On 27 September 2018, Zeiss announced their ZX1 digital full-frame mirrorless camera concept at Photokina — on the cusp where the great Digital Mirrorless Wars shifted into high gear — 14 years after Epson R-D1 pioneered the concept in 2004 and 10 years after Panasonic and Olympus launched their Micro Four Thirds system (MFT, M4/3) in 2008.
The sensational Zeiss ZX1 camera features:
- Full-frame 37.4 megapixel sensor with sensitivity range of 80-51200 ISO - in-house developed by Zeiss
- ZEISS Distagon 35 mm f/2 T* lens
- High-resolution OLED EVF
- 4.3" multi-touch display
- built-in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for instant RAW images processing directly on-camera
- 512 GB of internal SSD storage
- connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C.
ZEISS ZX1's clean design accents the ergonomically positioned classic dials to control aperture, shutter speed, light sensitivity — focusing on ambitious, professional creatives who want to produce their photographic experiences quickly and efficiently, while the ultra fast and extremely quiet Leaf shutter will appeal to photojournalists and street photographers.
The ZEISS ZX1 will be available at selected dealers in early 2019.
ZEISS will announce the recommended retail price at the start of the official market launch — you can register on Zeiss.com/ZX1 to receive timely information from Zeiss about the exact availability.