The Z CAM E2-M4 Professional Micro Four Thirds 4K Cinema Camera is now officially announced. The US price is $1,499 and it is available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama. Release date, so shipping of the camera is scheduled to start in June 2020.
The new E2-M4 will sell for $1,499 which is $500 less than the original E2. Shipping should start in the first week of June. The E2-M4 ships without an AC power supply, but other than that it ships with the same accessories as the E2 camera.
- Interchangeable MFT Lens Mount
- Records DCI/UHD 4K up to 160 fps or 1080p up to 240 fps, to the limit of your recording media’s capacity
- Triple native ISO 80/160/800
- 13 stops of dynamic range using ZLog, 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
- Video output through HDMI 2.0 is supported (up to DCI 4K at 60 fps, 10-bit color, YUV 422)
- Full metal housing for efficient heat dissipation
- ProRes RAW & 12-Bit Color Support
- 4/3″ WDR CMOS Sensor/Flagship Housing
- 4K @160fps*, 10-bit color
- 13~15 stops dynamic range (16 stops with WDR enabled)
- ZRAW (partial debayer)
- Gigabit Ethernet for data, control & live streaming
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. The camera supports recording in ProRes 422 in 10-bit, as well as H.265 and H.264 codecs for efficient compressing of your image.
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
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