Ricoh has unveiled the Theta Z1, a 360-degree camera that gives close to-professional features for a charge. it is got a pair of bottom-illuminated 1-inch sensors and variable apertures that allow you to shoot 23-megapixel images at f/2.1, f/3.5 and f/5.6. On top of that you could shoot raw photographs and 360-degree, 4K video. That makes it potentiallly very interesting for expert or semi-pro projects, particularly as a “B” or secondary digicam.
Ricoh Theta Z1 360-Degree Camera Design
The Theta Z1 is a high-performance 360 VR camera that measures 24mm in thickness and weighs 12.2 ounces. As we can see from the images, the camera delivers a similar compact and slim design with other models from Theta 360 camera series, but a newly integrated organic EL panel lets you more conveniently some shooting info like battery level, shooting mode, the F value and ISO value and more. The magnesium alloy casing delivers a durable and robust construction.
Ricoh Theta Z1 360-Degree Camera Features
Ricoh Theta Z1 comes equipped with two 1.0-inch back illuminated 23MP CMOS image sensors in order to capture hi-res 360-degree images or record 4K 360-degree videos at 30fps. Furthermore, it supports up to ISO 6400 of sensitivity for decent low-light performance. Using newly added 3-axis rotational stabilization, the Theta Z1 delivers superior image stabilization during video shooting.
Moreover, the 360-degree camera offers a range of shooting modes, including HDR, interval composite shooting for star trails, multi-bracket shooting and more. its Dynamic Range (DR) compensation is automatically made for normal shooting, which efficiently reduces blown out and pitch-black shadows for outdoor locations with brightness contrasts. In addition, the Theta Z1 supports both RAW(DNG) and JPEG formats, so that you can further edit your videos and photos using professional image software.
Ricoh Theta Z1 360-Degree Camera Price
Ricoh Theta Z1 360-degree camera is priced at $999.95 USD. If you are really interested in this new 360-degree camera and want to grab it, then jump to the Amazon page for its more details.