Z-Cam update: interchangeable lens mounts and E-ND filter

Z-Cam’s 4K E2 MFT camera is shipping – Erik was pretty impressed when he reviewed it earlier this year.

Since then Z-Cam has enabled ZRAW recording which they say has been very popular. They’re now looking at supporting a Mac workflow for processing ZRAW footage and getting native support in the major NLEs.

They’re also looking into the possibility of adding ProRes RAW recording over HDMI to their cameras.

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Full frame 8K, now with an interchangeable lens mount

Swappable, user-changeable lens mounts

Next month should see the release of Z-Cam’s flagship E2 models – full frame and s35 6K models, and a full frame 8K model. Usefully, the lens mounts for all the camera bodies will now be user changeable. You’ll be able to choose between PL, an excitingly chunky-looking locking EF mount and a newly announced MFT mount.

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The original E2 has a fixed MFT mount.

The E2 S6 fitted with a MFT mount will be compatible with speed boosters – so if you’re upgrading from original MFT E2 you’ll be able to make use of your existing lenses.

And… ND

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The tiny triangle on the lens mount is where the company is intending to fit an ND filter.

Z-Cam are also developing an E-ND filter for their swappable mounts so you won’t have to use a mattebox or lens-mounted NDs. The picture above is of a prototype PL mount version – the small triangle indicates where the filter will sit.

Don’t be shy

Z-Cam says that their Facebook user group is really useful in helping them develop their technology roadmap. So don’t be shy – head over there and offer up some opinions.

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