We’ve got DSLR cameras that let us capture life’s most important moments in exactly the way we want, and point and shoot cameras that make photography simple. We’ve got action cams that can be used in even the toughest environments, and instant cameras that produce a physical keepsake that we can enjoy for years to come.
No matter which you choose, there is still one problem. You’ve got to select your subject, frame it, and take the shot. If you’ve accidentally cropped something out of the image, there is no way to get it back. Unless, of course, you have a 360-degree camera. These cameras capture everything around you, so absolutely nothing can be missed. Although this is a relatively new technology, it couldn’t have come at a better time. With Virtual Reality becoming common place, we now are able to enjoy 360 degree video like never before. Alternately, simple photo editing software can help us review our films and crop it to the important bits, allowing you to focus on the moment instead of on your camera.
Ricoh is the latest manufacturer to the 360-degree camera bandwagon. Their SC camera looks to be both easy to use, affordable, and powerful. Ricoh has a proven track record of creating high quality cameras, so we’d expect the same from the Theta SC. Let’s take a look and see if the 360-degree camera hype is all it’s cracked up to be.