ZCAM E2 First look / Pros & Cons

I went to Salon Films to check out the ZCAM E2 to learn more about the camera and have a hands on experience and here are the pros and cons I have found, however it is still a great M4/3 Cinema Camera to consider.

Pros:

  • Compact size to use on gimbals or as an action cam that is easy to hide
  • Frames rate of 4k 120 / 160 ( 2.4:1 crop ) on an affordable budget cinema camera without a time limit.
  • Prores 422 internal recording no need for external recorders
  • H265 more compressed smaller file sizes
  • Able to record over USB type-C with inexpensive SSD
  • Sony NPF battery enable long hours of recording
  • Portkey BM5 monitor that can control exposure setting of the camera
  • Wired Smartphone Monitoring and remote control via USB type-C or Network cable with no LAG
  • Powered by SONY NP-F batteries, giving option using large F970 or F990 which can record for many hours
  • D-TAP DC adapter to power with V-Mount Batteries
  • DC adapter to power with a wall plug

Cons

  • An external monitor is a must, making it look to pro for certain locations use
  • Bad ergonomic as no gripping area and must rig up for handheld uses
  • Odd button placement in front of the camera, but ideal for standing behind the camera nor when its rigged up

ZCAM E2 group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/zcame2/
ZCAM FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/zcamera/

Purchase ZCAM E2 via HardBlack
https://hardblack.co/collections/newest/products/e2

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ZCAM E2 First look / Pros & Cons

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