The Ricoh Theta S has been unveiled in India and is set to hit offline outlets and Amazon on December 14 for Rs 39995. An early bird discount for pre-bookers reduces the price of the gadget to Rs 35995. They’ll have to pay Rs 7199 through the brand’s store and pay Rs 28796 after the launch.
The handheld Ricoh Theta S lets people capture 360-degree images and videos with a twin set of 1/2.3-inch CMOS 12MP wide-angle fish-eye lenses which have an aperture of f/2.0 and an output of 14.4MP. The camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps continuously for 25 minutes. It contains 8GB of internal storage, with no slot for memory expansion via a microSD card.
Ricoh has developed 2 apps to work with the shooter. The basic one allows users to live stream images, utilize the smartphone as a viewfinder to check details like the white balance, and upload pictures to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. The Theta+ application offers editing tools to apply filters, create time-lapse videos, and crop snaps.
The Theta S is also compatible with Google Street View, so individuals will be able to upload their photos directly to Google Maps. Going into its specs, the camera comes with a microUSB port, a mini-HDMI slot and a tripod mount hole. It weighs a light 125g and measures 44 x 130 x 22.9mm in terms of dimensions.
A microphone and speaker can be found on the top of the Ricoh gadget. The right edge carries a capture, Wi-Fi and power button. A shutter unit graces the front surface, alongside LED lights which indicate whether the device is in video recording or camera shooting mode. There’s also a memory warning unit which glows when space is getting depleted.