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Ricoh Theta SC2

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Ricoh Theta SC2

Ricoh Theta SC2
Ricoh Theta SC2

The Theta SC2, a new entry level model to the RICOH Theta 360° camera series, was announced in November 2019.

The new RICOH Theta SC2 is pegged as an entry level, easy-to-use model, allowing anyone to capture spherical images. It snaps photos at approximately 14 mega pixels, and smooth 360°spherical video at 30 fps in 4K (3840 x 1920 pixels).

Additionally, the RICOH Theta SC2 comes with a variety of shooting modes such as "Face" mode, which recognizes human faces and applies skin smoothing, and "Night View" mode for shooting low-noise footage after the sun goes down.

New is a status OLED display in the lower section of the body which allows checking of setting modes and battery power remaining.

The SC2 also features a new button that lets the user switch to self-timer mode, making the camera easier to operate than previous models in a standalone manner.

Main specifications of RICOH THETA SC2:

Shooting distanceApprox. 10cm - ∞ (from front of lens)
Shooting modesStill images: Auto, Shutter priority, ISO priority, Manual
Shooting featuresStill images: Noise reduction, DR compensation, HDR rendering, interval shooting, multi-bracket shooting, self-timer (2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds), My Settings, Animation Photo shooting (Compatibility planned for spring 2020)
 Preset: Face, Night View, Lens-by-Lens Exposure
 Videos: Self-timer (2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds), My Settings
Exposure compensationStill images/Videos: -2.0 - +2.0EV, 1/3EV step*1
ISO sensitivityStill images: Auto (ISO64 - 1600, upper limit setting possible), ISO priority/manual (ISO64 - 3200)*1
 Videos: Auto (ISO64- 6400, upper limit setting possible)
White balance modeStill images/video: 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, Underwater, Color temperature (2500K to 10000K)*1
Shutter speedStill images: (Auto) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds, (Shutter priority AE mode) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds*1, (Manual mode) 1/25000 - 60 seconds*1
 Videos: (Auto) 1/25000 - 1/30 seconds
Recording mediumInternal memory: Approx. 14GB
Number of photos/time that can be recorded*2Still images: JPEG Approximately 3,000 images*2
 Videos (Recording time for one video): Maximum 3 minutes*3
 Videos (Total recording time): (4K) approximately 32 minutes, (2K) approximately 115 minutes
Information display panel*40.5 inch organic EL (OLED) panel 60 x 32 dot, automatic brightness adjustment
Power sourceLithium ion battery (built-in)*5
Battery lifeStill image: Approx. 260 photos*6
 Videos: Approx. 60 minutes*6
Image file format Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)
 Videos: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, audio: AAC-LC (monaural))
External interface MicroUSB: USB2.0
Dimensions 45.2 mm (W) x 130.6 mm (H) x 22.9 mm (17.9 mm*7) (D)
Weight Approx. 104 g
Lens 7 elements in 6 groups, F2.0
Image sensor, size 1/2.3 inch (x2)
Effective pixels Approx. 12 megapixels (x2), *Output pixels approx. 14 megapixels
Still image resolution 5376×2688 pixels
Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate 4K: 3840×1920/29.97fps/54Mbps (High), 32Mbps (Low)
 2K: 1920×960/29.97fps/16Mbps (High), 8Mbps (Low)
*1 Manual settings require a smartphone.
*2 The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.
*3 Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases when shooting continuously, etc.
*4 Panel displays information on settings, etc. Captured images cannot be displayed.
*5 Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
*6 The number of photos that can be taken and usage time is a guide based on Ricoh measurement methods, and differs according to usage conditions.
*7 Excluding the lens.
Megapixels: 14 MP
Movie Mode: 4K
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