April 9th I did a blog on Blackmagic's New Pocket Cinema 4K camera this camera is very promising for indie filmmakers all over the world. Today we take a look at Z Cam's new E2 Cinema Camera. These are two very different cinema cameras that should produce very good film like footage. Take a look at B&H's video below at NAB 2018. Don't forget to subscribe and share this blog for the latest news on everything filmmaking.
The new Z CAM E2 Cinematic Micro Four Thirds camera replacement of the Z CAM E1 model leaked online prior to the official announcement at the 2018 NAB show next week. The camera specifications are:
Z Cam the relatively new Camera company from Shenzhen, China has announced the Z MSRP $1,999.00 USD. It is not a direct replacement for their ambitious but Z E1 . The new camera is a beast specs wise with up to 120fps 4k and full HD 1080p at 240fps. The codecs will be H.264 and H.265 at 10 bit but no RAW support so far which might be acceptable if the codec is clean enough and their promised Log Flat curve preserves the estimated 13.5 stops of dynamic range.
The camera is still being developed for a June 2018 estimated ship date. It lacks a back screen and relies on a Wifi or Gigabit Ethernet link to their dedicated control application. They intend to support iOS devices and or a PC client. No mention of Android support or Mac which should be included in order to maintain the widest compatibility. We feel lacking Android control is a big deal and should be promised in a future update. It is also unclear if the camera will be possible to use by using a touch screen field monitor which probably will not be the case. Using an iPhone or
Blackmagic are teasing a new 4K Pocket Cinema Camera that we suspect is going to be announced at NAB on Monday morning. A banner was put up outside the Las Vegas Convention Centre today. While it doesn’t show a clear image of what the camera looks like, it is clear that it doesn’t resemble the original BMPCC.
digital film technology into the palm of your hand! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. That means you get stunning HDR images and incredible low light performance! The external controls give you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Images are recorded onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second! In addition, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has an MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, mini XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more!