It’s CES 2017 and you know what that means…a lot of announcements and a lot of new tech. Ricoh is not being left behind either, today announcing their new Ricoh R, a camera that Ricoh is claiming to be the first 360 camera capable of up to 24 hours of live streaming.
Live streamed 360-degree video is starting to catch on as social media starts implementing the technology into their live streaming platforms. Having a camera like the Ricoh R, which can shoot up to 24 hours of the 360 video would be a huge advantage to content creators and social media managers looking to be on the cutting edge of social interaction.
According to Ricoh, the R is capable of recording 2K video at 30FPS, which may sound like a ton of resolution, but when you consider that it is being stretched around the 360 sphere, it’s not actually as crazy as you think. (Although, it’s still just as challenging to stream) Oh, and it also records to a micro SD card, to help keep the camera small and light.
No pricing or availability has been announced yet, but the units are on display at CES for any of you who happen to be attending. For more information online, you can checkout the Ricoh R minisite, here.