Ricoh unveiled the Theta Z1, a 23-megapixel advanced flagship 360 camera

Ricoh Imaging has recently unveiled of the Theta Z1, its cutting-edge flagship model of its 360-degree camera device. The Ricoh Theta Z1 can capture 23MP (6720 x 3360 pixels) nonetheless pix and 4K/30p (3840×1920 pixels) 360-degree video on its two 1″-kind bottom-illuminated CMOS sensor with a most sensitivity of ISO 6400.

Ricoh Theta Z1 360-Degree Camera Features

The Ricoh Theta Z1 maintains much of what the Theta line is thought for, just like the compact body, however brings in numerous improvements. For starters, the Z1 uses a 23-megapixel one-inch sensor, sewing collectively 6,720 x 3,360-pixel immersive photographs. (The preceding best model from Ricoh, the Theta V, in evaluation, is handiest 12 megapixels). 4K video is likewise included, capturing at 30 frames according to 2nd with 3-axis stabilization and spatial audio.

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Housing a new lens unit, the Z1 still captures immersive photos in one shot with stitching in-camera. Photographers who want to use the new RAW shooting option, which captures Adobe DNG files for more flexibility in editing, will have to use a plug-in for Lightroom Classic to stitch the RAW files. The plug-in will be available free.

ricoh theta z1 announced 04 right side onThe camera also builds in several different shooting modes, including aperture priority for more control over the camera settings. Along with a handful of scene modes, the Z1 also includes new HDR Rendering mode and an Interval Composite designed for star trails. Bracketing, which takes several sequential shots with different settings, is also available with 19 different options. A Time-Shift Shooting mode, which allows the photographer to get out of the shot, will be added via firmware next month.

Those additional controls are accessible through a built-in monitor and a function button on the body of the camera. The camera is constructed from magnesium alloy, with a design prioritizing a slim size. Additional functions can be added to the camera through the Android-based software.

Ricoh Theta Z1 360-Degree Camera Price

The Ricoh Theta Z1 is listed on Ricoh’s online shop for $999.95, but the ‘pre-order’ button only takes you to a sign-up page where Ricoh says you will be notified via email when the Theta Z1 becomes available for purchase.

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