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

Project Type: Hardware, Software Status: In Development

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AXIOM Beta at OSCON, Amsterdam Gallery

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...
Join the early adopter community, subscribe to the AXIOM Beta mailing list: Last NAB without apertus°? We would really have loved to visit Las Vegas this year in order to demonstrate our AXIOM Alpha prototype in front of an audience outside of Europe - in fact, we even had invitations to do so in two separate booths there. Unfortunately, we are not in a position where we can afford the cost of flying several people to the United States of America and cover one week's accommodations for them. We... » Read more
What does "open" mean? There has been an ongoing community discussion around the level of openness to which apertus° will be willing/able to go with the Axiom. This discussion has lasted for several years up to now. On our website (See: “Why Open Source?” ), we have detailed the problems that openness can introduce with proprietary interfaces. In most cases, developers are forced to sign binding non-disclosure-agreements (NDA) before any technical documentation may be acquired. With this in... » Read more
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