Z Camera E1 Micro Four Thirds 4K Video Camera

Z Camera, a China-based concern, has introduced the E1, or what their dubbing as the smallest, interchangeable lens, Micro Four Thirds 4K camera currently available. Similar to the boxy GoPro HERO format, the E1 contains a 16MP Panasonic CMOS Four Thirds sensor (think GH4), and claims to record video at 4K 4096×2160/24p resolution, as well Ultra HD 3840×2160/30p.
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The magnesium alloy camera contains a built-in, 2.5″ 320 x 240 resolution rear LCD viewer and has 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for communicating with both iOS and Android apps. The EI employs micro SD cards for storage (128 GB max support). The EI also features a removable, 2,000mAh battery with a claimed run time of 80 minutes with Wi-Fi turned off.

E1 Camera Features & Specs:

» Movie Resolution:
— 4096×2160@24fps
— 3840×2160@24fps/25fps/30fps
— 2880X2160@24fps/24fps/30fps
— 1920×1920@24fps/25fps/30fps
— 1920X1440@24fps/25fps/30fps
— 1920×1080@24fps/25fps/30fps/50fps/60fps
— 1280×720@50fps/60fps/240fps
— 840×480@25fps/30fps
» Video Encoder
— H.264 high profile
— Bitrate for 4K UHD: 60Mbit/s
— Audio encoder: AAC
— File format: .MOV

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» Built-in stereo microphone
» Stereo
» Manual shutter speed
» Photo Resolution:
— 16M (4640×3480)
— 12M (4000X3000)
— 8M (3260X2448)
— 5M (2592×1944)
— File formats: JPEG (DCF, EXIF) RAW
— JPEG quality levels: Super Fine, Fine, Basic
— JUncompressed format: DNG
» Time lapse supporte
» Maximum burst speed: 15 fps at 16M
» Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000s
» Optics & Focus
— Auto focus
— Single
— Continuous Center
— Flexible zone
» Lens mount: Micro Four-Thirds
» Manual focus
» Storage Micro SD (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
» Connectivity
— USB: Micro USB, 2.0
— HDMI: Mini HDMI, 1.4a
» 3.5mm Microphone port
» Wi-Fi: 802.11n
» Bluetooth 4.0
» DC power port 5V 2A
» Battery 2000mAh, lithium-ion battery and charger
» Magnesium alloy body
» Weight (inc. batteries) 210g
» Dimensions: 75.2mm x 56.1mm x 50.25mm

Z Camera claims the E! has solid low-light performance. Advanced 3D noise filters using motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) technology are said to reduce noise and jitter. Z Camera declares the E1 can shoot at up to ISO 102,400, while maintaining high image quality up to ISO 6400. Additionally, the 3D noise filter actively removes ghosting and blurring.

E1’s die-cast, magnesium housing is specifically designed to dissipate heat and properly support the high demands of the A9 image processor, making all of this technology possible. The E1 is open for 3rd party development with a specialized I/O port, open platform and SDK. Use your phone to control E1 Camera via a free iOS and Android app. Start and stop filming, shoot photos and more. Photos and videos can be directly downloaded to your phone as well. All without physical contact with your E1 Camera.

Z Camera’s E1 costs $699 and is available now.
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