Sep 27 2018
|Sensor Type||Full frame|
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Overview of the ZX1
Zeiss ZX1 is a camera that stands out from the rest. This camera provides professional features in a user-friendly package, making it perfect for both beginners and advanced photographers. The Zeiss ZX1 boasts a full-frame sensor, a fixed 35mm f/2 lens, and a large touchscreen display. Along with other advanced features, this camera can produce stunning images with excellent clarity, contrast, color, and detail. Moreover, it offers built-in Adobe Lightroom CC for editing and sharing photos directly from the camera. So if you want a camera that will help you take your photography skills to the next level, then you should definitely give the Zeiss ZX1 a try!
Zeiss ZX1 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Zeiss ZX1 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
|Dimensions||142 x 93 x 46mm|
The Zeiss ZX1 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||2,765k dots|
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
This camera has a fully articulated 4.34" screen, with a display resolution of 2,765k dots. This makes the Zeiss ZX1 very suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you can view yourself while shooting selfies. The camera also features a touch screen, which adds to its ease of use.
ZX1 includes a electronic viewfinder with 6,221k dots of resolution with a coverage of 100% and a magnification of n/a. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Zeiss ZX1 has a 37MP sized CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 37 pixels. Zeiss ZX1 has a native ISO range of 80 - 51200 which can be boosted to null - null. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
Sep 27 2018
80 - 51200
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||7488 x 4992 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Zeiss ZX1 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the ZX1 is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
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Full frame equivalent
This camera: Full frame
Connectivity, storage, battery
The Zeiss ZX1 supports 512GB internal with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Zeiss ZX1 uses the undefined model of undefined. This is rated for undefined shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Zeiss ZX1 does not have a built-in flash, but it does offer a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Zeiss ZX1 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Zeiss ZX1 includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with 255 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Zeiss ZX1 features a CMOS sensor
No the ZX1 does not have weather sealing.
The Zeiss ZX1 was announced on Sep 27 2018
No the ZX1 does not have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The ZX1 has a native ISO range of 80-51200, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.