Zeiss ZX1 Full-Frame Camera Discontinued Due to Poor Sales

German optics manufacturer, Zeiss, released its all-in-one camera, the ZX1, in September 2018. The camera boasted a 37.4-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm F2 fixed-focus lens, along with a built-in Android system and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. However, the product did not meet the expectations of the market.

Flaws in Design

The camera, priced at $6,000, faced several issues that made it difficult for consumers to invest in it. Some users found the pre-installed Android version of Lightroom to be a major concern. Additionally, the camera did not support SD card slots, which made it challenging for users to store their images.

Discontinuation of the ZX1

Zeiss has not yet commented on the discontinuation of the ZX1, but it has been listed as discontinued on the international e-commerce B&H. The move has come as a surprise to many, who expected Zeiss to release a follow-up model after the initial launch.

Comparison with the Samsung Galaxy Camera

The concept of pre-installing Android on smart cameras was not new when Zeiss released the ZX1. In 2012, Samsung launched its Galaxy Camera, which was equipped with the Android system. Despite being launched eight years prior, the concept still failed to capture the attention of consumers.

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