Another startup promising DRF

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by Jochen, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. French Pixii seem working on a M mount RF. - Lets wait, hope the best and read reviews when it gets released.
    Their concept doesn't look too bad, at least if the price will feel right.
     
  2. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Moderator Staff Member

    Looks interesting - if you search on the net there is quite a bit of info & photos.
     
  3. I don't understand (yet): What is a "global shutter"? - A not rolling digital one that neither permits live view nor video recording?
    Hardwired internal memory sounds a bit like reheating BIC's concept of not refillable plastic lighters and ball pens + disposable shavers?
    An ISO dial will be nice to have.
    The product images, listed VF magnification and frame lines provided smell like a not very capable RF that surely isn't meant to handle insanely fast glass.
    " 5.5ยตm pixel pitch" is found in which common cameras and means what pixel count in the end? (I'd be content with APS, hopefully "H" but "C" would do.)
    I am no big fan of RF purism; that trend that demands film camera vibes emulation by omitting rear screens. IMHO a smart device dependent camera should provide an option to shoot it via wireless LV, with focus peaking and zooming in for precision focusing.
    Pixii didn't tell yet what they might be trying to make the supported wider RF lenses "sing" on their sensor. Thin filters (at least)?
    How hard will it be to keep dust off a permanently exposed sensor?
     
  4. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Moderator Staff Member

    May turn out to be a flash in the pan or even vaporware. Just have to wait till they are around to hold in hand and try.
     
  5. A "global" shutter is an electronic shutter which acts on all cells in the sensor at once. CCDs operate in global fashion natively. CMOS sensors take as long a 1/15 second to "scan" the sensor a few rows at a time, much like a very slow focal plane shutter (e.g., Speed Graphic). This affects extraction of data as well as action of the electronic shutter.

    The Sony A9 is unique among MILCs, having a scan time of 1/150 second, blackout-free and with minimal rolling shutter effect. Sony is also close to releasing a truly global CMOS, FF sensor, so far limited to high-end video cameras.
     
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