DENVER, Colo., July 11, 2016 – Ricoh Imaging Americas today announced its Theta S 360-degree camera and accessories are now available at select Best Buy® stores throughout the U.S.A. The Theta S has been available on since mid-June.

Ricoh is the pioneer in the 360-degree consumer camera category, and its sleekly designed and pocket-sized Theta cameras allow consumers to record fully spherical images, allowing them to see the entirety of a scene in photos or videos. Its newest model–the award-winning Ricoh Theta S—captures high-resolution spherical images of nearly 14 mega-pixels and records HD video at 30fps, with a maximum recording time of 25 minutes. The spherical images captured by both the Theta S and Theta m15 can be easily uploaded to; posted and shared via Facebook, Google+, Google Maps and YouTube; as well as shared via Twitter and Tumblr.
The Ricoh Theta series camera is the brainchild of Ricoh’s Visual Revolution or VR division, an organization that is focused on developing innovative consumer imaging technologies. The camera’s combination of small size, high quality imagery and incredible functionality are a result of Ricoh’s many decades of experience in advanced imaging and optical technologies. The company has long been a leader in professional printers and copiers, and is known for its high-quality optics and optical components. A key achievement with the Theta series is an ultra-small twin-lens folded-optical system capable of capturing two wide-angle images and then marrying them into a single spherical image.

“Experiencing 360-degree spherical photos and videos is really the only way to truly understand their power and gain an appreciation for the countless possibilities of this new, exciting digital imaging format,” said Kaz Eguchi, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “We are delighted that Best Buy is extending the reach of the Theta experience to more consumers at locations throughout the U.S.”

About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The company now known as Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.

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For More Information, Contact:
Barbara Hagin
Breakaway Communications for Ricoh
(415) 358-2484

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