Theta V Update Roadmap Unveiled
New firmware and software features in the coming months
By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Dec 25, 2017
Ricoh has announced a new firmware update for the Theta V (version 1.20.1) which adds a host of new features and performance improvements to the camera, and enables future updates via a smartphone (versus just the PC Theta app). Visit the Theta web site for details on other additions as well as installation instructions. Download the update and learn more here.
Moreover, the firmware update is accompanied by a system roadmap announcement through which Ricoh wants to transform the Theta into a "multi-purpose spherical platform". This will entail a series of camera firmware, developer plug-in, and Theta app updates over the course of the next 9 months which will collectively enhance the user-friendliness and versatility of the Theta system, transforming it into an extremely powerful imaging tool spanning a wide range of applications. This will set the Theta apart from the growing number of competing 360-degree cameras that challenge its leading position in this rapidly expanding market segment.
The planned Theta features are outlined in the table below. The ones currently under development will be showcased at the upcoming CES show between January 9 and 12, 2018.
The Theta V is the latest in Ricoh's family of unique 360-degree spherical cameras. It debuts 4K video recording and streaming, and thus delivers greatly improved video and live view performance compared to previous models.
It is currently on sale for around $375. Stay tuned for our in-depth review, or learn more about the Theta system as a whole in our review of the Theta SC, the V's predecessor!
Discuss anything Theta-related in our new dedicated Theta forum.
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