How is RICOH Tours different from other virtual tour services?
RICOH Tours is an integrated, seamless product. Our camera, mobile apps and website are all made by us and work seamlessly. There’s also no processing delays, which lets you complete the virtual tour creation process in as fast as 15 minutes.
We also don’t compromise on the quality of your images or limit the number of tours you can create. For a monthly or annual subscription, you can store and share unlimited full resolution virtual tours on our secure cloud.
What do I need to get started?
You’ll need a subscription to RICOH Tours and a Ricoh Theta 360° camera.
We also provide and recommend you use a monopod. That way you can setup the camera and step into another room, take out your phone, and snap picture using the RICOH Tours app. If you were to simply hold up the camera, you would appear in the picture.
Does your camera rotate to take a 360 picture?
No. Ricoh Theta spherical images are created using two ultra wide-angle lenses at the front and rear of the camera. These capture a complete 360° image with just one click. So capturing an entire room takes seconds, and you can create a complete house tour of most properties in under an hour.
Which mobile devices can I use with RICOH Tours?
For creating tours, we currently have apps for iOS and Android devices. Tours can also be viewed from any computer using current browsers. Any changes you make to your tour in the app are synced and visible online automatically.
How do I share my RICOH Tours?
Once all your 360° images are taken, RICOH Tours syncs your images online and makes the complete tour viewable on a unique web page. Real estate agents can post a link with the virtual tour to their listings, or anywhere potential customers traffic, such as Facebook. There is also an option that allows you to select a link that meets MLS listing standards.
What are the features of the monopod?
Ricoh Theta series slim and compact mono-pod is ideal for property tours. The camera platform and leg are reduced in size to prevent them from appearing in the image, and an easy to adjust mechanism to automatically lock in any position with a single touch of the button. The length when stowed away is just 21 inches, and it can be extended up to 59 inches. Extremely lightweight and stable with stylish bag with room to place your Ricoh Theta camera.
What countries is RICOH Tours available?
Currently RICOH Tours is only available in the United States and a few select countries. If the app is not available yet in your country, please contact us.