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Ricoh Theta S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 630 reviews of Ricoh Theta S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the glare. Many are less positive about the zoom and contrast.

usability, image quality, portability, performance, size

lens, storage, viewfinder, contrast, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Ricoh Theta S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ricoh Theta S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Ricoh Theta S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the performance and design are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability and price. There are some mixed opinions about the size and glare.

usability, portability, image quality, design, performance

price, durability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ricoh Theta S Camera - BlackRicoh Theta S Camera - Black

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Ricoh Theta S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 user reviews of Ricoh Theta S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the performance and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the glare and low light performance. Some have doubts about the zoom and contrast.

usability, image quality, portability, price, performance

screen, lens, viewfinder, contrast, zoom

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black)Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Ricoh Theta S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Ricoh Theta S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RICOH Theta S Digital Camera, BlackRICOH Theta S Digital Camera, Black

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Ricoh Theta S review

 

Unless you're really into cameras, it's probably a surprise that Japanese electronics manufacturer Ricoh -- a company best known for its copiers, printers and other office equipment -- was the first to launch a consumer point-and-shoot camera for...

The Ricoh Theta S takes the complex process of capturing and creating spherical photos and videos down to a single button press. Using its Wi-Fi and mobile apps, you can control the camera, and edit and share photos and video. Addition of self-timer...

Processing takes its toll on photo and video quality, so just don't look too closely. Having separate apps for capture and editing hurts the user experience. You need to upload to Ricoh's site before sharing to other sites. Because of the twin-lens...

Whether you're looking to create content for your VR headset or just love cool camera gadgetry, the Ricoh Theta S is an excellent way to start creating spherical images.

Apr, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Ricoh Theta S

 

The Ricoh Theta S is the third generation of Ricoh's 360-degree shooting camera, which we first got our hands on at IFA 2015 – and it's the first to offer decent video abilities. The VR craze is very much in full swing right now, but the focus is still...

The Ricoh Theta S provides decent 360 photos and acceptable 360 video for early adopters, but it’s likely to be superseded soon.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Ricoh Theta review

 

More than a novelty, the Theta creates instant panoramas that capture the moment in a unique way

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Ricoh Theta

 

Hands-on: The world's first 360 degree camera, but is it worth the bother?

If you really only want to shoot 360 images, the Theta does a fantastic job of capturing the entire scene. At more than £300 we are not sure the Theta offers great value for money.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Ricoh Theta

 

Ricoh Theta M15 spherical camera : Ricoh Imaging has announced a new model of the Ricoh Theta - the Ricoh Theta M15. This incredible device allows users to capture the area all around them - not forgetting above and below - all in a single spherical...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

RICOH THETA S

 

Ricoh and Pentax are both names in quality DSLR and even some smaller but high quality cameras often cruelly called point and shoot. This offering is somewhat different as you only know what you have when you have it stored.

The RICOH THETA S is available in black from the first link below for £299 with free delivery.

Apr, 2016

Recommended

Expert review by: ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Ricoh Theta S Review

 

We take a look at the latest 360 camera from Ricoh with a 12 megapixel stills capability.

Good image quality ; Full 360 x 360 images ; Easily take and explore your images ; Full HD 30fps video capture ; 8GB built in memory

App can be glitchy on Android ; Uploading images to Theta360.com profile can be confusing

The Ricoh Theta S is a compact and handy camera that takes good quality images. It's especially ideal for situations where you want to capture the whole scene including everyone and everything, without omission.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Ricoh Theta Review

 

The Ricoh Theta allows you to take 360° spherical images, either by itself or there are apps available so you can use it with Android and iOS devices. It is available to purchase for £329.99.

Unique way to take pictures, Easy to use, Images are well stitched together, Has 4Gb of internal memory

Too expensive, Image quality isn't fantastic

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: theregister.co.uk (theregister.co.uk)

Ricoh Theta 360˚ camera: Point and click immersive imaging

 

Review The Ricoh Theta is yet another excursion of photographic fun intended to deliver an immersive environment, on-line, on the move or on the desktop. It's been tried before – remember iPIX anyone? That idea – which in the mid-1990s became a hit...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Ricoh Theta

 

Meet the Ricoh Theta, a curious new camera with a unique all-round lens set-up, which for £329, can snap shots as if they were taken from inside a fishbowl. It's a small candybar-style device, barely any bigger than a smartphone, only there's an...

We've got to say, the Ricoh Theta is an odd device. We like the ability to pan around full 360 degree images and zoom in and out of all the details, as well as the remote trigger functions, but we do wonder if it actually has any other practical use....

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):260
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Video recording time:2.9

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Remotely operated:Y
Shooting modes:Auto / Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
Smartphone remote support:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators:Status, WLAN / Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display:N / No
Flip-out screen:N

Flash

Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light:Y / Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.1

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):12
Effective megapixels (movie):12
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12 / 14

Lens System

Image stabilizer:N / No
Interchangeable lens:N
Maximum aperture number:2

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600 / 100, 125, 200, 250, 320, 400, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600 / 100, 1600
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Manual

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Pouch: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI Version:1.4
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge:N
S-Video Out:N / No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/8000 - 1/8
Shutter speed (photo):1/6400 - 1/8 / 1/8000 - 60
Shutter speed (video):1/8000 - 1/30 / 1/8000 - 1/30, 1/8000 - 1/15

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:5376 x 2688
Still image resolution(s):5376 x 2688, 2048 x 1024 / 5376x2688, 2048x1024

Storage

Camcorder tape type:N
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Disc types supported:N / No
Internal storage capacity:8

Technical Details

F-number (relative aperture):2

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:16
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / M-JPEG, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 720 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.9 / 2.29
Height :13 / 130
Weight:125
Width:4.4 / 44

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Lamp, Outdoor, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Outdoor, Shade