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Z CAM E2C Professional 4K Cinema Camera

BH #ZCE2C • MFR #E1504
Z CAM E2C Professional 4K Cinema Camera
Key Features
  • UHD 4K up to 30 fps
  • ZRAW Recording
  • 11.5-Stop Dynamic Range
  • 10-Bit Color Recording
The Z CAM E2C Professional 4K Cinema Camera shoots UHD 4K up to 29.97 fps, as well as HD up to 59.94 fps, and records to an SDXC Class 10 card (not included). The camera features a 4/3" sensor with 10-bit color support and nominal 11.5 stops of dynamic range. The camera supports recording video in MOV/MP4 using H.265 for 10-bit recording, while H.264 supports 8-bit recording, and a recent firmware update allows the camera to record in the ZRAW format. Audio is recorded in 24-bit 48 kHz using AAC or PCM (PCM for MOV format only).
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Z CAM E2C Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Firmware 0.98 Update
  • 34K Capture and Recording
  • 4Interfaces and Expandability
  • 5iOS App
  • 6Camera Settings
  • 7Camera Body

The Z CAM E2C Professional 4K Cinema Camera shoots UHD 4K up to 29.97 fps, as well as HD up to 59.94 fps, and records to an SDXC Class 10 card (not included). The camera features a 4/3" sensor with 10-bit color support and nominal 11.5 stops of dynamic range. The camera supports recording video in MOV/MP4 using H.265 for 10-bit recording, while H.264 supports 8-bit recording, and a recent firmware update allows the camera to record in the ZRAW format. Audio is recorded in 24-bit 48 kHz using AAC or PCM (PCM for MOV format only).

You can use an available iOS app to control the camera via Wi-Fi 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 via PoE, an LP-E6-series battery (not included), or via a DC input port. An included LEMO to D-Tap power cable allows you to power the camera from a D-Tap source. An optional AC to DC power adapter can also power the camera.

Firmware 0.98 Update
  • All resolution and frame rate combinations now support ProRes 422 recording (except 8K 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 improved
  • UVC (USB camera) bug fixes
4K Capture and Recording
  • Unburdened by a recording time limit, you can record UHD 4K up to 29.97 fps or 1080p up to 59.94 fps, for up to the limit of your recording media's capacity
  • CMOSW sensor with 11.5 stops of dynamic range (Z-Log2)
  • The camera supports REC.709, Z-Log2, FLAT, and HLG
  • H.265 (10-bit color) internal recording on SDXC Class 10 cards, UHS-1 Speed Class 3 recommended
  • 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
  • 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 Wi-Fi. It allows you to start/stop recording and adjust the camera settings remotely, and also has advanced features on-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
  • There are nine threaded mounting holes around the outside chassis
  • Sensor plane marking for accurate distance measurements
  • Powers from optional AC/DC adapter or optional LP-E6-series batteries
  • Active MFT mount
UPC: 841687100085

Z CAM E2C Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 16.83 Megapixel
Image Sensor
17.56 x 13.11 mm (Four Thirds) CMOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
800 to 25,600
Internal Recording Modes
H.265/MOV/MP4 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
2880 x 2880 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
H.264/MOV/MP4 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [230 Mb/s]
2880 x 2880 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw 12-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
Battery Type
Canon LP-E6
Imaging
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 16.83 Megapixel
Image Sensor
17.56 x 13.11 mm (Four Thirds) CMOS
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
800 to 25,600
Shutter Angle
1 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
11.5 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.265/MOV/MP4 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
2880 x 2880 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
H.264/MOV/MP4 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [230 Mb/s]
2880 x 2880 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw 12-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160
Sensor Crop Modes
Four Thirds
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
IP Streaming
Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Output
Power I/O
1x LEMO 2-Pin Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control
1x RJ45 (LAN) Control/Video
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
1.3"
Display Type
Fixed LCD
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
Canon LP-E6
PoE Support
Yes
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 3.5 x 3.3" / 91.2 x 89.1 x 83.9 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
1.47 lb / 668 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.37 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1 x 6 x 5.9"

Z CAM E2C Reviews

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Why does the description not discuss the mount? ...

Why does the description not discuss the mount? What lens mount is this body?
Asked by: James
This has an MFT mount.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-12

Your "Specifications" is a bit confusing. It ...

Your "Specifications" is a bit confusing. It lists SD cards under "External Recording," and no mention of recording Raw or ProRes to a recorder. 4k 422 10bit ProResHQ to an Atomos NinjaV while recording internally at 10bit h265 to an SD card at the same time?
Asked by: s
You can record externally to an Atomos or Blackmagic Monitor/Recorder in ProRes and record internally at the same time however you can not do ProResRaw and record internally at the same time.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-07-27

Does this e2c camera record ProRes internally to ...

Does this e2c camera record ProRes internally to an SD card or to an external drive or both?
Asked by: Frank
The Zcam E2C camera model does not support ProRes recording internally. However you could record to ProRes RAW and ProRes file formats using the Atomos Ninja V. Atomos info https://bit.ly/3ZKH77t Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K Recording Monitor with 500GB Angelbird AtomX SSDmini Kit BH #ATNINJAVAX5K https://bhpho.to/2DyNOCH
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-01-17

what lense work on the Z cam e2c?

what lense work on the Z cam e2c?
Asked by: Lawrence
This camera has an MFT mount for MFT lenses.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2023-05-05

Are UHS-II SD cards supported?

Are UHS-II SD cards supported?
Asked by: Mustafa
yes SDXC UHS-ii cards are supported
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-10

I'm interested in buying this camera but will my ...

I'm interested in buying this camera but will my canon lens be of use with this camera. I have the 24-70mm lens. Also, please let me know if this camera be use for a video conferencing using the Cisco WebEx Conferencing?
Asked by: Arnel
The Z Cam E2C camera comes with a native Micro Four Thirds lens mount, and in order to mount a Canon EF lens, such as your 24-70mm, you would need a lens adapter to convert the Micro Four Thirds mount to accept EF lens, such as a Metabones Speedbooster (SKU: MESPEFM43BT4) or a Viltrox EF-M1 Lens Mount Adapter (SKU: VIEFM1). While the Z Cam E2C does support streaming through an IP ethernet connection and through the Z Cam Software for streaming, Webex currently only lists support for USB connected cameras. That aside, the Z Cam E2C will work with many other popular streaming platforms.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-06-10

Is it possible to genlock this camera to another ...

Is it possible to genlock this camera to another one, or two of these to each other?
Asked by: G. Adam
It is not possible. This camera does not offer genlock.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-01-08

Support PAL ?

Support PAL ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this supports NTSC and PAL Frame Rates.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-03
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