Ricoh Theta SC2 official: budget 360 cam with 4K video, 14MP stills, night mode

Ricoh Theta SC2 official: budget 360 cam with 4K video, 14MP stills, night mode
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UPDATE: The Ricoh Theta SC2 has been officially announced, adding extra capability to the manufacturer's enthusiast-level 360 camera.  

As had been rumored the Ricoh Theta SC2 offers 4K spherical video shooting, though it captures images at 14MP – higher than the 12MP of its predecessor. It also boasts a variety of additional shooting modes such as Night View, for shooting low-noise footage in low light, and Face mode that detects and applies skin smoothing to faces.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.