Z CAM Electronic ND Filter for Z CAM E2 S6, F6, and F8 Cameras Now Available

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Mar 042020
 

Z CAM eND (electronic ND) Filter is a new product compatible with Z CAM E2 S6, F6 and F8 cinema cameras (EF or PL Mount versions). First introduced during the IBC 2019, the eND filter offers ND range from 1.7 to 6.7 stops in 1/3 stop increments. It is now available for pre-order.

Z CAM eND Filter Unit. Source: Z CAM

Last year during the IBC Show in Amsterdam, we stopped by at the Z CAM booth to talk about their new flagship cameras and we were happy to see the planned optional Electronic ND Filter unit. Make sure to check the video and the article itself.

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Z CAM ZRAW vs. Blackmagic RAW Underexposed – Which One is Better? Our Lab Test

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Sep 092019
 

Z CAM E2 newest firmware (0.89) is already available for downloading (see our article by clicking here), and the big news is, it allows internal RAW recording. That made the Z CAM E2a perfect candidate for our cinema5D latitude test. How does it fare? How does it compete directly with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K? Interested in finding more? Please read on…

BMPCC 4K and Z CAM E2. Photo credit: cinema5D

For quite a while I have been using the Z CAM E2, a camera made by the Chinese manufacturer Z CAM. I shot a mini documentary with it in India (see my hands-on review here) and currently I am testing the VAZEN Anamorphic 1.8x 40mm T2 lens with it as it offers this nice almost full sensor 3696×2772 mode in ProRes HQ which desqueezes to a 1:2.4 ratio (review is coming soon).

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