RICOH GR III and RICOH THETA Z1 win
at 2019 TIPA Photo & Imaging Awards
TOKYO, April 2, 2019 －RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. are pleased to announce that the members of the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) have voted two Ricoh products as the leader in their category in 2019.
· RICOH GR III : BEST EXPERT COMPACT CAMERA
· RICOH THETA Z1 : BEST 360° CAMERA
TIPA is an independent, non-profit organization comprising the chief editors and technical editors of the leading photo and imaging magazines from 14 countries across five continents. TIPA also has a cooperative agreement with the Camera Journal Press Club of Japan.
RICOH GR III
RICOH THETA Z1
TIPA members noted the following details about the products:
RICOH GR III: BEST EXPERT COMPACT CAMERA
A Pocket-Size Performer
Photographers who enjoy traveling with a compact camera that allows them to "grab" quality images without carrying more cumbersome gear will welcome the GR III. The magnesium-alloy camera sports an APS-C-size 24MP sensor with sensor-shift image stabilization (three axes) and on-sensor phase detection AF. The integral 28mm lens is composed of six elements (including two aspherical) in four groups, and can focus as close as 6cm. The GR III has a built-in 2-stop ND filter, a 3" touch-enabled LCD, and a USB-C socket to output video using the Displayport standard. The camera offers exposure modes, including +/- 5-stop exposure compensation.
RICOH THETA Z1: BEST 360° CAMERA
23MP Raw and 4K Video
The Z1 sports two 1-inch type illuminated CMOS sensors with a maximum ISO of 6400. It can capture 23MP Raw stills and 4K/30p 360-degree video and features new image processing algorithms and capture support that includes a new HDR Rendering mode, an Interval Composite mode and a multi-bracket mode. Stills can be recorded in JPEG or Adobe DNG format, while video is enhanced via a 4-channel microphone for 360-degree spatial audio recording. An updated lens and an improved aperture mechanism, for three aperture settings, as well as 3-axis stabilization adds to this unique camera's appeal.