Summary of features or bug fixes currently in development for the Pixii camera software.
IMPORTANT: This development release may update an internal program code which will take about 1 full minute. DO NOT power down the camera until the camera is finished with the FLASH phase restarts with the PIXII logo. If the camera gets stuck on the PIXII logo, it is ok to force restart or remove the battery beyond that point.
Software (6.7.17) - A2572 Model
Support for setting Auto ISO settings via the app
JPEG rendering improvements beyond ISO 3200
Fix for GPS EXIF fields
Fix for setting ISO < 160
Fix for actual ISO not always being reflected in Auto ISO mode
A-lock should work properly now
App Soft-rev 200 (iOS) / 206 (Android):
Focus peaking & zoom for live view
Display live ISO & speed settings
Wi-Fi download indicator improved
Fix check for new release
Removed dialog box referring to the old editor app preferences
Software (6.7.1) - A2572 Model
AutoISO mode & settings.
hotpixel suppression for JPEG files
support for 2nd partition on usb keys
memorize the viewfinder indicator mode
put speed seletor sensor in low-power mode when possible
raise temperature warning threshold
improve sensor init sequence
add more debug info for sensor state changes
add cable warning before switching to disk mode
debug: add error sounds and extra checks to identify lockup scenarios
make extra sensor status checks when waking up the sensor in Eco mode
display speed selector magnet status in the HW info menu
added sharpness for JPEG renderings, but not for the liveview
improved performance of the image processing pipeline
remove trash/bin folders when erasing all photos
automatically reveal the system when saving logs
zoom for the focusing peaking mode
fix for magenta JPEGs at high ISOs
apply A-lock at camera start and blink a mode alarm in the viewfinder indicator too
fix some eco mode issues when waking up the sensor
fix more sensor vsync cases
fix for shutdown animation
fix for hidden menu options
fix extended focal length display
fix the AE-lock feature
fix issue with missing focal length in exif ifd
ufix exif date/time string
configure the timezone offset from saved settings
ensure network starts once the wifi module is ready
Firmware (230722.3) - All models
add watchdog to prevent some camera freeze scenarios
timezone offset saved in camera settings
fix for tunrning off exposure leds on newer HW revisions
fix for display power down in certain conditions
How to test?
To install the development version, you need to switch your camera and app to take updates from another software channel.
By default, Pixii is configured to follow updates from the "release" channel. You can participate in the development process of the camera By switching to the "devel" channel.
Switching to "devel"
From the app, go to Settings > Pixii Camera and tap 6 times on "Hardware ID" or the "Camera sofware" item. This will reveal a channel selector just below. Tap on the channel name until you reach "devel". After a few seconds the app should automatically check if new updates are available. You can also tap on the "Check for updates" button at the bottom.
Firmware vs Software
The app will display blue dots when an update is available to install.
Please note that /software/ updates require the camera to be powered on with Wi-Fi connectivity in place.
Firmware updates only require Bluetooth and will actually switch the camera to a suspended state prior to being installed.
Using the channel chooser, you can switch back to receiving updates from the official "release" channel.
You can also downgrade your camera to revert to a stable firmware and software set. Once back on the stable channel, the app will display small arrow icons next to the software and firmware versions, instead of the blue dots for newer versions.