September 28, 2022

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Zacuto Announces Smart Z-Finder & Accessories for Smartphone Filmmaking

Without a doubt, mobile filmmaking is popular with amateur and pro filmmakers. Many feel the smartphone will replace the mirrorless camera sooner than later. Zacuto wants to tap into this market and produce a few accessories that turn the mobile phone into a more usable device. The Zacuto Smart Z-Finder & Accessories for Smartphone Filmmaking is the new product that will come to market soon with a Kickstarter campaign.

This is the first Kickstarter campaign for Zacuto. The new Smart Z-Finder for iPhones and phones with similar-sized screens plus the rigs to use it. The Smart Z-Finder targets Professional Filmmakers, prosumers, and enthusiasts, including YouTubers, corporate, event shooters, news, and bloggers.

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A cool feature is it has a door on the bottom that allows access to the iPhone touchscreen. This means you could make settings changes easily without having to take the Smart Z Finder off.

Compatibility

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iPhones and smartphones of similar size. Safe to say the best case will be an iPhone.

Improved Viewing

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The hood and loupe design lock light, glare, and reflection to improve your image capture, while antifogging technology keeps the viewfinder clear in cold or humid conditions.

Adjustable Diopter.

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The diopter can be adjusted to suit your vision

Bridge Support

A half cage-type bridge with a hand strap supports your phone and the viewfinder, improving stability and providing a cold shoe mount and multiple 1/4″-20 accessory threads.

Three Versions

The Smart Z Finder will come in three configurations or can be built to achieve them. A director’s viewfinder, Cinematogrpgher, and stand-alone without any grip setup. Like all Zacuto gear, it will be expandable.

Pricing and Availability

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You can reserve now for $1 and be one of the first to receive 40% off $499 MSRP! and pay $299 for a Smart Z-Finder, a savings of $200 when they launch soon on Kickstarter. Change your mind? Zacuto offers a full refund for the early bird special.

With all crowdfunding products, you play at your own risk; however, Zacuto is a reputable, well-known brand, so that should be considered. You can also preorder from B&H.