New Ricoh Theta

Yes, there is a new one. It is almost great. It’s definitely better than 360fly and Kodak Pixpro, both of which are made completely obsolete by this little $349 camera. (But it is no comparison to Sphericam with its 4K 60FPS resolution 36o video 😉

• Image sensor size 1/2.3 (x2)
• Aperture F2.0
• Shutter speed Still image: 1/6400 to 1/8 second, Still image (manual): 1/6400 to 60 seconds, Video (L): 1/8000 to 1/30 second, Video (M): 1/8000 to 1/15 second, Live streaming (USB): 1/8000 to 1/15 second, Live streaming (HDMI): 1/8000 to 1/30 second
• Image sensor effective pixels Approx. 12MP, Output size: Approx. 14MP
• File size (still images) L: 5376×2688, M: 2048×1024
• File size (videos) L: 1920×1080/30fps/16Mbps, M: 1280×720/15fps/6Mbps
• Live streaming (USB) 1280×720/15fps
• Live streaming (HDMI) L: 1920×1080/30fps, M: 1280×720/30fps, S: 720×480/30fps, *Switch automatically to adjust to connected display
Communications protocol HTTP (Open Spherical Camera API*7 compatible)

Looking back at Sept 11 2001


World Trade Center 1

Mark Fink says, “I think what strikes me about this image is how time and events can transform even the most mundane images into icons enfused with so much history and emotion. At the time, I was just hoping I wouldn’t get yelled at for using a tripod!” and the aftermath:

http://ivrpa.org/panorama/world-trade-center-ground-zero-september-21-2001/

 

Matt Kaye says,

Some of you may remember a few of Balloon Planets I posted a few weeks back, well here’s a shed load more in interactive form, I’ve added some Planet View buttons to add some fun and the balloons are pretty cool in Planet mode. Europes Largest Balloon Festival.. Enjoy!

Matt Kaye's photo.


Marcio Cabral
 shot this panorama:

Spirocones

 

Ali Zareiee, the 56 gopros on a helmet wearing guy, shot this:  http://littlstar.com/videos/1f9fb1fc

 

 

 

 

Matthew Rogers says: “Here’s the download link for the GearVR version. You will need the ORBX player to view it: http://www.360precision.com/…/lamborghini_sv30_yellow.png.z…

First final interactive 360º VR from Salon Privé, yellow Lamborghini SV30: http://www.360precision.com/sa…/lambo_sv_30_front/index.html

 

New Kodak Pixpro SP360-4K

But it’s obsolete already because of the new Ricoh Theta.

JK Imaging has announced the latest version of its 360-degree-shooting Kodak action cameras, the Pixpro SP360-4K. As those last digits in the name suggest, the new model makes the jump to recording its spherical content in 4K. GIZMAG.COM

 

And let’s never forget the original “Sphere cam” by Dan Slater

 

Vladimir Kushnarev‎ shot “Monochrome Tuscany”

 

  

Henry Alvarez says,

Let me introduce my brother’s band, he’s the one playing sax grin emoticon

Concierto callejero de la banda de Soul Smokey Blue en Ponferrada con motivo de la inauguración de la nueva decoración del bar Quinto Pino. ROTTODIGITAL.COM|BY ENRIQUE ALVAREZ

Jason Villmer is selling some poor old obsolete Ladybug cameras

FOR SALE IMMEDIATELY: High-Defintiion 360º Video Production Kit

PRICE: €9,000 (originally €18,000)
CONDITION: Like new. Works great.
LOCATION: Europe (Italia)

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High quality, industrial cameras – USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, and USB 2.0
PTGREY.COM

Our friend in Dubai Gerald Donovan starts us drooling on the 250MP sensor from Canon

So then. Canon’s new 250MP sensor then. I thought I’d run some numbers… 200mm lens on this thing, shoot a full sphere (less than 3000 images), and you’d have a 400 gigapixel image. See More
Canon today announced that it has created a monster of a CMOS sensor with the world’s highest pixel count (for its size). The DSLR-format sensor manages to PETAPIXEL.COM

Marco Corongi shoots Church of San Massimo

Marco Corongi's photo.

Hi dear friends, i wanted to share one of my latests aerial panoramas, hope you like it

 

 

 

Panorámica aérea de Toledo en una mañana de agosto cuando los primeros rayos de sol revelan volúmenes y texturas de una ciudad rodeada por el rio Tajo cuya historia se remonta a la edad de bronce. PANORAMICASAEREAS.ES|BY JAIME BROTONS CANO

Ivan Pedretti says,

The Three Peaks, Drei Zinnen, on the night of July at 2450m with the moonset, during a photographic weekend with landscaper friends.
Sony α7II, Samyang 14, 30″ 2.8 3200 ‪#‎SonyA7II‬ ‪#‎A7II‬ ‪#‎dolomiti‬

Panoramic of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (drei Zinnen) with milky way and Moonset.
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Aaron Priest says,

This is Eagle Lodge & Camps in Lincoln, Maine on Folsom Pond, August 3, 2015, 6:26 PM. A group of kayakers is paddling away for some quick fishing before sunset while another group enjoys supper in the lodge.

Shot with a Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Panoneed, Promote Control, and Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod w/ leveling base @ 14mm, f/11, ISO 64, and 1/5 to 1/50 shutter speeds; 2 rows of 7 columns plus 1 dedicated zenith shot, times 3 brackets of 1.7 EV stops, for a total of 45 photos. HDR blending to 16-bit DNGs was done with Lightroom, stitching of 16-bit TIFFs with PTGui Pro, and final blending with Photoshop. The finished panorama is 169 megapixels and measures 61” x 30”. Displayed with PanoTour Pro.

 

Eagle Lodge and Camps in Lincoln, Maine on Folsom Pond. AARONPRIESTPHOTO.COM

Per Bruus says,

I have these two Coastall 4,88mm, which I had planned to use to panovideo but have lost interest. They are 185 ° so there may be overlap enough to fit two opposite cameras. If anyone here is interested is welcome to send PM with a reasonable bid. New price was 5500 USD per. pieces. They are with T2 adapter and with the proper adapter it can be used on all DX camera. Shipping to EU only.

Per Bruus's photo.

Steve Perry says,

I had the privilege of being invited to create a 360˚ virtual tour of this year’s Diner en Blanc pop-up party on Aug. 27 at Pershing Square in LA. About 1,000 people attended this private party, where two requirements were to wear ALL WHITE, and bring your own food, table & chairs. CRAZY wild time!

Steve Perry's photo.
  

This “stuff” (http://www.burger.si/Jame/KriznaJama/2013/03_KriznaJama.html) is going to stereo and VR goggles ready … can’t wait the season to start…yeah! (now a ‘hunt’ for people to help me… suffer, pain, hunger, thirst… and no paid job … Avanti Popolo! )

Boštjan Burger's photo.

 

I love shooting panos of the sunrise over the city, especially when the fullmoon set on the same time. Last weekend a had the opportunity to rent the new Canon 5Ds and make some shots with it. Feel free to discover the result for yourself: http://andrestiebitz.de/demos/livinglevels/

Setup: Canon 5Ds | Sigma 50mm Art | Panoneed… See More

Jerome Boccon-Gibod says,

One of the most famous Rooftop Bar in NYC
De loin le rooftop bar le plus connu et le plus spectaculaire à New York ! Pour admirer Manhattan à la tombée de la nuit il faut soit prendre du recul, soit de la hauteur… Situé au vingtième étage d’un building, le 230 Fifth offre une des …
360IMAGES.FR|BY BOCCONGIBOD.JEROME

 New Google Streetview App!

 

Google’s mobile Street View app is getting a big update on iOS and Android today: you can now contribute your own 360-degree photos to Google Maps. It work. THENEXTWEB.COM|BY NAPIER LOPEZ