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 EF-Mount 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 EF-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon EF
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 61 Megapixel
Sensor Type37.09 x 24.75 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
ISO Sensitivity400 to 125,000 (Expanded)
400 to 1250 (Native)
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Shutter Speed1/1 to 1/8000 sec
Shutter Angle1 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range14 Stops
Internal Recording
Raw RecordingRaw 12-Bit:
4096 x 2160 at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
Recording ModesH.265/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit:
8192 x 3456p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
7680 x 4320p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
6144 x 3240p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
5760 x 3240p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 72 fps (300 Mb/s) 
H.264/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit:
8192 x 3456p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
7680 x 4320p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
6144 x 3240p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
5760 x 3240p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 30 fps (300 Mb/s) 
Variable Frame RatesUp to 60 fps
Audio RecordingMOV: 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
External Recording
Video Output4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI:
3840 x 2160p at 60 fps
IP StreamingYes
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 Input
1 x 5-Pin LEMO Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Output
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Camera Interface Data, Control Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, LAN Data, Control, Monitor Input/Output
2 x 4-Pin LEMO Camera Interface Control Input/Output
Wireless Interfaces2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi Control
Size1.3"
Display TypeFixed LCD
EVF
EVFOptional, Not Included
Power
Battery TypeSony L-Series
Power Connectors1 x 2-Pin LEMO (12 VDC) Input
1 x 2-Pin LEMO (12 VDC) Output
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Accessory Mount11 x 1/4"-20 Female
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions3.91 x 3.9 x 3.59" / 99.2 x 99.1 x 91.2 mm
Weight2.4 lb / 1090 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 9.2 x 4.9"
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