That's 'cause it has no "EVF or a flip screen"!! Sorry, just in that sort of mood today.It looks like this camera has been out there for awhile. You can buy it at B&H Photo for $700 and there are 22 reviews going back to August and May of 2016. The reviews are not so great.
Z Camera E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera E1CAM3A701 B&H
What? No EVF or flip screen??? The nerve!I think I'll stick with my GM-5. Before you know it someone will complain that this camera does not have an EVF or a flip screen and we will be off and running with those sorts of comments again.
As a matter of simple accuracy, the Olympus Air-A01 is significantly smaller, 112 ccs vs 172 for the Z E1. It is also lighter, 147 g with battery, vs 209 g.About the same volume as the AIR01. I still really like the AIR. It may not be for every one but I have gotten some great shots with it.
I have Air A01, GM1 and GM5. I've built my small kit around the GM5, and continue to be very pleased with it.I think I'll stick with my GM-5. Before you know it someone will complain that this camera does not have an EVF or a flip screen and we will be off and running with those sorts of comments again.
Since it seems to be targeted for video (kind of the action cam market it looks like), it's flat sided form factor in my opinion makes it easier to put together into a sort of cage assembly and can get quite compact if you don't have to worry as much about protrusions. The lack of ergonomics would kill it for photography especially if the goal is to attract people back into photography in general.I wonder if this is truly a model that will attract people back into photography...