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Old December 3rd, 2017, 09:00 AM   #1
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$249 Z Camera E1 4K and DCI 4K Videos

First, a return of the camera to its roots - Shenzhen:


Lumix 14-140mm Lens.
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 09:09 AM   #2
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699 in the UK, body only.

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Old December 3rd, 2017, 09:52 AM   #3
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699 in the UK, body only.

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Odd.

I could buy @ $249 and start my own arbitrage business with UK customers.
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 04:10 PM   #4
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DCI 4K graded zlog:


True 24.00 fps.
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 06:06 PM   #5
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Sure blew away my false preconceptions of Shenzhen. For some reason I envisioned factories with puffing smoke stacks and huge warehouses and grunge. lol sure got that wrong.
So what is this all about Mark? Do tell more svp
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Old December 4th, 2017, 03:52 PM   #6
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High-contrast sunny setting: graded zlog DCI 4K:

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Old December 4th, 2017, 05:23 PM   #7
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Wonder what kind of rig that was shot from? was not on a tripod.
What do the experts here say about the worthiness of the footage?

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Old December 5th, 2017, 02:06 AM   #8
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Old December 5th, 2017, 07:36 AM   #9
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wish i could find a deal in canada
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Old December 6th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #10
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Mark, great looking video and a great price for a 4k camera. How is the autofocus on this camera? Will it continuously track a person for focus? How is the low light/available light in dark scenes hold up? Any chance I can get a download of the original files off the camera so I can look close and try some color grading?

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Old December 6th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #11
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Mark, great looking video and a great price for a 4k camera. How is the autofocus on this camera? Will it continuously track a person for focus? How is the low light/available light in dark scenes hold up? Any chance I can get a download of the original files off the camera so I can look close and try some color grading?

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Thanks. I have uploaded an original, straight from the camera, ungraded DCI 4K Zlog clip from the Zhejiang Campus video to Vimeo. You can download the original, by downloading the "Original" file, not any of the other resolutions (you may have to put a .MOV extension on the downloaded file). If you want some other clips from the videos, let me know.

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AF performance is on par with that of the Panasonic cameras; I would not use any of them to track focus. Low-light is about the same as the Panasonic GH4, pretty decent.
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Old December 7th, 2017, 07:17 AM   #12
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Well I couldn't resist and got one on order.
looks like a fun cam
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Well I couldn't resist and got one on order.
looks like a fun cam
It is fun, but you must update the firmware to .30 (easy). Don't even try using it with older firmware. And you have to get used to using the buttons, even for changing aperture, shutter, ISO. Two buttons are assignable (I use one for ev adjustment and the other for focus magnification), and check focus when you can by using the button for focus magnification. Push button to focus using AF is also very useful. The quality of the results continues to impress me, from this little thing.
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Thanks. I have uploaded an original, straight from the camera, ungraded DCI 4K Zlog clip from the Zhejiang Campus video to Vimeo. You can download the original, by downloading the "Original" file, not any of the other resolutions (you may have to put a .MOV extension on the downloaded file). If you want some other clips from the videos, let me know.

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Z Camera E1 Original Ungraded Zlog DCI 4K Clip on Vimeo

AF performance is on par with that of the Panasonic cameras; I would not use any of them to track focus. Low-light is about the same as the Panasonic GH4, pretty decent.
Found it. Thank you, Mark. Can you upload the same type of ungraded clips with people in the scene and some normal (not slo mo or timelapse) motion?
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Found it. Thank you, Mark. Can you upload the same type of ungraded clips with people in the scene and some normal (not slo mo or timelapse) motion?
I will do that. Right now, though, I am in China shooting video and cannot upload anything to YouTube or Vimeo. So, a few days.
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