Ricoh has announced a huge discount on the Ricoh Theta SC, which is now only $199! I don’t know yet if this is a permanent price adjustment or just a discount for the summer.
The Theta SC has the same sensor as the Theta S, the most popular 360 camera and almost all of its features, including the best stitching in the industry. But at $199, it is almost half of the cost of the Theta S. This makes the Theta SC quite possibly the best value for 360 photography.
Here is a review of the Theta S – almost all of which applies to the Theta SC as well, except that the Theta SC has no HDMI port, no live streaming, and has a 5-minute limit on videos. The Theta SC has interval shooting (an intervalometer) but I believe it doesn’t have interval composite, so if you want to do star trails, for example, you’ll need to blend the exposures yourself using tools such as Photoshop or Lightroom.
Thank to you to MS and Tony Anastasi for bringing this to my attention!