Pixii is an exceptional camera in more than one way.
Made in France
First of all, it is a French camera. This sentence alone is amazing!
France has stopped producing cameras for several decades. Pixii is 50% made up of French parts; electronics remains asian. Electronic, because Pixii is a digital camera, well anchored in the 21st century.
It is also a rangefinder device, like the famous Leica. As a reminder, telemetry is a focusing technique that has almost disappeared in favor of autofocus.
On the lens side, the Pixii accommodates M and M39 / LTM mount lenses with an adapter.
But Pixii is, above all, a digital camera without a display screen designed to work in tandem with a smartphone.
The best screen is already in your pocket! Your images are transferred almost instantly before you turn on the app.Pixii website
The camera is connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to the photographer’s smartphone. On a dedicated application, he receives the photo he has just taken. He can, then, share it directly on social networks or use it more traditionally in a retouching and enhancement workflow.
On the price side, the Pixii is in a high-end segment, but less expensive than its competitors. It is available from € 2,700, where a single digital body Leica is around € 6,000.