Nikon and Samsung had done it and so did Polaroid. We are talking about Android-powered cameras. And now, after two years since its first reveal, Zeiss is ready to join this less chartered imaging path.

Zeiss ZX1 Android-powered Digital Camera

Yes. That Zeiss. The name best known for its optics has its first camera and it is about to hit the market. Two years! I remember reading about it, but did not get around to featuring it. I think I should now because, the price.

Make sure you are seated for this. The Zeiss ZX1 Android-powered Camera costs a mind-bending US$6,000. Six freaking thousands! That’s a jaw-dropping price considering what it has to offer.

Zeiss ZX1 Android-powered Digital Camera

I am no camera pro, but looking at the unpopularity of Android cameras over the years, I’d say it is a hard sell. However, it may interest rich photographers who are looking for a “self-contained” camera.

Because it runs on Android, Zeiss has worked with Adobe to bring Adobe Photoshop Lightroom into the camera. This means you will be able to edit and tweak your masterpiece right there and then on the 4.3-inch screen.

Zeiss ZX1 Android-powered Digital Camera

After which, you can share those masterpieces straight from camera. Hmmm. Why does it sounds so 2010s? I don’t know man. I think any sane photographers would rather work on an iPad for a trade off between size and usability.

Anyhoo, for 6 grand, you can expect an in-house developed 37 MP full-frame sensor, ISO range of 80-51,200, a fixed 35 mm f/2 lens, a 4.3-inch 720p fixed rear TFT-LCD touch display, a 0.7-inch OLED 1920 x 1080 pixel EVF, 512 GB SSD storage, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB-C port that supports external storage.

Zeiss ZX1 Android-powered Digital Camera

The camera is capable of max image resolution of 7,488 x 4,992 pixel and records video at 4K at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fps.

If you are interested, you can signed up to be notify of its availability on B&H, or over at Zeiss ZX-1 dedicated product page.

Zeiss ZX1 Android-powered Digital Camera

Images: Zeiss.

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Source: PetaPixel.

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