What is the pixel pitch of the Zeiss ZX1?
The Zeiss ZX1 provides 37.4 megapixels from a full frame sensor. This pixel density gives rise to a size of the individual pixel of 4.81µm.
The pixel size or pixel pitch can be calculated by dividing the sensor area by the pixel count and then taking the square root. In particular, the sensor in the Zeiss ZX1 measures 36.0mm in width and 24.0mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 864 mm2. Moreover, the ZX1 has 7 488 horizontal pixels and 4 992 vertical pixels, for a total of 37.4 megapixels. Then, the size (height or width) of each individual pixel can be calculated as the square root of the ratio of the sensor area (864 mm2) to the MP count (37 380 096).
Larger pixels provide advantages with respect to gathering light, particularly in low-light situations. Large pixels notably have a better signal to noise ratio, meaning that they can better differentiate between incoming photons and the noisy signals that the internal processes of the camera create. As a result, big pixels are particularly helpful to the photographer when shooting with high ISO settings.
Sensor specs and performance
The table below compares the sensor specs of the Zeiss ZX1 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.
|1.||Zeiss ZX1||Full Frame||37.4||7488||4992||4K/30p||25.2||14.1||2759||94|
|4.||Leica Q2||Full Frame||46.7||8368||5584||4K/30p||26.4||13.5||2491||96|
|5.||Leica V-LUX 5||1-inch||20.0||5472||3648||4K/30p||22.2||12.4||584||65|
|7.||Leica M10-P||Full Frame||23.8||5952||3992||none||25.1||14.1||2739||93|
|9.||Panasonic FZ1000 II||1-inch||20.0||5472||3648||4K/30p||22.1||12.4||546||65|
|11.||Sony RX100 VI||1-inch||20.0||5472||3648||4K/30p||22.1||12.3||478||64|
|Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.|
In the United States, the ZX1 was initially launched in September 2018 at a price of $5,999.
Camera to camera comparisons
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|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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