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ZEISS ZX1 Full-Frame Compact Camera (2018)

MSRP 6000 USDNeoscore 100%NEX score 76%

Product Overview

ZEISS ZX1 is a long-awaited all-in-one full-frame, fixed-lens camera by the storied marque. It matches a new ZEISS Distagon 35mm lens with a full-frame, high-resolution camera that supports internal editing and comes with a range of social media and cloud functionalities.
The Distagon 35mm f/2 lens is one of the few autofocus lenses in ZEISS's lineup. The removal of the lens mount ensures that the lens and the 37.4MP full-frame sensor are perfectly matched. The camera's 512GB internal SSD is aided with wired (USB-C) and wireless (WiFi, Bluetooth) connectivity options as well as support for cloud.
With its 4.3-inch multi-touch display, ZEISS allows photographers to edit their images directly in camera using Adobe Lightroom. With the purchase of this camera, a 1-year Lightroom subscription and 1TB of cloud storage are included.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 100% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fully articulated LCD
  • Large 4.34-inch display
  • Full-frame sensor
  • 80 base ISO
  • High resolution EVF
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Very low 3.0 fps burst rate
  • Very large in size

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Impressive 4K video quality
  • Stylish, ergonomic design
Cons
  • Unreliable AF system
  • Lackluster image quality
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac + Bluetooth

Construction

Battery | Capacity
3190 mAh / 22.9 Wh
Form Factor
Compact camera with prime lens
Image Size
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Lens
ZEISS Distagon T* 35mm f/2
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
37 MP (7488 x 4992)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
52 mm
Size | Depth
46 mm / 1.81 in
Size | Height
93 mm / 3.66 in
Size | Width
142 mm / 5.59 in
Weight
800 g / 28.27 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
4.34 inch
Display Type
Fully articulated
Pixel Density
338 ppi
Resolution
2,764,800 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.74x
Viewfinder | Resolution
6,220,800 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

Angle Of View
63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
Aperture
f/2 (wide) ~ f/22 (tele)
Autofocus
255 focus points
Compatibility
DIN 4503 1/4-20 UNC
Exposure Mode
Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/1000 sec
Focal Length
35 mm
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Range
80 ~ 51200
Misc
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom preinstalled
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Video Recording
4K 30p, FHD 60p

Performance

Max Burst Rate
3.0 fps
Min Focus Distance
300 mm / 11.81 in
Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 30 sec in 1/2 EV increments
Storage
412GB built-in + 512GB internal

Production

Accessory
Power Supply: EA1045SJR
Battery
DDPS1A/DD-PS1E
Debut
2018-09-27

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

dpreview[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
The Zeiss ZX1 has key features to appeal to those looking to quickly and easily shoot, edit and share high-quality content from a single device. It's far from being a camera for the masses, and after spending so much time with it, I'm not entirely convinced that it's much more than a nice camera. The AF system is clunky and occasionally unreliable, the 4K video has tons of rolling shutter and a substantial crop.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive 4K video quality
  • Stylish, ergonomic design
  • Excellent ergonomics
Cons
  • Lackluster image quality
  • Unreliable AF system

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Zeiss ZX1 review. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/zeiss-zx1-review. 2021-07-21. Retrieved 2022-01-21.

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