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Most likely, 360-degreee cameras are slowly encapsulating our generation’s photography world. In this occasion, Ricoh has released yet another breakthrough thru the presence of the Theta V 360-Degree Digital Video Camera. Not only that it drags along with a 360-degree image and video capture but also comes in with 14 Megapixel, 1.23" CMOS image sensor and 4K/30 fps High-Quality Videos. Audio recording is enhanced to provide 360° Spatial Audio and with sensitivity of ISO 3200/6400, the camera works highly effective for shooting in dark scenes. The Theta V also features the world’s first Remote Playback, a pre-installed plugin that works as a remote control that can be used to select the image file and move displayed 360° images in all directions.
Product Features in Detail
High-quality 360º still images equivalent to 14M
Record high-resolution, 360ºstill images equivalent to 14M output pixels. A completely new algorithm delivers low-noise, high-resolution, and high-quality images from low to high sensitivity.
4K/30 fps high-quality videos
Video performance has been significantly improved, making 4K (3840x1920, 56Mbps), 30 fps high-resolution 360ºshooting possible. Enjoy recording realistic spherical images.*1
*1 The resolution of recording data is 4K (3840x1920). The resolution of the spherical video viewed varies depending on the display equipment or the magnification ratio
Record 360゜spatial audio with a 4-channel microphone
New VR (virtual reality) compatible spatial audio technology is adopted to this model. Enjoy a completely new, realistic experience with linked video and audio.
High-speed readout image sensor
Two 1/2.3-type image sensors provide high-speed image data readout. An image sensor is included which delivers high-quality spherical video.
The Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) is used as a main processor. It delivers a variety of improvements including faster image processing and wireless transfer speed, and power saving capabilities.
High-performance 4-channel microphone
Four built-in microphones make it possible to record audio independently from four directions. This is then converted to a format that recreates natural 360゜ spatial audio.
Exclusive external 3D Microphone TA-1 (Optional)
This is a four-direction, 360゜spatial audio microphone designed specially for the THETA V. Use it to record even higher quality audio with a more realistic feel.
World's first*2 Remote Playback*3
Image data recorded on THETA V can be played back in 360º on a monitor such as TV. The THETA V also functions as a remote control which can be used to select the image file and move displayed 360ºimage up, down, left, and right. It can also zoom-in and out.
*2 As a consumer-oriented spherical camera (According to Ricoh research)
*3 Other devices are required, including the separate wireless display adapter.
High sensitivity of ISO 3200/6400
Enjoy high-sensitivity shooting from ISO 3200 (still images) to ISO 6400 (videos, live streaming). This range of sensitivity is highly effective for shooting in dark scenes.
Underwater Housing TW-1 (Optional)
This is an authentic waterproof housing with JIS Class 8 equivalent protection class for shooting underwater to 30 m. The housing features AR anti-reflective coating and dirt-resistant coating
1/25000 seconds shutter speed
The shutter speed can be set in a range from 1/25000 to 60 seconds.
Equipped with a gyro sensor
This model is equipped with a new gyro sensor in addition to the conventional acceleration sensor. Tilt detection precision has been significantly improved, along with top/bottom correction precision enhancements and the ability for Remote Playback.
Advanced image processing technology
Advanced image processing technology cultivated over the years in camera development deliver image quality with minimal loss of shadow detail and highlight blowout even in scenes with varying levels of contrast. The white balance algorithm has been completely retuned to achieve natural hues for a wide range of scenes.
The minimum shooting interval is 4 seconds. This enables a greater range of use when creating time lapse videos.
4K live streaming
This model supports 4K compatible 360 degree live streaming. Output the 4K (3840x1920 pixels), 360ºimage in real-time.
Dual communication - Bluetooth & wireless LAN
In addition to wireless LAN, Bluetooth is now adopted for constant connection*4 to your smartphone. Enjoy instant remote shooting and change shooting settings wherever you are.
*4 When sleep mode is activated. You can shut the camera off by holding the power button.
Wireless LAN client mode*5
You can connect to a smartphone via wireless LAN access point. You can connect to THETA V using the Internet connection on your smartphone. Now you are free from troublesome wireless connection switching.
*5 Compatibility planned with firmware update.
High-speed data transfer
Communication speed for both still images and videos is drastically improved. The maximum data transfer is approximately x2.5*6 faster than that of conventional models.
*6 Compared to THETA S. Actual measured value of time required to transfer data to an iOS device with video data of the same size. According to Ricoh research.
Expanded functions via plugins*7
A new system based on the Android™ OS is used on this mode. Adding plugins to the camera makes it possible to expand various features.
*7 The Remote Playback function is a pre-installed plugin.
|Object distance||Approx. 10cm - ∞ (from front of lens)|
|Shooting mode||Still image: Auto, shutter priority, ISO priority, manual*1|
|Live streaming: Auto|
|Exposure control mode||Program AE, Shutter speed priority AE, ISO sensitivity AE, Manual exposure|
|Exposure compensation||Still image: Manual compensation (-2.0 - +2.0EV, 1/3EV step) *1|
|ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity)||Still image: (Automatic) ISO64 - 1600|
|(ISO priority mode) ISO64 - 3200 *1|
|(Manual mode)ISO64 - 3200 *1|
|Video: ISO64 - 6400|
|Live streaming: ISO64 - 6400|
|White balance mode||Still image: Auto, Outdoor, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent light 1, Incandescent light 2, Daylight color fluorescent light, Natural white fluorescent light, White fluorescent light, Light bulb color fluorescent light, Color Temperature (2500 K to 10000K)*1,|
|Live streaming: Auto|
|Shutter speed||Still image: (Automatic) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds,|
|(Shutter priority mode) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds *1|
|(Manual mode) 1/25000 - 60 seconds *1|
|Video: 1/25000 - 1/30 seconds|
|Live streaming: 1/25000 - 1/30 second|
|Shooting functions*8||Noise reduction|
|Shooting with self-timer|
|shooting with multi brackets|
|Recording medium||Internal memory: Approx. 19GB|
|Number of photos that can be recorded, time *2||Still image: Approx. 4,800 photos|
|Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes *1 *6|
|Video (total recording time): Approx. 40 minutes (4K, H.264)|
|approx. 130 minutes (2K, H.264)|
|Power source||Lithium ion battery (built in) *2|
|Battery life||Still image: Approx. 300 photos *4|
|Video: Approx. 80 minutes *4|
|Compression method||Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver2.3)|
|Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265*7, Audio: AAC-LC (mono) + Linear PCM (4ch spatial audio))|
|Live streaming: (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC-LC (mono))|
|External interface||Micro-USB: USB 2.0, microphone terminal|
|Exterior/external dimensions||45.2 mm (W) x 130.6 mm (H) x 22.9 mm (17.9 mm *5) (D)|
|Weight||Approx. 121 g|
|Usage temperature range||0°C - 40°C|
|Usage humidity range||90% or less|
|Storage temperature range||-20°C - 60°C|
|Lens configuration||7 elements in 6 groups|
|Image sensor_size||1/2.3 CMOS (x2)|
|Effective pixels||Approx. 12 megapixels (x2)|
|Still image resolution||5376×2688|
|Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate||4K, H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/56Mbps|
|4K, H265: 3840×1920/29.97fps/32Mbps*7|
|2K, H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/16Mbps|
|2K, H265: 1920×960/29.97fps/8Mbps*7|
|Live streaming resolution/frame rate (USB)||4K, H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps|
|2K, H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/42Mbps|
|Wireless LAN transfer speed (WLAN, MAX)||2.4GHz, 3mm: 20Mbps|
|2.4GHz, 10mm: 10Mbps|
|5GHz, 3mm: 50Mbps|
|5GHz, 10mm: 10Mbps|
|Wireless communication protocol (WLAN)||HTTP (Open Spherical Camera API compatible)|
|Wireless communication protocol （Bluetooth)||GATT (Generic Attribute Profile)|
*1 A smartphone is required to change modes or configure manual settings.
*2 The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.
*3 Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
*4 The number of photos that can be taken is a guide based on RICOH's measurement method. The actual number differs according to usage conditions.
*5 Excluding lens section.
*6 Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.
*7 Dedicated app is for H.264 only. H.265 is a specification for future application due to publication of API.
*8 My Settings and Interval composite functions are scheduled to be added with firmware update in the future.
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Ricoh Theta V 360-Degree Digital Video Camera
12 Months Genuine Warranty with Ricoh Australia