Ricoh Theta SC unveils in India Features 360 Degree Camera for $300

Ricoh releases its new series of camera Ricoh Theta SC with best of its features, very attractive for the customers.

About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation

Ricoh is a global technology where Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary organisation of Ricoh Company Ltd. The company focuses on developing innovative consumer imaging technologies which is specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Its headquarters located at Tokyo and there the Ricoh Group operates in around 200 countries and regions.

Remember Spinnable?

Ricoh India is a leading producer and manufacturer in the field of Imaging Solutions & IT Services, has launched its latest and trending series Ricoh Theta SC, a camera which gives a spinnable experience with a spherical unique camera, capturing the space with a single touch. This is developed as a sensational class model of the Ricoh Theta series which is sleek and easy to use. They are introduced firstly, in the year 2013

Kaz Eguchi, the President of Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp said, “Our goal is to introduce Theta SC to more number of people to 360-degree spherical image capturing.”

“In recent days, immersive imagery, augmented and virtual reality named for growing popularity where a high quality produces at an affordable price that is appealing to everyone who are interested in capturing and sharing them to the whole world around them in this new, exciting digital imaging format.”

Pricing and Availability

The latest Ricoh Theta SC is now available at www.ricohimaging.com and also in the retail outlets throughout the nation for a suggested and manufactured price of $300.

The company was originally founded in the year 1919, in the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. They launched their first SLR camera in the 1950s in the name of PENTAX. Today, the company continues its revolution and produces the heritage rich, award winning series of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment. The Ricoh’s as well as offer a wide range of stylish and compact digital cameras with rich features.

Ricoh Theta SC Main Features

  1. High-resolution, fully spherical images

High resolution, spherical videos with Full HD quality (1920*1080 pixels, 30 frames / sec) images and videos can be captured. This can be possible for duration of max 5 min after synthesizing. The images can be captured in 1.5 sec as soon as turning on the power. The camera has full range of all the basic features with solid specs.

With Ricoh Theta SC the captured images with 14 MP, high resolution, high definition up to 5 min in 360 degrees are transferred to smart phones and Tablets. The images can also be uploaded to theta360.com, a dedicated website for this. The images can then be shared directly to Facebook, Google+, Google Maps, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube.

This latest series, Ricoh Theta SC has high compatibility with the new Google Street View application, which allows both capturing and publishing photo spheres immediately to Google Maps.

This spinnable camera is made available in four attractive colours – beige, blue, black, pink and white for various users.

  1. High-resolution, fully spherical videos

This camera is measured as 45.2mm (W) x 130.6mm (H) x 22.9mm (17.9 mm *6) and weighs almost 102gms which makes it much lighter.

The Theta SC has a stylish and sleek design providing an ease to handle similar to its predecessors. Theta SC delivers the same image quality of Theta S with high performance CMOS image sensor with aperture dual lenses within a light weight package.

* The THETA+ Video apps operate on iOS8.0 or the next (or) Android 4.4 or the next.

  1. 360 degree Live view display

When the camera is synchronized with a smart phone or tablet, the Ricoh Theta SC provides a wonderful Live view display (possible for still images) on the monitor. During a shoot, the user can check the outcome and set the changes accordingly. The camera display is of two modes: Full Screen and Panorama.

  1. Stylish and functional body design

On its front panel, this latest technology is well equipped with an LED indicator, and on the side panel fitted with a still image or video switching button. These controls allow the users operate the camera smoothly even if disconnected from a smart phone or tablet.

  1. Other features

  • The camera has a large internal memory of approx. 8GB for storing approximately 1,600 still images at a large size.
  • The images can be captured in 1.5 sec as soon as turning on the power.
  • The self timer function, with a delay time chosen from the Theta, smart phone or tablet
  • Interval shooting function is convenient for creating time lapsing videos
  • The THETA+ application can be used in editing still images and export images for printing

Optional Accessories

  • TH-2 Hard Case
  • A weather resistant (IPX7), solid case designed as a protection for Ricoh Theta SC.
  • This case provides a tripod socket for attachment of various camera accessories.

Note:

  • This case is not designed for under water shoot. The shooting is possible only through remote operation via a smart phone or tablet.
  • Body colour: Black
  • Compatible designs: Ricoh Theta SC, Theta S, Theta m15, Theta
  • A smart phone is required to change modes or configure manual settings.
  • The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.
  • Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.
  • Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
  • The number of photos that can take is a guide based on Ricoh’s measurement method. The actual number differs according to usage conditions.

Ricoh Theta SC Specifications

Object distanceApprox. 10cm to infinity (from front of lens)
Shooting modeStill image: Auto, shutter priority, ISO priority, Manual *1, Video: Auto
Exposure controlProgram AE, ISO Priority AE、Shutter Priority AE、Manual Exposure
Exposure compensationStill image: Manual compensation (-2.0 to +2.0EV, 1/3EV step) *1
ISO sensitivityStill image: ISO 100 to 1600, Video: ISO 100 to 1600
White balanceStill image: Auto, outdoor, shade, cloudy, incandescent lamp 1, incandescent lamp 2, daylight color fluorescent lamp, natural white fluorescent lamp, white fluorescent lamp, light bulb color fluorescent lamp*1, Video: Auto
Shutter speedStill image: 1/8000 sec. to 1/8 sec.

Still image(Manual):1/8000 sec. to 60 sec.

Video(L): 1/8000 sec. to 1/30 sec.

Video(M): 1/8000 sec. to 1/15 sec.

Recording mediumInternal memory: Approx. 8 GB
Number of photos that can be recorded, time *2Still image: Approx. 1600(L), Approx. 9000(M)

Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes *3

Video (total recording time): Approx. 63 minutes(L),Approx. 171 minutes(M)

Power sourceLithium-ion battery (built in)*4
Battery lifeApprox. 260 photos*5
Image file formatStill image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant, Video:MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
External interfacemicro USB: USB2.0
Remote ShutterCA-3(Option)
Exterior/external dimensions45.2mm (W) x 130.6mm (H) x 22.9mm (17.9 mm *6) (D)
WeightApprox. 102g
Lens construction7 elements in 6 groups
Lens F numberF2.0
Image sensor size1/2.3 (x2)
Image sensor effective pixels12MP(x2), pixel count equivalent to Approx. 14M
File size (still images)L: 5376×2688

M: 2048×1024

File size (videos)L: 1920×1080/30fps/16Mbps

M: 1280×720/15fps/6Mbps

Communications protocolHTTP

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