Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (Gift Box Packaging)

Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (Gift Box Packaging)

Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (Gift Box Packaging)

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Product Highlights

  • 16MP CMOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Records 4K, UHD, and 1080p Video
  • JPEG and Raw Photos
  • Up to 15 fps Burst Shooting at 16MP
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for Remote Control
  • Single, Continuous, and Zone Autofocus
  • 3D Noise Filters for Low Light Recording
  • Lightweight Magnesium Housing
  • Suitable for Drone & Aerial Photography
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Z CAM E1 overview

  • 1Description

Miniature in size yet big on performance, the Z CAM E1 is an interchangeable camera system that packs the feature-set of a mirrorless camera into a body more akin to an action camera. The E1 features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount and a 16MP MFT Panasonic CMOS sensor that supports DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24 fps, UHD (3840 x 2160) at 30 fps, and 1080p video up to 60 fps. The camera can also shoot 16 megapixel stills in JPEG or uncompressed DNG raw formats, with full resolution burst mode shooting up to 15 fps.

In addition to physical buttons and a rear LCD screen, the camera can be remotely controlled over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0 using an iOS or Android mobile device. This lets you take advantage of the small form factor by mounting the E1 in hard-to-reach places, while still able to remotely monitor, trigger, manage content, and even power the camera from its standby mode. The E1 is constructed from a die-cast magnesium alloy body that weighs only 8.9 oz, including the 2000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Its low weight and small footprint make it a compact 4K camera you can carry with you at all times, as well as being well-suited to capturing action-camera-type POV footage and mounting on UAVs for aerial photography.

Note: This Gift Box version of the camera provides you with the same exact camera and accessories but in a white outer packaging instead of black.

16 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
A 16MP MFT Panasonic CMOS sensor pairs with an Ambarella chipset to deliver the image quality and image processing required to support 4K video and 16MP raw images in a variety of lighting conditions. The camera uses advanced 3D noise filters (three selectable levels) for cleaner images in low-light environments, and offers a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600 in auto mode.
4K Video Recording
The E1 supports 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) video recording at 60 Mbps in the MOV format using H.264 compression. 4K video is recorded at 24 fps and UHD video can be recorded at 24 or 30 fps. Full HD 1080p video up to 60 fps is also supported, as well as 720p up to 240 fps for slow-motion playback. 4K video mode uses a slight crop of the sensor to provide full pixel readout for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. The 1080p video modes also use this crop, delivering downscaled images rather than using line skipping or pixel binning.
16 Megapixel Still Photos
More than just a 4K video camera, the E1 takes up to 16 megapixel still images in JPEG or raw DNG formats. Burst shooting modes also allow you to pair high continuous shooting rates with continuous AF. Full resolution 16 megapixel JPEG photos can be taken in bursts up to 15 fps. Additionally, interval recording is available for creating time-lapse videos.
Active MFT Lens Mount
Equipped with an active MFT lens mount, the E1 is able to take advantage of autofocus and image stabilization supported by select Olympus and Panasonic lenses. The mount also supports a growing range of manual focus MFT lenses, as well as being adaptable to virtually any modern or vintage lens using optional third-party adapters.
Continuous Autofocus
The E1's advanced focusing technology allows for continuous autofocus in both photos and video. Different sensitivity settings are available to adapt to different scenes and help you keep track of your subjects while filming. When focusing manually, the camera features an automatic, on-screen zoom preview to help you achieve optimum focus on your subject.
Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Utilizing built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, the E1 can be paired with iOS and Android mobile devices running the E1 App. Using the app, users can control, monitor, remotely trigger, and manage content. The E1 can also be powered on from the app when the camera is in Bluetooth standby mode, meaning you can fully operate the camera without needing to make physical contact with it. This is great when the camera is mounted in hard-to-reach locations. The camera can remain in standby mode for up to two weeks.
Body Design
The E1 is a versatile, compact, interchangeable lens 4K camera. Weighing just under 8.9 ounces (without a lens) and measuring only 3 x 2.2" and 2" in depth, the camera can literally fit into your pocket and can even be mounted and worn in similar ways as an action camera. The durable die-cast magnesium body is specifically designed to dissipate the heat the image processor produces when recording 4K video.
Additional Features
  • Three selectable video noise reduction levels
  • Low 200 millisecond latency when using app
  • Single, Continuous Center, and Flexible Zone autofocus modes
  • microSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Two 2000mAh rechargeable battery packs included
  • Mini-HDMI 1.4a port supports clean 1080p output
  • Micro-USB 2.0 port
  • 3.5mm mic input
  • Expansion port
  • DC power input for external power source (5V, 2A)
In the Box
Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (Gift Box Packaging)
  • 2 x 2000mAh Lithium-ion Battery Packs
  • Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Z CAM E1 specs

    Imaging
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds (active)
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x 35mm crop factor)
    Sensor Panasonic MN34230
    Processor Ambarella A9A75 chipset
    ISO Sensitivity Max. 25,600 (auto)
    Video
    Resolutions & Frame Rates 4096 x 2160 / 24 fps
    3840 x 2160 / 24, 25, 30 fps
    2880 x 2160 / 24, 25, 30 fps
    1920 x 1920 / 24, 25, 30 fps
    1920 x 1440 / 24, 25, 30 fps
    1920 x 1080 / 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps
    1280 x 720 / 50, 60, 240 fps
    840 x 480 / 25, 30 fps
    Video Encoder H.264 high profile
    File Format .MOV
    Bitrate 60 Mb/s (4K / UHD)
    Audio Encoder AAC
    Photo
    Resolution 16 MP (4640 x 3480)
    12 MP (4000 x 3000)
    8 MP (3260 x 2448)
    5 MP (2592 x 1944)
    File Formats JPEG (DCF, EXIF)
    RAW (Uncompressed DNG)
    JPEG Compression Quality Settings Super Fine, Fine, Basic
    Burst Rate 15 fps at 16 MP
    Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec (maximum)
    Focus Control
    Autofocus Single
    Continuous Center
    Flexible Zone
    Display
    Type LCD
    Resolution 320 x 240
    Connectivity
    USB Micro-USB 2.0
    HDMI Mini-HDMI 1.4a (clean video output up to 1080p60)
    Microphone Input 3.5 mm
    Wi-Fi 802.11n
    200 ms latency
    Bluetooth Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0)
    DC Power Input 5 V, 2 A
    General
    Media Storage microSD/SDHC/SDXC
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Battery 2000 mAh lithium-ion
    Body Material Magnesium alloy
    Dimensions 3 x 2.2 x 2" (7.52 x 5.61 x 5.025 cm)
    Weight Body Only: 7.4 oz (210 g) Battery: 1.5 oz (42 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 6.5 x 2.4"

    Z CAM E1 reviews

    E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (Gift Box Packaging) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great but ok compare to my gh4 and gx85 , 1. built quality is ok but not premium feel like panasonic or olympus. 2. video quality is ok but need to play around to get max out. default setting was over exposure and need to find perfect� setting for your need. it still noticeable different quality compare to my other camera. it may attribute by limited bit rate. 3.Battery drain quickly and if you want for travel camera, two battery wornt be enough. 4.nice size . it can be good second camera but not main . limited bit rate can be benefit for some ppl.� Bottom line. It's quirky camera for someone� who already have many m4/3 lenses and play around.
    Date published: 2018-04-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I used it for 3 wonderful hours A fun little camera. I don't recommend using without a stabilizer. (super jumpy due to it's size) recording 4k the batteries lasted 1.25-1.5hrs each. BTW, the sensor looked GREAT! But then... after I went to recharge and fire it up, it was completely dead. I tried everything online forums suggested and searched the manual. nothing....
    Date published: 2018-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from How to control multiple Z-CAM E1s To control two or more Z-CAMs E1 with one Android app you must make sure each Z-CAM E1 has a unique SSID The problem is means to change the SSID is highly obscured. It is not in the menus on the camera itself. On the Android app its placement is highly misleading. To get to it you need to do the following after the Android app and the camera are connected via WiFi (Camera Firmware rev30 and Android app 1.8) 1) Go to "Control" 2) Press the settings icon near the bottom of the Control screen - not the settings icon on the top right 3) Under the "Image" section go to "Other" (last line). Why they have the camera general settings in the "Image" section is beyond me - that is what is misleading. 4) Press the current SSID Note! You cannot change the whole SSID. The SSID will be something like "Z-CAM-EAGLE-C2" or "Z-CAM-EAGLE-FD". You can only change the part after "Z-CAM-" and Before "-FD" or "-C2" (the suffix may vary by camera). So I changed my SSID on my two Z-CAM's to... Z-CAM-JJK01-C2 Z-CAM-JJK02-FD ...and when the 3rd one comes in I just ordered it will be... Z-CAM-JJK03-?? Now I can easily control all 3 cameras from the android app. Given I have now purchased 3 of them I am very happy with them. However the Android app is missing 2 key features... 1) A means to set the f-stop 2) A means to adjust the focus. I have to set the camera into auto focus and then when focused set the camera to manual focus to lock the focus. It would be much better to have the app provide the same functionality the "up arrow" on the camera when in manual focus mode.
    Date published: 2018-02-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just starting out with the E1 I received the E1 as a holiday gift. Since I have an investment in Olympus it was a natural choice for video (I got to choose it and cost was big factor.) We went out of town for a week to a resort in Santa Fe, NM and I took the E1 to get to know it.� All the focus problems were as noted in other reviews.� Manual focus was the order of the day.� I used a stock Oly 14-42 mm lens for all the tests.� The JPEG stills were extremely good using manual and auto (when it worked) focus.� The videos on manual were good as far as I can tell...no real 4K playback capability or conversion software.� I also have a nagging concern that the Sandisk Extreme (60MBps) are not fast enough for the 4K video as I had some pixel blocking in play back and a dropout or two in a three minute video, but this may be playback software issue.� Will revise as I get more data: New Extreme Pro microSDcard and 25mm prime lens on order.
    Date published: 2017-12-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from See reviews for Standard, Black Packaging! Same camera different packaging. I bought that packaging and returned it, Do not know about shooting photos, I wanted it to shot video. Very disappointed. Auto focus is useless. Audio is non existent (no audio without an external mike, no power on jack, no usable sound with any of the three powered mikes I tried). No way to mount a mike to the camera (so you need some type of rig defeating its size). I found no way to review what was shot in camera. No manual or information available (included manual is a joke). If mounted on a frame can not access battery/memory card compartment. Now way to shutoff focus magnification in manual focus mode, truly envying! I wish I had received one that work like those who gave it 4 or 5 stars. I wanted to give it 1 star but I did not since I never tried the photo mode.
    Date published: 2018-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from mise � jour change tout I tested the camera, to use its potential it is necessary to update Z CAM ? E1 Firmware Update, there are options and that allows better controlled the camera.�Damage that can not manage the sound. if you do not update you will be disappointed with the camera.
    Date published: 2018-02-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy If Discounted Auto focus is rubbish, but image quality is rather good. Buy if discounted, it’s worth it.
    Date published: 2018-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miniature camera well-suited to technical applications I'm planning to use my Z-CAM-E1 primarily for photos through a microscope, possibly some astronomical photos through a telescope. It's small size and weight, full manual controls, and inexpensive lens mount adapter rings make it ideal for such purposes. To test out the camera and become familiar with the controls, I did some normal shooting using a Leica-M-to-MFT adapter and a Leitz 35mm f/2 lens. The focus magnification feature is essential and works well. With ISO set to 100 I let the camera vary the shutter speed while I tried different apertures. On a variety of everyday subjects the exposure was right on. Note that this camera is tricky to hold steady by hand and really benefits from a tripod or other support. The Bluetooth-based remote shutter release is another key feature - locked onto a tripod or other equipment, and with a fully electronic shutter, it would be a real spoiler to need to touch the camera to make an exposure. I compared out-of-camera JPEGs with the DNG image files. I will definitely use only the DNG output of the camera since the JPEGs tended to exhibit compression artifacts at 100% view.
    Date published: 2018-03-04
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