I thought one way to compare the brand new Theta X to Z1 is to try to use some android benchmark tools, which check CPU power, lot of graphical tests. This information may be important, but also it’s not only about speed, clearly it may happen that there is a GPU/CPU inside that is very fast, but it generates too much heat, so it’s operation may be extremely limited in time… This is why it’s hard to compare power of two devices.
With firmware updates, Ricoh will be able to programmatically control this, to maximize CPU power in order to increase operation time and decrease heat in the camera. I’m sure there was a similar process at Z1 too past 1-2 years.
For my use case video encoding, especially for live streaming it’s quite important to be able to work for longer time in a pleasant room temperature. So a balance between CPU power and heat/operation time is extremely important… also to be able to record longer videos.
Theta X benchmark done with tool Geekbench 5:
Theta Z1 results:
There is a significant difference at single core comparison, Theta X is the winner, however this may not represent the real difference in daily usage, just a reference value…