E1 – World’s Smallest Micro Four Thirds 4K Camera

Here’s E1World’s smallest 4K ultra-high definition camera with an interchangeable lens system, from a start-up named Z Camera. This pocket-sized camera is capable of shooting 4K video using the versatile Micro Four Thirds system.

The E1 is Wi-Fi 802.11N, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Ambarella A9 image processor equipped. As per Z Camera, it can capture cinema-quality 4K 4096×2160 video at 24 frames per second or ultra-high definition video 3840×2160 at 30 frames per second with H.264 compression. Advanced 3D noise filters using motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF ) technology reduces noise and jitter. This allows for incredible low-light performance with the camera’s ability to shoot at up to 102,400 ISO while maintaining high image quality, up to 6400 ISO. It comes with two rechargeable batteries.

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’s micro four-thirds lens mount can handle a wide range of AF (auto-focus) lenses available from brands such as Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Leica and Sigma. It also supports a variety of existing MF (manual-focus) lenses.


The E1 application, which is available for iOS and Android allows users to compose shots and control the camera using their smartphones.


Check out some sample photos on Z Camera’s website. A pledge of $499 or more will get you the E1 and a pledge of $799 or more will get you the E1 camera bundled with 14mm f/2.5 lens from Panasonic, on its Kickstarter Campaign.

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