Stay in your flow.


A camera designed to give you an absolutely seamless experience: from shooting and editing, to publishing and backing up.

A great photo captures a moment. A great camera lets you stay in it.

Experience intuitive photography with the ZEISS ZX1 – like a seamless extension of your creative mind.

The first thing you’ll notice is the way the ZEISS ZX1 fits in the hand, the bend in the display – it just feels right. And then you discover the impressive optical quality of the lens: pin sharp results with an amazing depth of detail, juicy vibrant colors and an excellent balance.

Experience intuitive photography with the ZEISS ZX1 – like a seamless extension of your creative mind.
Shooting in ZEISS quality was never simpler.

Fast, high-performance 35mm f/2 ZEISS Distagon 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-resolution OLED EVF

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

Shooting in ZEISS quality was never simpler.

A high-performance 35 mm 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.

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Technical Specifications ZEISS ZX1

~800 g (with battery)
142 x 93 x 46 mm (+ 20 mm lens)
Fullframe 24 x 36 mm (3:2)
37.4 megapixel (7.488 x 4.992 px)
ISO sensitivity
80 - 51.200
Shutter speed
1/8000sec – 30 sec.
ZEISS Distagon lens, 8 elements in 5 groups, 2 double sided aspherical lens elements
Focal length
35 mm
Minimum focus
30 cm
4,34" LCD (1.280 x 720px), 16:9
338 ppi
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
0,7" OLED (1.920 x 1.080px)
Diopter range
-3 bis +3 dpt
View angle
30° horizontal (image only), Magnification 0,74x
Battery capacity
3.190 mAh
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (pre-installed)
Shooting Details
Drive modes
Single, continuous (up to 3 fps), self-timer, interval, AE bracketing, enhanced imaging, panorama
Focus modes
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus; AF area: 17x15; AF spot: 1x1, 3x3, 5x5
F- & AE-Lock
Recording & Storage
Recording formats
Video quality
4K (3.840 x 2.160 px) up to 30 fps, Full HD (1.920 x 1.080 px) up to 60 fps
Internal storage
512 GB, allows for ~6.800 RAW (DNG) images / > 50.000 JPGs ~20h video 4K 30fps / Full HD 60 fps (max. 15 min/video)
External storage
via USB-C
NFC, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/a/ac), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Geotagging (via Smartphone), Remote control (via Smartphone)
USB-C 3.1, microphone, headphones & HDMI via USB-C
No built-in flash, integrated hot shoe supports Sigma flash protocol
Built-in microphone & speaker
Package components
Camera, battery, lens shader, lens cap, lens ring, quick guide, AC adapter, USB cable, strap, strap accessories, strap quick guide

Photography is a journey. Don’t make editing a stopping place.

Gain effortless control over the editing process – keep the creativity flowing.

Gain effortless control over the editing process – keep the creativity flowing.

The ZEISS ZX1 is highly intuitive when it comes to navigation - there’s no getting mired in a complex menu. Instead, editing becomes a smooth continuation of the creative process, giving you total control and freedom. The RAW files are extremely flexible, allowing you to make your own style out of them. And the ZEISS look provides a great starting point for your preferred edit.

Discover effortless editing

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: selecting the right option is easy.

Integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC – make the most of your images

Integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC – 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 CC on your computer and much more (some features require a Creative Cloud Photography plan subscription).

Review your images seamlessly

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

Discover effortless editing

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

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Share your images while they’re still fresh.

Share your images directly – you’ll still be feeling the buzz from shooting them.

Get out and capture the impressions of the world around you and share them while they’re still fresh. It’s almost like inviting people to get involved in your creative experience, no matter where they are.

Share your images directly – you’ll still be feeling the buzz from shooting them.
You’re ready to share.

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 – don't bother with switching cards

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

Hassle-free uploads

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

Automatically backup 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.

You’re ready to 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.

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1x ZEISS ZX1 Digital Camera with Lens Cap, Shade and Ring
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