Ricoh Company, Ltd
“STAYTHEE” that allows you to shoot with Insta360 floating and a limited number of accessory sets on sale
-Battery-free, stays in a fixed position underwater, enabling shooting with a sense of realism-
Ricoh Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshinori Yamashita) started selling a limited number of 360-degree camera buoyancy adjusters “STAYTHEE” and accessory sets for Insta360* on November 18th. STAYTHEE is a buoyancy adjuster that can maintain neutral buoyancy (a state that neither floats nor sinks) underwater without the need for batteries, just by attaching it to a 360-degree camera in a waterproof case. By attaching STAYTHEE, you can expand the range of underwater 360-degree images and videos. In July of this year, we released a limited number of 100 units for the RICOH THETA 360-degree camera, and received a lot of feedback. In the midst of this, we received many requests from customers who wanted to use 360-degree cameras other than RICOH THETA, so on November 18th we started selling a limited number of STAYTHEE and accessory sets compatible with “Insta 360 ONE X2*”. did.
*Insta360 ONE X2 and Insta360 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Shenzhen Arashi Vision.
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmNRFrZklu4&t=2s] -“STAYTHEE” introduction video-
Main features of “STAY THEE”
STAYTHEE was born from Ricoh’s new business creation initiative “TRIBUS” as an item for those who enjoy marine sports such as snorkeling and diving. Developed by taking a hint from the principle of a fish’s swim bladder, it can maintain neutral buoyancy (a state in which it neither floats nor sinks) underwater without the need for batteries, simply by attaching it to a 360-degree camera in a waterproof case. It is now possible to shoot images that were previously difficult. For example, by letting go of the 360-degree camera attached to STAYTHEE while it is floating in the water, you can take a picture of yourself swimming as if it were taken by someone else. Furthermore, by moving the human away from the camera, it is possible to bring the camera closer to the underwater creatures, which are easy to be wary of, and capture a more realistic natural environment. In addition, you can adjust the buoyancy by moving the cylinder. For example, if you set the buoyancy to be heavy, you can shoot images of the robot sinking from above.
Details of “STAYTHEE” and accessory set for Insta360
・STAY THEE body
・Macro photography kit
When connected to the buoyancy adjuster STAYTHEE, you can enjoy underwater photography by laying the camera on the seabed.
・Strap with reel
A strap with a reel that expands the ways you can play.
A cover to protect the lens part of the underwater housing case. Price: 48,400 yen (tax included)
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