The Z CAM E2 Cinema Camera Filmmaker's 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 Moza Air 2 gimbal, Atomos Ninja V recorder/monitor, Meike 25mm T2.2 cine lens, Sony 1TB SSDmini for the Ninja V, SmallRig cage and tilt-adjustable monitor mount, Rode mic, 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.
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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 @ 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 browser or 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)
SmallRig Compact Tilting Monitor Mount
The SmallRig Compact Tilting Monitor Mount lets you secure a video monitor to your camera cage. A large thumbscrew makes it easy to attach and detach your monitor when needed. Two 1/4"-20 screws and a hex wrench are included to attach the mount to the cage. The hex wrench can also loosen the tilting mechanism to re-orient the monitor.
Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K HDMI Recording Monitor
The Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K HDMI Recording Monitor is a 5" on-camera monitor/recorder that records and plays back DCI 4K, UHD 4K, and HD video from purpose-built mini-SSDs. 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. The settings only affect viewing, with recorded video remaining unaltered.
Built to withstand the rigors of production, the Ninja V features an aluminum 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 power supply and SSD Caddy are included with the unit.
Designed with an interface that differs somewhat from prior units, the Ninja V's HDR functions are accessed through the MON buttons and its ProRes options are chosen via the arrows on the unit's upper left corner. The Ninja V can record to both AtomX SSDmini or standard 2.5" SSD drives, fitting up to 150 minutes of 4K video on an 1TB drive. Separately available AtomX Ethernet/NDI and SYNC Expansion Modules enable you to output live video over IP or add wireless timecode for multicamera shoots respectively.
Supported Log Formats
- ARRI Log C
- Canon CLog / CLog 2
- Fuji F-Log
- JVC JLog
- Sony SLog2 / SLog3
- Panasonic Vlog
- RED LogFilm
- ARRI Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320/ LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 / LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600
- Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3
- Fuji F-Log
- JVC JLog1
- Panasonic Vlog
- PQ10k, HLG
- RED LogFilm / Log3G10 / Log3G12
- Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3
- ARRI ALEXA Wide Gamut
- Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ / BT2020
- Fuji F-Log
- JVC LS300
- Panasonic V Gamut
- Rec. 2100
- Rec. 709
- RED DragonColor / DragonColor2 / RedColor2 / RedColor3 / RedColor4 / RedWideGamut
- Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine / BT2020
- Wide Color Gamut (SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine / Canon Cinema / BT2020 / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ / Panasonic V Gamut / ARRI ALEXA Wide Gamut) mapping to Rec. 709 on screen
- Wide Color Gamut (SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine / Canon Cinema / BT2020 / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ / Panasonic V Gamut / ARRI ALEXA Wide Gamut) mapping to Rec. 709 / BT2020 / DCI P3 on loop out
4K 60p Capabilities
5" Daylight Viewable Screen
HDR Signal Management
Optional Expansion Modules
Atomos Power Kit 2 for Ninja V, Flame, and Inferno Series
The Atomos Power Kit 2 includes two NP-F750 5200mAh batteries, a charger, and a power adapter with locking connector for Atomos recorder/monitors such as the Shogun Inferno and Flame. The kit enables fast charging of one battery at a time, and built-in indicator lights display charge status.
Atomos AtomFLEX HDMI (Type-A) Male to HDMI (Type-A) Male Coiled Cable (12 to 24")
The 12 to 24" AtomFLEX HDMI (Type-A) Male to HDMI (Type-A) Male Coiled 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 video at up to 60 fps and HD video at up to 240 fps.
Sony AtomX SSDmini (1TB)
This 1TB Sony AtomX SSDmini is designed specifically for the Atomos Ninja V recorder, but it works with most Atomos recorders (some recorders require an optional adapter). It supports sequential write speeds up to 500 MB/s and sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s. The high write speed enables it to capture high-quality 4K footage in any of Atomos' codecs without dropping frames. and the read speed makes for fast offloading of material and smooth playback with no dropped frames.
The housing of the SSDmini is 20% shorter than conventional SSDs as per the Atomos design, allowing it to work seamlessly with Ninja V recording monitors. The solid-state design of this SSD can provide up to 1500 G/0.5 ms of shock resistance.
Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Switch from using the built-in mic on your camera or portable recorder to the Rode VideoMicro ultracompact camera-mount shotgun microphone for improved sound quality and wind noise reduction without adding heft to your rig. Since it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, the VideoMicro is a simple and reliable microphone ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters.This ultracompact and ultralightweight shotgun microphone features a detachable shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The supplied furry windshield minimizes wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The detachable coiled 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.
Durable and Small
Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
Easy Hookup to Camera
Runs on Plug-In Power
Detachable Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
Furry Windshield Minimizes Wind Noise
Moza Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
The Moza Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer has been upgraded over previous versions with newly optimized high-torque motors, a 9.25 lb weight capacity, and many other features. The high weight capacity allows for a much wider range of cameras to be used, as well as wider combinations of cameras and lenses. The Air 2 also supports the optional Moza iFOCUS Intelligent Wireless Lens Control System, which comes in different versions to offer standard and automatic (with preset start/end points) focus and zoom control directly from the Air 2.
Another standout aspect of the Air 2 is that it clears and provides an unobstructed view of the camera LCD thanks to an angled motor arm. There is a total of 12 physical buttons for controlling the gimbal and camera, as well as adjusting settings such as shutter, aperture, and exposure compensation (where applicable). The joystick, smart wheel, and smart trigger controls are customizable in multiple combinations for different shooting styles. Most of the settings and customizations, as well as the gimbal status, are confirmed on an OLED display that provides intuitive information feedback.
The Air 2 features eight different operational modes, including single-axis and dual-axis modes such as pan follow and pan tilt follow (please see the Features section below for the full list). These modes allow for different shooting styles that Moza calls Sport Gear, FPV, Panorama, Tracking, and Inception styles. Inception, for example, allows you to rotate the camera as you push in on a subject.
The gimbal runs on four included lithium-ion 18650 batteries which provide up to 16 hours of runtime. The batteries are replaceable for continued operation. Designed with Moza's SPARK power supply system, the Air 2 has an input port that provides an alternate way of powering the gimbal, and three output ports for powering the camera and accessories using optional Moza adapter cables.
The Air 2 also offers various time-lapse functions including motion-lapse, tracking time-lapse, and zoom time-lapse, each allowing you to achieve a different look. Other features include an efficient auto-tuning system that selects optimal parameters based on your total load.
The Air 2 is easy to balance thanks to visual markers and other identifiable information. It also has a mechanical memory quick release system that helps readjust the camera without having to rebalance the gimbal. For tripod mounting and attaching accessories, the Moza Air 2 provides a 3/8"-16 threaded hole on the front of the handle and 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes on the bottom.
- 9.25 lb weight capacity
- Support for optional Moza iFOCUS Intelligent Wireless Lens Control System
- Provides unobstructed view of your camera's LCD
- 12 physical buttons for controlling the gimbal, camera, and settings
- Joystick, smart wheel, and smart trigger controls are customizable for different shooting styles
- OLED information feedback display
- 16-hour runtime off four included 18650 Li-Po batteries
- Input/output ports for powering the gimbal, camera, and accessories via optional Moza adapter cables
- Various time-lapse functions including motion-lapse, tracking time-lapse, and zoom time-lapse
- Intelligent auto-tuning system
- Visual markers/identifiable information for balancing
- Mechanical memory quick release system
- 3/8"-16 threaded hole on the front of the gimbal handle and 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes on the bottom
8 Operational Modes
- Pan follow / tilt follow / roll follow
- All follow / all locked
- Roll tilt follow / roll pan follow / pan tilt follow
I/O Ports for Moza Adapter Cables
- 5.5mm 16 VDC input
- 2.0mm 7.8 VDC output
- 5.5mm 12 VDC output
- Multi CAN 7.8 VDC output
Meike 25mm T2.2 Manual Focus Cinema Lens (MFT Mount)
A bright MFT mount cine prime, the 25mm T2.2 Manual Focus Cinema Lens from Meike is a versatile lens suitable for high-resolution cine cameras. The T2.2 maximum aperture enables working in difficult lighting conditions and offers increased control over depth of field. In harsh lighting conditions, a multilayer coating is also used to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy. This manual focus lens permits working with subjects as close as 9.8" away, and a printed focusing scale aids with prefocusing techniques.
CAMVATE C0992 1/4"-20 Mount to Cold Shoe or 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter
The 1/4"-20 Mount to Cold Shoe or 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter from CAMVATE is an accessory composed of two independent parts. The first piece is a cold shoe with a hole in the middle, allowing you to attach it to a 1/4"-20 mount with an included screw. The second piece is a shoe-mounted male screw with a 1/4"-20 thread on its upper half and two screw-on round bases.
When combined, the pieces effectively transform a 1/4"-20 threaded mount into a dual support option. By using the first piece by itself, you can deploy a flash, microphone, or any shoe-mounted accessory. Once the second piece is attached, you can use products that have a 1/4"-20 socket including a large variety of cameras, with the two bases available to adjust the height of the exposed screw and allow for a tight fit. Additionally, the second piece can be used by itself to adapt a camera hot shoe for supporting some 1/4"-20 mount accessories.