Use Lightroom Classic CC and RICOH Stitcher
The Z1 can take DNG or RAW images, which offer much better image quality and lower noise when a picture is taken in low light conditions or if there is a bright spot such as a window and dark areas such as a corner of a room. This example shows the results of DNG editing in Lightroom. Photo by Sam Rohn.
Camera support note: Only the Z1 support DNG.
Using the official RICOH mobile app, set the file format to RAW(DNG) + JPG.
Advice from Toyo Fujita
To get RAW(DNG) images, you must shoot with Auto(DR compensation),Av,Tv,ISO or Manual modes. I recommend you to select ISO priorty(ISO 80-100). Anytime you can adjust EV value. If you are skilled photographer, don't hesitate to use Manual mode. You can enjoy "Slow Shutter in 360" with selecting the mechanical aperture(2.1,3.5 or 5.6). I always ignore White Balance or set Auto WB. No worries. That's an advantage of RAW(DNG) shooting.
The Z1 will save the DNG image in dual-fisheye. To post the image to a place like Facebook or an image sharing site, you need to stitch the image into equirectangular format.
Get the Lightroom plug-in.
by Toyo Fujita
Select "Same folder as original photo" for "Export to".
Select "Filename - Sequence" for "Rename to". The plugin requires the original file name.
Select "TIFF"(Format), "None"(Compression), "AdobeRGB(1998)"(Color Space) and "16 bit"(Bit Depth) for each setting.
Select "Open in other Application..." for "After Export". and choose "RICOH THETA Stitcher.exe" in the specific folder/location.
Solution: The filename and the directory of the output of Lightroom Classic CC must match the original DNG file location and name.
Technique by Sam Rohn as shown in this video https://youtu.be/HqDyQj_g-pA
Bottom or right sphere.
from 40 to 49
Recovers detail lost by noise reduction
Sam has set as a pre-set.
Dark areas have good detail.