Konost has announced that it will release a full frame digital rangefinder camera called Konost FF in early 2016.
Konost FF digital rangefinder camera will come with a 20-megapixel full frame sensor and Leica M-mount lens support.
Konost FF will be a 20MP metal bodied M-mount camera equipped with a 4″ LCD. Instead of an analog rangefinder system helping you to focus optically, the Konost will offer a digital system for a similar system of image overlay focusing.
More details and product images as follows.
Konost introduces a full-frame digital rangefinder camera
From Konost’s website:
Konost means simple and pure. No, it’s not a real word, we made it up.
We are a young start-up of engineers and designers passionate about photography. Our goal is to design and build compact, mirrorless cameras which are simple, pure, and hold true to the core and fundamental of photography — capturing light.
The Konost FF is our 35mm Full-Frame True Digital Rangefinder camera still under development. It has an optical viewfinder with electronically displayed framelines and a rangefinder focusing patch. There are only four fundamental controls: aperture, shutter speed, focus, and ISO — a simple and minimalistic camera stripped of any unnecessary features. The Konost FF takes M-Mount rangefinder coupled lenses with other lens compatibility to come.
We are also working on a Konost AP and a Konost Junior, fundamentally similar cameras to the Konost FF with differences in sensor size and build material.
Our Konost 35mm Full-Frame prototype was recently completed with ongoing sensor tuning and testing. It will be available for interested parties as a development kit since we believe the future of digital photography means bringing large sensors into compact cameras and affordable to everyday consumers. Yes, you will not need those big, heavy SLRs anymore.
Many parts of our website are still under construction, we thank you for your patience. Feel free to contact us for any questions, suggestions, or just to say hello!
Introducing the Konost FF
There are no details regarding pricing as of yet, but the Konost website says that there is a target launch date for the full frame and APS-C models early in 2016.