Chinese company Z Cam has launched its new full-frame 6K E2-F6 and full-frame 8K E2-F8 cinema cameras for preorder. The models, which were first introduced during NAB 2019, follow the previously launched E2 4K, offering consumers budget-tier high-resolution versions of the company’s professional cinema camera. Both models will start shipping in October.
The Z Cam E2-F6 and E2-F8 are cube-shaped cinema cameras sold without accessories, making the total cost to set up a fully workable cinema camera higher than the models’ respective $4,995 and $5,995 prices. Both the E2-F6 and E2-F8 are available with EF / PL lens mounts, and both models likewise feature Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, ZRAW support and full-frame CMOS sensors.
The E2-F6 model can shoot 4K / 120fps and 6K / 60fps footage with 15 stops of dynamic range, whereas the E2-F8 model can shoot 4K/6K/8K at 30fps with a claimed 14 stops of dynamic range. Both models feature 5G and 802.11n WiFi with an external antenna port, built-in stereo microphone, 3.5mm audio-in and audio-out stereo sockets, HDMI 2.0 Type-A, USB-C, two serial ports and aluminum alloy construction.
The E2-F6 is slightly smaller than the E2-F8 at 91.2 x 99.2 x 89.1mm (3.5 x 3.9 x 3.5in) versus 91.2 x 99.2 x 99.1mm (3.5 x 3.9 x 3.9in) — the company hasn’t disclosed the weight of either camera model. Both models can record in 8-bit H.264 and 10-bit H.265 with a max 300Mbps bit rate and 24-bit 48kHz audio. Likewise, both models are compatible with Sony NP-F series batteries, but they’re not included with the cameras.
Both the Z Cam E2-F6 and E2-F8 are available to order through B&H Photo.