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About the RICOH Theta V
360º makes it real
- Resolution has been further improved and high quality image delivers a more natural three-dimensional experience and coloring.
- 360 degrees spatial audio lets you record sound from all directions.
- Realistically record images and audio of the world surrounding you as far as the eye can see to recreate inspiring moments.
The Theta V 360° spherical camera is easy to use and compact enough to carry everywhere. A new image sensor and processor produces more realistic “as-if-you-were-there” 360° content. High-speed data transfer allows you to quickly and wirelessly upload 14 megapixel stills and high-resolution 4K videos for immediate showing and sharing. Omni-directional audio recording functionality enables 360° spatial audio. The camera can connect to a mobile device using either Bluetooth or wireless LAN to allow for flexible operation based on user preferences. In addition, the Theta V has a highly expandable operating system so that it can receive future performance enhancements through firmware updates.
Record high-resolution, 360 degree still 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 video shooting
Video performance has been significantly improved, making 4K (3840x1920, 56Mbps), 30 fps high-resolution 360 degree shooting possible. Enjoy recording realistic spherical images.1
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.
World's first2 Remote Playback3
Image data recorded on THETA V can be played back in 360 degrees 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 360 degree image up, down, left, and right. It can also zoom-in and out
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® Snapdragon™ 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.
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.
1/2500 seconds shutter speed
The shutter speed can be set in a range from 1/2500 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), 360 degree image in real-time.
Dual communication - Bluetooth & wireless LAN
In addition to wireless LAN, Bluetooth is now adopted for constant connection4 to your smartphone. Enjoy instant remote shooting and change shooting settings wherever you are.
Wireless LAN client mode5
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.
High-speed data transfer
Communication speed for both still images and videos is drastically improved. The maximum data transfer is approximately x2.56 faster than that of conventional models.
Expanded functions via plugins7
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.
Footnotes1. The resolution of recording data is 4K (3840x1920). The resolution of the spherical video viewed varies depending on the display equipment of the magnification ratio
2. As a consumer-oriented spherical camera (According to Ricoh research)
3. Other devices are required, including the separate wireless display adapter.
4. When sleep mode is activated. You can shut the camera off by holding the power button.
5. Compatibility planned with firmware update.
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.
7. The Remote Playback function is a pre-installed plugin.
In The Box
- Ricoh Theta V
- USB Cable
- Soft Case
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|Best Available Video Mode||4K UHDTV (2160)|
|Memory Card Type||Internal Memory|
|Image Sensor||1/2.3 CMOS (Effective pixels: Approx. 12.0 megapixels) × 2|
|File Size (still images)||5376 × 2688|
|File size / Frame rate / Bit rate (Videos)||
4K, H.264: 3840 × 1920 / 29.97 fps / 56 Mbps|
2K, H.264: 1920 × 960 / 29.97 fps / 16 Mbps
|File size / Frame rate (live streaming (USB))||
4K, H.264: 3840 × 1920 / 29.97 fps / 120 Mbps|
2K, H.264: 1920 × 960 / 29.97 fps / 42 Mbps
|Lens Construction||7 elements in 6 groups × 2|
Still Image: Auto, Shutter priority, ISO priority, Manual (*1)|
Live Streaming: Auto
|Shooting Distance:||Approx. 10 cm to ? (from front of lens)|
|Exposure Control Mode||Program AE, Shutter speed priority AE, ISO sensitivity AE, Manual exposure (*1)|
|Exposure Compensation:||Manual compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV, 1/3 EV steps) (*1)|
Still Image: ISO 100 to 1600 (Auto), ISO 64 to 3200 (ISO priority, Manual) (*1)|
Video: ISO 64 to 6400
Live Streaming: ISO 64 to 6400
|White Balance Modes||
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 settings (2500 to 10000 K) (*1)|
Live Streaming: Auto
Still Image: 1/25000 to 1/8 seconds (Auto, Shutter priority), 1/25000 to 60 seconds (Manual) (*1)|
Video: 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds
Live Streaming: 1/25000 to 1/30 seconds
|Storage Capacity||Internal memory: Approx. 19 GB|
|Internal Still Image & Video Recording Capacity||
Still Image: Approx. 4,800 images|
Video (Time Per Recording): Max. 5 or 25 minutes (*1) (*3)
Video (Total Recording Time): Approx. 40 minutes (4K, H.264), approx. 130 minutes (2K, H.264)
|Power Source||e: Lithium ion battery (built-in battery) (*4)|
Still image: Approx. 260 images (*5)|
Video: 65 minutes (*5)
|Image File Format||Still Image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3)|
7 elements 6 groups|
|Output terminal||microUSB:USB 2.0, Mic terminal|
|Dimension (WxHxD)||45.2mm x 130.6mm x 22.9mm (17.9mm)|
|Operating Tempurature Enviroment||0C-40C|
|Wireless LAN transfer speed||