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4K UHD. Smallest form factor camera. Supports all Panasonic/Olympus MFT lenses and incredible low light performance. $699.00 MSRP.
4K UHD. Smallest form factor camera. Supports all Panasonic/Olympus MFT lenses and incredible low light performance. $699.00 MSRP.
 www.z-cam.com
4K UHD. Smallest form factor camera. Supports all Panasonic/Olympus MFT lenses and incredible low light performance. $699.00 MSRP.  www.z-cam.com
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About Z Camera

Z was founded in March, 2013 by a vibrant team of digital imaging and information technology experts. We love to dream, create images, create video and push the boundaries of electrical engineering. Our goal is to separate ourselves from traditional photo and video products by rethinking things from the ground up.

“After spending years in the camera industry, I realized that most companies are much more interested in cutting costs of their current products than investing in developing new ones and listening to what people want," said Jason Zhang, engineer and creator

Incredible Technology

We are creating a camera that will deliver amazing quality without having to spend thousands of dollars. E1 from Z is the smallest 4K ultra-high definition camera with an interchangeable lens system. The E1 is Wi-Fi 802.11N, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Ambarella A9 image processor equipped. 
Easily capture cinema-quality 4K 4096x2160 video at 24 frames per second or ultra-high definition video 3840x2160 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.  


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.

Capture Your Content Like Never Before

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. In lieu of bulky DSLRs, E1 allows users to travel with an arsenal of lenses to capture the highest-quality footage possible.  

E1’s advanced focusing technology allows for continuous autofocus in both photos and video. By using different sensitivity settings, it ensures that users will not lose track of a subject while filming. And for users who are traditionalists and prefer to pull manual focus, the E1 offers an intuitive platform, featuring an automatic, on-screen zoom preview for crystal-clear focus. 

E1 iOS App
E1 iOS App

Connect & Control

Our proprietary applications for iOS and Android, are already available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. These apps provide users the ability to control, live stream and manage content via their Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0-enabled devices.

 Users can leave the camera in standby mode and remotely power the E1, whether it's powered on or off, a feature not available with most other camera models. Once powered on, users can control and trigger the camera without physical contact. Furthermore, monitor and control your camera indefinitely by providing a direct AC power source.

The ultra-low 200-300 millisecond latency allows for easy streaming and seamless content downloads to any Android or iOS device, which makes an exceptional experience for capturing documentaries or shooting live events. A videographer can mount the E1 from the ceiling prior to the event using a standard tripod mount accessory.  Aftermarket accessories area easily added in a snap to the E1’s standard 1/4”-20 tripod mount.

Take Flight

Create beautiful drone aerial photography and cinematography. Pilots can remotely configure the camera without having to land it. This feature provides ease for travel. Users can power it on remotely and download content to a connected iOS or Android device, all the while it is inside of a backpack or pocket.

Develop Your Way

Advanced users can customize the functionality of the E1 to amp up its potential than previously imagined through the open platform, I/O port and available software development kit (SDK), available in two levels.

Technical Specifications

Risks and challenges

We have several challenges to face being the first non-Japanese company to develop a 4k interchangeable camera system. Our experience with the latest A9 chip from Ambarella has been a major asset. Cooperation with Panasonic to embed their sensor and lens into E1 has helped us to finalize the product. 

We need your support to deliver our revolutionary camera! The mount and the ring alignment is by far the most challenging aspect of our manufacturing process. As a backer, your funding will directly support the repeatable manufacturing process and tools required to align the image sensor and the lens ring. They need to be assembled perfectly in parallel with the image sensor or the lens will not capture photos and videos correctly. Please support our project and help us move from R&D into full-fledged manufacturing.

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    Body weight only 210g with battery
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    4096x2160p@24fps | 3840x2160p@30fps | 1920x1080HD@60fps | 1920x1080HD@30fps ISO 102400 max for video.
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    The EARLY BIRD Special Bundle: the first units of E1 Camera bundled with 14mm F2.5 lens from Panasonic
    4096x2160p@24fps | 3840x2160p@30fps | 1920x1080HD@60fps | 1920x1080HD@30fps ISO 102400 max for video.
    Body weight only 210g with battery
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    The EARLY BIRD Special Bundle: the first units of E1 Camera bundled with 14mm F2.5 lens from Panasonic
    4096x2160p@24fps | 3840x2160p@30fps | 1920x1080HD@60fps | 1920x1080HD@30fps ISO 102400 max for video.
    Body weight only 210g with battery
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    The EARLY BIRD Special Bundle: the first units of E1 Camera bundled with 14mm F2.5 lens from Panasonic
    4096x2160p@24fps | 3840x2160p@30fps | 1920x1080HD@60fps | 1920x1080HD@30fps ISO 102400 max for video.
    Body weight only 210g with battery
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