Ricoh Theta SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, White

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Ricoh Theta SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, White
$326.95

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The Ricoh Theta SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, White, is the enthusiast model of the THETA lineup, designed for casual use, for those selfie shooters who would rather capture everything in spherical 360° and in 4K. The THETA SC2 is simple to operate for beginners and everyone else, and it's so compact it can be kept in your pocket at all times and pulled out in any situation to capture 360 photos and videos. There's also a self-timer button that gives you the flexibility to set up and capture creative 360 group shots.

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The Ricoh Theta SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, White, is the enthusiast model of the THETA lineup, designed for casual use, for those selfie shooters who would rather capture everything in spherical 360° and in 4K. The THETA SC2 is simple to operate for beginners and everyone else, and it's so compact it can be kept in your pocket at all times and pulled out in any situation to capture 360 photos and videos. There's also a self-timer button that gives you the flexibility to set up and capture creative 360 group shots.

A follow-up to the predecessor SC model, the THETA SC2 is highly improved with 4K video recording capability and intuitive image enhancement features. For example, Face Mode detects when faces are in a weird location in the frame, or if the faces are slanted too much, and it centers them. It also brightens the faces by applying exposure compensation and noise reduction in order for the skin and faces to look brighter and better. Other new features include Night View and Underwater Mode, both of which help you get the kind of shot that you'll be glad to share instantly. Other key features of the camera include easy sharing of 360 photos and videos to social media directly from the companion iOS/Android app.

How does it all work? The THETA SC2 features two ultra-wide lenses, each with a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor behind it. Whatever you shoot is captured by both lenses at the same time, resulting in two images. The camera then automatically stitches these images internally in real-time (so you don't have to do so in post-production), and what you get is a 360 spherical image. In a 360 image, pretty much everything in the front, back, top, bottom, and sides of the camera is captured. Then, you can view the image in the companion app. By swiping the image in different directions, you can see all the different angles captured. But even before you start swiping, the angle you see at first also comes out very wide and immersive.

Keeping the same form factor as the previous SC model, the THETA SC2 supports virtually all the same accessories as the predecessor model and can be used in the same ways, so it allows for a smooth transition for SC owners who want to upgrade and enjoy 4K capture capability and all the other new features.

Ricoh THETA SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, Blue Ricoh THETA SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, Blue

Face Mode

A mode that detects human faces and automatically places them at the center of the image.  This model is also using exposure compensation and noise reduction to apply skin smoothing.

Lens-by-Lens Exposure

A mode that controls two lenses individually to provide clear, bright footage of subjects in scenarios where there are significant variations in brightness levels, such as inside and outside a vehicle, or on a stage.

Night view

A mode that utilizes dynamic range compensation and noise reduction through image compositing to deliver beautiful night-time shots.

Ricoh THETA SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, Blue

Ricoh THETA SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, Blue Ricoh THETA SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, Blue

Easy-to-Understand Camera Design and Interface

The lower half and side of the THETA SC2 are where all of the camera user interfaces happen.  The shutter release button and OLED display are both on the front of the camera.  On the side of the camera, you will find the Power, Wifi, Mode, and Self-timer buttons.

Four Color Options

The Ricoh THETA SC2 comes in four different colors that users can choose from pink, blue, beige, and white.

Dual Communication and High-Speed Data Transfer

The THETA SC2 can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth®. Improvements to ease of use have also been made. Smartphones can now be used for shooting with just a Bluetooth® connection, and when the camera has entered the sleep state, it can be powered on from the basic app. With a wireless LAN connection, all functions can be used, including live view display and image transfer on a smartphone, which can be used separately as appropriate to the shooting circumstances.

The process has been changed such that the “top/bottom” correction is performed when videos are played back instead of when data is transferred, making the video transfer rate approximately 4x faster than the previous Ricoh Theta SC model.

**Actual measured value compared with RICOH THETA SC when transferring identical amounts of data to iOS devices. According to Ricoh research.

Ricoh THETA SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, Blue

Ricoh Theta SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera, White Key Features:

  • Easy-to-Use Enthusiast 4K 360 Camera
  • Internal Stitching, 4K Shake Correction
  • 360 4K30 Video & 5376 x 2688 360 Photos
  • Face Correction, Night Mode, 14GB Memory
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi Transfer + Bluetooth
  • Self-Timer Button
  • 14GB of Internal Memory

What's in the box:

  • Ricoh SC2 360 Degree 14MP Camera (White)
  • USB Cable
  • Soft Case
  • RICOH 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Mini Tripod
  • Ricoh TH-2 Hard Case
  • Ricoh CA-3 Cable Switch
  • Ricoh TL-1 Lens Protector Lens Cap

Specifications

Brand Ricoh
Manufacture SKU 910800
UPC 026649564031 
Stitching Resolution 4K (Video)
Internal/External Stitching Internal Stitching
Supported Spherical Projection Types Equirectangular
360 Stitched Video Format Internal:
3840 x 1920 at 29.97 fps (32, 54 Mb/s MP4 via H.264)
1920 x 960 at 29.97 fps (8, 16 Mb/s MP4 via H.264)
Still Image Support JPEG
(5376 x 2688)
Number of Lenses 2

Camera per Lens

Sensor Type 1/2.3"-Type CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution Effective: 12 Megapixel

Optics per Lens

Maximum Aperture f/2
Lens Elements 7
Minimum Focus Distance 3.9" / 10.0 cm

Recording

Media/Memory Card Slot None
Internal Storage 14 GB
Built-In Mic Yes
Audio Format AAC-LC
Shutter Speed 1/25000 to 60 Seconds in Photo Mode
1/25000 to 1/30 Seconds in Video Mode

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity Photo
64 to 3200 in Manual Mode
Video
64 to 6400 in Auto Mode

Features

Built-In Speaker No
Wi-Fi Yes
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20 Female

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs 1 x USB Micro-B
Microphone Input Via Dedicated Port

General

Battery Built-In Lithium-Ion Battery
Charging Method USB
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.78 x 5.14 x 0.9" / 4.52 x 13.06 x 2.3 cm
Weight 3.67 oz / 104 g