- The Ricoh Theta V 360 camera compatible with PS VR
The Ricoh Theta V is a very good little camera that can shoot 360 degrees. Sony has announced an application that makes videos compatible on its PlayStation VR headset.
Ricoh is a Japanese manufacturer that manufactures many electronic devices from photocopiers to digital cameras. In recent years, the Tokyo-based company has also produced small consumer 360-degree cameras. With its consumer model Theta V, Ricoh is now also opening up to owners of a PlayStation VR headset.
The Ricoh Theta V 360 camera compatible with PS VR
It was Shushei Yoshida, the boss of "Sony Interactive Entertainment WorldWide Studios", who announced that a application was available to make the Ricoh Theta V 360 camera compatible with the PS 4 console and the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. Just connect the camera to the console via the WiFi network to be able to enjoy the 360 degree videos offered by the camera. This is the first camera compatible with the Japanese giant's game console. This fills a gap and a strong demand from many users of the Sony VR headset.
The Ricoh Theta V is a consumer 360 degree camera. It is sold at a price of 399 euros on the store of the Japanese manufacturer but it is possible to find it at lower prices at various online merchant sites. Fairly easy to use, it can take 4K videos at 3.840 x 1.920 pixels. Only downside, it is only 30 fps which is a bit tight for a VR headset. As you can see in the video above, the quality of the pictures is really good.