Ricoh Theta SC2 for Business is a new variant of the affordable Theta SC2 with two new features specifically for virtual tours.
First, its default photo mode is the new “Room” preset, which is an HDR mode optimized for photos of rooms and car interiors.
Second, it has a new self-timer mode called “time shift,” which is designed to enable the user to take a photo without the user being visible in the shot. With this feature, the user can take half of a 360 photo, move to the other side, and take the other half of the photo. The user will then not be visible in the stitched 360 photo.
These features, together with the Theta series’ in-camera stitching, could make the Theta SC2 for Business the easiest 360 camera for virtual tours.
Pricing and availability for Theta SC2 for Business have not yet been announced. I’ll update this page when that information becomes available.