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09-02-2015, 02:16 PM - 2 Likes   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by konraDarnok Quote
if the images are at least as good as the Q, I'm getting one. The first generation had pretty atrocious image quality.

And a google app. . .I wonder if it has GPS? That'd be nice for a camera like this.
Sensor is 1/2.3, same as original Q. Q7/Q-S1 has 1/1.7 and is a significant upgrade in IQ. That's kind of necessary for the Theta because many outdoor shots have a wide exposure range to capture, from the sun itself to deep shadow.

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Still kind of hoping for WR or even submerge-able theta
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QuoteOriginally posted by ruggiex Quote
Still kind of hoping for WR or even submerge-able theta
Theta M15 survived over an hour in the rain

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Still, I'd like a ruggedized version to take on trail runs instead of a delicate flower that must be handled carefully.

Also, it would be nice to have a 360 degree LED light just above or below the lenses for "groupies" like this

Theta Image


Half of the subjects end up backlit. A 360 degree LED could pop a little fill light where needed.
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I was kinda hoping, when I read the title of this thread, that we might finally be getting some info on the unicorn....

Ah well, the wait continues....

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Meh. I'll wait for the full-frame Theta.
Ricoh said they are studying the market....
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High quality spherical video is something Hollywood is searching for at the moment.
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When will Pentax launch a 360 degree home/office projector for group viewing? I would love to show immersive festival videos while having a party at home.
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I had been considering getting a theta but the image quality didn't impress me enough compared to the bigger competitors. But, if the leak turns out true and the 14mpx shows a big improvement, then I'll grab one in an instant.

I also own an Oculus Rift DK2, it would be cool to use it in conjunction with the new theta (although, you'd need two of them).

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Ricoh Theta S has been announced:

THETA S | Ricoh Imaging
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Wait a minute; they changed the U.S. website.
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There's a promotional video available now. I notice that most of it is filmed at night. I wonder if that is an indication that it works well in low light situations.


I imagine a shorter version of this might end up as a TV commercial in Japan, because that was what happened with the m15.
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There's a promotional video available now. I notice that most of it is filmed at night. I wonder if that is an indication that it works well in low light situations.

RICOH THETA S PROMOTION MOVIE - YouTube

I imagine a shorter version of this might end up as a TV commercial in Japan, because that was what happened with the m15.
Hell. Yes.
09-04-2015, 09:51 PM   #28
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Imaging Resource has a report on the Theta S already. It looks like they've been using it for a couple of weeks.

Ricoh Theta S Review: Hands-On Preview
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I have the Theta m15, which is just plain fun to use in a group of people - especially people in their 60's, surprisingly. I'm quite tempted to upgrade for the increased functionality and pass the m15 along to my son for simple Social Media use from his retail store.
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I just got some direct mail from Ricoh linking me to this site, which has an English version.

https://theta360.com/en/

I think this is a site for Theta in general, so the samples in the gallery are not necessarily taken with the S model. I wasn't going to get another camera for a long time, but this looks like a very tempting thing to ask for for Christmas.
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