Zeiss releases full-frame mirrorless with in-camera image editing

Renowned lens maker Zeiss hit the show floor at Photokina 2018 with a full-frame mirrorless camera designed for shooting, editing and sharing all from the one device. Now the ZX1 has finally gone from concept to reality. And it’s pricey.

“The concept of the Zeiss ZX1 opens up new ways in digital and connected photography,” said Jörg Schmitz, head of Zeiss Consumer Products. “The Zeiss ZX1 combines the potential and superior image quality of a full-frame camera with the mobile experience and intuitive use of smartphones for photography.”

Out front is a newly developed, non-interchangeable Distagon 35-mm f/2 T* lens that’s paired with a 37.4-megapixel full-frame (24 x 36-mm) CMOS image sensor housed within the 5.59 x 3.66 x 3.7-in (142 x 93 x 93-mm) body. The camera is reported to make use of contrast- and phase-detection autofocus and rocks ISO80 to 51,200 light sensitivity.

Around back, you’ll find a

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ZEISS Introduces the ZX1 Full-Frame Camera; More Info at B&H

Photography News: ZEISS has introduced the ZX1, an all-new camera that features a fixed Distagon T* 35mm f/2 lens, a 37.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor, a sleek all-black body, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom preinstalled for in-camera photo editing and sharing.

B&H is excited to announce the newly introduced ZEISS ZX1, the first digital camera to wear the ZEISS name plate and the first camera that allows you to take a photograph, edit it in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and share the results in-camera!

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Zeiss ZX1 Full-Frame Camera (Photo: Business Wire)

This compact camera sports a high-resolution 37.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a fixed Distagon T* 35mm f/2 lens for a versatile imaging platform and a flexible wide-angle field of view. The ZX1 has an elegantly minimalist wedge-shaped, stealth-black body, which measures a very compact 5.6 x 3.7 x 3.7″ and

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Report: Zeiss’ full-frame Android-powered ZX1 camera to be released on October 29, cost $6K: Digital Photography Review

Three weeks ago, the long-awaited Zeiss ZX1 camera reappeared for pre-order on B&H Photo after months and months of silence regarding the availability of the Android-powered mirrorless camera. While B&H has since pulled its listing, a new report from Nokishita claims the camera will be available on October 29 with an MSRP of $6,000/€6,000 (the same price B&H had it listed for).

When B&H listed the Zeiss ZX1 for pre-order earlier this month, we contacted both B&H and Zeiss on the matter, but both passed on the opportunity to comment on the matter. Sometime between then and now, the pre-order option on B&H was removed with no further information on when we might see more. That is, until Nokishita published the above tweet earlier this morning.

We have contacted Zeiss for confirmation and will update this article accordingly if we receive a response. While we wait to hear more about

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Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens: Digital Photography Review

Weird lens guru Mathieu Stern is back at it with a new video that shows images captured with two $20 Carl Zeiss projector lenses he converted into camera lenses.

As with many of Stern’s DIY projector lens projects, both of these lenses — a 120mm F1.9 and a 105mm F1.9 — lack any way to focus and don’t have any adjustable aperture. While the adjustable aperture isn’t quite so easy to address, the video briefly shows how he uses an M65 Helicoid ring adapter to give manual focus abilities to the lens. Although not shown in the video, Stern then uses an M65 to Sony E-mount adapter to use the custom lens to his Sony camera.

The resulting imagery captured with the lenses produces pronounced ‘swirly’ bokeh and gives a very sharp separation between the subject and the background. It’s not going to win any resolution or edge-to-edge sharpness contests,

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