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Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinema Camera

BH #ZCE2 • MFR #E1503
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 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Firmware 0.98 Update
  • 34K Capture and Recording
  • 4Interfaces and Expandability
  • 5iOS App
  • 6Camera Body
By B&H Photo's

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-C port for live view and control via iOS device with Z Camera app installed
  • The USB-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 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 10.28 Megapixel
Image Sensor
17.3 x 13 mm (4/3"-TypeFour Thirds) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
160 to 25,600 (Extended: 80 to 12,800)
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 48.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 48.00 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 Proxy 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
H.265 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
4096 x 1728 up to 150 fps
3840 x 2160 at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 1620 up to 160 fps
3312 x 2760 up to 59.94 fps
2704 x 1600 up to 160 fps
2696 x 2772 at 23.98/24.00/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
H.264 8-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3696 x 2772 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 10.28 Megapixel
Image Sensor
17.3 x 13 mm (4/3"-TypeFour Thirds) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
160 to 25,600 (Extended: 80 to 12,800)
Advertised Dynamic Range
13 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 48.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 48.00 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 Proxy 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
H.265 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
4096 x 1728 up to 150 fps
3840 x 2160 at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 1620 up to 160 fps
3312 x 2760 up to 59.94 fps
2704 x 1600 up to 160 fps
2696 x 2772 at 23.98/24.00/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
H.264 8-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3696 x 2772 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
No
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
IP Streaming
Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Output
1x LEMO 5-Pin Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x LEMO 2-Pin (12VDC at 5 A) Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C
1x LEMO 10-Pin (Sync)
1x DE-9/DB-9 (RS-232)
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control
1x RJ45 (LAN)
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Fixed Non-Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
1.3"
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Flexible, Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
8x 1/4"-20
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.6 x 3.9 x 3.5" / 91.2 x 99.2 x 89.1 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
1.67 lb / 757 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.8 x 10 x 4.9"

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