Zeiss ZX1 Camera

Zeiss ZX1 Camera brief review of its specs and features by Master Photographer Oz Yilmaz as he discusses the new 37.4MP Zeiss sensor with Zeiss 35mm f2 lens

Zeiss ZX1 camera

Introduction

Zeiss ZX1 camera is a full-frame compact camera with Adobe Lightroom CC built-in featuring a 4.3″ multi-touch display and a 37.4-megapixel full-frame sensor. The new camera also features a 0.7 inch OLED viewfinder (1080p resolution) for accurate framing and composition.

Zeiss ZX1 camera also has an impressive ISO range of 80-51.200 making low light photography a breeze while the shutter speed of 1/8000s ensures freezing action for stunning photography results. The near-silent leaf shutter is also a very useful feature for those situations where silence is gold.

Zeiss renowned for their optics is now poised to create waves in the compact full frame camera segment with editing capabilities built right into the camera. This new compact full frame camera will have Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/2 T* lens. For those who know Zeiss lenses will immediately recognize the super high-quality optics popular both for filmmakers and photographers alike.

Zeiss ZX1 features a 512 GB (SSD) of built-in memory that can stores up to 6,800 RAW DNG images eliminating the need for external memory cards. The camera includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection that allow for wireless image sharing with smartphones and computers while the USB-C connection offers an easy download for saved images in camera.

Zeiss ZX1 Camera brief review of its specs and features by Master Photographer Oz Yilmaz as he discusses the new 37.4MP Zeiss sensor with Zeiss 35mm f2 lens

Sensor

Zeiss ZX1 camera will have 37.4-megapixel full-frame sensor rivaling the best resolution capable camera and lens combinations in the market. The sensor is not a third party sensor as found in most cameras but developed in-house at Zeiss which offers perfect compatibility with the native lens.

The 37.4-megapixel full-frame sensor will be able to deliver results that often associated with medium format cameras such as the Leica S (007) but at a probably a fraction of the cost and weight of larger cameras.

Zeiss ZX1 Camera brief review of its specs and features by Master Photographer Oz Yilmaz as he discusses the new 37.4MP Zeiss sensor with Zeiss 35mm f2 lens

New Frontiers

The most striking feature of the new Zeiss ZX1 camera is the built-in Adobe Lightroom CC option that allows direct editing of images within the camera for quick delivery when the time is of the essence. This function is particularly important for those photojournalists who may be in remote locations without access to computers with photo editing software.

The new Adobe Lightroom CC is the first of its kind to be found in a camera. In this regard, Zeiss is bringing a true innovation in the compact camera segment with features that go beyond what is being offered by its competitors.

Touchscreen

4.3″ multi-touch display is one the key features of the new Zeiss ZX1 which makes it easy to navigate through the menu and edit with simple touch functionality. This type of editing features is often associated with smartphones that have simple photo manipulation apps, but Zeiss is offering something on a professional scale for anyone to capture stunning high-quality images.

Built-in Memory

Zeiss ZX1 camera will feature a 512 GB of built-in memory which eliminates the need for external memory cards while offering ample storage for high-quality DNG files. This will be a welcomed feature for those situations where the memory card is full, or malfunctions were of concern.

The memory of the new Zeiss ZX1 camera stores up to 6,800 RAW DNG images which means on a photojournalism assignments images can be stored without the need of switching memory cards.

Video

Zeiss ZX1 will have 4k UHD in up to 30p and 1080p up to 60p video recording capabilities with a built-in microphone a variety of filming and video applications will be available besides photography.

The current record time on the camera is limited to 15 minutes per clip which is long enough for most video applications.  The combination of fast Zeiss lens at f/2 should yield excellent results in video that is both sharp and clear.

Availability

The new Zeiss ZX1 camera will be available in the early part of 2019.

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