RICOH THETA Z1 Technical Specifications

RICOH THETA Z1 Technical Specifications


Flagship – High-end model
  • 1″ image sensor
RICOH THETA Z1 parts exploded view
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, MSM8953_64
Z1 internal Snapdragon 625. Credit:

Android OS 7.1.2

View of internal OS running inside Z1
Z1 1″ image sensor. Credit:
Z1 lens aperture: F2.1, F3.5, F5.6 Credit:

Supported APIs

CPU and Snapdragon 625 Specifications

  • ARM Cortex A53 CPU, 1.8 GHz, 64bit
  • Bluetooth Specification Version: Bluetooth 4.1
  • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
  • USB Version: USB 3.0
  • GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506 GPU, OpenGL® ES 3.1+

LSM6DSM Accelerometer from STM.

General Specifications

  • Release date RICOH THETA Z1 51GB:5/2021
    RICOH THETA Z1:5/2019
  • Exterior/external dimensions 48mm (W) × 132.5mm (H) × 29.7mm (24mm*9) (D)
  • Weight] Approx. 182 g
  • Still image resolution 6720×3360
  • Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate 4K 3840×1920/29.97fps/56Mbps
    2K 1920×960/29.97fps/16Mbps
  • Live streaming resolution/frame rate (USB) 4K,H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps
    2K,H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/42Mbps
  • Microphone 4ch
  • Internal memory/Number of photos that can be recorded, time *2 RICOH THETA Z1 51GB:
    Approx. 51GB
    Still image: RAW+ Approx. 900 photos, JPEG Approx. 6350 photos
    Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes*3*4
    Video (total recording time): (4K, H.264) approx. 110 minutes
    (2K, H.264) approx. 360 minutes

    Approx. 19GB
    Still image: RAW+ Approx. 350 photos, JPEG Approx. 2400 photos
    Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes*3*4
    Video (total recording time): (4K, H.264) approx. 40 minutes
    (2K, H.264) approx. 130 minutes
  • Compatible accessories Tripod/stand (includes tripod mount hole)
  • Bundled items Soft case and USB cable
  • Object distance Approx. 40cm – ∞ (from front of lens)
  • Shooting mode Still image/video: Auto, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, ISO priority, Manual*3
    Live streaming: Auto
  • Exposure control mode Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, ISO priority AE, Manual
  • Exposure compensation Still image/Video: Manual compensation(-2.0 to +2.0 EV, 1/3 EV steps)*3
  • ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Still image/video: (Auto) ISO 80 to 6400
    (Can set upper limit) ISO 200 to 6400
    (Manual mode) ISO 80 to 6400 *3
    Live streaming: ISO 80 to 6400
  • White balance mode Still image/Video: Auto, Outdoor, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent light 1, Incandescent light 2, Daylight color fluorescent light, Natural white fluorescent light, White fluorescent light, Light bulb color fluorescent light, Color temperature settings (2500 to 10000 K)*3
    Live streaming: Auto
  • Shutter speed Still image: (Auto) 1/25000 to 1/8 seconds,
    (shutter priority mode) 1/25000 to 15 seconds *1
    (Manual mode) 1/25000 to 60 seconds *1
    Video: (Auto) 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds
    (Shutter priority, Manual) 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds*3
    Live streaming: (Auto) 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds
  • Shooting functions Still image: Noise reduction, DR compensation, HDR rendering, Handheld HDR, Interval shooting, Interval composite shooting, Multi-bracketing shooting, Self-timer (2 to 10 seconds), My Settings
    Video: Self-timer (2 to 10 seconds), My Settings
  • Power source Lithium ion battery (built-in) *7
  • Battery life Still image: Approx. 300 photos *8
    Video: Approx. 60 minutes *8
  • Recording file format Still image: RAW(DNG)*2, JPEG(Exif Ver2.3)
    Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC-LC (mono) + Linear PCM (4ch spatial audio))
    Live streaming: Image: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM(4ch)
  • External interface USB Type-C:USB3.0
  • Remote release CA-3-compatible
  • Lens configuration 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Lens_F value F2.1, 3.5, 5.6
  • Image sensor_size 1.0-inch type (x2)
  • Effective pixels] Approx. 20 megapixels (x2)
  • Output pixels approx. 23 megapixels
  • Wireless compliance standard IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)*5
    IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz only)
    Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wireless supported channels 2.4 GHz: 1 to 11ch or 1 to 13ch *6
    5 GHz: W52 (36 to 48ch, channel bandwidth 20/40/80 MHz supported) *5
  • Wireless communication protocol (WLAN) HTTP (Open Spherical Camera API v2 compatible)
  • Wireless communication protocol (Bluetooth) GATT(Generic Attribute Profile)
  • Usage temperature range 0°C – 40°C
  • Usage humidity range 90% or less
  • Storage temperature range -20°C – 60°C

*1 The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.
*2 Only possible for simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG.
*3 A smartphone is required to change modes or configure manual settings.
*4 Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.
*5 RICOH THETA Z1 OTHER COUNTORIES(L85612/EDP CODE: 910776 /RIM CODE: S0910776/JAN CODE: 4961311935442/UPC CODE: 026649107771) does not support 5GHz
*6 RICOH THETA Z1 US (L85614/EDP CODE: 910778 /RIM CODE: S0910778/JAN CODE: 4961311935466/UPC CODE: 026649107788) RICOH THETA Z1 TWN (L85613/EDP CODE: 910777 /RIM CODE: S0910777/JAN CODE: 4961311935459/UPC CODE: 026649107771) supports 1 to 11ch.
*7 Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
*8 The number of photos that can be taken is a guide based on RICOH’s measurement method. This will differ depending on the usage conditions.
*9 Excluding lens section.

■Specifications and the design may change without prior notice.
■Specifications are current as of February 2019.

Notable Replies

  1. Nice details on the CPU (Snapdragon 625) and accelerometer (LSM6DSM Accelerometer from STM) specifications. Pictures of the CPU and the 1" image sensor (in comparison with the V) are useful.

  2. Avatar for craig craig says:

    A standard Android app with no modification is able to access the gyroscope and accelerometer.


    It looks like the minimum delay is 5000 microseconds, or 5 milliseconds, which means that the sensor could theoretically generate readings 200 times a second.

    There’s also a gravity sensor.

    There’s also some interesting temperature sensors.

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