Zeiss ZX1 Mirrorless Full-Frame Point & Shoot Camera

Zeiss ZX1 Mirrorless Full-Frame Point & Shoot Camera


Thornwood, NY—The Zeiss ZX1 is a newly developed, mirrorless full-frame camera from Zeiss that made its debut at photokina 2018 and was on view for the first time in the U.S at PhotoPlus Expo. “Thanks to the Zeiss lens and a sensor developed in-house at Zeiss, the camera delivers first-class image quality,” along with an operational concept that’s as intuitive as a smartphone’s, Zeiss announced.

“We know that we are exploring new ways and initially addressing a special target group with the Zeiss ZX1,” added Jörg Schmitz, head of the Consumer Products business group at Zeiss. “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.”

Zeiss ZX1

The new full-frame model employs hardware, software and optics for a seamless creative process. The ZX1 features a newly designed, integrated Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/2 T* lens with autofocus matched to its Zeiss 37.4 megapixel, full-frame sensor. In addition, the ZX1 enables photographers to process RAW images directly in the camera, thanks to fully integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Moreover, the camera’s user interface supports a photographer’s particular workflow without interruption; it provides direct access to the most frequently used functions via a 4.3-inch multi-touch display.

Zeiss ZX1 Additional Features

Furthermore, when the networked camera is connected, users can upload selected images directly to the Internet. There is no need to transfer them to memory cards or other external devices. In addition, 512GB of internal memory provides space for 6,800 RAW files or 50,000 JPGs. Connectivity options also include Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and USB-C. In addition, over-the-air software updates keep the camera up to date without requiring a computer connection.

Zeiss ZX1

Moreover, the ZX1 has a minimalist, ergonomic design with an overall reduction to those elements that are absolutely necessary. For easy operation, its 4.3-inch multi-touch display has a slightly bent screen that separates the live view from the control elements. The camera also provides a 0.7-inch OLED electronic viewfinder.

Capable of 3-frames-per-second continuous shooting, the camera additionally offers video recording options. It can record 4K video at up to 30 fps. It also records Full HD 1080p video at up to 60 fps. In addition, it incorporates a microphone and speaker.

The Zeiss ZX1 full-frame point-and-shoot compact camera will be available in early 2019. Zeiss will announce its suggested retail price at the start of the official market launch.


  1. I’m sure this thing will be perfect for a lot of people but unless the price is incredibly low the fixed lens makes it a no-go for me. If it had interchangeables I’d be on it like a bad suit.