Ricoh Shows off Latest Theta 360-Degree Camera With 4K Video And Livestreaming
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 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.