RICOH THETA Z1
User Guide

Shooting Videos Using Only the Camera

This section explains basic methods for shooting videos.

  1. Turn on the power of the camera.

  2. Press the mode button to select the video shooting mode.

    • appears on the OLED panel.
  3. Position the camera.
    • Position the camera as upright as possible.
  4. Press the shutter button.
    • appears on the OLED panel during video recording.
    • Press the shutter button again to stop shooting.

    • The recorded video is saved in the internal memory of the camera.

Note

Caution

  • An accurate date and time are not recorded if videos are recorded when the camera has never been connected to a smartphone.
  • Orientation information may not be recorded correctly if the camera is tilted when shooting.
  • If you press and hold the power button and wireless button simultaneously to forcibly turn off the power of the camera while recording a video, the internal memory may become damaged and may no longer be able to save data.
  • Videos may not be transferred to a smartphone depending on the video settings.
  • Videos may not be played back on a smartphone or computer depending on the video settings.
  • The camera may become hot when recording videos for a long period of time. In this case, the camera may stop operating to prevent damage from high temperatures.

Camera Status Lamp

Some lighting statuses of the camera status lamp show that it is not possible to shoot. Refer to the following and check the status of the camera.

Lit in blue:
The camera is ready for shooting.
Flashing in blue:
The camera is starting up.
Flashing in red:
An error has occurred in the camera.
Lit in green:
The self-timer function can be used for shooting.
Flashing in green:
The self-timer function is on.
Unlit:
Shooting is not possible as the camera is in the sleep mode, no more images can be captured, or no more recordable time remains. The lamp is also unlit in the light/sound off mode or during shooting.

Note

  • The camera automatically enters the sleep mode if no operations are performed for a set period of time (default setting: 3 minutes). Shooting is not possible in the sleep mode. Press the power button to enable shooting, and then press the shutter button to perform shooting.
  • Orientation information may not be recorded correctly if a magnet or other magnetic item is placed near the camera.
  • If no more time remains for shooting, delete images from the camera.
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