Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinema Camera

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Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinema Camera
Key Features
  • DCI and UHD 4K up to 160 fps
  • 13-Stop Dynamic Range (16 WDR Enabled)
  • 10-Bit Color Recording, Supports ProRes
  • 4/3" WDR CMOS Sensor
The Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinema Camera shoots DCI and UHD 4K at up to 160 fps, as well as HD up to 240 fps, and records to a CFast 2.0 card (not included). An optional cable enables syncing two E2 cameras together, and the system supports syncing up to 100 cameras. The camera features a 4/3" sensor with 10-bit color support and nominal 13 stops of dynamic range with 16 stops when set to WDR. The camera supports recording in ProRes 422 in 10-bit, as well as H.265 and H.264 codecs for efficient compressing of your image.
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Z CAM E2 MFT Mount Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Firmware 0.98 Update
  • 34K Capture and Recording
  • 4Interfaces and Expandability
  • 5iOS App
  • 6Camera Body

The Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinema Camera shoots DCI and UHD 4K at up to 160 fps, as well as HD up to 240 fps, and records to a CFast 2.0 card (not included). An optional cable enables syncing two E2 cameras together, and the system supports syncing up to 100 cameras. The camera features a 4/3" sensor with 10-bit color support and nominal 13 stops of dynamic range with 16 stops when set to WDR. The camera supports recording in ProRes 422 in 10-bit, as well as H.265 and H.264 codecs for efficient compressing of your image.

An included Gigabit connector provides data transfer and control of the camera, and you can also use an available iOS app to control the camera and to view a live image preview. You can also control it locally by the buttons along the front edge of the camera. The camera powers from an L-series battery (not included) or via the included AC adapter.

Firmware 0.98 Update

  • All resolution and frame rate combinations now support ProRes 422 recording (except C8K 2.4:1)
  • ProRes proxy records in separate files
  • Preview and in-camera playback with 3D LUT banding issue fixed
  • External SSD recording through USB performance is improved
  • UVC (USB camera) bug fixes

4K Capture and Recording

  • You can record DCI/UHD 4K at up to 160 fps or 1080p at up to 240 fps, for up to the limit of your recording media's capacity
  • Triple native ISO 80/160/800
  • 13 stops of dynamic range using ZLog, and 16 stops of dynamic range in WDR mode
  • Built-in multi-frame noise reduction technology to produce clean footage
  • H.265 (10-bit color) internal recording on CFast 2.0 card
  • 10-bit ProRes recording in 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT, and 422 Proxy is supported
  • Video output through HDMI 2.0 is supported (up to DCI 4K at 60 fps, 10-bit color, YUV 422)
  • Full-metal housing for efficient heat dissipation

Interfaces and Expandability

  • USB Type-C port for live view and control via iOS device with Z Camera app installed
  • The USB Type-C port can also be used for external SSD recording
  • Ethernet port for live view, control, and file transfer to a browser or a computer running Z CAM software
  • HTTP API and SDK are also available
  • COM (RS232) port supports UART protocol
  • LANC port for remote control including power on/off
  • Pixel-level multicamera sync can be achieved for up to 100 devices—requires optional cable(s)

iOS App

Z Camera is a mobile application for camera live preview and control through Wi-Fi/USB cable connection. It allows you to start/stop recording and adjust the camera settings remotely, and also has advanced features on the camera live preview. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

Camera Body

  • Made from aluminum for strength and heat dissipation
  • Nine threaded mounting holes around the outside chassis
  • Sensor plane marking for accurate distance measurements
  • Powers from included AC/DC adapter or optional L-series batteries
  • Active MFT mount
UPC: 841687100061

Z CAM E2 MFT Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 10.28 Megapixel
Sensor Type17.3 x 13 mm (4/3") CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
ISO Sensitivity160 to 25,600 (Native)
80 to 12,800 (Expanded)
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range13 Stops
Internal Recording
Recording ModesProRes 422HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 30 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 30 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 30 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 100 fps 
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 48 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 48 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 60 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422 Proxy 4:2:2:
4096 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 60 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
H.265 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p up to 24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
2696 x 2772p at 23.98/24/29.97/50/59.94 fps (230 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps (200 Mb/s) 
H.264 8-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
3696 x 2772p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (230 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps (200 Mb/s) 
Variable Frame RatesUp to 120 fps
External Recording
IP StreamingYes
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video Connectors1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
Audio Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Output
1 x 5-Pin LEMO Mic Level Input
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C
1 x 10-Pin LEMO Sync
1 x 9-Pin D-Sub RS-232
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control
1 x RJ45 LAN
Wireless Interfaces2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Monitor
Size1.3"
Display TypeFixed LCD
EVFOptional, Not Included
Power
Battery TypeSony L-Series
Power Connectors1 x 4-Pin LEMO (12 VDC at5 A) Input
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Physical
Accessory Mount8 x 1/4"-20 Female
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions3.59 x 3.91 x 3.51" / 91.2 x 99.2 x 89.1 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight1.67 lb / 757 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 9 x 5"
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