Ricoh has launched the Ricoh Theta, a hand-held imaging device that encapsulates fully spherical scenes with one shot.
The Ricoh Theta features an ultra-small twin-lens folded optical system, that captures the scene around, above and below the device in one shot. The 95-gram device is synchronized with smartphones, where images can be immediately transmitted via Wi-Fi and viewed with a dedicated app.
Developed and manufactured by Ricoh, the device will be marketed by subsidiary Ricoh Imaging Company, through its French, German, UK and US online-exclusive sales channels starting October.
The Ricoh Theta will be sold from $399 in France, Germany, the UK and the US at theta360.com.