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Ricoh Finally Announced Theta SC - Press Release and Images

Theta SC image
The long rumored Theta SC camera announced today, the camera features exact same core specification as we have published earlier here.

Actually the Theta SC is the stripped down version of Theta S that features twin 14MP sensor behind and it can capture 360 video and still images and later you can post it on social media or you can see it in VR headset. The only problem with Theta SC is its limited to Full HD mode with a limitation of 5min and no HDMI port.

The Theta SC will be available from November 2016 in beige, blue, pink and white at a price of $299/£249.

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RICOH THETA SC Specification and Image Leaked

Theta S image and specifiation

RICOH THETA SC Specification and image Leaked today, the camera remains limited to Full HD mode only as of its predecessor. The announcement is expected in next 24 hours.

– domestic announcement Date: October 13
– Color: White Beige Blue Pink
– image pickup device: 1 / 2.3 (× 2)
– number of effective pixels: about 14M
– lens configuration, F value: 6 groups seven, F2.0
– still image resolution L: 5376 × 2688 M: 2048 × 1024
– video resolution L: 1920X1080 / 30Fps / 16Mbps M: 1280X720 / 15Fps / 6Mbps
– ISO sensitivity: ISO100-1600 (still image), ISO100 -1600 (video)
– shutter speed still: 1/8000 seconds -1/8 seconds, 1/8000 seconds -60 seconds (manual)
– shutter speed video: 1/8000 seconds -1/30 seconds (L), 1 / 8000 seconds -1/15 seconds (M)
– about 1600 sheets recordable number (L), (M) 9000 sheets
– video once recordable time of: up to 5 minutes or file size limit 4GB
– the sum of the video recording time: (L) about 65 minutes, (M) approximately 175 minutes
– the built-in memory: about 8GB
– shooting distance: about 10Cm ~ ∞
– power supply: lithium-ion battery (built-in)
– battery life: about 260 sheets
– external interface: microUSB (USB2.0)
– dimensions: 45.2mm (width) × 130.6mm (height) × 22.9mm (depth)
– weight: about 102G
– retailers Price: 32,800 yen (tax included)

Theta S image and specifiation

Also see :- Good News: Ricoh GR III is Coming

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Good News: Ricoh GR III is Coming

Ricoh GR arrivalIn an interview conduct by dpreview of Kazunobu Saiki, Senior Management and Group Leader, Marketing Section said “Ricoh GR is one of our most important premium cameras. We want to reassure our GR lovers that the series will continue.”

When interviewer asked  Might that extend to GRs with other focal lengths? … ‘It depends,’ says Saiki: ‘we know we really appeal. We have so many GR lovers, it’s a very emotional attachment. That’s why we need to listen to customers about where we should go.’

Undoubtedly Ricoh GR is is one of the most affordable camera APS-C sensor based camera for professionals, but the Ricoh GR II update created big disappointment among the GR users since sensor, lens, image processor and almost everything remains same as of predecessor except WiFi. The GRII was announced back on Jun 17, 2015. From the interview It’s very clear that Ricoh now taken the GR series concept seriously after the high-demand large sensor compacts and they sure will bring a major update soon. We hope the next GR series camera will arrive on Q3 of 2017.

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source – dpreview


New Version Rioch Theta Coming with 4K [Rumor]


The Theta was announced on 5 September 2013, the camera allows you to capture unique 360° spherical imagery and video with just a single click. Dual lens design, sleek form factor and eye-catching white finish. From both the lenses the camera full spherical image in every click. You also get plenty of manual modes that includes exposure, and Auto, Shutter-Priority, and ISO Priority exposure modes.

The Upcoming THETA camera is rumored to feature 4K video, the announcement date is not know yet but the camera is expected to arrive soon.

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Patent News: Ricoh 75mm Lens For 1 inch Sensor

75mm F2.8 Lens image

Ricoh filled a patent of a 75mm Lens with F2.8 aperture for a 1″ sensor based camera, currently Ricoh doesn’t make any compact or mirror less camera with 1″ sensor and that clearly means Ricoh is can enter in 1″ sensor based compact products.

Do contribute a better translation if you can

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-61902
    • Published 2016.4.25
    • Filing date 2014.9.17
  • Example 1
    • f = 75.0mm
    • F = 2.83
    • 2ω = 12.2 degrees
  • Ricoh patents
    • [0002] been widely put into practical use a so-called “industrial cameras”, for example, are being developed such as an image input device for machine vision.
    • [0003] an imaging lens used in an image input device of machine vision, much variation in lens performance due to focusing, it is important that stable.
    • Feeding the front lens

See more patents by Ricoh

BTW : Do you know  Ricoh GR II is an excellent APS-C sensor based camera and available at $599 on B&H and

Ricoh / Pentax Patent 200mm F2.8 Lens

Ricoh filed a patent for a 200mm F2.8 lens for fullframe sensor camera. As we all know that Pentax K-1 is now available in stores and Rioch / Pentax making positive effort to add more lenses to attract more fullframe users.

200mm lens image

Ricoh / Pentax Patent 200mm F2.8 Lens details

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-51100
    • Published 2016.4.11
    • Filing date 2014.9.1
  • Example 1
    • Focal length 200.000
    • F-number 2.80
    • Half angle of 6.3 °
    • Image height 22.000
    • BF 66.870
    • Overall length of the lens 184.874

See more Pentax patent, also see Pentax K-1 DSLR User Manual, PDF Guide

source – egami

Ricoh / Pentax Working on Hybrid Sensor

Ricoh hybrid patent

Ricoh is working on Hybrid phase detect sensor, that will do Phase AF too by the help of active phase AF pixels. The new innovation will sure help Pentax / Ricoh to enable high speed AF during vidoe and live view-mode.

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-230355
    • Published 2015.12.21
    • Filing date 2014.6.4
  • Ricoh patents
    • The image plane phase difference AF
    • 3 or more subpixels per pixel
    • Three or more of the spectral sensitivity element in one pixel
    • With respect to adjacent pixels, it will maintain the symmetry
    • Since generating three colors from one pixel can be reduce false color

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