The Ricoh Theta SC2 4K 360 Spherical Camera - Blue 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 and centres 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. Improvements to the HDR algorithm removes even more chromatic aberration and fringing than before, as well as unnatural effects normally caused by colour saturation. Other new features include Night View and Underwater Mode, for instantly shareable shots. Other key features of the camera include easy sharing of 360 photos and videos to social media directly from the companion iOS/Android app.
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. 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.
Note: Product is shown in use for illustration only, additional equipment is not included.
*Transfer is not possible on iOS devices that are not compatible with 4K video.
*s*Shooting at night must be done with a tripod attached.
|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|
|Sensor||1-Chip 1/2.3" CMOS|
|Sensor Resolution||Effective: 12 Megapixel|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||3.9" / 10.0 cm|
|Media/Memory Card Slot||None|
|Internal Storage||14 GB|
|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|
|Battery||Built-In Lithium-Ion Battery|
|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|