Ricoh's Theta captures the world around you in one shot (hands-on)
Taking and sharing panoramic photos -- either with a smartphone or camera -- has become pretty popular. Getting a wider view of your surroundings can lead to some breathtaking pictures depending on your scenery. The Ricoh Theta, however, can add some interest to even boring scenes.
With a single press of the shutter release, the Theta's proprietary ultra-small twin-lens optical system captures the entire scene around you -- top to bottom -- in one shot, creating fully spherical images.
The imaging device looks like some sort of sci-fi device. Press the shutter release and the camera even emits a sci-fi-ish bleep.
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Ricoh puts 360-degree video capture in your pocket with new Theta camera
The sci-fi-looking camera can capture panoramic photos in a single shot as well as video that can be endlessly manipulated with your fingertips on your iOS or Android device.
Pentax seeks turnaround with tiny Q, giant 645 cameras
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Pentax to stop making compacts, focus on SLRs
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Pentax debuts adventure-ready, $850 dSLR
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This cut-price version of Canon's flagship mirrorless should probably be a little cheaper.
Leica did it first, but it's telling that no one else has tried in the four-year interim.
It's a little bigger than its predecessor, the SL1, but it includes the most necessary updates.
The company's renamed replacement for the EOS M10 seems like a stripped-down version of the M5 and M6.