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

BH #ZCE2M4 • MFR #E1511
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 MFT-Mount 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

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 Type-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 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

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 MFT-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Interchangeable Lens MountYes
Lens CommunicationYes
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 10.28 Megapixel
Sensor Type19 x 13 mm (4/3") CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
ISO Sensitivity500 to 2500 (Native)
500 to 102,400 (Expanded)
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Shutter Angle1 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range16 Stops
Internal Recording
Recording ModesProRes 422HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 30 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 30 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 30 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 100 fps 
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 48 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 48 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 60 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422 Proxy 4:2:2:
4096 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
3696 x 2772p up to 60 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
H.265 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p up to 24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
2696 x 2772p at 23.98/24/29.97/50/59.94 fps (230 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps (200 Mb/s) 
H.264 8-Bit:
4096 x 2160p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (230 Mb/s) 
3696 x 2772p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (230 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/240 fps (200 Mb/s) 
Variable Frame RatesDCI 4K: Up to 120 fps
UHD: Up to 120 fps
DCI 2K: Up to 160 fps
1080p: Up to 240 fps
Gamma CurveZ-Log2
Audio Recording 24-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
Still Image SupportNot Specified by Manufacturer
External Recording
Raw OutputHDMI In Raw Mode:
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/120 fps 
IP StreamingYes
Interface
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 Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Output
1 x 5-Pin LEMO Mic Level Input
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C
1 x 9-Pin D-Sub RS-232
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control
1 x RJ45 LAN
Wireless Interfaces2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Monitor
Size1.3"
Display TypeFixed LCD
EVFOptional, Not Included
Power
Battery TypeSony L-Series
Power Connectors1 x 4-Pin LEMO (12 VDC at5 A) Input
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Physical
Accessory Mount8 x 1/4"-20 Female
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions3.91 x 3.76 x 3.59" / 99.25 x 95.6 x 91.2 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight2.05 lb / 930 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 8.65 x 4.9"
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