yes, of course I seen the news.

Not only that but I am the OP of this bottom thread that I posted yesterday.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=166568

CameraQuest
10-19-2018, 20:05
https://leicarumors.com/2018/09/28/pixii-camera-update.aspx/
French true RF project. Not another EVF gimmick.
But is it just another Kronost?

I don't think another Kronost.

I know these guys.

Stephen

farlymac
10-19-2018, 20:56
Just looking at the sample camera it appears to be well designed and built, and yet probably made from modern materials, so it's not going to be some Leica hunk. I would hope that it has another way to get the photos out besides WiFi or Bluetooth. "Internal Memory" doesn't sound like removable memory like an SD card.


PF

Ko.Fe.
10-19-2018, 20:59
I don't think another Kronost.

I know these guys.

Stephen

Do they need camera testers? I would.

FPjohn
10-23-2018, 07:24
A digital Leica CL for my 40mm Summicron is an easy sell to me. FPJ

BillBingham2
10-23-2018, 08:10
Perhaps they found a source for the M8.2 sensor, CV rangefinder/shutter/guts and are putting it together some place with good food.......

B2 (;->

:: Mark
10-23-2018, 08:16
I suspect that the biggest challenge for the camera will be battery life. They claim that it uses an FPGA internally, which is inherently less power consumption friendly than a dedicated ASIC. Then there is the question of what from the description sounds like an always-on wireless connection to a phone to give a distributed system architecture.

It is an interesting project - I hope that they succeed.

BillBingham2
10-23-2018, 09:42
.....Then there is the question of what from the description sounds like an always-on wireless connection to a phone to give a distributed system architecture.

Good points. No LCD to managed or power should make it a lot simpler. A lot depends on their approach to sending pictures to the device. I'm not sure if there is a low power heart-beat to just keep the connection alive or if there is a buffer in the camera that would flush when you make a connection? Lots of different options all depends on their user stories/requirements/design.

It will be fun to watch what comes out.

B2 (;->

splitimageview
10-23-2018, 11:04
The power draw of an FPGA vs ASIC is minimal compared to not having an LCD. No need for a constant connection to the smartphone.