TOKYO, March 12, 2018 – Ricoh and Ricoh Imaging today announced that they have won an award in this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 for the RICOH THETA V, the newest model of the spherical cameras that capture 360-degree scenes surrounding the user.
The RICOH THETA won in the discipline of “Product” in the “TV/Cameras” category at the annual world-renowned design prize event in Hannover, Germany
RICOH THETA V was launched in late 2017 as a high-end model of the “RICOH THETA” camera series that capture 360-degree scenes surrounding the user. While retaining the easy-to-use feature and a lightweight portability of the current model, the RICOH THETA V supports features that include 360-degree 4K video capture, immersive spatial audio recording, and high-speed transfer. Also, the operating system is based on AndroidTM which allows customized capabilities that enhance the RICOH THETA V’s use for specialty applications and in vertical markets. As a flagship model of the series, the RICOH THETA V is designed in metallic gray color that suggests high spec. The body surface is processed to give a highly textured feel which supports usability and provides an elegant finish. The usability of the camera also continues to be improved throughout the series.
About iF DESIGN AWARD
For 65 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. This year 6,401 products from 54 countries were entered for consideration.
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