E1 4K action camera with micro four-thirds lens mount
Biggest disadvantage of the regular GoPro and alike cameras is that are equipped with built-in lenses. This E1 camera is the first one which offers through the micro four-thirds lens mount an easy way to change the lenses. The E1’s lens mount is compatible with Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Leica and Sigma lenses.
Of course nothing is for free, the E1 camera body is twice heavier than other action camera. If you are planning to use this camera on your drone for aerial filming you can expect a total extra weight of 200-400g (including the lens). Hopefully the manufacturer will also release a suitable brushless gimbal in order to use the E1 camera for demanding filming.
The durable die-cast magnesium body is specifically designed to dissipate the heat of the powerful Ambarella A9 imaging processor and the Panasonic MN34230 images sensor.
The 4K videos are recorded in .mov format with .h264 codec and they have up to 60Mbps bitrate.
In addition to physical buttons and live view LCD screen, the camera can be remotely controlled through Wi-Fi (up to 80 meters range!) or Bluetooth using any mobile devices (Android or iOS).
E1 camera features and specs
|Imaging unit||Ambarella A9|
|Image sensor||Panasonic MN34230|
|Lens||Interchangeable lenses (micro four-thirds)|
|Display||2,5? LCD display with 320×240 pixels|
|Video formats||4K@24fps(4096×2160), UHD@30fps (3840×2160), 2K@30fps, 1080p@60fps (1920×1080) and 720p@240fps|
|Audio format||built in microphone|
|Photo resolution||16 MP (4640×3480). Super fine, fine and basic. Uncompressed format (DNG).|
|Working modes||Photo, video and timelapse|
|Storage||micro SD slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC)|
|Connectors||USB 2.0, Mini HDMI 1.4a and CVBS, 3.5mm microphone in|
|Other||Magnesium alloy body. Advanced 3D noise filters.|
|Camera size||5.33 x 3.9 x 5.1 cm|
|Weight||210g with battery|
Included with the E1 POV camera:
- 2000mAh lithium-ion battery pack;
- Battery charger;
- Body cap;
- E1 users guide.