Zeiss’ $6,000 Full-Frame ZX1 Has Finally Gone on Sale

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Putting full-frame sensors into smaller and smaller compact bodies is all the rage nowadays. Nikon did it with the Z5, Panasonic did it with the S5, and just last month Sony joined the crowd with the new A7C. After announcing its compact full-frame camera more than two years ago, Zeiss’ $6,000 ZX1 has finally become available for preorder online this week. Yes, you read that correctly: $6,000.

The ZX1 was originally billed as Zeiss’ first digital camera. Featuring a 37.4-MP full-frame sensor, Zeiss has managed to cram a lot pixels into a relatively sleek frame that measures just 2.6 inches thick (not including its lens) and weighs 1.76 pounds (body and battery). Strangely, unlike a lot of full-frame cameras (especially ones this expensive), the ZX1 also has a fixed 35mm f/2 lens. So while the ZX1 might

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Zeiss ZX1 Android camera shows up online with $6,000 price tag

Zeiss ZX1 Camera
  • Zeiss’ ZX1 Android camera is now available on pre-order.
  • It was first announced in 2018.
  • The digital camera runs a custom version of Android.

We’ve seen Android phones cough up multiple camera systems for years now. What we haven’t seen in a while is a camera that runs Android. It’s not a new concept. Light’s 16-lens L16 camera was perhaps the last major Android-based camera to launch in 2017. We’ve also seen other companies experiment with the concept resulting in cameras like the Samsung Galaxy Camera, Galaxy NX, Yongnuo YN450, and Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. Now, Zeiss is launching one that costs a whopping $6,000.

The Zeiss ZX1 full-frame camera was first announced back in 2018 but is only now going on pre-order. It was spotted on B&H Photo by folks over at DP Review.

The compact camera is Zeiss’ first entry into the digital camera space and runs a

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