Ricoh Theta S is a 360° camera enabling users to shoot wraparound spherical views and to share them on social networks

Country: Indiatheta
Year: 2015

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Concept

  • Ricoh Theta S is a camera that records 360° spherical images and videos using two back-to-back 12-megapixel fisheye lenses. The lenses snap two separate 180° pictures that are stitched together within the camera to create a full 360° view.
  • The device has built-in Wi-Fi, four control buttons (power, Wi-Fi, photo/video switch, shutter button), a micro-USB port for charging and transferring data, a tripod mount, and a mini-HDMI connector for live streaming through a computer (as the device does not allow micro-SD card storage). Its battery works up to one hour.
  • Users can control Theta S remotely using the free smartphone app that includes advanced shooting options (such as shutter speed control up to 60 second-long), ISO*, white balance, exposure level settings, HD and full-HD resolution switch, time-lapse functions), editing tools and possibility to share directly on social networks.
  • Users upload their pictures on Google Photos or Ricoh website theta360.com, both ensuring their spherical aspect without warping, and get a link to share them on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Users can share videos on YouTube360 and Facebook after conversion to an MP4 format through Ricoh’s free desktop software.

Consumer Benefits

  • In-camera stitching: no post-production required.
  • Wi-Fi video live-streaming: users are able to broadcast footage online in real-time.
  • Instant sharing: the smartphone app enables users to share their pictures and videos directly on social networks.

How to use

  • Users purchase Ricoh Theta S online, download the free smartphone app and the desktop software. Once the device is charged via the micro-USB port, users can start shooting.

Illustration

  • Video presentation “Ricoh Theta S 360 camera hands-on at SXSW 2016”

Ricoh Theta S 360 camera hands-on at SXSW 2016

  • Article “Ricoh Theta S Review” by Gadgets 360°
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