West Caldwell, NJ—Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced the North American availability of a special Hatsune Miku version of its Ricoh Theta SC camera.
The limited edition, 360º camera package was created in collaboration with Hatsune Miku’s developer, Crypton Future Media, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the popular singing digital avatar. Miku is an extremely popular digital persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application, with a loyal following in Japan and around the world.
The package includes a specially colored Ricoh Theta SC camera with graphics of the character by original illustrator KEI.
In addition, a dedicated smartphone application enables users to integrate the Hatsune Miku character into their 360º images.
Ricoh Theta SC Hatsune Miku
The Ricoh Theta SC Type Hatsune Miku incorporates the same tech specs as the regular Theta SC version. However, it features an illustration of Hatsune Miku on a blue-green-colored camera body—her signature color scheme. It also sports a pink-illuminated power button.
Moreover, when the shutter button is pressed to capture a 360º image, the camera emits a custom Hatsune Miku sound.
With the Ricoh Theta Type Hatsune Miku app for iOS and Android devices, users can overlay a three-dimensional image of the pop star on their 360º photos. The app includes 55 different poses, including Snow Miku, a winter character whose outfits are determined by annual design competitions.
Furthermore, the Ricoh Theta exclusive editing application can only be used with this Theta model.
The Ricoh Theta SC Type Hatsune Miku package includes a dog-tag key holder printed with the camera serial number (1-3,939). Also in the bundle is a blue-green colored 100% wool case by Japanese artisan crafts company,Abitax. Both the key holder and packaging feature an exclusive illustration of Hatsune Miku created by well-known Japanese artist fuzichoco. ricohimaging.com