Last year, Pentax revealed a 360-degree digital camera prototype at Photokina 2012. This month, at CES 2013, its mother company, Ricoh, unveiled another prototype camera that also takes 360-degree photos with just a single click.
Unlike the Pentax camera, the Ricoh model features a T-shaped body with a couple of 180-degree cameras on top. Although, the company is still finalizing the resolution of the camera.
The 360-degree camear is designed to take panoramic images as simple as possible. The current prototype only takes one image at a time, but Ricoh is planning to add burst features and the capability to take 360-degree videos to newer versions of the camera.
Pricing for the Ricoh 360-degree camera is not yet available. It is expected to be released within this year.