Zeiss ZX1 Overview
The Zeiss ZX1 is a compact full-frame camera with a 37.4MP image sensor, fixed 35mm Distagon F2 lens and a huge 4.3" touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels to augment its physical controls. Zeiss has also teamed up with Adobe to offer full Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC capability in the camera itself. The ZX1 is capable of capturing UHD 4K at up to 30 fps, and Full HD video at up to 60 fps.
The ZX1 does not have a memory card slot, but does come with 512GB of internal memory, which the company claims is enough to store approximately 6,800 Raw files in DNG format (or up to 50,000 JPEG files). It will offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C connectivity. The company will also offer over-the-air software updates.
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Max resolution||7488 x 4992|
|Effective pixels||37 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||35 mm|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Storage types||512GB internal|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||800 g (1.76 lb / 28.22 oz)|
|Dimensions||142 x 93 x 46 mm (5.59 x 3.66 x 1.81″)|
The Zeiss ZX1 is an attractively designed camera with a lot to like in terms of image quality and the inclusion of Adobe Lightroom Mobile gives you an impressive amount of flexibility when editing your files on the camera. Lackluster autofocus and video capabilities, along with some occasional interface quirks and sluggishness detract from the overall experience.
Good for: Travel, documentary and lifestyle photography as well as high-speed flash work.
Not so good for: Photographers that already have an established editing workflow, those that need longer focal lengths or a more robust video feature set.
03:37 (29 Dec, 2020)