In September of this year, Zeiss announced a new mirrorless full-frame sensor camera with the ability to accompany the photographer from taking to editing. The new camera concept seemed strange, but striking. The German did not last long without giving us more progress and now presents a video showing the Zeiss ZX1 in the real world.
As you can see in the video, the camera shows its use from the point of view of graphic reportage. Introducing Sabrina Weniger: A professional photographer based in Düsseldorf and Berlin and part of our very select group of early ZX1 testers. Join us as she talks about her first weeks with the new ZEISS ZX1 and how the camera affected her personal photography flow, all while walking the streets of Düsseldorf’s Little Tokyo in pursuit of that perfect picture.
From the video we can extrapolate that the strange appearance of the camera is more comfortable than it felt in the presentation of the product. As expected for a full frame camera with a rear screen that covers the rear, the body is large but looks solid to fight in more complicated situations. It is a pity that the screen is not expandable.
On the software side, one of the most striking features was the integration of Lightroom CC mobile in the camera. Although we only see a little of its operation, the advantage in reporting and street photography is clear: Shoot, edit, upload. It would be necessary to see the compression of the image once it is edited inside the camera.
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