Zeiss ZX1 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Zeiss ZX1? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Zeiss makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the ZX1 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Zeiss ZX1 below.
In any case, the ZX1 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on September 27th, 2018, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1518 days old (young?). Given that the ZX1 is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Zeiss product line-up.
Zeiss's user guide for the ZX1
The camera's user guide is 140 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the ZX1 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Zeiss ZX1 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Zeiss's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Zeiss ZX1 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Zeiss ZX1
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your ZX1 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Zeiss ZX1 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Zeiss ZX1 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the ZX1.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the ZX1?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the ZX1?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 51200.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Zeiss ZX1?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Does the Zeiss ZX1 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the ZX1 use?
The camera gets its power from the DD-PS1A, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Zeiss ZX1.
|Camera Model||Zeiss ZX1|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||35mm f/2.8|
|Launch Date||September 2018|
|Launch Price||USD 5 999|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||36.0 x 24.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||864 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||37.4 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||7 488 x 4 992 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||4.81 μm|
|Pixel Density||4.33 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 51 200 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||6221k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||4.3 inch|
|LCD Resolution||2765k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SSD cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||n/a|
|USB Connector||USB 3.1|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Battery Type||DD-PS1A power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250 shots per charge|
142 x 93 x 46 mm
(5.6 x 3.7 x 1.8 in)
|Camera Weight||800 g (28.2 oz)|
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