Z-CAM E2-S6 Cinema Camera

We don’t have a photo of this camera yet, but we were surprised to hear about the Z-CAM E2-S6 Cinema Camera coming out this year (October).  The following is the information we do have:

  • Max resolution of 6244 x 4168 at 30 FPS
  • 4K DCI at 60 FPS
  • CMOS Sensor (23.4mm x 15.67mm)
  • 26 Megapixel
  • 10-bit H265 with a maximum bit rate of 300Mbbps
  • CFast 2.0
  • Raw 12 and 14 bit
  • Dual native ISO (320/100)
  • Ethernet port
  • $4000
  • 91.2mm x 99.2mm x 90.1mm

This is a very interesting camera at a very interesting price.  We looking forward to seeing if it can meet our expectations.

 

Low Cost Z CAM 2 Coming

The Z CAM E2 is an itneresting m43 video camera with a $2000 price tag.

We’ve learned now that there will also be a Z CAM E2C which is a lower cost version. Main points of the E2C are:

 

  • $800
  • 4K 30FPS
  • H.265 10-bit
  • SD and SSD recording (via USB)
  • Live streaming
  • RAW (via USB-C on SSD)
  • Log
  • Smaller that E2

This will hopefully be shipping in March.  Stay tuned for more information.

Panasonic AG-CX350 4K 1-Inch Sensor Video Camera

Key features include:

  • 1-Inch sensor
  • 20X Optical zoom lens
  • OLED viewfinder
  • 3.2-Inch monitor screen
  • Timecode
  • Optional wireless abilities
  • Rings for zoom, focus, and iris
  • HEVC
  • 10-bit 4K
  • $3700

The one thing that surprised us is that both 4K and 1080P have a max 60 FPS rate.  We were expecting 120 FPS or more in 1080P mode.

We find that larger sensors are needed for 4K video cameras than what were used in 1080P video cameras, so we will welcome this new camera from Panasonic.

Review of the Sony A6400 as 4K VLOG Camera

Sony’s A6500 replacement is coming, maybe not right away, but it’s around the corner.  Thus we caution against buying the A6400 right now if you don’t need something right away.  The A6400 is definitely an improvement over the A6300, but compared to the innovation we’re seeing from the likes of Fuji and Panasonic we’re still disappointed with the overall experience of this camera for video use.