Playing with Ricoh Theta S

A friend of mine recently bought Ricoh Theta S and was nice enough to lend it to me for a day.
It is a really nice gadget that produces decent quality 360-degree photos (5376 x 2688 px) and OK video files, considering that the videos are 1920 x 960 px.


I was very lucky the previous day to find a field full of poppies and I have shot some really nice photos. You could check the other images on the bottom of this page.

I have visited the same field the following day to test the Theta S and I have got some really unique perspective pictures.
It is really nice that Ricoh had worked out the embedding so well, whether you want to share the image on Facebook or Twitter and there is also an embed code that works really well.

Here is an example that I have took while laying in the middle of the field

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

And here is an example of photo taken in lower light in closed space  just to test the seams processing

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

At the end of the day, Theta S is really nice gadget and also it could be used for creating Google street view content, since it is one of the cameras suggested by Google