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*How to Update your RICOH THETA

The newest firmware version for theRICOH THETA S is "Version 01.82".

Date Version number Overview of additional functions/fixes
Overview of additional functions/fixes
Nov. 24, 2016 Version 01.82

・The following shots can now be taken on RICOH THETA S. You can configure the settings from the smartphone app.
 -Interval composite shots *1
 -My Settings *2
 -Color temperature specification shots
・UVC 1.5 is now supported, so live streaming can be output in full HD 30 fps.

 *1:Interval composite shooting is: when you take several photographs in succession to create a composite image that retains the bright areas of each shot. It can be useful, for instance, to take shots of the night sky from a fixed position and record the path of the moon and stars in the sky. Use a tripod to stabilize the camera when taking these shots.
 *2: You can save shooting conditions set with a smartphone on the camera. Shooting conditions registered in My Settings will be enabled when you turn the camera on while not connected to a smartphone.
 *3:Requires the latest version of the smartphone app (iOS 1.11.0 or above, Android 1.11.0 or above).

・Bug fix

・The following shots can now be taken on RICOH THETA S. You can configure the settings from the smartphone app.
 -Interval composite shots *1
 -My Settings *2
 -Color temperature specification shots
・UVC 1.5 is now supported, so live streaming can be output in full HD 30 fps.

 *1:Interval composite shooting is: when you take several photographs in succession to create a composite image that retains the bright areas of each shot. It can be useful, for instance, to take shots of the night sky from a fixed position and record the path of the moon and stars in the sky. Use a tripod to stabilize the camera when taking these shots.
 *2: You can save shooting conditions set with a smartphone on the camera. Shooting conditions registered in My Settings will be enabled when you turn the camera on while not connected to a smartphone.
 *3:Requires the latest version of the smartphone app (iOS 1.11.0 or above, Android 1.11.0 or above).

・Bug fix

Sep. 29, 2016 Version 01.72

・Bug fix

・Bug fix

Jul. 14, 2016 Version 01.62

・RICOH THETA S is now compatible with CA-3 cable switches (wired remote control).
・Bug fix

・RICOH THETA S is now compatible with CA-3 cable switches (wired remote control).
・Bug fix

Apr. 27, 2016 Version 01.50

・Bug fix

・Bug fix

Mar. 24, 2016 Version 01.42

・Photos can now be taken using a self-timer (still images).*1
 -To take photos using the self-timer, hold the WiFI button while turning on the power. The THETA S will initialize in self-timer mode, and the lamp above the shutter button will shine green.
 -When the shutter button is pressed while in self-timer mode the light will begin flashiing green, and a photo will be taken after five seconds.
 -The amount of time before a photo is taken in self-timer mode can be changed using the smartphone app.*2
       *1:When the THETA S is initialized in self-tiemr mode, videos cannot be taken.
       *2:Requires the latest version of the smartphone app (iOS 1.6.0 or above, Android 1.6.0 or above).

・Photos can now also be taken while connected to PC via USB.
 *While the THETA S is connected via USB and power is on, WiFi will switch off.

・Photos can now be taken using a self-timer (still images).*1
 -To take photos using the self-timer, hold the WiFI button while turning on the power. The THETA S will initialize in self-timer mode, and the lamp above the shutter button will shine green.
 -When the shutter button is pressed while in self-timer mode the light will begin flashiing green, and a photo will be taken after five seconds.
 -The amount of time before a photo is taken in self-timer mode can be changed using the smartphone app.*2
       *1:When the THETA S is initialized in self-tiemr mode, videos cannot be taken.
       *2:Requires the latest version of the smartphone app (iOS 1.6.0 or above, Android 1.6.0 or above).

・Photos can now also be taken while connected to PC via USB.
 *While the THETA S is connected via USB and power is on, WiFi will switch off.

Jan. 28, 2016 Version 01.30

Resolved the bug in which Live view was not displayed.

Resolved the bug in which Live view was not displayed.

Dec. 17, 2015 Version 01.21

RICOH THETA S can now capture images with HDR Rendering. The function can be enabled by selecting HDR Rendering when shooting with the smartphone app in auto mode.
*Requires the latest version of the smartphone app (iOS 1.3.0 or above, Android 1.3.0 or above).
*When shooting with HDR Rendering, four images with differing exposure parameters can be shot and rendered to generate images in a broad dynamic range. Secure the camera to a tripod, etc. before using this function.

RICOH THETA S can now capture images with HDR Rendering. The function can be enabled by selecting HDR Rendering when shooting with the smartphone app in auto mode.
*Requires the latest version of the smartphone app (iOS 1.3.0 or above, Android 1.3.0 or above).
*When shooting with HDR Rendering, four images with differing exposure parameters can be shot and rendered to generate images in a broad dynamic range. Secure the camera to a tripod, etc. before using this function.

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