Z3 Technology Introduces the Z3Cam-4KTM H.265 IP Camera with Integrated Auto Focus Zoom

Z3 Technology, LLC, a leading provider of embedded video compression systems is announcing the availability of the Z3Cam-4KTM, a 4K H.265 IP camera leveraging Sony’s FCB-ER8300 4K industrial camera module. The Z3Cam-4K brings clarity and detail to high movement and low light conditions with optimized 4K technology. The camera captures stunning video with 20x optical zoom with integrated auto focus. The Z3Cam-4K provides crystal clear images for broadcast, industrial, medical, security and corporate applications while adding the ability to broadcast and analyze video around the world.

The Z3Cam-4K is the first 4K video system capable of encoding and streaming 4K H.265/HEVC video with ONVIF integration for easy camera management. The innovative Z3Cam-4K has multiple options for IP transmission. The system can output both H.265/HEVC and H.264 video over IP in 4K resolutions. It can also send a simultaneous HD stream. Camera control can take place remotely with VISCA control commands sent over IP to the Z3Cam-4K from a comm port on a PC. Where seeing sharp lines is key, Sony’s 4K noise reduction algorithm provides the highest quality imaging fit for virtual reality imaging and high detail data analytics.

“Sony is privileged to work with Z3 on providing the 4K optics and image capture subsystem integrated into the Z3Cam-4K.  With fast auto focus, 20x optical zoom and electronic image stabilization we expect this new camera to be deployed widely in demanding commercial and industrial 4K applications,” said John Monti, Director, Sony Visual Imaging Solutions.

“The Z3Cam-4K camera provides high quality, low bit rate video to be streamed over IP networks at 4K resolutions,” Aaron Caldwell, CEO Z3 Technology said. “In the past the bandwidth requirements for 4K were too high for many of our customers to make the switch to 4K. The Z3Cam-4K solves this dilemma by taking advantage of state of the art H.265 compression technology that uses very low power and low bandwidth. Z3 is excited to be collaborating with Sony to offer the industry this 4K H.265 IP camera solution to allow 4K imaging to be sent around the world with no distance limitations.”

Z3Cam-4K Features

  • 265/HEVC and H.264 encoded video
  • 4K (Ultra-HD) and HD resolutions
  • High sensitivity image processor
  • 20x optical zoom using Sony’s patented Super Resolution Zoom feature
  • Integrated auto focus zoom and optional manual focus
  • Visibility enhancer ICR (Day and Night)
  • Noise reduction algorithm for high frequency and high detail areas
  • GigE interface for IP output
  • IP control and configuration
  • Supports Sony VISCA camera control over IP and ONVIF Profile S
  • Microphone input
  • Composite output
  • Device recording options via USB 2.0 interface
  • Network recording options over IP
  • PoE power or DC power


The Z3Cam-4K is now available for order. For additional information on the Z3Cam-4K or OEM electronics only options, contact sales@Z3technology.com or visit Camera Solutions at www.Z3technology.com.