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How Are We Feeling On The Z Camera E1?


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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:16 PM

Link if you haven't heard:

https://www.bhphotov...955&sku=1203955

 

So essentially it's a GoPro, but with interchangeable lenses via MFT mount. Is this the cheapest lens friendly option with 240fps capturing? A big downside is the subsampling being locked at 4:2:0, but some people put up with Canon DSLRs, so not that bad for those users.

 

How're we feeling on it?


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:28 PM

Well, its got a much bigger imager then a GoPro, so in that sense it's already one step above. I haven't seen anything shot with it, but most of these Chinese knock off cameras are crap. They don't have the proprietary software that real companies use to drive the imager. Plus, they're all using a very similar h264 encoder which is already 10 years old. It's kinda too bad, none of the cheap Chinese camera companies have really developed a decent solution. There have been a few tries, but all of them have been a failure in one way or another. Mostly due to marketing and poor professional support. At least Canon's 4:2:0 8 bit cameras were bitchin' still cameras, so the "video" portion was only a feature, rather then the cameras main function like the E1. 


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:55 PM

Wasn't this at NAB?


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#4 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:17 PM

I reckon so


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:41 AM

zcamtap.jpg zcamtap2.jpg i bought mine at B&H for $200, 4/3 sensor and mount, records 4k and hd, wifi and HDMI out , i thought worth a try, buying analog video taps on ebay's is a crap shoot with old technology. So why not try to make a HD video tap that transmit image to cellphone and attach another monitor for focus. Its much smaller than a standard video tap1

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#6 victor huey

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:43 AM

the CEI tap is way bigger and requires another cable to power , the Z camera has internal battery lol, an records and has an 1.4 LCD on the back of the camera!


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