Ricoh Imaging | Ricoh Theta V 360 4K Spherical VR Camera

RICOH THETA V

360° makes it real.

High-end model for realistically experiencing all types of spaces.

 

 

Bringing innovation to the imaging experience. Record and recreate the real world in 360 degrees.

High quality image with improved resolution delivers a more natural three-dimensional experience and coloring.

360º spatial audio lets you record sound from all directions.

Realistically record images and audio of the world surrounding youto recreate inspiring moments.

High-quality image

High-quality 360º still images equivalent to 14M

Record high-resolution, 360ºstill images equivalent to 14M output pixels.

A completely new algorithm delivers low-noise, high-resolution, and high-quality images from low to high sensitivity.

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.

4K video shooting

4K/30 fps high-quality videos

Video performance has been significantly improved, making 4K (3840x1920, 56Mbps), 30 fps high-resolution 360ºshooting possible. Enjoy recording realistic spherical images.*1

*1 The resolution of recording data is 4K (3840x1920). The resolution of the spherical video viewed varies depending on the display equipment or the magnification ratio

Main processor

The Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) is used as a main processor. It delivers a variety of improvements including faster image processing and wireless transfer speed, and power saving capabilities.

360゜spatial audio

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.

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.

New functions for further possiblities in spherical camera

World's first*2 Remote Playback*3

Image data recorded on THETA V can be played back in 360º 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 360ºimage up, down, left, and right. It can also zoom-in and out.

*2 As a consumer-oriented spherical camera (According to Ricoh research)

*3 Other devices are required, including the separate wireless display adapter.

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 IPX8, JIS Class 8 equivalent protection class for shooting underwater to 30 m. The housing features AR anti-reflective coating and a hard coating.

1/25000 seconds shutter speed

The shutter speed can be set in a range from 1/25000 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.

Interval shooting

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), 360ºimage in real-time.

More 360ºfreedom with improved controls and extensibility

Dual communication - Bluetooth & wireless LAN

In addition to wireless LAN, Bluetooth is now adopted for constant connection*4 to your smartphone. Enjoy instant remote shooting and change shooting settings wherever you are.

*4 When sleep mode is activated. You can shut the camera off by holding the power button.

Wireless LAN client mode*5

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.

*5 Compatibility planned with firmware update.

High-speed data transfer

Communication speed for both still images and videos is drastically improved. The maximum data transfer is approximately x2.5*6 faster than that of conventional models.

*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.

Expanded functions via plugins*7

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.

*7 The Remote Playback function is a pre-installed plugin.

Compact and slim. The THETA design delivers both high-quality 360 degree image shooting and ease of use.

Color - Metallic gray

45.2 mm (W) x 130.6 mm (H) x 22.9 mm (17.9 mm *8) (D)

Weight - Approx. 121 g

*8 Excluding lens section.

Street View mobile ready

RICOH THETA V is compatible with the Google Street View app. The app enables you to record and publish 360 video (as Street View) to Google Maps. Join people from around the world in mapping and exploring new spaces with the RICOH THETA V and Google Street View.

Object distance Approx. 10cm - ∞ (from front of lens)
Shooting mode

Still image: Auto, shutter priority, ISO priority, manual*1

Video: Auto

Live streaming: Auto

Exposure control mode Program AE, Shutter speed priority AE, ISO sensitivity AE, Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Still image: Manual compensation (-2.0 - +2.0EV, 1/3EV step) *1
ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity)

Still image: (Automatic) ISO64 - 1600

(ISO priority mode) ISO64 - 3200 *1

(Manual mode)ISO64 - 3200 *1

Video: ISO64 - 6400

Live streaming: ISO64 - 6400

White balance mode

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 (2500 K to 10000K)*1,

Video: Auto,

Live streaming: Auto

Shutter speed

Still image: (Automatic) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds,

(Shutter priority mode) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds *1

(Manual mode) 1/25000 - 60 seconds *1

Video: 1/25000 - 1/30 seconds

Live streaming: 1/25000 - 1/30 second

Shooting functions*8

Noise reduction

DR correction

HDR rendering

Interval shooting

Shooting with self-timer

shooting with multi brackets

Recording medium Internal memory: Approx. 19GB
Number of photos that can be recorded, time *2

Still image: Approx. 4,800 photos

Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes *1 *6

Video (total recording time): Approx. 40 minutes (4K, H.264) approx. 130 minutes (2K, H.264)

Power source Lithium ion battery (built in) *2
Battery life

Still image: Approx. 300 photos *4

Video: Approx. 80 minutes *4

Compression method

Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver2.3)

Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265*7, Audio: AAC-LC (mono) + Linear PCM (4ch spatial audio))

Live streaming: (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC-LC (mono))

External interface Micro-USB: USB 2.0, microphone terminal
Remote release CA-3-compatible
Exterior/external dimensions 45.2 mm (W) x 130.6 mm (H) x 22.9 mm (17.9 mm *5) (D)
Weight Approx. 121 g
Usage temperature range 0°C - 40°C
Usage humidity range 90% or less
Storage temperature range -20°C - 60°C
Lens configuration 7 elements in 6 groups
Lens F value F2.0
Image sensor size 1/2.3 CMOS (x2)
Effective pixels Approx. 12 megapixels (x2)
Still image resolution 5376×2688
Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate

4K, H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/56Mbps

4K, H265: 3840×1920/29.97fps/32Mbps*7

2K, H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/16Mbps

2K, H265: 1920×960/29.97fps/8Mbps*7

Live streaming resolution/frame rate (USB)

4K, H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps

2K, H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/42Mbps

Wireless LAN transfer speed (WLAN, MAX)

2.4GHz, 3mm: 20Mbps

2.4GHz, 10mm: 10Mbps

5GHz, 3mm: 50Mbps

5GHz, 10mm: 10Mbps

Wireless communication protocol (WLAN) HTTP (Open Spherical Camera API compatible)
Wireless communication protocol (Bluetooth) GATT (Generic Attribute Profile)

*1 A smartphone is required to change modes or configure manual settings.

*2 The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.

*3 Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.

*4 The number of photos that can be taken is a guide based on RICOH's measurement method. The actual number differs according to usage conditions.

*5 Excluding lens section.

*6 Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.

*7 Dedicated app is for H.264 only. H.265 is a specification for future application due to publication of API.

*8 My Settings and Interval composite functions are scheduled to be added with firmware update in the future.

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