German optoelectronics manufacturer ZEISS‘s full-frame Digital camera, the ZX1 could be finally hitting the retail stores soon. Announced way back in 2018, the fixed lens camera running on Android is priced at $6000.
A report from DPReview (via The Verge) says that B&H Photo Video sent emails regarding the price and availability. For the unware, B&H Photo Video is an electronics retailer in the US. As per the report, the camera would be available soon. The exact date is, however, not revealed yet. Also, the pre-order page has neither the price or availability but just a ‘coming soon’ tag. This suggests that it might take a bit longer for it to hit the stores.
Carl Zeiss, a company from Germany which holds the ZEISS branding, launched a full-frame fixed-lens camera that runs on Android back in September 2018. As described by the company, an overview of the pre-order website has a tagline, “Shoot, Edit, Share”.
Zeiss ZX1 Specifications
The Zeiss ZX1 has a 37.4MP CMOS sensor with a maximum resolution of 7488×4992 pixels. Having an aspect ratio of 3:2, it is a full-frame sensor and supports DNG, JPEG formats. IT also has Zeiss’ own T* 35mm f/2 lens for better low-light focus, sharpness, and illumination. Other features include a 255-area AF system, three physical dials for ISO, Shutter speed, and Aperture. It also has a 0.7-inch OLED viewfinder with FHD resolution and 0.74x magnification.
As per the specifications listed on B&H, the Android-powered camera has an ISO sensitivity from 80 to 51200, shutter speed up to 1/8000 to 30 seconds, continuous shooting at 37.4MP up to 3fps. And modes like Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority are also present. It can record 4K UHD(3840×2160) at 30fps and FHD(1920×1080) videos at 60fps.
Apart from this, there is a rear 4.34-inch LCD HD(1280×720) touch screen display with a 338ppi. It even has an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC integrated so users can shoot and edit videos on the go. Other features like 512GB storage, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, USB-C, 3.5mm audio&mic jack are present. While the price is a bit higher compared to Sony’s RX1($3,300) and Leica’s Q2($4,995) cameras, we will have to wait and see how Zeiss has made the ZX1 unique to others.
- 7488×4992 pixels
- supports DNG, JPEG formats
- ISO sensitivity from 80 to 51200
- shutter speed up to 1/8000 to 30 seconds
- 4.34-inch LCD HD(1280×720)
- 512GB storage