Thanks to the ZEISS lens and a sensor developed in-house at ZEISS, the camera promises to deliver first-class image quality combined with an operational concept that make the photographer's jobs-to-be-done as intuitive as on a smartphone.
The camera features a newly designed, integrated ZEISS Distagon 35 mm f/2 T* lens with autofocus that has been matched to the 37.4 megapixel full-frame sensor developed in-house at ZEISS.
The ZEISS ZX1 enables photographers to process RAW images directly on the camera thanks to fully integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Moreover, the ZEISS ZX1's user interface supports the user's particular workflow without any interruption - providing direct access to the most frequently used functions via a 4.3" multi-touch display.
When the networked full-frame camera is connected, the user can upload selected images directly to the internet - without the intermediate transfer to memory cards or other external devices.
512 GB of internal memory provide space for approximately 6,800 RAW files (DNG) or over 50,000 JPGs. Connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C ensure that various peripherals can be connected. Over-the-air software updates keep the camera up to date without requiring a computer connection.
The design of the ZEISS ZX1 allows for easy handling. The user interface utilizes the 4.3" multi-touch display. The slightly bent screen separates the live view from the control elements, making camera operation comfortable.
The ZEISS ZX1 will be available in early 2019. but there's no word on pricing.