Ricoh’s in style Theta 360 cameras could be prepared for the intense shooter, due to a big sensor and RAW taking pictures. 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 thought 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 3,360-pixel immersive pictures. (The earlier finest mannequin from Ricoh, the Theta V, compared, is simply 12 megapixels). 4K video can also be included, taking pictures at 30 frames per second with three-axis stabilization and spatial audio.
Housing a brand new lens unit, the Z1 nonetheless captures immersive pictures in a single shot with stitching in-camera. Photographers who need to use the brand new RAW taking pictures choice, which captures Adobe DNG information for extra flexibility in enhancing, must use a plug-in for Lightroom Basic to sew the RAW information. The plug-in will probably be obtainable free.
The digicam additionally builds in a number of completely different taking pictures 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 also be obtainable with 19 completely different choices. A Time-Shift Capturing mode, which permits the photographer to get out of the shot, will probably be added by way of firmware subsequent month.
These further controls are accessible by way of 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 way of the Android-based software program.
Like earlier Theta fashions, customers may also preserve it easy and share on to Fb, Twitter, and Tumblr, or share cropped pictures to Instagram. The Z1 can also be appropriate with 360 video for YouTube and Google Maps.
The Ricoh Theta Z1 will probably be on show throughout this week’s CP+ shot in Yokohama, Japan. Ricoh hasn’t but shared a precise launch date, however the digicam will checklist for about $1,000 and is anticipated out this spring.