DPR: Zeiss ZX1 Review Started

DPR started its review of the Zeiss ZX1 which you can read here. Below is a summary of their current findings:

Key specifications:

  • 37.4MP full-frame sensor
  • Fixed 35mm F2 lens with Zeiss T* coatings
  • 4.3″ ‘angled’ LCD with 2.76M dots
  • 0.74x magnification electronic viewfinder with 6.22M dots
  • Maximum shutter speed of 1/2000 sec (flash sync up to 1/1000 sec)
  • Contrast and phase-detection AF
  • 3 fps max burst speed
  • 4K/30p, 1080/60p video capture
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 512GB internal SSD, external storage using USB-C
  • Single USB-C port, supporting USB Power Delivery and HDMI alt mode

Key Points:

  • Minalist camera even though is has an Adobe Lightroom mobile editor inside
  • Sensor offers great resolution
  • RAW files arent very flexable
  • 35mm f/2 is impressively sharp and has pleasing bokeh
  • Could use the editor even though the reviewed didn’t have creative cloud but camera kept warning that a subscription was needed to edit RAW files
  • Missing features from Lightroom
  • Comfortable grip and well balanced
  • Responsive touch screen
  • 10-20 seconds to book camera, like smart phones, but instant power on from sleep
  • Camera consumes power while sleeping
  • Can share directly to Facebook and Instagram
  • Very basic AF system
  • It’s good to see a manufacture do something different

Zeiss ZX1: B&H Photo / Adorama

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