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Z CAM E2-F8 Full-Frame 8K Cinema Camera (EF Mount)

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Z CAM E2-F8 Full-Frame 8K Cinema Camera (EF Mount)
Key Features
  • Record up to 8K30 Video
  • 12-Bit ZRAW Recording
  • 14 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
Shoot professional high-definition cinema footage with the Z CAM E2-F8 Full-Frame 8K Cinema Camera with a Canon EF lens mount. The camera features a full-frame sensor with 10-bit 4:2:2 color support and nominal 14 stops of dynamic range, supports timecode, shoots up to 8K at up to 30 fps, and records data up to 300 Mb/s onto CFast 2.0 media.
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Z CAM E2-F8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Firmware 0.98
  • 38K Capture and Recording
  • 4Interfaces and Expandability
  • 5iOS App
  • 6Camera Settings
  • 7Camera Body

Shoot professional high-definition cinema footage with the Z CAM E2-F8 Full-Frame 8K Cinema Camera with a Canon EF lens mount. The camera features a full-frame sensor with 10-bit 4:2:2 color support and nominal 14 stops of dynamic range, supports timecode, shoots up to 8K at up to 30 fps, and records data up to 300 Mb/s onto CFast 2.0 media.

Supported recording formats include ZRAW format, which supports 12-bit, MOV and MP4 using H.265 for 10-bit recording, and H.264 which supports 8-bit recording. Its HDMI 2.0 port supports 4K60, 10-bit 4:2:2 video output. Audio is recorded in 24-bit 48 kHz using AAC or PCM (PCM for MOV format only) through its 3.5mm stereo jack or via a separately available XLR connector using its 5-pin LEMO port.

The E2-F8 can be controlled via serial ports, a 2.5mm LANC connector, a USB Type-C port, Ethernet port, or by the Z Camera iOS app to control the camera via Wi-Fi and to view a live image preview and to configure settings. The camera can record time-lapse, slow motion, and can even live stream via its Gigabit Ethernet port. You can also control it locally by the buttons along the side of the camera.

The E2-F8 can be powered by a separately available battery using the built-in L-series battery mount, or you can power the camera using a separately available power adapter using its 2-pin LEMO port. The camera also features a 12 VDC 2-pin LEMO power output to provide power to separately available accessories.

Firmware 0.98
  • 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 is fixed
  • External SSD recording through USB performance is improved
  • UVC (USB camera) bug fixes
8K Capture and Recording
  • Unburdened by a recording time limit, you can record 8K at up to 30 fps for up to the limit of your recording media's capacity
  • CMOS sensor with 14 stops of dynamic range
  • The camera supports ZRAW, REC. 709, Z-Log2, FLAT, and HLG
  • ZRAW supports 12-bit recording
  • H.265 (10-bit color) internal recording on CFast 2.0 cards
  • 4K60, 10-bit 4:2:2 video output through HDMI 2.0 is supported
  • Full-metal housing for efficient heat dissipation
Interfaces and Expandability
  • USB 3.0 Type-C for camera control and data transformation only
  • Two serial ports for camera control
  • Ethernet port for live view, control, and file transfer to a browser or a computer running Z CAM software
  • LANC port for remote control including power on/off
iOS App
Z Camera is a mobile application for camera live preview and control through 5G or 802.11n Wi-Fi. It allows you to start/stop recording and adjust the camera settings remotely, and also has advanced features on a camera live preview.
Camera Settings
  • White balance: Auto, preset, manual (2300 to 7500K)
  • Focus modes: MF, AF, CAF
  • Image: Brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness
  • LUT: REC. 709, Z-Log2, FLAT, HLG
  • Timecode: Current time, manual input
Camera Body
  • Made from aluminum for strength and heat dissipation
  • 2-pin LEMO 12 VDC power output
  • Powers from a separately available power adapter or optional L-series batteries
UPC: 841687100412

Z CAM E2-F8 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 61 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.97 x 23.98 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
400 to 2500 (Extended: 400 to 125,000)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
8192 x 3456 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
7680 x 4320 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
6144 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
5760 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
H.265/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
8192 x 3456 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
7680 x 4320 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
6144 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
5760 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 72 fps [300 Mb/s]
Raw 12-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 61 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.97 x 23.98 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
400 to 2500 (Extended: 400 to 125,000)
Shutter Angle
1 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
14 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
8192 x 3456 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
7680 x 4320 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
6144 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
5760 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
H.265/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
8192 x 3456 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
7680 x 4320 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
6144 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
5760 x 3240 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 72 fps [300 Mb/s]
Raw 12-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
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 Input
1x LEMO 5-Pin Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Output
Power I/O
1x LEMO 2-Pin (12VDC) Input
1x LEMO 2-Pin (12VDC) Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (Camera Interface) Control/Data Input/Output
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet, LAN) Control/Data/Monitor Input/Output
2x LEMO 4-Pin (Camera Interface) Control Input/Output
Wireless
5 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Control
Mobile App Compatible
No
Monitor
Display Type
Fixed LCD
Display Size
1.3"
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°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
11x 1/4"-20
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.9 x 3.9 x 3.6" / 99.2 x 99.1 x 91.2 mm
Weight
2.4 lb / 1090 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.9 x 9.2 x 4.9"

Z CAM E2-F8 Reviews

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Is the Z CAM E2-F8 approved for NETFLIX ...

Is the Z CAM E2-F8 approved for NETFLIX productions?
Asked by: herve
Netflix "Approved" cameras are only for Netflix "originals" -- plenty of films on NETFLIX have been shot on cameras not on the approved list.
Answered by: herve
Date published: 2021-10-10

Does this camera record 8K 265 codec to an ...

Does this camera record 8K 265 codec to an external USB drive?
Asked by: Wilhelmina
No, the maximum output is 4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI: 3840 x 2160p at 60 fps. 8K is not supported.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2023-03-21

Can video footages from the Z cam F8 be edited ...

Can video footages from the Z cam F8 be edited with Final Cut Pro?
Asked by: Dino
Yes, file formats recorded by the Z CAM E2-F8 Full-Frame 8K Cinema Camera (EF Mount) can be edited with Final Cut Pro, with the exception of ZRAW. For best compatibility with Final Cut Pro, using ProRes file formats would be recommended.
Answered by: Tim Z
Date published: 2024-03-20

Is there a converter to mount a RF canon lens on ...

Is there a converter to mount a RF canon lens on the Z Cam F8?
Asked by: herve
The Z CAM E2-F8 Full-Frame 8K Cinema Camera (EF Mount) does not have a Canon RF lens mount option.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-09-15

Can the codec this camera records to be edited ...

Can the codec this camera records to be edited natively in Premiere?
Asked by: Jason
If you are shooting H.264 or H.265 Premiere will be able to handle it. However if you are using ZRaw that is not natively supported. You will first need to process it through Z Cam's software for that.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-02-10

What are the Auto Focus capabilities?

What are the Auto Focus capabilities?
Asked by: Paul
Besides Manual Focus, there is Auto Focus and Continuous Auto Focus.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2021-09-27

Does the SDI output RAW?

Does the SDI output RAW?
Asked by: Brendan
Yes. The unit offers support ProRes RAW recording via SDI to Atomos monitor-recorders.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-03-21

what resolutions can you get in s35 mode on this ...

what resolutions can you get in s35 mode on this camera? is it both 6k and 4k?
Asked by: Bernard
This camera has a super16 mode that is able to record 3392x1908
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-10-06
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