RICOH THETA Z1
User Guide

Checking and Changing the Shooting Conditions

Various settings such as the exposure mode and white balance can be set to suit the shooting conditions.

  1. Turn on the power of the camera.

    • To change the shooting conditions for videos, press the mode button to switch to the video shooting mode.
  2. Connect the camera to a smartphone via a wireless LAN or Bluetooth®.
  3. Start the basic app for smartphone.
  4. Tap the shooting mode button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen to change the exposure mode.
    Auto:
    The aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and white balance are adjusted automatically according to the shooting environment. The noise reduction, DR compensation, or HDR rendering can also be selected in [Option Setting].
    When [Shooting method] is set to [Interval shooting] in [Shooting settings], [Option Setting] cannot be set.
    Av (Aperture priority):
    The aperture and white balance can be set.
    Tv (Shutter speed priority):
    The shutter speed and white balance can be set.
    ISO (ISO sensitivity priority):
    The ISO sensitivity and white balance can be set.
    M (Manual):
    The aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and white balance can be set.
  5. Make settings for each item.
    • Move your finger over each setting value to select desired settings.
    • The section displayed in white is the current setting.
    • The setting ranges and options that can be selected for each item are as shown below.
      Shutter speed:
      1/8 to 1/25000 (auto mode and shutter speed priority mode), 60 to 1/25000 (manual mode)
      When the exposure mode is set to the auto mode, the shutter speed cannot be set.
      ISO sensitivity:
      Still image/Video: Auto (ISO 80 to 6400, upper limit settable); Manual (ISO 80 to 6400)
      Live streaming: Auto (ISO 80 to 6400)
      White balance:
      Auto: Adjusted automatically.
      Outdoor: Adjusted for shooting outdoors (when sunny).
      Shade: Adjusted for shooting in the shade.
      Cloudy: Adjusted for shooting when cloudy.
      Incandescent light 1: Adjusted for shooting in incandescent light.
      Incandescent light 2: Adjusted for shooting in incandescent light.
      (More red remains than when using [Incandescent light 1].)
      Daylight color fluorescent light: Adjusted for shooting in daylight color fluorescent light.
      Natural white fluorescent light: Adjusted for shooting in natural white fluorescent light.
      White fluorescent light: Adjusted for shooting in white fluorescent light.
      Light bulb color fluorescent light: Adjusted for shooting in light bulb color fluorescent light.
      CT Settings: Adjusted with a specified color temperature value in the range 2500 to 10000 K.
      Tap in the upper right-hand corner of the screen during shooting to turn on [CT Settings].
    • Tapping EV displays the slider for correcting the exposure. Moving the slider to the right brightens the image. Moving the slider to the left darkens the image.

Caution

  • If the shutter speed is set slower than 1/8 seconds when the exposure mode is set to the manual mode, a sound is heard both at the start and end of shooting. In addition, if shooting is performed when the exposure mode is set to the auto mode and [Option Setting] is set to the noise reduction or HDR rendering, a sound is heard both at the start and end of shooting. At this time, images are not saved if the power is turned off before shooting is complete.
  • When performing shooting after setting the exposure mode to the auto mode and setting [Option Setting] to the noise reduction or HDR rendering, fix the camera in place using a tripod, etc. to prevent the camera from moving.

Note

  • Shooting condition settings are retained until the power is turned off or the settings are reconfigured.

Changing the Still Image Shooting Mode Settings

Tap in the upper right-hand corner of the screen in the still image shooting mode to display the [Shooting settings] screen and change various settings for the still image shooting.

Shooting method:
The shooting method can be selected from [Normal shooting], [Interval shooting], [Interval composite], and [Multi bracket].
When [Interval shooting] is selected, set [Interval] (JPEG: 6 seconds to 60 minutes; RAW (DNG): 10 seconds to 60 minutes) and [Shots].
When [Interval composite] is selected, set [Shooting time] and [In-progress save inter.].
Display after shooting:
You can set whether or not to display the image after shooting.
Self-timer:
The countdown time can be selected from 10 seconds, 5 seconds, and 2 seconds.
CT Settings:
The color temperature setting can be turned on and off.
File format:
The file format can be selected from “RAW (DNG) + JPEG” and “JPEG”.
ISO sensitivity upper limit:
The upper limit of the ISO sensitivity can be set.
Camera shutter volume:
The volume of the shutter sound can be selected from [High], [Medium], [Low], and [OFF].

Note

  • When [File format] is set to “RAW (DNG) + JPEG”, the images in the RAW (DNG) format and JPEG format are saved together.
  • RAW images cannot be viewed and transferred using the basic app for smartphone.
  • The image format recorded in RAW files is “Dual-Fisheye”. Use the RICOH THETA Stitcher (supporting the Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Classic CC) to stitch images after the RAW image development.
  • When [File format] is set to “RAW (DNG) + JPEG”, [Option Setting] cannot be used.

Changing the Video Shooting Mode Settings

Tap in the upper right-hand corner of the screen in the video shooting mode to check and change various settings for the video shooting.

Max recordable time (1 time):
The maximum recordable time per shooting can be set.
Microphone gain:
The gain of the microphone can be set.
[Normal] Used when the ambient sound volume is normal.
[Low] Used when the ambient sound volume is high.
Self-timer:
The countdown time can be selected from 10 seconds, 5 seconds, and 2 seconds.
CT Settings:
The color temperature setting can be turned on and off.
Video size:
The video size can be selected.
ISO sensitivity upper limit:
The upper limit of the ISO sensitivity can be set.
Camera shutter volume:
The volume of the shutter sound can be set.
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