The company has long been known for its amazing lenses and quite attractive cameras but it did not want to stop at that. Zeiss took to Photokina 2018 with a major premiere for the company: the Zeiss ZX1 compact, its first-ever digital camera.
To highlight that digital commitment, Zeiss even partnered up with Adobe to include Adobe Lightroom CC into the camera, letting you edit and share photos on the fly.
On the specs front, the Zeiss ZX1 compact ensures a strong debut, featuring a full-frame 37.4 MP sensor with a fixed 35 mm f/2.0 T* lens, capable of shooting video at 4K in 30fps and Full HD at 60fps.
“With our concept we are focusing on ambitious, professional creatives who want to produce their photographic experiences quickly and efficiently, and inspire as many people on the Internet as possible. This requires a streamlined workflow in addition to high-end features. This is exactly what the concept of the ZEISS ZX1 offers,” said Jörg Schmitz of Zeiss in the press release.
Hard to argue with that, as even the design is decidedly sleek.
The triangular grip and yellow details will definitely catch the eyes of photography connoisseurs. Not to mention the generous 4.3-inch, 1,280 x 720 display for photo editing and the full HD OLED electronic viewfinder.
The only weird thing is the lack of a memory card slot. Zeiss instead went with 512 GB of storage which, according to them, will provide “sufficient space for approximately 6,800 RAW files (DNG) or over 50,000 JPGs”. Fortunately, the connectivity wasn’t skipped, the Zeiss ZX1 featuring Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB-C.
The Zeiss ZX1 will arrive on shelves early next year, at a price yet unknown.