Ricoh has unveiled a camera capable of delivering 360-degree live video streams. The camera and related technology will be sold as the Ricoh R Development Kit and will be available in mid-2017. Live streaming of fully-spherical video is an emerging technology, with content creation, distribution, and viewing still largely in their infancy, said the company.
Ricoh anticipates the new technology will be embraced by the entertainment, gaming, education, and scientific research industries.
The Ricoh R Development Kit can live stream fully-spherical 360-degree images in 2K resolution at 30 frames per second.