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Z Cam E2-M4

The Z CAM E2-M4 is a highly affordable 4K cinema camera that packs a powerful punch in a small body. With a 4/3” WDR CMOS sensor that captures up to 16 stops of dynamic range in WDR mode and an interchangeable MFT mount, it is capable of producing results that defy its compact proportions. Pair the Z CAM E2-M4 with the Ninja V or Ninja V+ HDR monitor-recorder to transform it into a complete RAW shooting system. Then monitor accurately on the state-of-the-art Ninja V/V+ high brightness screen for perfect HDR or SDR images. You can also use the screen of your Ninja V/V+ to adjust settings and control your camera, so you never have to take your eyes off the image on screen.

Record RAW over HDMI

At the heart of the Z CAM E2-M4 is a 4/3” WDR CMOS sensor with excellent 4K image quality, color science and low light sensitivity. Every detail can be perfectly preserved when sent over HDMI for recording in stunning 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 4KDCIp60 on the Ninja V, and up to 4Kp120 on the Ninja V+. Capturing directly from the camera’s sensor bypasses the camera’s internal processing for maximum detail in shadows and highlights, and allows for superior processing of the data on your computer. For extreme reliability and affordability, the Ninja V and Ninja V+ record to AtomX SSDmini SATA drives, or other approved SSD media. Download free camera firmware from Z CAM and an AtomOS update from Atomos for your Ninja V or Ninja V+ to enable these features.

Go anywhere RAW perfection

Filmmakers and video professiosals love the Z CAM E2-F6 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-F6 and Ninja V combination is experienced you’ll just want to keep shooting at every opportunity.

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.

Take control of the Z CAM

Atomos have also released new camera control functions for all Z CAM models that allow key functions to be set from the Ninja V via the monitor’s touchscreen. The Ninja V connects via USB-C and allows two-way communication for a range of controls such as record start/stop, iris, shutter speed, ISO and eND. The Control feature works whether recording internally in the camera, or externally to the Ninja V. The camera constantly updates the Ninja V with the value of each setting, which is in turn displayed clearly on the monitor. As a result you can now record ProRes RAW from the camera and still be able to control main camera functions at the same time on the Ninja V screen.

Z CAM E2-M4 and Ninja V – a dynamic duo!

Combined with the RAW power of the Ninja V the Z CAM E2-M4 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 M4 there’s almost no limit to your creativity.

Product Specifications

Z Cam E2-M4


 

Specification Main Info
Connection RAW via HDMI
HDMI Type HDMI 2.0 Type A
Output For Recording – VIDEO Video 10-bit 4:2:2
Output for Recording – RAW 12-bit Linear RAW
Trigger HDMI trigger
Timecode HDMI Timecode
Audio Input 3.5mm Jack

Recording


 

Supported Resolution Capture Resolution Frame Rate Available
RAW Outputs ProRes RAW
4k DCI 17:9 4096 x 2160 60p
4096 x 2160 59.94p
4096 x 2160 50p
4096 x 2160 30p ✔*
4096 x 2160 29.97p ✔**
4096 x 2160 25p ✔**
4096 x 2160 24p ✔**
4096 x 2160 23.98p ✔**
4k UHD 16:9 3840 x 2160 120p ✔***
3840 x 2160 100p ✔***
3840 x 2160 60
3840 x 2160 59.94p ✔**
3840 x 2160 50p ✔**
3840 x 2160 30p ✔*
3840 x 2160 29.97p ✔**
3840 x 2160 25p ✔**
3840 x 2160 24p ✔**
3840 x 2160 23.98p ✔**
FHD 1080p 1920 x 1080 60p
1920 x 1080 59.94p
1920 x 1080 50p
1920 x 1080 30p ✔*
1920 x 1080 29.97p ✔*
  1920 x 1080 25p ✔*
1920 x 1080 24p ✔*
1920 x 1080
23.98p
✔*
Video Outputs
ProRes/DNx
4K DCI 17:9 4096 x 2160 60p
4096 x 2160 59.94p
4096 x 2160 50p
4096 x 2160 30p
4096 x 2160 29.97p
4096 x 2160 25p
4096 x 2160 24p
4096 x 2160 23.98p
4K UHD 16:9
3840 x 2160 59.94p
3840 x 2160 50p
3840 x 2160 29.97p
3840 x 2160 25p
3840 x 2160 24p
3840 x 2160 23.98p
FHD 1080p 1920 x 1080 59.94p
1920 x 1080 50p
1920 x 1080 29.97p
1920 x 1080 25p
  1920 x 1080 24p
1920 x 1080 23.98p
*Low Noise Mode Only ** Standard and Low Noise modes *** Ninja V+ Only
Disclaimer: All product features and technical specifications stated are subjected to Atomos’ sole
interpretation and explanation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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