Z CAM S1 6K Professional VR Camera

Z CAM S1 6K Professional VR Camera
Key Features
  • Record 6K30 or 4K60 Spherical Video
  • Stitching & Streaming with Windows 10 PC
  • 4 x Sony CMOS Sensors
  • 10-Layer, All-Glass Fisheye Lenses
The compact S1 Professional VR Camera from Z CAM employs four Sony CMOS image sensors to capture high-quality spherical VR video at 6K30 or 4K60 fps. Use the included Z CAM's WonderLive and WonderStitch software downloads for live streaming and offline stitching of 4K60 fps equirectangular images with your Windows 10-based PC.
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Z CAM S1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Features
  • 3Z CAM Controller Features
  • 4System Requirements

The compact S1 Professional VR Camera from Z CAM employs four Sony CMOS image sensors to capture high-quality spherical VR video at 6K30 or 4K60 fps. Use the included Z CAM's WonderLive and WonderStitch software downloads for live streaming and offline stitching of 4K60 fps equirectangular images with your Windows 10-based PC.

Each of its four fisheye lenses is constructed with 10-layer, professional-grade optics, minimizing distortion and flare. Unlike rig-based VR systems, the S1's four integrated sensors provide coordinated auto-exposure and white balance functions. The built-in Z CAM Sync Hardware ensures synchronized recording, and Z-Log gamma enables image fine-tuning and color grading.

The S1's compact, cylindrical body measures just over 9.5" high when used with its detachable battery unit. When powered via the included AC adapter, the S1 is under 6" high. With a slim, under 4" diameter form, the camera can be placed 2.6' or closer to subjects. SanDisk Extreme Pro cards are recommended for recording to the S1's four SD card slots.

Stitching and live streaming requires a Windows 10 PC with two Ethernet cards; Mac compatibility to be available via a future update.
Four required 18650 lithium-ion batteries and a charger are not included with the camera.


  • Captures high-quality, spherical VR video at 6K30 or 4K60 fps
  • 4K equirectangular live streaming and offline stitching using a Windows 10 PC
  • Four Sony CMOS image sensors
  • Coordinated auto-exposure and white balance functions
  • Z-Log gamma for image fine-tuning and color grading
  • Record up to two continuous hours to SanDisk Extreme Pro SD cards
  • 10-layer, high-quality, all-glass fisheye lenses
  • Compact cylindrical form measures just over 9.5" high with battery unit
  • 2:1 post-stitching aspect ratio (using the downloadable Z CAM WonderStitch software)

Z CAM Controller Features

  • Windows, Mac, and iPad-compatible
  • Control the camera and change settings
  • Individual lens preview via Windows, Mac, and iPad
  • Stitched preview via iPad
Optional Z CAM Controller software available via download.

System Requirements

For Z CAM Controller:

  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS 10.11 and higher

4K live streaming:

  • Windows 10 PC with two Ethernet cards
  • AMD WX7100 or NVIDIA GTX 1070/GTX 1080
UPC: 841687104014

Z CAM S1 Specs

360 Stitched Video Recording
Internal/External StitchingExternal Stitching
Supported Spherical Projection TypesEquirectangular
360 Stitched Video FormatInternal 2D:
3480 x 2160 at 30 fps
2704 x 1520 at 60 fps (H.264)
Still Image SupportPNG
(6000 x 3000)
Number of Lenses4
Camera per Lens
Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
Optics per Lens
Lens Elements10
Angle of ViewWide: 190°
Media/Memory Card SlotPer Lens: SD/SDHC/SDXC [128 GB Maximum / U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Built-In MicYes
Channels4.0-Channel Mono
Audio FormatAAC
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/30 - 1/8000 Second (Photo, Video, Streaming)
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video: 100 to 6400 (Manual)
Tripod MountNone
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs1 x RJ45 Ethernet
Outputs4 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
Microphone InputNone
Headphone JackNone
Battery4 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3400 mAh
Max Runtime: 2 Hours per Charge
Power Adapter100 - 240 VAC
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.7 x 9.7 x 6.7" / 16.9 x 24.6 x 16.9 cm
3.6 x 3.0 x 3.6" / 9.2 x 7.7 x 9.2 cm
Weight2.25 lb / 1.02 kg
1.43 lb / .65 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.51 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.75 x 9.15 x 6.05"
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There is an iPad zCam Contoller app, what additional equipment is needed to control the camera with the App via wifi?
Asked by: Brian
There is no additional equipment needed to used the controller app with the Z CAM.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

how long can you record video using the ...

how long can you record video using the recommended lithium ion batteries?
Asked by: mark
Manufacture lists approximately 2 hours with fully charged 18650 standard lithium ion battery cells (3400mAh or above each).
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-01-15


Can you walkBout with?
Asked by: Jeff
Itis battery operated,so sure. Tripod mounting would yield more pleasing results.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What size are the 4 image sensors?
Asked by: Marvin
The size of the sensors are not listed, only that is has Sony EXMOR™ CMOS Image Sensors.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-29


I own and run an architectural photography company and would like to know what the tech specs are for images with the Z CAM S1. I've looked everywhere but see nothing on this. Any clue when they will be released?
Asked by: Jason B.
Does it comes with a battery ?
Answered by: Cesar C.
Date published: 2018-08-27


How does one mount this to a tripod or leveling base?
Asked by: Anonymous
This camera has a standardf 1/4 -20 female bushing on its bottom. There is a decent YouTube video showing how to mount and counterblance this camera at How to balance the Insta360 Pro, Obsidian, Z Cam S1 and more on the Moza Guru 360 Air gimbal .
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


Does this just produce a flat photo or can it produce a scaled 3D model?
Asked by: Craig
It supports equirectangular still image by simply take one frame out of the video. It does not produce a scaled 3D model though.
Answered by: yitschock w.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does the Z Cam S1 come with free stitching software?
Asked by: Mike
Z-Cam Wonderstitch is sold separately. You can also use 3rd-party stitching software such as Mistika VR or AutoPano Video
Answered by: David L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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