Zeiss ZX1 will share a "premium price band" with the Leica Q

Zeiss ZX1 will share a "premium price band" with the Leica Q

First announced at Photokina 2018, the Zeiss ZX1 – an Android-powered full-frame compact camera with a 37.4MP sensor, fixed 35mm f/2 lens and Lightroom CC baked into the system – has remained shrouded in mystery. While exact pricing is yet to be revealed, however, we do at least know what kind of ballpark we're looking at.

In an interview with DP Review, Zeiss' Senior Product Manager, Elliot Shih, confirmed that the ZX1 would be priced in line with luxury compacts such as the newly launched Leica Q2

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.