Following almost a month of hints, Zeiss has finally revealed its first full-frame mirrorless camera, the 37.4-megapixel ZX1.
The new Zeiss ZX1 camera. (Source: Zeiss.)
The ZX1 features a Zeiss-developed 36 x 24 mm sensor with an effective resolution of 37.4 megapixels and a maximum resolution of 7488 x 4992 pixels. The integrated Zeiss Distagon lens has a 35mm focal length and consists of eight elements in five groups. Two double-sided aspherical elements are included in the lens design. The lens has an aperture range of f/2 to f/22 and will focus to 30 cm. The new camera is relatively compact, with its aluminium body measuring 142 x 93 x 46 mm (the lens adds 20 mm to the front of the camera) and weighing roughly 800 grams with battery installed. A large 4.34-inch multi-touch 16:9 monitor with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution is paired with a 0.7-inch OLED EVF with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a magnification of 0.74x.
Native sensitivity ranges from ISO 80 to ISO 51200, while shutter speeds range from 30 seconds to 1/8000 second. Continuous shooting is supported at up to 3 frames/second (fps) and offers AF-S and AF-C focusing modes. The ZX1 is being marketed as offering ‘intuitive photography’ with three sections on the dedicated website covering Shoot, Edit and Share. Exact information is relatively sparse at present but interested readers can sign up to the product newsletter here.
The new camera comes with 512GB of built-in SSD storage that can accommodate up to approximately 6,800 DNG.RAW images, 50,000 JPEGs or roughly 20 hours of 4K video at 30 fps or 1080p video at 60 fps. External storage can be added via a USB-C port. Image sharing is supported via built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The built-in battery has a capacity of 3,190 mAh and is charged via USB connection. Its capacity has not been revealed. Pricing and availability are not yet available but the expected release time is early in 2019. Click here for more information.