Zeiss ZX1 Review

Overall Score

76

Main Features

  • 37 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 35 mm () F2-22 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 51200 ISO
  • 4" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 6221k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 93 x 46 mm, 800g.
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Zeiss ZX1 Overview


First introduced in September, 2018, Zeiss ZX1 is a 37 MP Compact with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Zeiss ZX1 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.27 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Zeiss ZX1 ~ 7449 x 4966 pixels.

Zeiss ZX1 has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 864.0 mm².

There are approximate 36,991,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Zeiss ZX1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Zeiss ZX1 with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
37MP High Resolution Sensor
2765k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
6221k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
2 Lens at Wide
6221k dot Viewfinder Resolution
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Continuous Shooting: 2765 fps
No Image Stabilization
Slow Lens at Wide: F2
Type Scores

Zeiss ZX1 has an Overall Score of 76/100 and ranked #6 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #87 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Zeiss ZX1 Scores
Imaging score
60
Features score
79
Value for money score
70
Portability score
76
Overall score
76
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
57
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
58

Physical Dimensions of Zeiss ZX1


Zeiss ZX1 weighs 800g and has external dimensions of 142 x 93 x 46mm (5.59 x 3.66 x 1.81"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Zeiss ZX1 is 418 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Zeiss ZX1 is more by 26mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Zeiss ZX1
800g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Zeiss ZX1
46mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Zeiss ZX1 with the dimensions:

Zeiss ZX1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight ZX1 Dimensions ZX1
Leica Q Leica Q 640 g 800 g 130 x 80 x 93 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Leica Q2 Leica Q2 718 g 800 g 130 x 80 x 92 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Sony RX1R II 507 g 800 g 113 x 65 x 72 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Canon EOS 5DS Canon 5DS 930 g 800 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 800 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Fujifilm X100F Fujifilm X100F 469 g 800 g 127 x 75 x 52 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Sony Alpha A7R II Sony A7R II 625 g 800 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Sony Alpha A7 II Sony A7 II 599 g 800 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm

Specifications of Zeiss ZX1


General
Brand Zeiss
Model ZX1
Announced September, 2018
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 4"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 2765k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 6221
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 255
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 37 MP
Max Image Resolution 7488 x 4992
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 800 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type 512GB internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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