Ricoh has unveiled Theta Z1 , its latest 360 degree camera. With dual 1″ sensors, the camera offers higher-quality videos and photos than Theta SC.
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 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 is priced at $999.95 USD. If you’re interested, jump to the product page for its more details.