Ricoh is more known for its printers and copiers than for drone cameras. The Ricoh Theta X is the company’s latest 360-degree camera and a direct competitor of the Insta360 X3. Both are great cameras for capturing 360° photos and stabilized videos.
The Ricoh Theta X offers 11K stills resolution, which is 60.5MP, unmatched in its market segment. It can shoot 5.7K 360 stabilized videos with up to 30fps. The footage can be stored on built-in memory or an external micro SD card.
The heart of the camera is a twin 48mp Sony IMX586 1/2-inch sensor and a Qualcomm QCS605 image processor. It has a large 2.25-inch color LCD screen for easy operation. Theta X 360 is powered by a removable DB-110 battery with 1350mAh. The camera can record about 30 minutes at the highest resolution with one charger.
At the bottom of the Ricoh Theta X is a tripod that allows it to be installed on a FPV drone. 360 cameras offer a unique perspective from the air.
Ricoh Theta X: Key features
- Record natural 360-degree images using up to approximately 60MP (11008 x 5504, 11K) still image shooting and high-precision stitching
- Shoot incredibly realistic spherical images and videos using video shooting with improved image stabilization at up to 5.7K, 30fps video.
- A large 2.25-inch LCD touch panel has been equipped on the THETA X
- Supports an external memory card in addition to the internal memory capacity. It also supports shooting for a long period because the battery is replaceable.
- Built-in GPS (QZSS) and A-GPS, accurate position information can be acquired to embed into 360-degree photos.