The Tuxi line of cameras, made by Kunik, evolved from Kunik's Petie series.
(Talk about a missing link -- there was even a Petietux camera) The
Tuximat was the advanced model in the Tuxi line. It appeared in 1959.
It has a high-quality 25mm (f7.7 - 16) lens with two shutter speeds
of B and 1/50 -- marked M on the shutter. It is nearly identical to the original
Tuxi, but it includes a tiny selenium meter on the top. There is a
simple meter readout on the top of the camera with three film speeds settings
-- 40, 100, and 200. Depending on the film speed, the needle will point
to a white, a yellow or a green area. The aperture settings are marked
as yellow (f16?) or green (f7.7) and you select a setting based on where
the needle falls. In the white areas, the picture will be over or under
exposed. Like the original Petie of 1956, the Tuximat used 16mm
paper-backed film. Similar in size and shape to the 17.5mm Hit cameras,
the Tuximat may well be the smallest 16mm camera with a built-in meter.
The camera has a flash synch connection, to boot.
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