The First Hands-On Look at Zeiss’ ZX1 Full-Frame LR-Equipped Camera

Zeiss made waves back in September when it announced its new ZX1 full-frame camera, which has Adobe Lightroom built into the camera itself. The company just released this 2-minute video that’s the first hands-on look at the upcoming camera.

The video features German professional photographer Sabrina Weniger, who was one of the lucky few to shoot and test out the ZX1 early. Weniger shares about her experience of using the camera for a few weeks in shooting on the streets of Düsseldorf’s Little Tokyo.

“I always hoped that Zeiss would enter the camera market, and when that happened I thought it was great and of course I was fired up,” Weniger says. “I find the camera is super intuitive to use. It feels special, it’s soft.”

Weniger is also a fan of the giant 4.3-inch touch display on the back of the camera, which aids in editing photos with your fingers in the built-in Lightroom.

Specs of the ZX1 include a 37.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, an ISO range of 80-51200, a 35mm f/2 lens, a minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches (30cm), Lightroom CC built in for RAW processing, a 0.7-inch electronic viewfinder, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity, 512GB of built-in storage, a 3,190mAh battery, 3fps continuous shooting, and 4K video at 30fps.

Zeiss says the ZX1 will be launching in early 2019. Stay tuned.