RICOH THETA SC2
The Ricoh THETA SC2, in beige, 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 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.
Striving for ease-of-use with amazing high performance.
- Records natural 360° still images and videos with high resolution and highly precise stitch image processing.
- Produces incredibly realistic spherical video by shooting video in 4K (3840 x 1920, 29.97fps).*Transfer is not possible on iOS devices that are not compatible with 4K video. Click here for details.
- Never miss a shot with the quick lens response that enables shooting in around 1.5 seconds after turning the power on.
- Adapt to shooting scenarios and take beautiful images with ease. Features Preset (Face, Night View, and Lens-by-Lens Exposure modes).*Shooting at night must be done with a tripod attached.
- High-speed wireless transfer. Rapid wireless transfer of images and videos.
360 Stitched Video Recording
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 1-Chip 1/2.3" CMOS
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Optics per Lens
Maximum Aperture f/2
Lens Elements 7
Minimum Focusing Distance 3.9" / 10.0 cm
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory (14 GB Maximum)
Built-In Mic Yes
Audio Format AAC-LC
Shutter Speed 1/25000 - 60 Seconds (Photo)
1/25000 - 1/30 Seconds (Video)
Photo ISO Range 64 to 3200 (Manual)
Video ISO Range 64 to 6400 (Auto)
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Outputs 1 x USB Micro-B
Microphone Input Yes
Battery Built-In Lithium-Ion Battery
Charging Method USB
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.2 x 1.8 x 0.9" / 13.1 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
Weight 3.67 oz / 104 g
Package Weight 0.595 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4 x 2.9"