Ricoh Imaging has released the Ricoh THETA SC2, an entry-level model to the Ricoh THETA 360° camera series, capable of capturing 360° still images and video footage. Ricoh claims the THETA SC2 is easy to use, simple to operate, and features a variety of functions.
Since its release in 2013 as the world's first 360° camera, "RICOH THETA" has been used in a multitude of environments and offers unlimited potential for image expression. Due to the rapid growth of the VR (virtual reality) market, the increasing number of social media services that are compatible with 360° images, and the growing demand for 360° images in the business market, 360° photography has become increasingly relevant.
The new THETA SC2 is an easy-to-use model, perfect for the 360° enthusiast, allowing anyone to capture high-quality spherical images. It snaps photos at approximately 14 megapixels, and smooth, immersive 360° video at 30fps in 4K (3840 x 1920 pixels). Additionally, the THETA SC2 comes with a variety of shooting modes such as "Face" mode, which recognizes human faces and applies skin smoothing, and "Night View" mode for shooting low-noise footage after the sun goes down. These modes allow the photographer to configure the camera with minimal effort.