Product Highlights
  • 2x 20MP 1.0-inch type CMOS Sensors
  • 360° Videos and Photos
  • 4K H264 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps Livestreaming
  • 14/10 Elements/Groups
  • 80-6400 ISO Sensitivity
  • 4ch Microphone
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Overview

360° for Quality

The flagship model, achieving the highest image quality of the THETA series.

Striving for ease-of-use with amazing high performance.

  • Records natural 360° images using 23MP (6720 x 3360, approx. 7K) still image shooting and highly accurate image stitching
  • Demonstrates superior noise reduction performance even when shooting at night or indoors with low light due to the equipped 1.0-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
  • Using a newly developed lens unit which reduces ghosting, flare and purple fring. Aperture mechanism is newly adopted with the selection of F2.1, F3.5 and F5.6. By closing down the aperture, higher resolution is acheived
  • Supports various shooting scenarios using a variety of shooting modes
  • Produces incredibly realistic spherical video by shooting video in 4K (3840 x 1920, 29.97fps)
  • It is possible to save in RAW (DNG) format for the first time in this series (Can also save in JPEG at the same time.)
  • Supports 360° live streaming in 4K. Transmits excellent quality real-looking video to the world
  • Equipped with a 4-channel microphone. 4 microphones are built into the camera to independently record sound from 4 different directions when shooting video

Design

Easily enjoy 360°

  • A magnesium alloy that combines a high-grade feel with robustness is used for the camera body
  • While being equipped with a large image sensor, the internal construction of the camera has been optimised to produce unprecedented high performance and high quality at this size
  • Equipped with a display panel to enable you to check information such as the battery level, number of recordable still images and the shooting mode

Create

Create your own images using editing functions

  • Enables editing of 360° images in Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Classic CC. Import 2 images using the dedicated plug-in "RICOH THETA Stitcher"
  • Records 4K video and 360° spatial audio for a more realistic VR world
  • Use the dedicated editing apps “THETA+” to easily put the finishing touches to eye-catching work

Share

Use the dedicated apps from anywhere to easily share your work with people all over the world

  • Upload to theta360.com, a website dedicated to sharing 360-degree images. Anyone can easily display their 360° images anywhere in the world
  • Convenient dedicated apps are available for both the PC and smartphone. Enjoy the world more with RICOH THETA
  • Facebook and LINE so 360° photos can be uploaded as is. Easily share the 360° world with friends
  • Post images and videos processed using “THETA+” to Instagram and Twitter

Expand your THETA

  • Uses Android™ base system for the new OS. Use plug-ins to create your own THETA
  • Companies and individuals all over the world can develop plug-ins, in addition to RICOH developed plug-ins

What's Included

THETA Z1 360 Camera
USB Cable
Soft Case

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Product Specifications

THETA Z1 360 Camera

Still image resolution 6720x3360
Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate 4K: 3840×1920/29.97fps/56Mbps
2K: 1920×960/29.97fps/16Mbps
Live streaming resolution/frame rate (USB) 4K: H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps
2K: H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/42Mbps
Microphone 4ch
Internal memory/Number of photos that can be recorded, time Approx. 19GB
Still image: RAW+ Approx. 350 photos, JPEG Approx. 2400 photos
Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes
Video (total recording time): (4K, H.264) approx. 40 minutes
(2K, H.264) approx. 130 minutes
Compatible accessories Tripod/stand (includes tripod mount hole)
Focusing distance Approx. 40cm - ∞ (from front of lens)
Shooting mode Still image/video: Auto, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, ISO priority, Manual
Live streaming: Auto
Exposure control mode Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, ISO priority AE, Manual
Exposure compensation Still image/Video: Manual compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV, 1/3 EV steps)
Sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Still image/video: (Auto) ISO 80 to 6400 (Can set upper limit)
(Manual mode) ISO 80 to 6400
Live streaming: ISO 80 to 6400
White balance mode Still image/video: Auto, Outdoor, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent light 1, Incandescent light 2, Daylight colour fluorescent light, Natural white fluorescent light, White fluorescent light, Light bulb colour fluorescent light, Colour temperature settings (2500 to 10000 K)
Live streaming: Auto
Shutter speed Still image: (Auto) 1/25000 to 1/8 seconds, 
(shutter priority mode) 1/25000 to 1/8 seconds 
(Manual mode) 1/25000 to 60 seconds 
Video: (Auto) 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds
(Shutter priority, Manual) 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds
Live streaming: (Auto) 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds
Shooting functions Still image: Noise reduction, DR compensation, HDR rendering, Interval shooting, Interval composite shooting, Multi-bracketing shooting, Self-timer (2, 5 and 10 seconds), My Settings 
Video: Self-timer (2, 5 and 10 seconds), My Settings
Power source Lithium ion battery (built-in)
Battery life Still image: Approx. 300 photos
Video: Approx. 60 minutes
[Recording file format] Still image: RAW(DNG), JPEG(Exif Ver2.3)
Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC-LC (mono) + Linear PCM (4ch spatial audio))
Live streaming:
Image: H.264
Audio: Linear PCM(4ch)
External interface USB Type-C:USB3.0
Remote release CA-3-compatible
Lens construction 14 elements in 10 groups
Lens F value F2.1, 3.5, 5.6
Image sensor size 1.0-inch type (x2)
Effective pixels Approx. 20 megapixels (x2)
Output pixels Approx. 23 megapixels
Wireless compliance standard IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz only)
Bluetooth 4.2
Wireless supported channels 2.4 GHz: 1 to 11ch or 1 to 13ch
5 GHz: W52 (36 to 48ch, channel bandwidth 20/40/80 MHz supported)
Wireless communication protocol (WLAN) HTTP (Open Spherical Camera API v2 compatible)
Wireless communication protocol (Bluetooth) GATT(Generic Attribute Profile)
Usage temperature range 0°C - 40°C
Usage humidity range 90% or less
Storage temperature range -20°C - 60°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 48 × 132.5 × 29.7 mm (24mm excluding lens section)
Weight Approx. 182g (6.4 oz)

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