Ricoh Theta

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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