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Video: Ricoh Theta Z1 Review: Worth the Hype?9315

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Video: Ricoh Theta Z1 Review: Worth the Hype? | Video courtesy of The 360 Guy YouTube Channel

Hi All,

360º Camera Subject Matter Expert The 360 Guy writes on his YouTube Chanel:

The Ricoh Theta Z1 is the best 360 camera for photography right now. That's my conclusion after using it for a few weeks.

The Ricoh Theta Z1 utilizes two 1 inch sensors that are far bigger than the sensors found in most 360 cameras. This allows the camera to capture more detail, light and accurate colors. The ability to shoot in DNG RAW mode as well as the new Adobe Lightroom plugin means you can create near DSLR quality 360 images at the push of a button.

While the camera is expensive it is mainly aimed at professionals and businesses who require a quick all in one system for shooting high quality 360 images. The Z1 has all the features necessary to ensure high quality 360 images in nearly any environment, including variable aperture and full manual control.

Source: The 360 Guy

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@DanSmigrod since I don't have time to research all this stuff it is nice to see helpful hints on new equipment, services and or opinions.
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My experience so far:

Theta image shot with theta app almost identical to Matterport image extracted at wide setting and exported highest resolution.

Matterport capture seems to degrade the image. It’s only 1700 pixels tall when extracted at high res and loses detail. (Color and exposure identical to MP.)

Establishing alignment in an existing MP tour is problematic. Always takes several attempts but at least it’s near instantaneous unlike the 5 minutes waiting for blk. Tour started with theta is a breeze.

I love the concept of doing a whole job with just an iPhone and a camera the same size as the phone. Doing one tomorrow in Knoxville. Will post.

Biggest problem is getting out of sight if you’re in a big open area. Sure wish you could control one hemisphere at a time!
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I moved your Matterport Pro 2 Camera versus Ricoh Theta Z1 review to a new discussion:

Matterport Pro2Tour versus Matterport Tour Created with Ricoh Theta Z1


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