Z CAM Adds the E2C 4K to Its Cinema Camera Lineup

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Z CAM Adds the E2C 4K to Its Cinema Camera Lineup

Do you love Z CAM’s E2 Compact 4K Cinema Camera but don’t need all its bells and whistles? Check out the even more affordable 4/3" CMOS sensor Z CAM E2C version. This latest E2 camera shares features like 10-bit 4K video capture, an MFT lens mount, HDMI video output, a durable aluminum body, and Gigabit Ethernet for live streaming, data, and control. User-friendly updates include recording to widely available SDXC SD cards (instead of CFast 2.0 card capture), PoE support over CAT 5E cable, and a D-Tap power input option instead of a 4-pin LEMO port. 

Z CAM E2C Professional 4K Cinema Camera

While still chock-full of pro cine functions, the E2C does differ from its E2 big brother in several specs. Aimed perhaps at creators capturing video at standard rates in less extreme lighting, the E2C incorporates a 4/3" CMOS sensor but not the WDR (wide dynamic range) sensor found in the E2. This gives it a still robust nominal dynamic range of 11.5 stops compared to the E2’s 13 to 15 stops or 16 stops in WDR mode. Use the E2C to record up to UHD 4K at 30 fps or up to 1080p60; if you do need slo-mo up to 120 fps or prefer the look of UHD 4K 60, go for the Z CAM E2 model. The 800-25,600 range of ISO settings on the E2C is not as wide as its predecessor’s 500-10,2400 breadth in WDR mode, but again it’s still an impressive range. 

Z CAM E2C Professional 4K Cinema Camera

Settings like white balance, focus and image controls, and Rec.709, Z-Log2, FLAT, and HLG gamma options, focus are carried through from the E2. Audio options differ slightly; the E2C shares the 3.5mm stereo jack input and output of the E2 but forgoes the 5-pin LEMO port that enables you to use an XLR adapter. Control options are simplified on the E2C with it having a 2.5mm LANC port in addition to Ethernet control but lacking the DB-9 RS-232 port and the 10-pin LEMO Sync port of the E2 version.

All-in-all the Z CAM E2C offers a wide variety of pro cine options in an affordable, compact form factor. Explore the new Z CAM E2C on the B&H website or swing by the B&H SuperStore when you’re in the Big Apple.


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