Ricoh also attended IFA 2017 in order to unveil the Ricoh Theta V, which is their latest action camera that is set to join their Theta family of 360-degree cameras.
The Theta V is particularly interesting because it improves upon the previous Theta devices with 4K video capture at 30fps, which is the first time that one of Ricoh’s Theta devices has had this.
To top that off, it also comes with 360-degree spatial audio recording for increased depth in your recordings via the camera’s 4-channel microphone and 14MP sensor.
And this all comes in a compact body design that is super lightweight and easy to carry around with you.
You can connect the Theta V to any smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth or WiFi to transfer your 360-degree videos or photos, which you can also upload to Facebook, Line, or to Ricoh’s dedicated Theta website.
You can also export these videos and photos to a computer over high-speed transfer.
And Ricoh says that these videos and photos will be much better quality than their previous devices thanks to the new image sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and Qualcomm’s Connected Camera Platform, as well as the updates to the exposure accuracy and white balance algorithm.
And all of this can be updated in the future thanks to its Android-based software.
You will be able to pick up the Ricoh Theta V in September for £400 alongside a number of other accessories, such as the 3D microphone, which will provide more accurate sound recording from September for £250.
There’s also an optional underwater housing that allows you to take the camera down to 30 metres. That will be available in October for £180.