PIXII rangefinder camera has no screen and no memory card slot!

Woman holding Pixii camera

A French company has announced a radical new luxury camera that is designed to be used as an accessory with your smartphone. The PIXII A1112 camera uses the traditional rangefinder design that made Leica famous – but not only makes do without an LCD screen to review your images, it also has no memory card slot. Instead it makes do with a limited built-in memory of upto 32GB, and displays and stores your images on your mobile phone via a WiFi link or Bluetooth.

"The digital camera hasn't changed much since the 90s. But now the new generation is learning photography with a smartphone, who understands why a camera still needs to bother with a screen or an SD card?", says David Barth, creator of Pixii.

The rangefinder camera uses M-mount lenses, so is compatible with a wide range of manual-focus lenses available from Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.