RICOH announces THETA X 360-degree camera

Ricoh today announced the launch of RICOH THETA X, an advanced model of the RICOH THETA series of 360-degree cameras capable of shooting 360-degree still images and videos in a single shot. For the first time a large 2.25-inch LCD touch panel has been equipped on the THETA series. The 2.25-inch LCD touch panel enables user to check images took right there in minutes. Detailed shooting settings can be made on the touch panel without using the smartphone app.

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The RICOH THETA X retains its signature high portability with a compact, lightweight body as the original RICOH THETA. It records natural 360-degree images using up to approximately 60MP (11008 x 5504, 11K) still image shooting and high-precision stitching. The camera Shoots incredibly realistic spherical images and videos with improved image stabilization at up to 5.7K, 30fps video.

It has a magnesium alloy body that is both durable and feels high-end and achieves a thin and lightweight body with a 2.25-inch TFT color LCD (with an auto brightness adjustment function). The camera supports an interchangeable battery and an external memory card for more efficient and reliable shooting in business settings. Due to the built-in GPS (QZSS) and A-GPS, accurate position information can be acquired to embed into 360-degree photos. Achieves wireless high-speed transfer of still images and videos to a smartphone.

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