Announced just over two years ago, the extraordinary Zeiss ZX1 is to be announced today, according to a report in Photorumours this morning. The Zeiss has been a long time a-coming, so we hope that the wait has been worthwhile.
The full-frame compact features a 35 mm f/2 Zeiss , the same focal length used for the past eight years by Sony in the RX1.1 The Sony paved the way for the Leica Q, with an even wider 28 mm lens, and this proved to be a huge success for the German company.
Zeiss enters a market which is by now well tuned to the concept of a full-frame fixed-lens camera. It goes a step further by incorporating more advanced image processing into the camera. Instead relying on external processing packages such as Adobe Lightroom, the Zeiss offers an all-in-one solution.
According to Photorumors, the camera is due to be announced at 7 pm Tokyo time today (10 am GMT) and will cost $6,000.
- The RX1 uses a Zeiss f/2 Sonnar while the Zeiss incorporates an f/2 Distagon ↩