Ricoh has announced a limited edition version of its Theta SC 360-degree camera to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Japanese vocaloid pop star Hatsune Miku. In her 10 years of existence, Hatsune Miku, a hologram performer that uses a singing voice synthesizer, has released over 100,000 songs, opened for Lady Gaga, released rhythm games with Sony, and partnered with PlayStation VR for the virtual concert experience Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live.
Ricoh’s limited edition Hatsune Miku Theta SC has the same specs as the regular version: it has twin f2.0 lenses with two 12-megapixel sensors for 360-degree stills and 1080p-quality spherical video. This version, though, sports a “blue green” finish that matches Hatsune Miku’s iconic ankle-length hair and a white illustration of her by original illustrator Kei Garou. The camera is also accented with a power button that lights up pink, a dedicated accompanying app that allows users to superimpose the pop star in photos, and a shutter button that makes a “Hatsune Miku sound,” created by Crypton Future Media.
The camera has a special Abitax wool soft case handmade in Japan, and the 3,939 units created will come with a dog tag printed with the camera’s serial number.
Ricoh’s Theta SC Hatsune Miku edition will be open for orders from September 1st to October 31st, with the first delivery expected at the end of September in Japan. It will cost £270 ($351).Read more at theverge.com