Thanks for the usage report. I think there’s a few issues people are seeing with the THETA V that can be helped with this type of sharing of information in a community:
- firmware is new and there may be a few glitches, such as the camera locking or acting weird under certain usage conditions.
- official user documentation is a bit sparse and doesn’t obviously state things like this, which gives a tip to press the power button and wireless button together for 6 seconds
- Unlike the THETA S, the THETA V has a sleep mode. A single short press on the power button puts the camera to sleep, it does not reboot the camera. To reboot the camera, you need to press and hold the power button. I think this could be clarified in the documentation
From everything we can tell, the camera is a solid piece of equipment with great functionality and a good path toward free upgrades with firmware, plug-ins, mobile apps, and desktop apps and utilities. there’s also a path for third-party paid upgrades for apps, plug-ins and accessories.
As the documentation is online, Ricoh can update it regularly. I’m seeing new updates to the documentation every week. Also, Ricoh seems willing to work with the community. Considering that they are a massive multi-billion dollar company, I think they are quite good with things like releasing software and utility updates and communicating what the limitations are.