Flagship RICOH THETA Z1 360-Degree Camera Bows
RICOH Imaging Americas Corp. announced today the launch of its latest 360-degree camera: the RICOH THETA Z1, a new flagship model in the THETA series that can shoot 360-degree spherical images in approximately 23-megapixel (MP) resolution (6720 x 3360 pixels) in a single shot. It will be shown on Feb. 28 in Japan at the CP+ 2019 camera and photo imaging show.
The latest model to evolve under the RICOH THETA umbrella, its boasts a compact main body equipped with a one-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor – said by the company to be one of the largest for consumer 360-degree cameras, and which enables the near-23-MP spec. The image sensor incorporates two units that can support about 20 MP in effective pixels, for 360-degree high-resolution images equivalent to about 23 MP still image output pixels. It provides for a diverse range of shooting modes, such as aperture priority, allowing the taking of high-quality images regardless of the setting or lighting conditions. It also has the capability of shooting 360-degree videos in 4K (3840x1920 pixels) at 30 frames per second (fps) thanks to its 3-axis rotational stabilization, which compensates for rotational shake.