Overview

Overview

The RICOH THETA camera model differs depending on when the camera was sold. The models are refered to as below. There are certain functional differences between each model.

  1. RICOH THETA
  2. RICOH THETA m15
  3. RICOH THETA S
  4. RICOH THETA SC
  5. RICOH THETA V

The following operations can be performed using the RICOH THETA interface.

I/F Capturing imagesVideo shootingImage reading Delete Clock adjustWireless LAN OFF Switching capture mode
(Still image / Video)
Live View Others
Manual supported partially supported*1 not supported not supported not supported supported partially supported*1 not supported Power ON/OFF, Wireless LAN ON
Via Wireless / Wired LAN supported partially supported*1 supported supported supported supported partially supported*2 partially supported*2 Assumptions of this Document
Wired LAN is RICOH THETA V firmware v or above
Via USB connection (MTP) partially supported*3 partially supported*3 supported supported partially supported*3 partially supported*4 partially supported*3 not supported Assumptions of this Document
Via Bluetooth connection partially supported*4 partially supported*4 not supported not supported partially supported*4 partially supported*4 partially supported*4 not supported Power ON/OFF, Wireless LAN ON
Assumptions of this Document

supported: All versions support
partially supported*1: Supported by RICOH THETA m15 or above
partially supported*2: Supported by RICOH THETA S or above
partially supported*3: Supported by RICOH THETA S firmware version 01.42 or above
partially supported*4: Supported by RICOH THETA V or above
not supported: Not supported

It is assumed in this document that the camera will be connected via Wireless / Wired LAN, USB connection (MTP) or Bluetooth connection.

Development is done at your own risk.

Generated image

RICOH THETA generates two types of images.

Still image

An equirectangular JPEG file is generated.

ModelImage size
RICOH THETA / RICOH THETA m153584x1792
RICOH THETA S / RICOH THETA SC5376x2688 / 2048x1024
RICOH THETA V or above5376x2688

Video

A MOV or MP4 file is generated.

ModelProjection typeFormatImage size
RICOH THETA m15Dual-FisheyeMOV1920x1080
RICOH THETA S / RICOH THETA SCDual-FisheyeMP41920x1080 / 1280x720
RICOH THETA V or aboveEquirectangular / Dual-FisheyeMP43840x1920 / 1920x960

Top/bottom Correction

The two kinds of top/bottom correction information described below are included in images shot/acquired from RICOH THETA.

Furthermore, each version is supported as shown below.

ModelEXIFXMP
RICOH THETA supported not supported
RICOH THETA m15 or above supported supported

When images are shot using the RICOH THETA model, top/bottom correction information can be output in XMP format using the official app.

Wireless / Wired LAN Specifications

Wireless LAN standards: IEEE802.11b/g/n*1/ac*2 (2.4GHz, 5GHz*2)
Wired LAN standards*3: IEEE802.3

WLAN channels: 1CH, 6CH, 11CH (2.4GHz), 36CH, 40CH, 44CH, 48CH (5GHz*2)

Simultaneous connections: Maximum 1 wireless or wired LAN device

*1 IEEE802.11n is supported by only RICOH THETA S or above.
*2 IEEE802.11ac, 5GHz are supported by RICOH THETA V or above. Note that availability depends on the destination setting. Check for the standard in the target region before using this option.
*3 Wired LAN is supported by RICOH THETA V firmware v or above.

Protocol Specifications

RICOH THETA APIs are reffered to as below:

ModelStandardsWirelessWired PortReference
RICOH THETA / RICOH THETA m15 PTP over TCP-IP (PTP-IP) supported not supported 15740 RICOH THETA API v1 Reference
RICOH THETA S / RICOH THETA SC extended OSC Protocol supported not supported 80 RICOH THETA API v2 Reference
RICOH THETA S (firmware v01.62 or later) / RICOH THETA SC or later extended OSC Protocol supported partially supported*1 80 RICOH THETA API v2.1 Reference

*1 RICOH THETA V (firmware v) or above.

Live View Specifications (Only still image capture mode) (RICOH THETA S or above)

Equirectangular data in MotionJPEG format is output.

Image size: 640x320, 1024x512*, 1920x960*

* RICOH THETA V or later

USB Live Streaming Specifications (RICOH THETA S)

Dual-Fisheye data in MotionJPEG format or H.264 format (firmware version 01.82 or above) is output.

MotionJPEG

Image size: 1280x720

Frame rate: 15fps

H.264 (version 01.82 or above)

Image size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 30fps

DeviceStandardsFormat Details
Video USB Video Class 1.1 MotionJPEG Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Video Devices Revision 1.1
USB Video Class 1.5
(version 01.82 or above)
MotionJPEG / H.264 Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Video Devices Revision 1.5
Audio USB Audio Class 1.0 --- Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Audio Devices Release 1.0

USB Live Streaming Specifications (RICOH THETA V)

Equirectangular data in H.264 format is output.

Image size: 3840x1920, 1920x960

Frame rate: 30fps

DeviceStandardsDetails
Video USB Video Class 1.5 Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Video Devices Revision 1.5
Audio USB Audio Class 2.0 Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Audio Devices Release 2.0

HDMI Live Streaming Specifications (RICOH THETA S only)

Dual-Fisheye data in uncompressed YCbCr format is output.

Image size: 1920x1080 / 1280x720 / 720x480

Frame rate: 30fps

USB connection (MTP) Specifications

RICOH THETA S or above APIs using USB connection (MTP) are referred to as "v2 USB".
Camera operations as shooting with a USB connection is supported by RICOH THETA S firmware version 01.42 or above.

ModelStandardsDetails
RICOH THETA S or above Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) v2 USB Reference

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