It's Finally Here: A First Look at the Unique Zeiss ZX1 Camera With Lightroom Built In

No camera as unique as the Zeiss ZX1 has come along in quite some time, and its fascinating combination of a high-resolution sensor and sharp 35mm lens in tandem with a large internal SSD, a built-in copy of Lightroom, and wireless sharing abilities make it a potential all-in-one solution for shooting, editing, sharing, and even backing up on the go. This great first look takes a look at what it is like to use this crazy camera.

Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this great video takes a first look at the Zeiss ZX1 camera. The ZX1 has an array of features like a 37.4-megapixel full frame sensor, a 35mm f/2 fixed lens with a leaf shutter, an integrated 512 GB SSD (can we please get this on more cameras?), and built-in wireless capabilities, but of course, its headline feature is its built-in copy of Lightroom for producing finished photos entirely in camera. I have to say that I don't think I would enjoy editing photos on the back of my camera (at least not a lot of them), and it would be hard for me to justify the price of the ZX1, but if nothing else, it could be a first step toward the development of more powerful and capable cameras. Check out the video above for Ortiz' full thoughts. 

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Greg Wilson's picture

Looks like a fundamentally wasteful product. One or two more releases of Lightroom and it will be too slow to run it.

Lee Christiansen's picture

So with this, photographers can spend even more time looking at the LCDs on the back of their cameras... Yup, great plan.