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02-05-2020, 02:16 AM   #1
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Ricoh Theta SC2 for Business

Together with the Ricoh WG-70 Ricoh Imaging announced this morning the Ricoh Theta SC2 for Business, equipped with easy-to-use modes for business such as real estate and car sales:

A camera that can shoot 360-degree spherical images in a single shot RICOH THETA SC2 for Business|RICOH IMAGING

QuoteOriginally posted by Ricoh Imaging:
Due to the rapid growth of the VR (virtual reality) market, the increasing number of social media services that are compatible with 360° images, and the growing demand for 360° images in the business market, 360° photography has become increasingly relevant.

The gray body color of the new RICOH THETA SC2 for Business is especially designed for this new business model. The SC2 for Business has a preset "Room" mode with HDR settings suitable for shooting indoors or inside a car (where there is gap in brightness between outdoors and indoors), which is the default mode when you turn on the camera. There is also a self-timer function which enables time-shift between shooting with the front and rear lens. These functions make this model fit for use in businesses such as real estate and automobile sales, where pictures are often taken indoors or inside cars.
The Ricoh Theta SC2 for Business will be available in mid-March.



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Pretty cool. My SC2 has a bit faster transfer rates than the SC but not quite as fast as the Theta. It's fast enough for work uses where I can document progress on construction sites. I typically use mine in DR Compensation Mode on a Ricoh selfie stick. The HDR mode is good for tripods but I get too much shake when I try it hand held. The shake really being that the composite image does not line up.
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Might be interested in this Theta as an 'value-added' option for my Real Estate side gigs..
However, none of my clients have requested such a 360° option...
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Ricoh Theta SC2 for Business will be released on the 19th of March, 2020 in Japan.

Source: PR Times 「RICOH THETA SC2 for Business」発売日決定のお知らせ|株式会社リコーのプレスリリース

Google translation: Announcement of Release Date of “RICOH THETA SC2 for Business” | Ricoh Press Release

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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
Might be interested in this Theta as an 'value-added' option for my Real Estate side gigs..
However, none of my clients have requested such a 360° option...
You still might catch better yielding customers
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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
Might be interested in this Theta as an 'value-added' option for my Real Estate side gigs..
However, none of my clients have requested such a 360° option...
Maybe you ought to sell the idea to them rather than have them ask you. You would be selling a unique "value added" benefit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Larrymc Quote
Maybe you ought to sell the idea to them rather than have them ask you. You would be selling a unique "value added" benefit.
They have to have the infrastructure to publish the files in a straightforward way. Lots of people are locked into less than flexible systems and lack the skills and money to sort it out.

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I like the way that they build that system.

Is there a way to de-fish the images?
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On the 25th of August, 2020 the firmware of Theta SC2 for Business was updated to version 6.12.

Notification of firmware update for “RICOH THETA SC2 for business “ camera. | RICOH THETA

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It's a bug fix.
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On 10 December 2020 the firmware of Theta SC2 for Business was updated to version 6.21.

Notification of firmware update for “RICOH THETA SC2 for business “ camera. | RICOH THETA

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It's a bug fix.
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On 18 March 2021 the firmware of Theta SC2 for Business was updated to version 6.30.

Notification of firmware update for “RICOH THETA SC2 for business“ camera. | RICOH THETA

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It's a bug fix -again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Together with the Ricoh WG-70 Ricoh Imaging announced this morning the Ricoh Theta SC2 for Business, equipped with easy-to-use modes for business such as real estate and car sales:

A camera that can shoot 360-degree spherical images in a single shot RICOH THETA SC2 for Business|RICOH IMAGING



The Ricoh Theta SC2 for Business will be available in mid-March.
Interesting concept .. could be useful in my business of insurance safety & risk control where we take plant tours and then attempt to describe to underwriters what we saw and if properly controlled from a safety or fire standpoint....
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On 10 May 2021 the firmware of Theta SC2 for Business was updated to version 6.31.

Notification of firmware update for “RICOH THETA SC2“,“RICOH THETA SC2 for business “ camera. | RICOH THETA
QuoteOriginally posted by Ricoh Imaging:
  • Fixed the problem that "RICOH THETA for iPhone" can’t be used on iOS 14.5 devices.
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I have seen Theta images here which
1. Give 360 view of scene
2. Give ‘fish-eye’ view of scene
3. Give rectilinear view of part of scene
What software can achieve each of these?
Is that software costly?
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I have seen Theta images here which
1. Give 360 view of scene
2. Give ‘fish-eye’ view of scene
3. Give rectilinear view of part of scene
What software can achieve each of these?
Is that software costly?
I think the software that comes with the Theta cameras can do all of that.
There is an app for phone control as well...

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