Zeiss ZX1 – full-frame camera on Android
Zeiss is a very popular brand that is recognized all over the world for its optics. Now the company is launching the sale of an interesting and timely product. The Zeiss ZX1 could be the first camera from a well-known brand to run Android, and no, it’s not a pointing and shooting camera, it’s a full-frame option that offers many interesting features at a great price.
Smartphone cameras are certainly getting better and better, but they still suffer from small sensor sizes, and their performance lags far behind DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The Zeiss ZX1 is by no means a smartphone. This is a really high quality camera running the Android operating system that is really good for both photography lovers and Android users. Zeiss has put out a cool ad to explain the benefits of this symbiosis.
This is not the first Android mirrorless camera. That title belongs to the Yongnuo YN450, a mirrorless camera that also supports Canon EF lenses. But the Zeiss ZX1 is much more expensive and obviously much better. Unfortunately, it uses a 35mm f / 2.0 Distagon lens. But, considering that the manufacturer is Zeiss, there is no doubt about the quality of the lens. Other technical characteristics of the device have not yet been reported.
The Zeiss ZX1 will feature a 37.4MP full-frame sensor, and the camera will be paired with Adobe Lightroom right out of the box. The device has a 4.3-inch 720p display that lets you quickly edit photos on the go, and a 512GB SSD for storing photos.
The camera supports 4K recording, but only captures at speed up to 3 frames per second. The device will cost $ 6,000 at launch.
The Zeiss ZX1 camera is currently available on the B&HPhoto website by pre-order only and for US buyers only. Those interested in buying an expensive camera can check this site from time to time.