The Zeiss ZX1 full-frame camera was introduced back in September 2018, but only now it goes on sale. Zeiss ZX1 pre-orders have started in the American B&H chain, thanks to which the exact price of $ 6,000 has finally become known.
The Zeiss ZX1 is an unusual and one-of-a-kind camera. The novelty is equipped with an image sensor of its own design with a resolution of 37.4 megapixels and a lens with a focal length of 35 mm and aperture F / 2.0. A distinctive feature of this new product is the built-in Adobe Lightroom editor and UX in general. The camera also includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen, electronic viewfinder and three mechanical wheels to control aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
The built-in flash memory is 512 GB of built-in, which is enough to store 6,800 images in DNG (RAW) format or up to 50,000 images in JPG. There is also a USB-C port and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters.
The most famous full-frame compact cameras are perhaps the Sony RX1 models, equipped with Zeiss optics with an EGF 35mm and f / 2.0 aperture (the latest RX1R mark II cost $ 3,300 in 2015). And while the Sony RX1 doesn’t boast a built-in Lightroom editor, it’s much more compact. Another example for comparison is the $ 4,995 Leica Q2 premium full-frame compact camera.
Funnily enough, B&H Photo does not provide an exact start date for the Zeiss ZX1. That is, the actual start of sales of Zeiss ZX1 will still have to wait for some time.