Ricoh India has announced a new spherical camera, Theta SC in India. Ricoh Theta SC is based on Ricoh’s first 360 degree camera – Theta. Ricoh Theta SC is aimed at beginners looking to film 360 degree content with a basic spherical camera.
Ricoh Theta SC measures 45.2mm x 130.6mm x 22.9mm in dimensions and weighs nearly 102 grams. The 360 degree spherical camera is considerably lighter and less bulky than basic compact camera. The Ricoh Theta SC allows for easy capture and transfer of 360-degree images to smartphones and tablets. The spherical camera also allows users to upload their images to theta360.com, a dedicated website to share 360-degree content to social networking platform.
Ricoh Theta SC captures 360-degree fully spherical videos at full HD quality (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) at 30 frames per second. The camera records for a maximum duration of five minutes. Ricoh Theta SC is ready to capture image in just 1.5 seconds after the power is turned on.
Ricoh Theta SC is also compatible with new Google Street View app, which allows to capture and publish photo spheres instantly to Google Maps. The feature allows anyone to explore the photo spheres available on Google’s platform. The photo spheres can be shot either in the app or by connecting to spherical cameras like the Theta SC.
The newly announced Ricoh Theta SC is equipped with an LED indicator on its front panel for confirmation of the current mode and another button for quick switch between image and video mode. Like original Theta, the new Ricoh Theta SC is available in blue, beige, pink and white colour variants. The Ricoh Theta SC will be available from November 16 at Rs 25,995.