Introducing the RICOH THETA Z1 top-of-the-range 360-camera

Feb 25, 2019

A camera that shoots 360-degree high-quality spherical images in in a single shot Achieving 360-degree images in 23MP resolution

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LONDON, 25 February 2019 -RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING EUROPE, S.A.S. today announced the launch of the RICOH THETA Z1 the latest model from the family of cutting-edge 360-degree cameras. As the high-end model of the RICOH THETA camera series, the RICOH THETA Z1 supports approximately 23-megapixels resolution (6720 x 3360 pixels) 360-degree still image photo shooting, shooting spherical images in a single shot, giving consumers the opportunity to discover and capture life in 360. Since RICOH launched the world’s first 360-degree consumer camera*1 in 2013, the company has stayed at the forefront of this emerging technology as it continues to evolve, and become an integral tool for a multitude of activities and industries such as virtual reality (VR), social media, business, real estate + more. Exceptional imaging and sleek design come together to deliver unique visuals offering a seamless integration into any element of everyday life - business or pleasure.

The RICOH THETA Z1 is the flagship model of this series, with RICOH deploying exceptional optical and image processing technologies, cultivated through years of high-performance camera development, to pursue its highest resolution and quality to date. The compact main body is equipped with a 1.0-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, enabling approx. 23MP resolution 360-degree still images. It supports a diverse range of shooting modes, such as aperture priority, allowing users to take high-quality images regardless of the setting: outdoors, nighttime, indoors, beaches or snowy mountain views - nothing is off limits. Moreover, it is possible to shoot considerably smooth and immersive 360-degree videos in 4K (3840x1920 pixels) at 30 frames per second (fps) thanks to powerful 3-axis rotational stabilization to compensate for rotational shake.

The main body of the camera, with a 0.93-inch organic EL monitor and a Function (Fn) button, grants users access to a multitude of information at a glance, including the number of possible shots, exposure settings, and more, thus greatly improving the operability of the camera itself. In addition to JPEG, RICOH THETA Z1 now supports Adobe® DNG format (RAW) so that users can enjoy professional image editing as with a general digital SLR camera. Basic performance improvements are most evident in the AndroidTM-based system, which now offers flexibility in number of expansions one can add to the Z1 through the installation of additional plug-ins. The overall functionality of the latest model from RICOH not only meets the high demands of serious photographers, but also offers an optimal performance for professionals and amateurs alike. *1 As a mass-produced consumer product capable of capturing the scene around, above and below the device in a fully spherical image (as of October, 2013, based on RICOH research).

Full product details here: RICOH Theta Z1

Price & Availability: 

RRP: £899.99 / €999.00
Available: April 2019