Ahead of being showcased at Japan’s CP+ 2019 photo and imaging expo later this week, Ricoh has unveiled its new Ricoh Theta Z1 360 camera which takes pride of place as the flagship camera in the Theta range. The Ricoh Theta Z1 will be available to purchase during March 2019 and will be priced at around $1,000.
The Theta Z1 is capable of recording natural 360 degree images using approx. 23 megapixel or 6720 x 3360 pixels, 7K still images and highly accurate image stitching, says Ricoh. Using a newly developed lens unit the camera is now capable of reducing ghosting flares and purple fringes. Settings include F2.1, F3.5 and F5.6, by closing down the aperture, higher resolutions are achieved. Other features include :
– 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.
– Possible to save in RAW (DNG) format for the first time in THETA series. (Can also save in JPEG at the same time.)
– Equipped with a 4-channel microphone. 4 microphones are built into the camera to independently record sound from 4 different directions when shooting video.
– Supports 360° live streaming in 4K. Transmits excellent quality real-looking image to the world.
– Produces incredibly realistic spherical video by 4K (3840 x 1920, 29.97fps) quality.
For more details ahead of its official launch jump over to the official Ricoh Theta Z1 product page by following the link below