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The Ricoh Theta X is a new 360-degree camera that upgrades to a color LCD display and more

The Theta X. (Source: Ricoh)
The Theta X. (Source: Ricoh)
Ricoh's Theta series is one of the best-known types of omnidirectional or 360-degree cameras out there. Its new X flagship may be its most versatile and user-friendly variants to date, being the first of its line to have a large color touchscreen, a microSD card in place of internal storage and a replaceable battery.

360° cameras and their ability to create a 3D replica of a given space might become more and more prevalent as time goes by, as much for businesses such as real estate as for mixed-reality content creators. Ricoh seeks to cater to this market with the Theta X, possibly its most advanced unit to date.

The X has a sensor of 48MP in resolution, although Ricoh asserts that it is capable of an output of up to 60MP. It also claims the new camera is rated to take 360° stillls in up to 11K, albeit only in ideal conditions. This resolution also falls to 5.7K once the user switches to video.

Ricoh seems to have learned lessons from the X's predecessors, as this footage can be captured on microSD cards. This media can be switched during filming via the same hatch through which the camera's battery can be accessed and replaced. It can also charge via its USB type-C port.

The Theta X's Android-based UI has also acquired some upgraded features, such as the ability to connect to Bluetooth devices such as a user's smartphone without needing to get an SSID for the first time. Then again, its image can be accessed and adjusted more directly through its updated 2.25-inch full-color LCD touchscreen found right on its magnesium-alloy body.

The Ricoh Theta X will be released in March 2022, although the OEM has yet to announce a price for the new omnidirectional camera.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-01-26 (Update: 2022-01-26)