The New Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB

  By Ryley Smith

 

The newest version of the Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB is here and it got a major upgrade! The new Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB is the flagship model of this series and has all the amazing features of the Theta Z1 with the addition of 32 more gigs of storage. The Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB has loads of amazing features, making it perfect for photo enthusiasts, panorama and street view photographers and business photographers and more!

The Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB‘s large 51GB memory capacity can capture approximately 6350 JPEG images (900 RAW+images) or a total video recording time of approximately 110 minutes (4K). The camera is equipped with a 1.0-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, one of the largest for consumer 360-degree cameras. It incorporates two units that can support approx. 20MP effective pixels, achieving high-resolution 360-degree images with an equivalent output pixel count of approximately 22.5MP. The Z1 51GB achieves the highest still image ISO level of ISO 6400 and demonstrates superior noise reduction performance, even when shooting in dimly lit conditions that require higher sensitivity. The lens unit uses Ricoh’s original tri-fold structure technology, allowing for a slim body.

The Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB has 3-axis rotational stabilization while shooting videos to show superior image stabilization. This makes it possible to shoot high-resolution, smooth 360-degree videos in 3840 x 1920 pixels, equivalent to 4K size, and 30 fps (frames per second). Aperture-priority automatic exposure (Av), Shutter-priority automatic exposure (Tv), ISO sensitivity automatic exposure (ISO), and Manual (M) exposure settings enable fine-tuned video settings. It has a 4-channel microphone that supports 360-degree spatial audio recording built into its body. The 0.93-inch organic EL (OLED) monitor allows you to see at-a-glance shooting information such as the battery level, shooting mode, remaining number of images, aperture and ISO.

Additionally, the Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB allows you to capture settings that were set from a smartphone onto the camera as “My Settings” and the Richo Theta Stitcher app enables image-stitching. The Z1 51GB also uses Qualcomm’s SnapdragonTM and an Android-based operating system to facilitate continuous functional expansions, performance and plugins. 

For more information on the Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB and to pre-order, click here!

 

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Ricoh Theta Z1 360° Camera (51GB)

 

Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.