Stay in your flow.

ZEISS ZX1

Experience intuitive photography with the ZEISS ZX1.

Like a seamless extension of your creative mind.

A camera concept designed to give you a seamless experience: from shooting and editing, to publishing and backing up. No interruptions. No detours. Find your own personal flow.

The ZEISS ZX1 is the camera for everyone who knows that creative photography isn't just about capturing the perfect moment, but also about a smooth workflow. It was specially designed for a unique, seamless creative process, from shooting and editing, to saving and sharing.

Shoot.

A high-performance 35mm ZEISS Distagon lens takes your photography to the next level. The rapid and quiet leaf shutter lets you go stealth in quiet environments. And with its high-resolution electronic viewfinder you'll miss nothing. 

Shoot.

A high-performance 35mm ZEISS Distagon lens takes your photography to the next level. The rapid and quiet leaf shutter lets you go stealth in quiet environments. And with ist high-resolution electronic viewfinder you'll miss nothing. 

Fast, high-performance ZEISS Distagon T* 35mm f/2 lens

A compact, yet powerful mirrorless system. The well-matched ZEISS Distagon lens and full-frame 37.4 MP CMOS sensor deliver the incomparable ZEISS look and image quality for street, travel and landscape photography. And offer more scope for your creativity.

Leaf shutter – fast and extremely quiet

The virtually silent shutter lets you go stealth in muted environments and for street photography.

Classic dials to control aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity

The ZEISS ZX1 takes you to the roots of classical photography, putting the mastery of creative imagery firmly in your hands. It combines the elements of iconic photography, rebuilt in a contemporary package. Everything else can be controlled through the intuitive interface.

Clean, straightforward user interface – minimal distraction

Simple and intuitive to use. Switch between four camera modes on the fly. Move screen information in and out with just the swipe of a finger, freeing you up to focus on your subject.

High-resolution OLED EVF

High contrast and quality live view output. Use intuitive navigation to adjust different shooting parameters on the fly with no distraction. 

Edit.

Make the most of your images with integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™. Intuitive, multi-touch navigation on the extra-large display (4.3") frees you up to focus on the job at hand.

Edit.

Make the most of your images with integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™. Intuitive, multi-touch navigation on the extra-large display (4.3") frees you up to focus on the job at hand.

Navigate intuitively with an easy-to-use tool bar

Discover the new ZEISS imaging experience. Simply access the appropriate tool to unleash every bit of your seamless creativity. Just place your thumb in the distinctive bend in the display area.

Integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – make the most of your images

Process your images from anywhere in-camera with this intelligent solution: from exposure and color corrections to selective edits, syncing to Lightroom on your computer and much more (some features require a Creative Cloud Photography plan subscription). 

Register your ZEISS ZX1 and get 1 year of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™ included

Your new ZEISS ZX1 provides integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for powerful editing and organising, backup, and sharing of your photos. We invite you to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom with 1 TB of cloud storage for one (1) year.*

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™ Adobe, the Adobe logo, Photoshop Lightroom, and Photoshop Lightroom logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe in the United States and/or other countries. | *Offer valid for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom with 1 TB and for a limited period.

Review your images seamlessly

Enjoy reviewing, organizing and processing your images and videos in the beautifully integrated gallery. This is where the ZEISS ZX1 large and crisp 4.3" display truly comes into its own. 

Share.

Instantly. Enjoy hassle-free sharing and backing up to cloud or home storage via Wi-Fi. Move or store images directly with an external USB drive. This is seamless connectivity.

Share.

Instantly. Enjoy hassle-free sharing and backing up to cloud or home storage via Wi-Fi. Move or store images directly with an external USB drive. This is seamless connectivity.

Always up to date with automatic software updates

Ensure optimal performance, enjoy new features and improve upon the range of functions via firmware download and update over-the-air (OTA).

Utilize the versatility of USB-C

Save or move your images directly to a USB drive, share your live view on a screen via adapter and keep shooting while you charge your battery inside the camera.

Vast storage capacity

Save your images in RAW and JPEG on the huge built-in 512 GB SSD and arrange them in different collections for easy accessibility.

Hassle-free uploads

Directly share and backup selected images to cloud storage. It’s as easy as that.

Safe and sound with automatic backups at home or in the office

Backup your images and videos on the fly and remotely access your files from wherever you are – thanks to automatic uploads to your NAS system or cloud storage. 

Stay in your flow!
ZEISS presents The Flow, a series of expressive and vivid documentaries portraying four creative personalities and their individual flow stories in art, music, cooking, and of course photography. Let’s meet these advocates who tell us about their personal flow experiences, which inspired the purposeful design of the ZEISS ZX1.

Eric Veloso | Street photographer from Vancouver

"You need to kind of just find the flow…"

The photographer from Vancouver is constantly on the hunt for the perfect picture – when he looks through the viewfinder of his camera, he shuts out everything else and dives into his very personal creative flow moment.

JP McMahon | Gourmet chef from Galway

"Cooking is definitely storytelling."

For the top Irish chef and restauranteur, the act of cooking is creative flow in its purest form: a process which celebrates the grand appearance of his culinary masterpiece on the restaurant stage.

Christina Jones | Synchronized swimmer from Las Vegas

"And you just have to come up and keep smiling."

Christina Jones, born in 1987, discovered her love for water at an early age. As a synchronized swimmer, she trained hard for her dream of the Olympics and finally took the top medal with her team in two competitions in Beijing.

Terence Blanchard | Jazz trumpeter from New Orleans

"When I first start to write, the first thing I try to do is quiet my mind."

Terence has played in countless bands and released over 40 albums. Among others, he released an album called "Flow" on the renowned jazz label Blue Note Records. In 2005, he won the Grammy for "Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Performance".

Technical Data

Camera:


Dimensions (W x H x D)

142 x 93 x 94 mm (5.59 x 3.66 x 3.70")

Weight

837 g (12.68 oz) (with battery)

Lens

ZEISS Distagon T* 35mm f/2

Sensor

CMOS sensor, 24 x 36 mm, 39.5 MP total / 37.4 MP effective

Aperture range

f/2 – f/22 in 1/3 EV increments, automatic

ISO range

ISO 80 – 51200 in 1/3 EV increments; automatic

Shutter speeds

1/2000 – 30s in 1/2EV increments, automatic, mechanical leaf shutter use limited to 1/1000 s or longer, flash synchronization up to 1/1000 s

Display

4.3" TFT LCD, 1280 x 720 px, 338 ppi, capacitive multi-touch enabled, scratch resistant cover glass with anti-fingerprint coating

Electronic viewfinder (EVF)

0.7" OLED, 1920 x 1080 px, magnification 0.74x with diopter adjustment and proximity sensor

Camera:


Diopter range

±3 dpt

Autofocus method

Contrast-detection AF, phase-detection AF

Focus modes

AF-S (MF override possible), AF-C, manual focuswith magnification & peaking assist

Focus metering modes

Single point (touch-enabled), touch & release

Exposure modes

Automatic, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, manual exposure

Exposure compensation

±3 EV in 1/3 increments

Exposure metering modes

Multi, center, spot (fixed)

Exposure bracketing

3 or 5 photos, from 1/3 to 2 EV increments

White balance modes

Automatic, shade, cloudy, daylight, white fluorescent, tungsten light, manual WB metering, color temperature

Camera:


Drive modes

Single, continuous, self-timer (2, 10 or 20 s), interval, AE bracketing, panorama

Digital live view helpers

Level indicator, histogram, grid, depth of field

Image format / resolution

RAW (DNG) / JPEG: 7488 x 4992 px

Video format / quality

MP4 video, 4K (3840 x 2160 px) up to 30fps withH.265, FHD (1920 x 1080 px) up to 60 fps withH.264, AAC audio codec

Audio

Built-in microphone (stereo) and speaker (mono)

Flash

Sigma SA-TTL-compliant flash hotshoe

Memory storage

512 GB SSD (built-in), External storage via USB-C, NAS access using SMB protocol

Tripod thread

DIN 4503 1/4-20 UNC

Connectivity (wired)

USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C connector with USB-PD (Power Delivery), HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C supported

Camera:


Connectivity (wireless)

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, 2.4 / 5.0 GHz, Bluetooth 4.2

Editing software

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom preinstalled

Social media

Yes

Cloud storage

Yes

Firmware update

Yes, firmware over-the-air via Wi-Fi

Battery

3190 mAh 22.9 Wh Li-ion battery pack DDPS1A/DD-PS1E, exchangeable

Power supply

AC adapter EA1045SJR, input 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, output 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, or 20V/2.25A

Sales package content

Camera, lens ring, lens shade, lens cap, hotshoe cover, battery, AC charger, USB-C cable with adapter, carrying strap & strap accessories

Lens Characteristics:


Focal length

35 mm

Aperture range

f/2 – f/22

Focusing range

0.30 m (0.98 ft) – ∞

Free working distance

0.23 m (0.75 ft) – ∞

Filter thread

M52

Autofocus

Yes

Rotation angle of focus ring(∞ – MOD)

Focusing not mechanically coupled. Rotation angle dependent on rotation speed.

Diameter max. (with lens shade)

75 mm (2.95")

Diameter of focus ring

66 mm (2.60")

* referring to 24 x 36 mm format

Accessories
Li-Ion Battery Pack
AC Adapter Travel Kit
Battery Charger
Lens Ring
Lens Shade
Lens Cap
Camera Sling Bag
Camera Strap
UV & POL Filter

Any questions? We’re here to help.

Visit the ZEISS ZX1 support site and get all relevant information regarding your ZEISS ZX1.

Any questions? We’re here to help.

Visit the ZEISS ZX1 support site and get all relevant information regarding your ZEISS ZX1.

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