RICOH Theta Z1

I got a RICOH Theta Z1. I researched almost any 360 camera that is out there. OK, I did limit my budget to max 1500.-

The Theta Z1 became my choice mainly because of the 1 inch sensor. As good as the images from an iPhone (or alike) look, this only applies if there’s enough lights. The main 2 reasons for this is the small sensor and the tiny lens.

Here’s a unbiased review of the man himself, Mic Ty, which helped me a lot to make the decision. Mic is the source for all things 360. And his responsiveness is awesome. I encourage you to check out his YouTube channel, like and subscribe, or don’t, it’s up to you.

I will be using the Theta Z1 mainly for photography, so video was not my concern.

And when the 51 GB version landed I hit the «Buy Now» button.


  • Sensor Size
  • Shoots in DNG
  • Image quality
  • Manual modes
  • Sturdy Body
  • Plugins
  • Variable aperture
  • Standalone Stitcher (Windows & Mac)


  • Chromatic Aberration
  • No removable Battery!
  • Fixed Storage
  • Video not up to par
  • Screen is small (But quite irrelevant, since there’s a good app)
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