The next new 360 camera is coming soon and it will be a Ricoh Theta, based on recent permits filed by Ricoh. When will it be released? Is it for consumers or prosumers? What features will it have? I discuss these questions in this video. UPDATE: here is the design of the new Theta.
In the past couple of weeks, Ricoh filed for a Bluetooth certification and for a permit with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. These permits state that the new camera is a 360 camera and that it will be a Ricoh Theta.
Many 360 shooters have been waiting for a true successor to the Theta Z1. Earlier this year, Ricoh released a version of the Theta Z1 with 51GB, but this new camera appears to be a new camera, not merely a new version of the Theta Z1.