ATEX Digital Camera – ARMADEX Ex-M OZC 2


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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. Our 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 Regulationsthe xenon flash tube is disabled. However, the 6 LED ring light is functional. 

Key Benefits and Features of the Explosion Proof Camera

No Zoom - 1m distance
5x Zoom - 1m distance
20x Zoom - 1m distance
40.5x Zoom - 1m distance
Microscopic View - 1cm distance
Microscopic View - 1cm distance

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 safely from within 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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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/TypeEx-M OZC 2 (2022)Ex-M OZC 1 (2021)Other Brands (most recent)
Resolution20 MP16.4 MP5 MP
Drop Resistance2.1M1.8M1M
Video capture capability4K 30FPS4K 15 FPSNone
Low-light performanceSoftware + 6 LED RingNoneLED
Zoom5x Optical, 40.5 intelligent5x OpticalNone

SD Card compability

The Armadex OZC 2 is compatible with the following SD cards:

  •  Panasonic: SD (2GB Max.), SDHC (32GB Max.), SDXC (128GB max.)
  • Toshiba: SD (2GB Max.), SDHC (32GB Max.), SDXC (256GB max.)
  • Sandisk: SD (2GB Max.), SDHC (32GB Max.), SDXC (512GB max.)
Micro SD to SD adapters are NOT supported. The SD card must be formatted before use. For video recording SD class 6 or higher is recommended.

Is The Armadex OZC 2 Intrinsically Safe?

Hazardous area cameras are often referred to as ‘intrinsically safe cameras’.  It is important to realize that this term can have a double meaning.

Intrinsically Safe (IS) vs. Non-Incendive (NI)

First off, there is the difference between intrinsically safe (IS) and non-incendive (NI). Equipment that is either IS or NI will not form a source of ignition. However the difference is that non-incendive equipment is certified assuming there are no faults or malfunctions in the equipment. Intrinsically safe means that even in the case of a fault or malfunction, for example a cracked screen, the equipment will still not be able to form a source of ignition. This is essentially the difference between zone 1 and 2.

Protection Method Ex ic; Intrinsic Safety

The other side of the argument gets even more technical. In our hazardous area design, we have used protection method Ex ic. Which stands for intrinsic safety. Ex ic applies to zone 2 only. Because we use this protection method, we refer to our OZC 2 as intrinsically safe camera or intrinsic safety camera.

Additional information


Name: RICOH lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
Focal Length: 5 – 25mm
In 35mm format equivalent: Approx. 28 – 140mm
Maximum Aperture: F3,5(W) – F5.5(T)


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-sensivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie: Movie shake reduction mode, (Movie SR, Movie SR+)


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, Recording 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


Standard output sensitivity: AUTO, Manual (ISO 125-6400)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Ring Light, Manual
(D=Daylight Color, N=Daylight Whtie, W=White Light, L=Warm White)


Type: 3,0" (aspect ratio 3:2), LCD, approx. 1040K dots, AR Coating (cover only)
Adjustments: Brightness, Outdoor View Setting: +/- 2 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 compensation

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 Rubightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen, Recover File, Auto Image Rbing Filter, Digital Filter (B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brotation

Hier geblevenm

AUTO / AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600)
Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800

Exposure control

TTL 256-zone metering

Exposure mode

Programmed AE

Shooting modes

SR Auto, Program AE, Multiple Exposure, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Advanced Filter, Panorama, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, Text, CALS

Image Stabilizer

CMOS shift type

Face / Eye detection


Exposure compensation

-2.0EV-+2.0EV 1/3EV step

Shutter speed

Auto mode: 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec.
Panorama: 1/60sec. to 1/2000sec.
Night (Tripod): 4sec. to 1/2000sec.
Fireworks: 4sec. to 1/2sec.


Disabled due to ATEX Regulations

LCD monitor

3.0-inch, approx. 920K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage

Movie recording

4K: 3840×2160 (15P)
Full HD: 1920×1080 (59.94P / 50P / 24P / 23.98P)
Full HD (Square): 1080×1080, (59.94P / 50P / 24P / 23.98P)
HD: 1280×720 (59.94P / 50P / 24P / 23.98P)
HD (Square): 720×720 (59.94P / 50P / 24P / 23.98P), HD (High Speed Movie): 1280×720
1.6 times slow motion (record 100P, playback 59.94P)
2 times slow motion (record 100P, playback 50P)
3.3 times slow motion (record 100P, playback 29.97P)
4 times slow motion (record 100P, playback 25P)
*Use a SD card with UHS Speed Class “3” or higher.

Wireless Transmitter (Standards)

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)

Wireless Transmitter (Access Mode)


Bluetooth® (Standards)

Bluetooth Ver 4.1 (Bluetooth low energy)

Bluetooth® (Operating Frequency)

2402–2480MHz (Center frequency)

Wireless function

Smartphone sync. Setting (Location setting / Time setting) / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave / instax Printer Print/ Pairing registration / Delete pairing registration / Bluetooth ON/OFF setting / Auto image transfer

Power supply

Li-ion battery NP-45S (included)


109.6mm (W) × 71.0mm (H) × 27.8mm (D) / 4.3in. (W) × 2.7in. (H) × 1.0in. (D) *excluding projections


Weight approx.207.4g / 7.3oz. (including battery and memory card)
approx.190.6g / 6.7oz. (excluding battery and memory card)

Accessories included

Li-ion battery NP-45S, AC Power adapter, USB cable, Hand strap, User Manual