Ricoh THETA Z1 51GB 360 Camera

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Ricoh
Ricoh THETA Z1 51GB 360 Camera
Key Features
  • Highly Accurate 360° Image Stitching
  • Increased Internal Memory to 51GB
  • 360° 3840 x 1920 4K Video
  • Dual 6720 x 3360 1" Type CMOS Sensors
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$79/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
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Kit Configuration
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With Lens Cap
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Works well, but...

By Doug
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-26

The images don't seem to be that much better - if at all - in terms of chroma noise that the much cheaper SC2.

After 18 months garbage

By dariusz
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-05

Unfortunately after 18 months I get the error and I can't use my camera again, call support but my factory warranty is done I will have to pay $499 to fix this camera absolutely i insane.

Such a cool camera!

By Emily
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-19

I bought this for building virtual tours for real estate and it does a great job! You probably could get away with a less expensive option but for something that is going to make me money, I don't mind having a tool that does its job well, and that I don't have to think that much about. I do wish the battery life was a little better, it only lasts about an hour or about 120 scans before it is dead, which is about enough for an average house. I can plug it into a power pack taped to the tripod if i need a bit more so I can make due if it is a large house.

Almost the perfect 360 Camera!

By Francey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-01

The perfect 360 Camera...almost! High resolution, easy to use! I would like to see micro SD slot and better battery life in future designs!

Better than Theta V but still awkward

By Shawn
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-01

I bought my Theta V about two years ago when we were selling our house and I wanted to help my realtor create a virtual tour, and the Theta V and original Theta Z1 were the only cameras that worked with the Zillow app at that time. The Theta V was a cool novelty for my photography, but the lack of image sharpness in the Theta V was always incredibly disappointing to me. This new Z1 definitely fixes that...the image sharpness makes me happy now. The onboard status display is also a big improvement. HOWEVER, I struggled to give it a 4 star rating (I was seriously considering a 3) because the Theta app for iOS is incredibly disappointing. The first thing I did when setting up the Z1 on the Theta app was change the wifi password on the camera, and just like with the Theta V, that was a mistake. Sometimes the new password works, sometimes it doesn't, and there is no figuring out why. When it won't connect and gives me invalid password errors, I have to shut everything down (iPhone and camera) and try again a little while later. I am also very disappointed in the overall design of the app. I started my professional career as an IT programmer, and the app reminds me of what I create when I am early stages of a new project and just trying to get the code to work without any concern for an intuitive end user experience. I was actually okay with this awkwardness two years ago, but Ricoh has not tried to make this any more intuitive during that time! Why are so many features buried in the awkward plug-in part of the app? And why are there still so many dropped connections regardless of if I am connected via Bluetooth, Wifi, or Wifi LAN? I even bought the Ricoh remote control hoping that would negate the need to use the app, and the remote control also struggles to connect and stay connected to either the Theta V or my new Theta Z1. Overall, with the much improved image quality of the new Z1, I expect I will be much more willing to deal with the awkwardness of the app. If there was a better app for controlling the camera, I would give the Z1 5 stars, but I cannot rate the app more than 2 stars, so a combined 4 stars is generous.

Great for indoors and outside

By Dean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-22

I wanted a 360 camera that I could use indoors for real estate tours, as well as a camera that I could use outdoors in sunlight for garden and yard tours. The Theta Z1 fits the bill. I used bracketed HDR for stills to get the results I want, and do a minimum of post processing. The dual fisheye plug in stitches the hdr together in camera for an even faster post processing experience, although you can't control the dual fisheye plugin with the Ricoh mobile app. All in all, I am happy with this purchase. The Theta Z1 is easy to use and allows me to cover a lot of ground quickly.

Worth every penny!

By Jarrel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

Easy to use and gets the job done

Good Pro / prosumer camera

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

1st things 1st - I'm NOT a photographer but do use this for VFX related stuff and virtual tours... Ease of use is fantastic and image quality seems very good for what it is. RAW files have good dynamic range albeit with more noise than I'd like. Lens seems to be optimized for objects that are close. Low light ability is very good and bracketing features in the app allow easy HDRI capture. Great for getting environment lighting for CGI on the fly but no ND filter options means direct sunlight environments are not possible.

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Can this be edited on a Mac in Final Cut Pro?
Asked by: Charles
Yes. The Ricoh THETA Z1 51GB 360 Camera footage can be edited in Final Cut Pro.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-12-03

Can this camera be powered by an external power ...

Can this camera be powered by an external power bank via USB port?
Asked by: Thomas
Yes. You can externally power the Ricoh Theta Z via USB power bank.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2022-04-12

Does the Z1 have Time Lapse capabilities?

Does the Z1 have Time Lapse capabilities?
Asked by: Craig
The Ricoh THETA Z1 51GB 360 Camera will have interval recording of stills and via the Ricoh Theta App, you can create timelapse videos of the images.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-12-30

Does the z1 have have an exchangeable battery?

Does the z1 have have an exchangeable battery?
Asked by: Steve
No the Ricoh THETA Z1 51GB 360 Camera has a fixed battery.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-04-03

What are the best ways to prevent the lens from ...

What are the best ways to prevent the lens from scratching? After borrowing one for a shoot, both lenses somehow got scratched, even though I never dropped nor placed the camera near a sharp nor hard object. Has anyone else had issues with the durability of the lenses?
Asked by: Jesse
Hi, to avoid damaging the two lenses you must always use the bag delivered by the Theta Z1 or buy a good case for transportation. Good luck, Jaap Pameyer https://www.fotorondleiding.nl
Answered by: Jaap
Date published: 2020-03-25

what is the dynamic range for the Theta Z1?

what is the dynamic range for the Theta Z1?
Asked by: Douglas
Hi, although Ricoh touts this camera as having improved dynamic range, there is no specification given for the actual range, sorry. Thank you for shopping at B&H!
Answered by: Yitzchok
Date published: 2020-06-08

For Live Streaming, can you lower the quality ...

For Live Streaming, can you lower the quality down to 1080 or 720?
Asked by: Brent
Hi, in the camera there is no option to change resolution for the live streaming feature. The way to adjust this is in the live streaming software you use on the computer, such as OBS studio.
Answered by: Yitzchok
Date published: 2020-09-10

What's the best tripod or monopod for a Theta Z1 ...

What's the best tripod or monopod for a Theta Z1 for real estate tour use?
Asked by: Andy
Tripods or monopods made for VR work, are your best options.Here's my recommendation: Manfrotto VR PIXI EVO Kit BH #MAMKCONVR • MFR #MKCONVR https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1395669-REG/manfrotto_mkconvr_vr_pixi_evo_kit.html
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2020-10-15
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