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Ricoh spherical 360-degree camera for engineers and designers

AvantiKumar | Feb. 24, 2016
Capable of capturing 360-degree images, the Ricoh Theta S is a major upgrade of image sensor and video quality, said Ricoh's Peter Wee.


Photo - (Second to fourth from left) Winnie Lim, Marketing Manager of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn. Bhd; Peter Wee, Managing Director of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn. Bhd; Nick Tan, General Manager of Marketing for Ricoh Malaysia Sdn. Bhd;  and Natalya Evon Matthew, Assistant Manager of Marketing for Sunway Lagoon.


Digital imaging and printing solutions company Ricoh Malaysia has launched an upgraded version of its Theta S spherical camera, which is now capable of capturing 360-degree images and 25-minute-long videos.

During the demonstration at Sunway Lagoon, Ricoh Malaysia's managing director Peter Wee said the Theta S now offered a superior image sensor and enhanced video quality of near Full HD at 30fps with a 14-megapixel resolution. "The fish-eye lenses on each side of the compact body captures images of just over 180-degrees and combines them together, creating smooth 360-degree photos that can be viewed in any direction."

"We are thrilled to finally be able to bring Ricoh Theta S into Malaysia, allowing Malaysians to experience a new world of images with this small, lightweight, spherical camera," said Wee. "[This device] makes a perfect tool for engineers, landscape artists, interior designers and house agents who want to showcase their projects in the most effective way. Our customers can now capture their world in 360-degrees from the palm of their hands."

The camera has an aperture of f/2.0 and dual 1/2.3-inch sensors with an internal storage doubled to 8GB, allowing for about 65 minutes of total video (each individual video is limited to 25 minutes or 4GB). Alternatively, it can store up to 1,600 photos at top quality. The new feature also allows users to preview photos, edit images and videos, and share via social networking sites. They can also capture and upload original spherical images of street views onto Google Maps or Google+.

RICOH Theta S is now available in Malaysia from Ricoh's eStore.


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