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Z CAM E2-M4 4K Cinema Camera (MFT)

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4

4 Day Rental Price:

$129.00

Shipping
Included*

*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

The Z CAM E2-M4 4K Cinema Camera (MFT) is an entry-level Micro 4/3 sensor camera capable of ProRes and ZRAW recording and update to the Z Cam E2. Key features include:

  • 19 × 13mm, M43, CMOS sensor with 16-stop dynamic range

  • Records in ProRes 422 HQ, ZRAW, & 10-bit H.265 up to DCI 4K to CFast 2.0 media

  • Active M43 mount for compatibility with most Olympus and Panasonic lenses

  • Powered by common Sony L-series (NP-F) batteries (not included)

What’s Changed From The E2? Aside from being a bit cheaper, the functionality of the Z CAM E2-M4 4K Cinema Camera (MFT) is unchanged from the Z Cam E2, but for the removal of the camera sync feature, COM port, and LEMO I/O port. These ports have been replaced with 12V Auxiliary power output via 2-pin LEMO and two 4-pin CTRL ports. The Micro 4/3 mount is interchangeable, but at the time of writing, no additional mounts have been release.

ProRes, ZRAW, & H.265 Recording. This camera can capture up to ProRes HQ, DCI 4K/30p and H.265, DCI 4K/120p to CFast 2.0 or USB Type C external drives. The sensor is Micro Four Thirds size and capable of 16-stops of dynamic range. With current firmware, you’ll also get Z RAW recording capabilities. It’s worth noting that side-by-side tests have shown negligible improvements compared to ProRes HQ. If you only plan on recording in H.265 at 4K/30p or less, you can save a few dollars with the CAM E2C.

RAW Out Over HDMI. In addition to the codec-rich internal recording options, the Z Cam E2-M4 can also output 12-bit ProRes RAW over HDMI when paired with a compatible recorder like the Atomos Ninja V.

Cheap & Small. Z Cam seems to have found their niche with entry-level cameras that are not much bigger than the lenses that will attach to them. That’s still the case with the Z Cam E2-M4 4K Cinema Camera. Much like the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera, the E2-M4 is not much more than a sensor in a tiny box.

Wireless Control. While the ZCam E2-M4 does feature an LCD for interfacing, it doesn’t offer a live view option and on-board controls are limited by the small amount of real estate on the body itself. Fortunately, users can connect to the camera’s ad hoc Wi-Fi for direct control with the free Z Camera app on compatible iOS devices. Not an iOS user? Android users can still connect to the E2’s Wi-Fi and control the camera through the less intuitive (and kinda clunky) web remote.

M43 Lens Mount. The E2 has an active Micro 4/3 lens mount with compatibility with a number of Olympus and Panasonic lenses (see the official list in the Resources link below). Any manual lens with a MFT mount and coverage will work as well.

Powered by Sony L-Series Batteries or D-Tap. We include a Hawk-Woods DV-F590 L-Series Battery and charger with this rental but also include a d-tap cable for powering from larger cinema batteries or other sources with d-tap outputs (not included). Please note that no AC adapter is included with this rental.

Q & A

  • Does this rental include an AC adapter?
    • No. Z Cam stopped providing AC adapters with this camera model, so one is not included with the rental.

    • We include a Hawk-Woods DV-F590 L-Series Battery, battery charger, and a d-tap cable for powering from larger cinema batteries or other sources with d-tap outputs.

  • What is the Z Cam’s default password?
    • The default password is 12345678.

  • How do I access the web remote?
    • Once you’ve successfully connected to the Z Cam, launch a web browser and enter the following into the URL: http://10.98.33.1/www/index.html

  • Resources

  • Official Lens Compatibility
  • Recording Specs
  • Z Cam App (iOS)
  • Audio

    Built-In Stereo Microphone

    Brand

    Z Cam

    Camcorder Type

    Cinema

    Camera Type

    Camcorder

    Imaging

    Sensor Size

    • 19.0 × 13.0 mm (4/3")
    Sensor Type
    • CMOS
    Sensor Resolution
    • Effective: 10.28 MP
    ISO Range
    • 250 to 51,200

     

    Inputs/Outputs

    Audio Input

    • 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo
    Audio Output
    • 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo
    Video Output
    • HDMI Type A
    Additional I/O
    • USB Type C
    • 2.5mm LANC
    • RJ45 LAN
    Wireless
    • 2.4 GHz WiFi

     

    Item Type

    Camera

    Physical

    Dimensions

    • 3.59 × 3.91 × 3.51″
    Weight
    • 1.67 lb

    Adapter - Z CAM E2 Flagship Series MFT Lens Mount

    Battery - Hawk-Woods DV-F590

    Cable - Z CAM RP-SMA Female Antenna

    Camcorder - Z CAM E2-M4

    Charger - Polarized Cable

    Charger - Sony AC-VQ1051D

    D-Tap Cable - Z CAM 2-Pin LEMO Power Cable

    D-Tap Cable - Z CAM Female D-Tap to 2.5mm DC Barrel Adapter