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09-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Pentax / Ricoh Theta 360 camera

That 360 thing that we saw at CES might finally be announced soon. Seems like a handy toy for smartphone users.

This was briefly available publicly on the pentax site but now it looks like they took it down:

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09-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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i'm sure law force will like this during demonstration that goes wild !
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Maybe this is the "big announcement" rumored for tomorrow...

if so Sony already stole all their thunder with the DSC-QX.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Maybe this is the "big announcement" rumored for tomorrow...

if so Sony already stole all their thunder with the DSC-QX.
That makes a great deal of sense. We may see announcements of narrow interest.

It's interesting to watch posts of those who seem to have early knowledge of announcements. Even though they're respectful of Pentax management preferences, we may yet draw some conclusions. Are they about to burst with excitement? Are they calm and sedate? Are they trying to calm the roiling seas of speculation?

As is usually the case, tomorrow will come .....

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Maybe this is the "big announcement" rumored for tomorrow...

if so Sony already stole all their thunder with the DSC-QX.
Still find it strange that they don't suggest a Sony Xperia for pairing with those. I think something is broken, haha.
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Odd that it's on a Pentax webpage (at least, one that has the current Pentax slogan on it) but is badged as a Ricoh product. There seems to be some confusion about badging, as I keep seeing the new GR referred to as the Pentax Ricoh GR in UK references.

In this case, I'm somewhat ambivalent about the badging. It seems to fit the Ricoh product line better, but if it succeeds as a product, the cachet could be useful for Pentax if it carried that name instead. On balance, though, I think it might be better to stay as it's been shown here. It's one product, from the looks of it – not a product line, like Sony's smart-phone lenses.
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The thing that caught my attention in that new product is right here in this little paragraph:


I'm wishing that future bodies will have wifi and GPS integrated. It also indicates that an App is likely to appear on the app store/Google play.

Not only to connect to iPhone or Android, but also to sync files automatically on my cloud.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mamethot Quote
The thing that caught my attention in that new product is right here in this little paragraph:


I'm wishing that future bodies will have wifi and GPS integrated. It also indicates that an App is likely to appear on the app store/Google play.

Not only to connect to iPhone or Android, but also to sync files automatically on my cloud.
Rumour is Nikon's D5300 and D610 will have built-in wi-fi.

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Its going to be pretty funny if the Theta 360 is the "big" announcement from Pentax.
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built-in wi-fi
Meh. Give me built in 4G instead.
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The Theta looks like a miniaturisation of this previously announced Ricoh device:
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The Theta looks like a miniaturisation of this previously announced Ricoh device:
Is that a vacuum cleaner or a corkscrew ?
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I found more information about the iPhone app for this camera: App Shopper: RICOH THETA (Photography)

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Is that a vacuum cleaner or a corkscrew ?
I think it looks too much like a hammerhead shark
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QuoteOriginally posted by NickLarsson Quote
Is that a vacuum cleaner or a corkscrew ?
I think it's an ear spray for two !
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