Note: This page is currently being rebuilt (06.12.17). AXIOM Beta is a brand new professional digital image capturing platform and the crowd funding backers get access to it before anybody else does. So we want to make sure that you are aware of what you are getting yourself into. We're inviting you to be part of this journey as a contributor (you do not need to be a programmer to use the AXIOM Beta), helping to shape the final product.

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The AXIOM Beta is being built together with experts from the Magic Lantern team. The people that brought you the best features on Canon DSLRs that Canon never wanted you to have - only this time the creators of the camera want you to have all of those features - because we and Magic Lantern are the makers :)


We are currently shipping developer and early adopter kits. Later this year a more mature version (with proper enclosure, camera control, etc.) will be available to crowdfunding supporters and voucher holders. Normal retail sales will start once all voucher holders and crowdfunding supporters have received their AXIOM Betas. The wiki features a work in progress cost/price estimate.

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Source Material

Software Source Code Github Electronics Schematics/Board Layouts/BOM Wiki

Mechanical Components Github

Further Links

Project Type: Hardware, Software Status: In Development

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Particle Collisions We had a couple of great days in Hamburg, heard talks about interesting topics and met a lot of interesting people. And we got a grand tour of the particle accelerators which we all were so "physically attracted" to :) . DESY's primary task, since the research center was founded in 1959, was to investigate the smallest particles known at that time. Over the decades, DESY...
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