One of the perks of being an industrial designer is you get to play with cool new technology, this way you keep up with whats trending, and to call the gimmicky ones. My initial impression of the Ricoh Theta 360 camera was meh... but, this is before I spent a week with it.
The camera fits nicely in the hand, its about as thin and tall as the Iphone 5. I love the chirp noise it makes when you snap a photo. It comes in White, Yellow, Cyan & Magenta. I wished I got the white one, but who's to complain with free. You can shoot both photos and videos with it. Videos record up to three 3 minutes so plan your shots accordingly. It has 4gig of internal memory, and there is no external expansion slot. Luckily you can download the footage via the THETA app. Photos only not video. For videos you'll have to connect to a PC. When you run out of space on the Theta just download footage onto your phone. Unless your phone is full too.
Im really excited that this camera does a great job at portraying how epic and vast a place really is. We've all taken photos of places so amazing & grand, but our photos doesn't do it justice. How many times have you said "Its way more impressive in real life?" Well I think Ricoh Theta is onto something. Enjoy the photos I've taken with it.
I'm hoping to get some awesome photos of the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend. But check out these test photos for now. Click and hold to pan around on the photo.
#yungbent #hoang test - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA