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Z CAM E2-M4 Professional 4K Cinema Camera (Micro Four Thirds)

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Z CAM E2-M4 Professional 4K Cinema Camera (Micro Four Thirds)
Key Features
  • DCI & UHD 4K up to 160 fps
  • Interchangeable MFT Lens Mount
  • ProRes RAW & 12-Bit Color Support
  • 4/3" WDR CMOS Sensor/Flagship Housing
The Z CAM E2-M4 Professional 4K Cinema Camera features an interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens mount, a Flagship Series housing, and like all Z CAM E2s with the latest update, the ability to record ProRes RAW using select Atomos recorder/monitors. This compact camera records 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). A future update will enable the E2-M4 to will support RTMP, RTPS, and SRT live streaming directly from the camera without requiring a computer. The camera features a 4/3" sensor with 10/12-bit color support and nominal 13 stops of dynamic range with 16 stops when set to WDR. ISO settings include 500 and 2500 in native mode, 250 and 1250 with WDR activated, and a total manual range of 500 to 102,400. The E2-M4 supports H.265 and H.264 codecs for efficient compressing of your images, and with firmware update 0.98.0 it supports ProRes 422 in all resolution and frame rate combinations and offers proxy recording in separate files.
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Z CAM E2-M4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Firmware 0.98.0 Updates
  • 3ProRes RAW
  • 4Interchangeable Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 5Direct Streaming from Camera
  • 64K Capture and Recording
  • 7Interfaces and Expandability
  • 8iOS App
  • 9Camera Body
By B&H Photo's

The Z CAM E2-M4 Professional 4K Cinema Camera features an interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens mount, a Flagship Series housing, and like all Z CAM E2s with the latest update, the ability to record ProRes RAW using select Atomos recorder/monitors. This compact camera records 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). A future update will enable the E2-M4 to will support RTMP, RTPS, and SRT live streaming directly from the camera without requiring a computer. The camera features a 4/3" sensor with 10/12-bit color support and nominal 13 stops of dynamic range with 16 stops when set to WDR. ISO settings include 500 and 2500 in native mode, 250 and 1250 with WDR activated, and a total manual range of 500 to 102,400. The E2-M4 supports H.265 and H.264 codecs for efficient compressing of your images, and with firmware update 0.98.0 it supports ProRes 422 in all resolution and frame rate combinations and offers proxy recording in separate files.

The E2-M4 can be controlled via serial ports, a 2.5mm LANC connector, a USB-C port, an 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. Power the E2-M4 camera from a separately available L-series battery or AC adapter.

Note:
An AC power supply or battery is not included.
Firmware 0.98.0 Updates
  • ProRes recording in all resolution and frame rate combinations
  • Capture ProRes proxy recording in separate files
  • 3D LUT banding issue in preview has been fixed
  • Improved external SSD recording via USB
  • UVC (USB) and additional bug fixes
ProRes RAW
Will support 12-bit ProRes RAW recording over HDMI when used with select Atomos recorder/monitors.
Interchangeable Micro Four Thirds Mount
The included MFT mount can be swapped out for separately available ARRI PL or Leica M lens mounts, giving you access to a wide array of lenses.
Direct Streaming from Camera
Will support RTMP, RTPS, and SRT live streaming directly from the camera without requiring a computer.
4K Capture and Recording
  • 12-bit ProRes raw via HDMI to Atomos Ninja 5 (UHD 4K 2.4:1)
  • Records DCI/UHD 4K up to 160 fps or 1080p up to 240 fps, to the limit of your recording media's capacity
  • Native ISO: 500 and 2500, with WDR activated: 250 and 1250
  • 13-15 stops of dynamic range using Z-Log2, 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
  • Full metal housing for efficient heat dissipation
Interfaces and Expandability
  • USB-C port for live view and control via iOS device with Z Camera app installed
  • The USB-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
iOS App
Z Camera is a mobile application for camera live preview and control through Wi-Fi/USB cable connection. It allows you to start/stop recording and adjust the camera settings remotely, and also has advanced features on-camera live preview. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.
Camera Body
  • 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 separately available AC/DC adapter or L-series batteries
  • Active, interchangeable MFT mount
UPC: 841687100016

Z CAM E2-M4 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 10.28 Megapixel
Image Sensor
19 x 13 mm (4/3"-TypeFour Thirds) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
500 to 2500 (Extended: 500 to 102,400)
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 100 fps
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 48.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 48.00 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 Proxy 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
H.265 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
2696 x 2772 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
H.264 8-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3696 x 2772 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Communication
Yes
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 10.28 Megapixel
Image Sensor
19 x 13 mm (4/3"-TypeFour Thirds) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
500 to 2500 (Extended: 500 to 102,400)
Shutter Angle
1 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
16 Stops
White Balance
2300 to 7500K
Presets: Auto, Manual
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 100 fps
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 48.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 48.00 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 Proxy 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
3696 x 2772 up to 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps
H.265 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
2696 x 2772 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
H.264 8-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps [230 Mb/s]
3696 x 2772 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [230 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps [200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
Z-Log2
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
2/4-Channel 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 Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Output
1x LEMO 5-Pin Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x LEMO 2-Pin (12VDC at 5 A) Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C
1x DE-9/DB-9 (RS-232)
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control
1x RJ45 (LAN)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
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
Shoe Mount
No
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
8x 1/4"-20
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.91 x 3.8 x 3.6" / 99.25 x 95.6 x 91.2 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
2.05 lb / 930 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10 x 8.65 x 4.9"

Z CAM E2-M4 Reviews

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Does this camera have built in image ...

Does this camera have built in image stabilization?
Asked by: Trey
no this camera does not have built in image stabilization
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2023-05-05

Can we see the back of the camera? An additional ...

Can we see the back of the camera? An additional photo B&H? Does this camera only have one HDMI port? Or both SDI and HDMI?
Asked by: s
Here you go! From Z Cam's website: https://bit.ly/3drP1dU Z Cam has a HDMI to SDI converter you can use: https://bhpho.to/3eevVbE
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-11-01

Will there be an option to buy the camera with ...

Will there be an option to buy the camera with the ef mount or do you have to buy it separately?
Asked by: Daniel
At this time the camera only comes with a Micro Four Thirds mount, but can be interchanged with the optional EF mount. Please note, that the sensor will still be a Micro Four Thirds sized sensor with or without an optional mount.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-07-27

Hey there, is it possible to shoot V-log when in ...

Hey there, is it possible to shoot V-log when in H.264 8Bit?
Asked by: Carl
V-log is proprietary to Panasonic cameras therefore it can not shoot V-log. Z-Cam has their own log format called Z-log2 and if you like you can shoot in Z-Log2 while recording H.264 8-Bit footage.
Answered by: Jabari
Date published: 2021-02-12

Can it shoot 160 fps at 4K with a regular CFast ...

Can it shoot 160 fps at 4K with a regular CFast 2.0 card?
Asked by: Lam
Yes it can.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-12-17

How do you connect a phone to use as a monitor?

How do you connect a phone to use as a monitor?
Asked by: s
On can connect to the Z CAM E2-M4 Professional 4K Cinema Camera (Micro Four Thirds) using an iPhone with the Z Camera App. One first needs to make sure Wi-Fi is enabled on the camera. One also needs to install the App on the iPhone. Then connect to the camera from the iOS device with that Wi-Fi ID, and the default password of the Wi-Fi is 12345678. One should then be able to control and monitor the camera from the App.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-07-09

Does this have auto focus! Or CAF ?

Does this have auto focus! Or CAF ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this camera does offer Auto Focus.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-12-15

Can we see a photo of the back of the camera with ...

Can we see a photo of the back of the camera with all the ports?
Asked by: s
Here you go! From Z Cam's website: https://bit.ly/3drP1dU
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-05-05
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