The Z CAM E2C 4K Cinema Camera is an entry-level micro-4/3 sensor camera that’s useful when budget and size restrictions are of the utmost importance. Key features include:
17.56 × 13.11mm, M43, CMOS sensor with 11.5-stop dynamic range
Records in 10-bit H.265 up to UHD 4K to SDXC media
Active M43 mount for compatibility with most Olympus and Panasonic lenses
Powered by common Canon LP-E6 and LP-E6N batteries
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 certainly the case with the Z Cam E2C 4K Cinema Camera. Much like the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, the E2C is not much more than a sensor in a tiny box.
H.265 Internal Recording. This camera can capture up to 10-bit UHD 4K/30p to Class 10 SDXC cards using an H.265 recording codec. The sensor is Micro Four Thirds size and capable of 11.5-stops of dynamic range.
Wireless Control. On-board controls are certainly limited by the small amount of real estate on the body itself, but users can connect to the camera’s ad hoc Wi-Fi for direct control with an iOS app. A live view is even provided for some basic monitoring. If you would rather not connect a mobile device, the small LCD panel will give you critical exposure, battery, and media information.
M43 Lens Mount. The E2C 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 column). Any manual lens with a MFT mount and coverage will work as well.
Powered by LP-E6 Batteries or D-Tap. We include a Canon LP-E6N 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). If you’ll be connecting this camera to a wired LAN, it can also be powered via PoE. No AC adapter is included with this rental.
Is there an Android control app?
There is an Android app in development, but at this time (Oct. 2019), it is unreleased.
No. This rental does not include an AC adapter. We do include one Canon LP-E6N battery and charger as well as a d-tap cable.
No. This camera is only capable of recording to a H.265 or H.264 codec. While promised as an eventual firmware update, ProRes is not currently available (as of Oct. 2019).
Built-In Stereo Microphone