Z Camera Launches Micro Four Thirds Camera on Kickstarter


The China-based start-up Z Camera has launched the E1, a compact camera capable of shooting 4K videos in Ultra HD with a Micro Four Thirds image sensor and an MFT lens mount.

The interchangeable lens system in the E1 is compatible with most MFT lenses and advanced autofocus systems. The camera is capable of capturing video 4K video of 4096 x 2160p at 24fps or UHD video (3840 x 2160p) at 30fps with H.264 compression. In addition, the advanced 3D noise filters using motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) technology allows users to shoot at up to 1,02,400 ISO while maintaining high image quality, up to 6400 ISO.

Z Camera's E1

Z Camera’s E1

“After spending years in the camera industry, I realised 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 of E1 camera.

The company aims to raise USD 42,000 (approx. Rs. 26,77,290) through a month long Kickstarter campaign. Post the campaign, the E1 (body only) will be available at USD 699 (approx. Rs. 44,558) and a kit with a 14mm f/2.5 lens will be priced at USD 999 (approx. Rs. 63,680).

For more information, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2081787381/e1-camera-4k-uhd-interchangeable-lens-camera

Tags: Z Camera, 4K videos in Ultra HD, MFT lens, 3D noise filters, Motion compensated temporal filtering technology