The Z CAM E2 Cinema Camera Basic Kit from B&H features the MFT-mount Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinematic Camera, which has a 4/3" sensor and records up to DCI/UHD 4K at 120 fps in 10-bit color. The camera has 13 stops of dynamic range nominal and 16 stops with WDR enabled. The kit also includes the Atomos Shinobi 5.2" monitor, Angelbird 512GB SSD and 256GB CFast 2.0 drives optimized for the Z CAM E2, SmallRig cage and tilt-adjustable monitor mount, and power accessories consisting of batteries, a charger, and a coiled HDMI cable.
A standout aspect of the Z CAM E2 is its expansive support for external control. The E2 offers a Gigabit data transfer and control connector, LANC remote control port, DB-9 RS-232 port, and LEMO connector for pixel-level multicamera sync of up to 100 units via optional cabling. All these are in addition to the camera's HDMI and USB Type-C ports. Moreover, the Z CAM E2 supports control and live viewing from a companion iOS app.
Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinema Camera
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)
- 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
SmallRig Camera Cage for Z CAM E2 Cinema Camera
The Camera Cage from SmallRig provides a variety of accessory-mounting options for your Z CAM E2 cinema camera. The cage features a modular design so you can take off the left, right, top, or bottom plate to lighten your rig if you don't need it.
Constructed from lightweight yet durable aluminum, the cage incorporates multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads, ARRI-style anti-twist mounts, two NATO rails, and an integrated Arca-type mounting plate. The cage maintains access to the camera's controls and ports when mounted on your camera. It comes with a lens support, USB and HDMI clamps to protect your cables, and screws to install the cage onto your Z CAM E2.
Z CAM E2 Cinema Camera
Canon EF Lens to Micro Four Thirds T Smart Adapter (MB_EF-m43-BT2)
Canon EF Lens to Micro Four Thirds T Speed Booster XL 0.64x (MB_SPEF-M43-BT3)
Atomos Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor
The Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor is a 5.2" on-camera monitor that monitors DCI 4K, UHD 4K, and HD video input. It features a 10-bit FRC IPS screen with a brightness of 1000 cd/m², which makes it suitable for use in both exterior and interior conditions. The AtomHDR display technology allows you to accurately monitor your log gamma footage without having to view flat, washed-out looking images or use a LUT to compress the dynamic range and color space. The monitor supports popular log formats from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, ARRI, RED, and JVC cameras.
Built to withstand the rigors of production, the Shinobi features a lightweight plastic chassis and powers from a single L-series battery. Additional features include a variety of onscreen exposure analysis, framing, and focus assist tools, as well as anamorphic de-squeeze. A 12V power supply with L-series battery eliminator is included with the unit.
Supported Log Formats
- ARRI Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320 /LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 /LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600
- Canon CLog / CLog 2 / CLog 3
- Fuji F-Log
- JVC JLog
- Nikon N-Log
- Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3
- Panasonic Vlog
- RED Log3G10 / RED LogFilm
- Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine
- Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+
- Panasonic V Gamut
- Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
- Rec709 / BT.2020
- RED WideGamut / RED DragonColor / DragonColor2
- RED Color2 / RED Color3 / RED Color4
4K DCI/UHD and HD Capabilities
5.2" Daylight Viewable Screen
HDR Signal Management
Atomos Power Kit v2
The Power Kit v2 from Atomos includes two NP-F750 5200mAh batteries, a charger, and a power supply with locking connector for Atomos monitors. The kit enables fast charging of one battery at a time.
Atomos AtomFLEX Coiled HDMI Cable (12 to 24")
The 12 to 24" AtomFLEX Coiled HDMI Cable lets you transmit HDMI 2.0 signals between devices and components. The coiled design reduces clutter, and the die-cast metal HDMI (Type-A) connector provides a stable connection. This cable supports 4K HDR video at up to 60 fps and HD video at up to 240 fps.
SmallRig Swivel and Tilt Monitor Mount
The adjustable Swivel and Tilt Monitor Mount from SmallRig attaches to your camera cage via the two included 1/4"-20 screws. Supporting an onboard 5 or 7" monitor weighing up to 2.6 lb, this mount swivels 360° and tilts 150°, enabling you to position your monitor at the best viewing angle.
Constructed from durable aluminum, the mount has protective rubber padding on top to protect your monitor from twisting or scratching. Two Allen wrenches are included for installing and tightening the mount.
SmallHD Focus OLED series
SmallHD UltraBright series
SmallHD 500 and 700 series
Atomos Ninja series
Atomos Shogun Flame
Blackmagic Video Assist 5"
Angelbird 512GB SSD2GO PKT MK2 External SSD (Graphite Gray)
With the Angelbird 512GB SSD2GO PKT MK2 External SSD, you'll be able to transfer files quickly and efficiently while on the go. Using a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connector, the SSD2GO PKT MK2 supports a sequential read speed of up to 560 MB/s and a sequential write speed of up to 530 MB/s. It also has a sustained read speed of up to 540 MB/s and a sustained write speed of 500 MB/s. The USB Type-C connector is also compatible with Thunderbolt 3, but will be limited to USB 3.2 Gen 2, which is 10 Gb/s. This SSD also has TRIM support for Mac and Windows. The compact design is bus powered so you won't need to plug into a power outlet. The enclosure is also shock, dust, splash water and temperature proof. It also has ESD and overload protection.
Angelbird 256GB AV Pro CF CFast 2.0 Memory Card
The 256GB AV Pro CF CFast 2.0 Memory Card from Angelbird is designed for use with Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Phantom, Canon, Hasselblad, and other devices that are compatible with the CFast 2.0 standard, which utilizes the SATA III 6 Gb/s interface. It can handle raw video and features maximum read speeds of up to 560 MB/s, maximum write speeds of up to 498 MB/s, Stable Stream technology, over provisioning of ~7.6%, TRIM, EDC/ECC for data reliability, EMS protection, a built-in cache, SMART technology, an MTBF of 2.4 million hours. Thanks to the VPG-130 spec, write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 130 MB/s.
This CFast 2.0 card has been built with protection against ESD overloads, x-rays, and magnets, as well as a shock resistance of 50 g, a vibration resistance of 3.1 g, and is able to withstand temperatures ranging from -4 to 858°F while operational, or -40 to 185°F while being stored. While being stored, it can also retain data for up to 10 years at 77°F.
Angelbird SSD2GO PKT Mounting Bracket
The SSD2GO PKT Mounting Bracket from Angelbird allows you to attach the SSD2GO PKT SSD to your camera shoe mount. It can also be secured to a 1/4"-20 thread on a cage or other rig. The shoe mount removes to reveal a 1/4"-20 mounting screw underneath. When you want to record to the SSD directly from your camera, this compact mounting bracket lets you do so in a neat and convenient way.
Angelbird USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C to Type-C Male Cable (1.6')
Connect your compatible accessories using the Angelbird USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C to Type-C Male Cable. With a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C male connector on each end, the 1.6' long cable allows you to quickly transfer data to compatible storage drives at up to 20 Gb/s. The cable also delivers 5 A / 100 W of pass-through charging for USB Type-C laptops, iPad Pros, and other devices.
Angelbird USB Type-C Female to USB Type-A Male Adapter
The AngelBird USB Type-C Female to USB Type-A Male Adapter allows you to connect USB Type-C devices to a computer's USB Type-A port. The adapter supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports for data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s, as well as UASP and TRIM support for optimizing external hard drive functionality. Active Switching Logic adapts to the orientation of the USB Type-C connector, optimizing performance no matter which way you plug it in.