Supported Cameras

Z CAM E2

The Z CAM E2 is a highly affordable 4K cinema camera that packs a powerful punch in a small body. With a 4/3 CMOS sensor and Micro 4/3 lens mount it is capable of producing results that defy its compact proportions. Adding the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder transforms the Z CAM E2 into a complete RAW shooting system. Capture stunning 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 4Kp60 over HDMI directly from the camera’s sensor for maximum detail in shadows and highlights, then monitor accurately on the state-of-the-art Ninja V high brightness screen for perfect HDR or SDR images. Simply put the Ninja V will give Z CAM users the best possible image from the camera.

E2

Record RAW over HDMI

At the heart of the Z CAM E2 is a dual native ISO 4/3” MFT sensor with excellent 4K image quality, color science and low light sensitivity. All details can be perfectly preserved when sent over HDMI to the Ninja V for recording in 12-bit ProRes RAW, bypassing the camera’s internal processing and delivering the data for superior processing in the computer. For extreme reliability and affordability the Ninja V records to AtomX SSD mini SATA drives, or other approved SSD media. The Z CAM E2 and Ninja V will gain the ability to record 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 4Kp60 via a free AtomOS update from Atomos expected June 2020.

Go anywhere RAW perfection

Filmmakers have fallen in love with the Z CAM E2 for its portability and amazing image quality. With a Ninja V and a couple of lenses it is still small enough to take almost anywhere and instantly be ready to shoot. Now you can capture those fleeting moments and preserve them forever in full ProRes RAW quality. Once the full RAW image quality of the Z CAM E2 and Ninja V combination is experienced you’ll just want to keep shooting at every opportunity.

'Distance' by Philip Bloom

Z CAM E2 & Atomos Ninja V with ProRes RAW

Filmmaker Philip Bloom shot his film 'Distance' in the Richmond-Upon-Thames, UK. It was shot the Z Cam E2 in Apple ProRes RAW using the Atomos Ninja V using pre-release firmware.

Take control of the
Z CAM E2 range

Atomos and Z CAM have announced the development of touch-screen camera control on the Ninja V for any E2 camera. This will greatly simplify operation of the E2 by allowing users to operate the camera and adjust its key settings from the Ninja V’s AtomOS touch screen. This feature requires a dedicated Atomos control cable purchased separately.


Atomos Monitoring

The Ninja V is the ideal monitor for the E2 range. Atomos’ state of the art, high brightness HDR screen technology on the Ninja V becomes the ultimate monitoring solution for the E2. The Ninja V also allows users to accurately monitor the RAW signal on its daylight-viewable 5” HDR screen, previewing it for HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats. It offers touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, magnify or engage peaking check focus for each angle and make any adjustments to get the perfect HDR or SDR shots.

Z CAM E2 & Ninja V

Z CAM E2 and Ninja V - a formidable duo

Combined with the RAW power of the Ninja V the Z CAM E2 has a plethora of uses. The camera already has a proven track record for commercials, documentaries, TV series and even feature films. There are also an increasing number of creative and innovative applications, such as volumetric and underwater capture, that leverage the unique capabilities and small form factor of the camera. With the ultimate picture quality the Ninja V and ProRes RAW bring to the E2 there’s almost no limit to your creativity.



The ProRes RAW Advantage

Creators are granted complete creative control of their video images in post-production as Apple ProRes RAW combines the flexibility of RAW video with the real-time performance of ProRes. The format gives filmmakers incredible latitude when adjusting the look of the their images and extending brightness and shadow detail – making ProRes RAW ideal for HDR workflows.



In addition to their groundbreaking combination of flexibility and performance, ProRes RAW files are smaller than other RAW files – simplifying and accelerating file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW files from the Z CAM E2 can easily be edited on most modern Apple Mac systems. ProRes RAW is fully supported in Final Cut Pro X along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight, and Grass Valley Edius. Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer are also set to support ProRes RAW in 2020.

'Walk on the wild side' by Dan Ludeman

Shot with Z CAM E2 & Atomos Ninja V with ProRes RAW

'Walk on the wild side' was shot in Apple ProRes RAW on the Z CAM E2 cinema camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder by Dan Ludeman using pre-release firmware.

Product specifications

Connection
RAW via HDMI True
HDMI 2.0 True
Internal Recording
H.264 H.264
ProRes HQ 4:2:2 ProRes HQ 4:2:2
Z-Raw Z-Raw
Output for Recording
Bit depth Raw 12 bit
Color Space 4:2:2
Bit depth Video 10 bit
Log Output
Log Output Z-log2, HLG, 12bit Raw
Trigger & Timecodes
Audio Output
Embedded HDMI 2ch
Embedded SDI 2ch
Audio Input
XLR 5pin (on camera)
3.5mm mini jack on Ninja V
Power
Resolutions & Framerates
4K DCI 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K UHD 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
HD 1080 25p, 23.98p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p