Zeiss compact... with Lightroom
JUST as many journalists were heading home, Zeiss pulled another surprise out of the hat: a full-frame ZX1 compact camera, featuring a new Distagon 35mm f/2 lens and 37.4MP full-frame sensor, with Lightroom CC built-in. It’s a fixed-lens compact in the same class as the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II and Leica Q, and has traditional analogue controls, with top-plate shutter speed and ISO dials complemented by aperture and focus rings around the lens. Composition is via an OLED viewfinder, and the back is dominated by a 4.3in multi-touch screen. The big news, though, is that the touchscreen can be used to operate the integrated Lightroom CC. The ZX1 comes out early 2019, so head to www. zeiss.com/ zx1 for updates.
Next year sees the release of the ZX1 full-frame compact