Ricoh’s in style Theta 360 cameras could be prepared for the intense shooter, because of a big sensor and RAW capturing. On Monday, February 25, Ricoh unveiled the Theta Z1, a 23-megapixel superior flagship 360 digicam.
The Ricoh Theta Z1 retains a lot of what the Theta line is understood for, just like the compact physique, however brings in a number of upgrades. For starters, the Z1 makes use of a 23-megapixel one-inch sensor, stitching collectively 6,720 x three,360-pixel immersive photographs. (The earlier greatest mannequin from Ricoh, the Theta V, as compared, is simply 12 megapixels). 4K video can be included, capturing at 30 frames per second with three-axis stabilization and spatial audio.
Housing a brand new lens unit, the Z1 nonetheless captures immersive photographs in a single shot with stitching in-camera. Photographers who need to use the brand new RAW capturing possibility, which captures Adobe DNG information for extra flexibility in modifying, should use a plug-in for Lightroom Traditional to sew the RAW information. The plug-in can be obtainable free.
The digicam additionally builds in a number of completely different capturing modes, together with aperture precedence for extra management over the digicam settings. Together with a handful of scene modes, the Z1 additionally consists of new HDR Rendering mode and an Interval Composite designed for star trails. Bracketing, which takes a number of sequential pictures with completely different settings, can be obtainable with 19 completely different choices. A Time-Shift Taking pictures mode, which permits the photographer to get out of the shot, can be added through firmware subsequent month.
These extra controls are accessible by a built-in monitor and a operate button on the physique of the digicam. The digicam is constructed from magnesium alloy, with a design prioritizing a slim dimension. Extra features might be added to the digicam by the Android-based software program.
Like earlier Theta fashions, customers may hold it easy and share on to Fb, Twitter, and Tumblr, or share cropped photographs to Instagram. The Z1 can be suitable with 360 video for YouTube and Google Maps.
The Ricoh Theta Z1 can be on show throughout this week’s CP+ shot in Yokohama, Japan. Ricoh hasn’t but shared an actual launch date, however the digicam will checklist for about $1,000 and is anticipated out this spring.