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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New RICOH THETA Camera Captures 360-degree Images and Videos

The new RICOH THETA m15 andheld shooter features a spherical lens that can shoot omnidirectional pictures videos up to three minutes long.

The Theta m15 can also take 360-degree photos with a single release of the shutter. It also doubles the Wi-Fi transfer rate of the previous model

Users can transfer these spherical images from RICOH THETA to their smartphone and then share them on Facebook from the Android app, or post them to Google Maps and Google+. Videos are ransfered to a linked smartphone via Wi-Fi for editing in a related free app for iOS and Android.

The Theta m15 weighs 95 grams, has 4GB of internal memory, and has a lithium-ion battery that charges via a USB connector. It has an ISO range of 100 to 1600 for photos and 100 to 400 for video, as well as a shutter speed as quick as 1/8000 of a second.

The camera will be released in Japan on Nov. 14 and also in the UK on the same date with a price of 269.99 ($435).



Still image: Approx. 1200, Video (time per recording): Max. 3 minutes, Video (total recording time): Approx. 40 minutes. *

* Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.

Sensitivity Still image: ISO 100 to 1600, Video: ISO 100 to 400
Shooting distance Approx. 10cm - ∞ (from front of lens)

Still image: 1/8000 sec. to 1/7.5 sec.
Video: 1/8000 sec. to 1/15 sec.

Exposure system
Exposure Control Exposure control mode: Auto

Still image: Manual compensation (-2.0 - +2.0EV, 1/3EV step) *

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

Exposure Parameters

Still image: Auto, shutter priority, ISO priority *, Video: Auto

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

White Balance

Still image: Auto, indoors, outdoors, cloudy, incandescent lamp 1, incandescent lamp 2, daylight color fluorescent lamp, natural white fluorescent lamp, white fluorescent lamp, light bulb color fluorescent lamp*, Video: Auto

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

Internal Internal memory: Approx. 4GB
File Format

Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant,
Video:MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: LinearPCM)

Special Features

Usage temperature range: 0C - 40C

Usage humidity range: 90% or less

Storage temperature range: -20C - 60C

Interface External interface: microUSB: USB2.0

Lithium ion battery (built in) *

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


Approx. 200 photos *

* The number of photos that can be taken is a guide based on RICOH?s measurement method (wireless on, one photo taken every 30 seconds and transferred to smartphone). The actual number differs according to usage conditions.

Height 129mm
Width 42mm

22.8mm (17.4 mm *)

* Excluding lens section.


Approx. 95g

Included Software

USB cable
SOFT case

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