New RICOH THETA with 4K video developed!

Newest Model in the RICOH THETA 360° Camera Series that Shoots 4K Video Developed

Ricoh to showcase a sample camera at the world’s largest broadcast equipment exhibition, NAB Show 2017

Ricoh announced it will be showcasing a prototype of its newest Theta 360-degree camera, capable of capturing high-resolution 4K video in a single shot, at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, April 24-27, in Las Vegas. The camera will be featured at the Ricoh booth, C11139, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In addition to capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second, the new camera will enable 4K 360-degree livestreaming, and a built-in 4-channel microphone will record spatial “surround-sound” audio.

The new camera is expected to be launched later in the year.

Ricoh offers the industry’s most extensive line of spherical imaging cameras, known for their high image quality, sleek design and ease of use. First introduced in 2013, Theta cameras allow consumers to record fully spherical images that show the entirety of a scene in photos or videos. The camera line’s combination of small size, high quality imagery and incredible functionality are a result of Ricoh’s many decades of experience in advanced imaging and optical technologies. The company has long been a leader in professional printers and copiers, and is known for its high-quality optics and optical components. A key achievement with the Theta series is an ultra-small twin-lens folded-optical system capable of capturing two wide-angle images and then marrying them into a single spherical image.

Overview of the Product

RICOH THETA series 360° camera

Product name: TBA
Launch Date: Sometime in 2017

Main Features

  • Shoots 360° 4K30fps video
  • A built-in 4-channel microphone that can record spatial audio to link to 360° videos
  • 360° 4K live streaming
  • A dedicated expansion application makes function expansion possible (an Android-based operating system will be installed)

Note: The above product specifications, exterior, and so on have yet to be finalized.

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