Full specifications for the Zeiss ZX1 digital camera revealed
It seems Zeiss might finally be preparing to launch the ZX1 digital camera that it revealed at Photokina 2018. The camera was initially slated for availability in early 2019 but has so far remained unavailable. With the company now publishing the specifications on its official website, this could be taken as a sign that the ZX1 will soon be making a full appearance.
Zeiss used the slogan “Shoot. Edit. Share.” for the ZX1 to highlight its ability to shoot high-quality images that could be edited on the go (using the preinstalled Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software), then uploaded online via its numerous connectivity options, including Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi, and NFC. The ZX1 camera comes with 512 GB of internal storage but there is no memory card reader.
During the 2018 trade event, Zeiss announced that the ZX1 consisted of a 37.4 MP sensor and fixed 35 mm Distagon F2 lens, with photographers enjoying the scene to be snapped beforehand on a large 4.3-inch display (confirmed in the published technical specifications as a 4.34-inch screen). The camera has an uncomplicated look to it, with the manufacturer adding a strong curve to the body that apparently helps users separate the live image from the editing features.
The Zeiss ZX1 camera specifications have already been met with some mixed response, aimed negatively at the continuous shooting speed of 3 fps (the aging Sony RX1R II can be pushed to 5 fps) and positively in regard to the weight of around 800 g, the 3,190 mAh battery, and the ability to edit RAW image files without needing to lug around a laptop. No specific release date or price has been mentioned, but expect the Zeiss ZX1 to cost well over US$3,000.