ATEX Digital Camera - ARMADEX Ex-M OZC 2

Our ARMADEX explosion proof digital camera is suitable for use in ATEX Zone 2. The 5x optical zoom function enables users to take crystal clear pictures of distant objects and sites.


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    ATEX Certified Camera

    The ARMADEX Ex-M OZC 2 is the only explosion proof camera that is equipped with a 5x optical zoom function. The ATEX Camera is suitable for use in ATEX Zone 2 (Gas). The compact yet rugged camera body is shockproof against drops up to 2.1m, freezeproof up to -10 degrees Celsius and dustproof. The ATEX Camera is converted in-house by our experts, as is the case for all of our ATEX Equipment.

    Please note that due to ATEX Regulations, the flash is disabled. 


    Key Benefits and Features of the Explosion Proof Camera

    Tough, Lightweight Camera Body

    The ARMADEX Ex-M OZC 2 weighs in at only 246 grams, including the battery. The compact explosion proof camera can withstand drops up to 2.1m, has an operating temperature between -10°C – +40°C, is waterproof up to 25m and dustproof.

    [2.1 Meter Drop Image]

    5X Optical Zoom Lens

    One of the key benefits that distinguishes the OZC 2 instrinsically safe camera from competitors is the excellent zoom functionality. The optical zoom lens captures images and video at a 5x zoom level without losing any quality at all. In addition to that the camera’s software is equipped with an 8.1x digital zoom functionality. With the intelligent zoom function the hard- and software are combined, allowing the user to zoom in up to 40.5 times.

    The 40.5x intelligent zoom functionality allows users to:

    • Capture dangerous machinery from a safe distance.
    • Inspect zone 1 while standing safely in zone 2.
    • Capture extreme details, especially useful when inspecting price machinery or microchips.
    • Take images and video in tight spaces.
    • Discover microscopic damages and unevenness in Digital Microscopic Mode
    No Zoom – 1m distance
    5x Optical Zoom – 1m distance
    20x Intelligent Zoom – 1m distance
    40.5x Intelligent Zoom – 1m distance
    Microscopic View – 1cm distance
    Microscopic view – 1cm distance

    Movie SR+

    The OZC 2 uses advanced Movie SR+ software to stabilize video and images. This feature is especially useful when conducting video inspections. Users can freely walk around the site and capture all equipment, machinery and surroundings without the video becoming distorted or shaky. This makes for a much more clear and professional material, which can not be matched by the latest generation of smartphones.

    [Video showing Movie SR+]

    Excellent Low-light Performance

    The flash of a camera is an ignition hazard and therefore does not comply with ATEX regulations. This forms a problem because in some potentially explosive areas a light source is not present at all times. For example tight spaces in factories / machinery rooms or hazardous areas that are located in the open air and rely on daylight as a source of illumination.

    The Ex-M OZC 2 is the only intrinsically safe camera that tackles this issue. High sensitivity performance is achieved through the advanced image processing engine. In other words, the camera uses software to capture high quality, bright images without using the flash.

    [Foto Donker] [Foto Met Software]

    6 LED Ring Light


    In addition to the software, the Armadex intrinsically safe camera is equipped with a 6 LED ring light. The 6 LED ring light is especially useful when investigating small parts or damages in a 3D like manner, but can also be used for illuminating the scene in a sense a flash normally would. For optimal lighting, the user may turn individual LEDs on or off.


    The 6 LED Ring Light captures details in a 3D-like manner.

    4K Recording

    4K Recording is available at 30 fps, delivering the highest image quality (20 megapixels). Another option is to record at 60 fps in HD, making for a smoother video at a slightly reduced per-image quality. The high-resolution CMOS sensor is combined with a high-performance image processing engine for taking low noise, razor sharp images.

    [Sharp Pictures]

    More benefits of the intrinsically safe camera (Ex-M OZC 2)

    • USB-C (3.0) connectivity ensuring rapid and safe file transfer.
    • Long battery life, good for taking 340 still images
    • Worksite Ready: rugged chassis, tight grip, solid buttons
    • Wide angle lens – capture more in a single image
    • Wind suppression, especially offshore when capturing video offshore
    • Easy and practical interface – ready for use out of the box

    ATEX Camera Comparison Table

    Spec/Type Ex-M OZC 2 (2022) Ex-M OZC 1
    Other Brands
    (most recent)
    Resolution 20 MP 16.4 MP 5 MP
    Drop Resistance 2.1M 1.8M 1M
    Video capture capability 4K 30FPS 4K 15 FPS None
    Low-light performance Software + 6 LED Ring None LED
    Zoom 5x Optical, 40.5 intelligent 5x Optical None
    Size Compact Compact Larger


    ATEX Specifications

    EU Directive 2014/34/EU
    ATEX Marking Gas <ex> II 3G Ex h ic IIC  T4 Gc
    ATEX Zone 2
    IP-Classification IP66
    Applied standards EN 60079-0:2012 + A11:2013
    EN 60079-11:2012
    EN ISO 80079-36:2016

    Full ATEX Camera Specifications

    These are the specifications of the OEM RICOH WG-6 product. Please note that the ARMADEX Ex-M OZC 2 comes without flash functionality.  

    Lens RICOH lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
    Focal Length 5 –  25 mm
    (in 35mm format equivalent) Approx. 28 – 140mm
    Maximum Aperture F3.5(W) – F5.5(T)
    Zoom Optical Zoom 5X
    Digital Zoom approx. 8.1X
    Intelligent Zoom approx. 7X at 10M,  approx. 40.5X at 640 (including optical zoom)
    Motion Blur Reduction Still Pixel Track SR
    Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
    Movie Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR、Movie SR+)
    Focus Type 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
    Focus Range
    (From lens face)
    Standard: 0.5m –  infinity / 1.64ft. –  infinity (entire zoom range)
    Macro:0.1 –  0.6m / 0.33 – 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)
    1cm Macro:0.01 – 0.3m / 0.03 – 0.98ft. (middle zoom position)
    Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
    Number of Effective pixels Approx. 20 megapixels
    Image Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS
    Number of Recorded pixels Still Size: L(20M)、M(10)、S(5M)、XS(3M)、2M、1M、VGA
    •( ) in aspect 4:3.
    • 2M and 1M are available only in the CALS mode.
    Aspect: 4:3、3:2、1:1
    • In the CALS mode, the aspect ratio is fixed to 4:3.
    Movie 4K, 1920, 1280
    Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 – 6400)
    White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent  light(D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light, L:Warm White),  Ring light, Manual
    Display Type 3.0″  (aspect ratio 3:2) LCD,  approx. 1040K dots, AR Coating(Cover only)
    Adjustments Brightness,  Outdoor View Setting: ±2 Steps
    Exposure Control Metering System Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
    Exposure Compensation ± 2EV ( 1/3EV steps)
    Scene modes Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High  Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait,  Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf &  Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Fireworks, Digital SR, Report,  Green, Depth of field composition
    Face detection Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 30  faces. Smile Capture,  Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist +  Smile Capture, Blink Detection  
    Pet detection Detect up to 1 pet’s face(auto)
    Playback modes Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing  Filter, Digital Filter(B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color,  Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye,  Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize,  Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen, Recover File, Auto Image  Rotation
    Shutter Speed 1/4000 – 1/4sec.(Mechanical and electronic shutter),  4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
    Built-in flash Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes.  “Red-eye” compensation function employs a pre-discharge.
    Flash Range Wide:approx. 0.2 – 5.5m / 0.66 – 18 ft. (ISO Auto)
    Tele:approx. 0.2 – 3.5m / 0.66 – 11 ft. (ISO Auto)  
    Drive Modes One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, M Continuous,  S Continuous, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing
    Storage Media Built-in Memory (approx. 27MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card,  FlashAir™ Card
    Power Source Rechargeable Battery DB-110, AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)
    Battery life Still*1: approx. 340 shots (Rechargeable Battery)
    Playback*2: approx. 260 min.  (Rechargeable Battery)
    Interfaces USB3.0(Type-C), HDMI output terminal(Type D)
    Water proof / Dustproof Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities
    Dimensions Approx.  118.2 (W)x65.5 (H)x33.1 (D)mm /4.7 (W)x2.6 (H)x1.3 (D) inches  (including lens depth)
    Weight Approx. 246g / 8.6 oz. (Included dedicated battery and SD memory card),Approx. 219g / 7.7 oz.(Body only)
    Included Accessories Rechargeable Battery DB-110, USB Power Adapter, Power Plug, USB Cable I-USB173, Hand Strap, Macro Stand
    Languages English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch,  Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey,  Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
    GPS display mode: LAT/LON, UTM, MGRS
    GPS log, GPS lock, GPS time adjustment, GPS data imprint, UTC data imprint
    Electronic Compass Compass heading :Cardinal, Degrees, Cardinal/Degrees
    Declination, Compass data imprint


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