Introducing the Ricoh Theta V

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 360° 4K Videos and 12MP Photos
  • 360 Live Streaming in 4K
  • Capture Immersive 360° Content & Audio
  • 3D Mic & Underwater Housing Supported
  • Built-In 4-Channel Microphone
  • Dual 12MP Sensors and Twin-Lens System
  • 19GB of Internal Memory
  • THETA iOS/Android App
  • Minimal Stitching Artifacts

The Theta V 360° spherical camera is easy to use and compact enough to carry everywhere. A new image sensor and processor produces more realistic “as-if-you-were-there” 360° content. High-speed data transfer allows you to quickly and wirelessly upload 14 megapixel stills and high-resolution 4K videos for immediate showing and sharing.  Omni-directional audio recording functionality enables 360° spatial audio. The camera can connect to a mobile device using either Bluetooth or wireless LAN to allow for flexible operation based on user preferences.  In addition, the Theta V has a highly expandable operating system so that it can receive future performance enhancements through firmware updates.

The Theta V can shoot high-def smooth 360° video at 30 fps at a resolution of 3840 x 1920 pixels, which is equivalent to 4K.  Users can enjoy greater realism by creating immersive VR video content and watching video on a large screen.

High-res 360° spherical images and video, with improvements to the image quality by the addition of the Qualcomm ® Snapdragon™ as the main processor, has completely enhanced the exposure accuracy and white balance algorithm.

The Theta V has a 4-channel microphone that supports 360° spatial audio recording built in.  Omni-directional audio is recorded not just in the horizontal direction but also in the vertical direction.

The camera’s new high-speed data transfer is 2.5 times faster than previous Theta models, allowing users to quickly and wirelessly upload 14 megapixel stills and high-resolution 4K videos for immediate showing and sharing.

The world’s-first Remote Playback capable fully spherical camera allows users to wirelessly playback 360° images and videos on a large-screen display, using a compatible wireless display adapter.

The camera can always be connected to a smartphone using Bluetooth low energy (BLE). This function provides improvements in usability and power consumption .

A new and unique feature of the Theta V is that Ricoh will be able to create new functions for the camera via software plug-ins. The first of these plug-ins was developed by Ricoh and is already integrated into the phone.  It enables the Theta V to deliver the world’s first remote playback capability in a commercially-marketed, fully spherical camera.

Dedicated Theta Apps allow for easy shooting, viewing, editing and sharing of your spherical images and videos.

Ricoh  Theta V 360 Camera

$549.99

Accessories

TA-1 Microphone

The TA-1 3D Microphone is a dedicated external microphone for THETA V, which adopts four directional microphones corresponding to 360°spatial audio.  Compared with THETA V’s built-it microphone, the TA-1 can record higher audio quality and 360°directivity, which gives the spherical video an immersive sound.  

Key Features

This dedicated 3D microphone for the THETA V was developed under a technical cooperation with Audio-technical Corporation who is well known for their high technology and reliability.  By adopting this design, high quality 360° 3D spatial audio with a wide frequency range is achieved.

By adopting four directional microphones with excellent frequency, high audio quality with seamless transition recording is possible. With high quality 360° 3D spatial audio, fully immersive content can be captured.

Wind screen is included to reduce wind sound.

TW-1 Underwater Housing Case

The TW-1 Underwater housing case can be used with THETA V, THETA SC or the THETA S to record 360-degree underwater images and video. It can be used underwater to a depth of  30m (equivalent to JIS Class 8).

Key Features

The TW-1 underwater housing is waterproof up to a depth of 30 meters (equivalent to JIS Class waterproof standard).

It can be used with the THETA V, THETA SC or the THETA S to record 360-degree underwater images and video.

The hard coating and AR coating on the surface of the case is scratch resistant and reduces reflections. It comes equipped with a tripod socket to allow installation on various camera accessories.

Carrying case, strap, scratch protection sheet and anti-condensation sheet are included