Ricoh camera with two lenses shoot 360-degree photos




The company Ricoh has introduced the Theta-camera at the IFA. The camera has two spherical lenses with which the device can take pictures. Via wifi is to operate with a smartphone or a tablet the camera.

Ricoh Theta The Theta-camera can be put down, after pressing the self-timer photo 360 degrees is made ​​by the user. For this purpose, the camera, which has a weight of 95 grams, photos through the two lenses on the front and rear. All settings such as exposure and shutter speed are automatically set by the firmware. Photos can be read out via a smartphone or tablet because the Theta has wifi. The mobile app also allows custom spherical photo editing and sharing via social networking sites such as Twitter, Tumblr and Microsoft’s Photosynth.

Currently the mobile app works only on iOS devices, but Ricoh says working on an Android version. For Apple and Windows software is also available. With the resolution of the pictures are taken is not entirely clear, but Ricoh has several on-site Theta sample photos posted.

Internal storage is 4GB at present and pictures are stored in JPEG format. The battery can be charged. Using a micro USB cable Ricoh charges $ 400 for the Theta. It is still unclear whether the 360-degree camera will also be in the Netherlands. Sale



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