Armadex Ex-M OZC 3

ATEX Digital Camera

Armadex Ex-M OZC 3

ATEX Zone 2 Digital Camera

The ARMADEX Ex-M OZC 3 is the only explosion proof camera boasting a 4x optical zoom. Designed for ATEX Zone 2 (Gas) environments, this camera merges compact durability with high functionality. It withstands drops up to 2.1m, operates down to -10 degrees Celsius, and resists dust intrusion.

The OZC 3 is a modified version of the TG-7, in collaboration with OM System.

This camera excels in hazardous areas, offering specialized shooting modes for low light and dusty environments (construction mode), alongside a mode tailored for clear capturing labels. Ideal for maintenance and inspection tasks, it’s engineered for precision and safety.


Key Features

  • Data and Timestamp: Simplifies record-keeping with easy logging.
  • Construction Mode (Hazardous Area Mode):
    • Removing dust particles from images.
    • Automatically adjusting brightness in dark areas for clarity.
    • Adapting to outdoor lighting, such as minimizing shadows in direct sunlight.
  • Slow Shutter: Allows long exposure times to capture detailed images in low-light settings.
  • Document Mode (Label Capture): Ensures legible captures of labels, facilitating digital reporting and analysis.
  • Macro Mode: Provides extreme close-up detail from just 1 cm away, ideal for examining cracks and damage.
  • Environmental Logging: Records location, ambient temperature, and pressure readings with a manometer.
  • OI.Share: Enables seamless connection to a hazardous area smartphone for immediate image viewing and transfer.


4x Optical Zoom Lens

One of the key benefits that distinguishes the OZC 3 instrinsically safe camera from alternatives is the excellent zoom functionality.

The optical zoom lens captures images and video at a 4x zoom level without losing any quality at all. Even during filming.

The 4x 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 machinery or microchips
  • Take images and videos in tight spaces
  • Discover microscopic damages and unevenness in Microscope Mode (1 cm Close-ups)

Sensor Shift Image Stabilization

The OZC 3 employs advanced Sensor Shift Image Stabilization software to stabilize videos and images. This feature proves invaluable during video inspections, allowing users to move around the site and capture all equipment, machinery, and surroundings without worrying about distorted or shaky footage. This results in clearer, more professional material that surpasses what the latest generation of smartphones can offer.

Tough, Lightweight Camera Body

The ARMADEX Ex-M OZC 3, with its lightweight build, weighs merely 249 grams, including the battery.

This compact, explosion-proof camera is designed to endure drops from up to 2.1 meters, operates in temperatures ranging from -10°C to +40°C, and is both waterproof to depths of 15 meters and dustproof.

Excellent Low-light Performance

The use of a camera’s flash poses an ignition risk, making it non-compliant with ATEX regulations. This presents a challenge in potentially explosive environments where a consistent light source may not always be available, such as confined spaces within factories or machinery rooms, or outdoor hazardous areas dependent on natural daylight for illumination.

The Ex-M OZC 3 stands out as the sole intrinsically safe camera designed to overcome this obstacle. It achieves exceptional sensitivity through its advanced image processing engine, meaning the camera utilizes software enhancements to produce high-quality, bright images combined with the LED flash.

4K Recording

The camera offers 4K recording at 30 fps, ensuring the finest image quality with 12 megapixels. Alternatively, recording at 60 fps in HD is available for those seeking smoother video playback, albeit with a modest compromise in per-image quality.

Equipped with a high-resolution CMOS sensor and a superior image processing engine, it captures low-noise, exceptionally sharp images.


12 MP – 1/2.3” BSI CMOS


TruePic VIII


25-100mm (35mm equiv.) – 4x Optical Zoom, F2.0 (W) – F4.9 (T)


Super macro: less than f=5.4mm, from 0.1m to 0.3m


x2 (P, A, Movie mode), x2/x4 (Microscope mode)


Sensor Shift Image Stabilization


3.0”, approx. 1,037k dots (3:2)


100 – 12,800


1/2 – 1/2000 sec. (A mode: up to 4 sec.)


JPEG, RAW(12-bit lossless compression), JPEG+RAW, [RAW] 4000 x 3000, [JPEG] 4000 x 3000 ~ 1280 x 960


[Sequential shooting H]*: approx. 20 fps with selectable 10/20 fps, [Sequential shooting L]: approx. 5 fps, [Pro Capture]*: approx. 10 fps *Electronic Shutter


*Creating Time-lapse movie is possible with interval shooting up to 299 frames, *Time priority, Frame priority selectable, *Exposure smoothing is available


3840×2160 (4K) 30p, 25p / IPB (approx. 102Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p / IPB (approx. 52Mbps, approx. 30Mbps, approx. 18Mbps), 1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p, 25p / IPB (approx. 26Mbps, approx. 14Mbps, approx. 10Mbps), *Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.


Waterproof to depths of 50 ft / 15 m – IPX8, Dustproof – IP6X, Freezeproof to 14°F / -10°C, Crushproof to 220 lbf / 100 kgf, Shockproof from 7 ft / 2.1 m, Anti-fog dual pane lens cover glass


GPS (GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, acceleration sensor


Live Composite, Art Filters, HDR, Underwater Modes, Macro Modes, Construction Mode


USB Type-C, Micro HDMI (type D), Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), Built-in Bluetooth (Version 4.2 Bluetooth Low Energy)


LI-92B Li-ion battery


113.9 mm (W) x 65.8 mm (H) x 32.7 mm (D), 4.48 in (W) x 2.59 in (H) x 1.28 in (D)


Approx. 249 g (with battery and memory card, based on
CIPA standards) (0.55 lb / 8.78 oz)

Weight Approx. 246g / 8.6 oz (including battery and sd memory card). approx 219g / 7.7 0z (body only)
Included accessories Rechargable Battery, Usb power adapter, power plug, usb cable, handstrap
Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
Gps display mode: LAT/LON, UTM, MGRS
GPS log, GPS lock, GPS time adjusment, GPS data imprint, UTC data imprint
Electronic Compass Compass heading: cardinal, degrees, cardinal/degrees, declination, compass data imprint

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