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Ricoh Theta Z1

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Ricoh Theta Z1

Ricoh Theta Z1
Ricoh Theta Z1
Ricoh Theta Z1

The Theta Z1 360 degree spherical camera which was announced in March 2019 represents a significant upgrade over earlier models in that the two image sensors are now much larger, namely of 1 inch type and with 20 mega pixels each. Furthermore the Z1 adds Bluetooth to its Wi-Fi capabilities for more flexibility when connecting it to a smart phone.

As a first for the Theta line, the Z1 has a display which can show the exposure settings as well as number of remaining shots.

The Z1 is able to shoot RAW in addition to JPG, and features 4K spherical video recording and streaming as did the Theta V.

On March 25, 2021 an upgraded model named Theta Z1 51GB was announced, now featuring an internal storage of 51GB (the first model has a 19GB memory). All specifications not related to memory size remain unchanged.

Dimensions48mm (W) 132.5mm (H) 29.7mm (24mm*9) (D)
WeightApprox. 182 g
Still Image Resolution6720x3360
Video Resolution4K: 38401920/29.97fps/56Mbps
 2K: 1920960/29.97fps/16Mbps
Live Streaming Resolution (USB)4K,H264: 38401920/29.97fps/120Mbps
 2K,H264: 1920960/29.97fps/42Mbps
Microphone4 channel
Internal MemoryApprox. 19GB (2019 model), 51GB (2021 model)
 Still image (19GB model): RAW+ Approx. 350 photos, JPEG Approx. 2400 photos
 Still image (51GB model): RAW+ Approx. 900 photos, JPEG Approx. 6350 photos
 Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes*3*4
 Video (total recording time 4K, H.264) approx. 40 minutes (19GB model), 110 minutes (51GB model)
 Video (total recording time 2K, H.264) approx. 130 minutes (19GB model), 360 minutes (51GB model)
Compatible AccessoriesTripod/stand (includes tripod mount hole)
Bundled ItemsSoft case and USB cable
Object DistanceApprox. 40cm - ∞ (from front of lens)
Shooting ModesStill image/video: Auto, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, ISO priority, Manual*3
 Live streaming: Auto
Image StabilizationVideo only: 3-axis rotational stabilization
Exposure ModesProgram AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, ISO priority AE, Manual
Exposure CompensationStill image/Video: Manual compensation(-2.0 to +2.0 EV, 1/3 EV steps)*3
SensitivityAuto: ISO 80 to 6400 (upper limit adjustable)
 Manual: ISO 80 to 6400 *3
 Live streaming: ISO 80 to 6400
White balanceAuto, Outdoor, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent light 1, Incandescent light 2, Daylight color fluorescent light, Natural white fluorescent light, White fluorescent light, Light bulb color fluorescent light, Color temperature settings (2500 to 10000 K)*3
 Live streaming: Auto only
Shutter SpeedsStill image: 1/25000 to 1/8 seconds (auto), 1/25000 to 1/8 seconds (Tv mode) *1, 1/25000 to 60 seconds (manual) *1
 Video: 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds (auto), 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds (Tv, Manual)*3
 Live streaming: 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds (auto)
Shooting FunctionsStill 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
BatteryLithium ion battery (built-in) *7
 Battery life: Still image: Approx. 300 photos *8, Video: Approx. 60 minutes *8
File FormatStill image: RAW(DNG)*2, 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 InterfaceUSB Type-C:USB3.0
Remote ReleaseCA-3-compatible
Lens14 elements in 10 groups
 Apertures: F2.1, 3.5, 5.6
SensorTwo 1.0-inch back-lit CMOS, approx. 20 megapixels each
 Output pixels approx. 23 megapixels
Wireless standardsIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)*5
 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz only)
 Bluetooth 4.2
Usage temperature range0C to 40C
Usage humidity range90% or less
Storage temperature range-20C to 60C
*1 The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.
*2 Only possible for simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG.
*3 A smartphone is required to change modes or configure manual settings.
*4 Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.
*5 RICOH THETA Z1 OTHER COUNTORIES (L85612/EDP CODE: 910776 /RIM CODE: S0910776/JAN CODE: 4961311935442/UPC CODE: 026649107771) does not support 5GHz
*6 RICOH THETA Z1 US (L85614/EDP CODE: 910778 /RIM CODE: S0910778/JAN CODE: 4961311935466/UPC CODE: 026649107788) RICOH THETA Z1 TWN (L85613/EDP CODE: 910777 /RIM CODE: S0910777/JAN CODE: 4961311935459/UPC CODE: 026649107771) supports 1 to 11ch.
*7 Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
*8 The number of photos that can be taken is a guide based on RICOH's measurement method. This will differ depending on the usage conditions.
*9 Excluding lens section.
Megapixels: 20 (x2)
Movie Mode: Yes, 4K
Weight: 182 g
Zoom: No
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