Ricoh today unveiled the new Theta SC2, a 360-degree camera for the entry-level market, with video and photo-taking capabilities. Featuring a simple rectangular design, the new model can capture up to 30fps of 4K video and spherical photos. Ricoh also incorporates a variety of shooting modes into the new Theta SC2 and embeds the OLED screen.
As the newest member of the Ricoh Theta spherical camera family, the SC2 is equipped with the same 12-megapixel 1″-type image sensor and image processing engine as the Theta V, plus 16GB of storage and 4K jitter correction to produce clear images and video.
The camera is mainly used to take 360-degree video and photos. Ricoh says The SC2 introduces “Night View” mode, which enables high-quality images to be taken at night. When using this mode, the camera produces “sharp images” and the sensor has less noise when used in low-light conditions, Ricoh said.
Spherical photos are created by stitching, which means that users can generate images or videos without the need for sophisticated software. The resolution of the 360-degree photo is 5376 x 2688; In addition to night mode, the SC2 also features face correction and underwater mode.
The camera also has an OLED panel with a physical selfie countdown button. The camera has a Bluetooth module with wireless remote control and a USB port for charging and data transmission. Ricoh says the model’s HDR algorithm has been improved to reduce like differences and faster processing.
It is reported that Theta SC2 has four colors of white, pink, blue and beige for consumers to choose from, and Ricoh has not announced the price of the product and the date of sale.