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Ricoh Theta M15
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Ricoh Theta M15 Camcorder

£231.60
£112.84 £118.76 cheaper than 74 days ago
15MP 95g Handheld Nov 2014
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Camcorder Type Release Date
Good expert reviews
Does not have a good zoom
Inferior technical features
12 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This big total megapixels camcorder received an expert rating of 80% from pentaxforums.com.

Average User Reviews

Based on 10 user reviews the average user rating of this Ricoh video camera is 76%. 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Big total megapixels video cameras manufactured by Ricoh have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big total megapixels video cameras) and found that Ricoh also has good ratings across its entire range. 85% of those that bought a Ricoh camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Four people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Easy to Use” in their review of this camcorder. Replay gave the product a score of 7 stars and mentioned “It really is an overly simple to use 360 camera”. Two years ago Recorridos Virtuales mentioned in their review of this camcorder “It is very light and simple to use”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Phillip mentioned two years ago “There are manual settings for longer exposure via phone or tablet to help compensate for that” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

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Robust

One customer who reviewed the Ricoh Theta M15 reckoned that it was well made. Phillip scored it 7 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder two years ago “It shoots a spherical 360 degrees which means you are always in the shot unless connected via built in wi-fi to your phone or tablet”.

Nice Design

One customer wrote that it was well designed. Mauroarrau said “Nice design, easy hardware, nice photos.”.

Tripod Mountable

The Theta M15 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also are tripod mountable.

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Not Good Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Poor Image Quality” .


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money. Two years ago expert review site Pentaxforums.com said “Also more powerful than the original model, which was unable to capture videos.  This is a very reasonable price and makes the Theta a great value, in our opinion. ” in their review of this camcorder.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

One person concluded that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small Compact”.

Very Light

With a weight of only 95 grams, the Theta M15 is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The lightest video camera of a comparable age and type to this camcorder is 59g weight and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who purchased the Ricoh Theta M15 concluded that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Battery Life”.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Ricoh Theta M15 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think cheaper camcorders such as the MUVI K-Series K2 (£109.99), and the MUVI K-Series K1 (£89.66) both from Veho is also worth considering.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Theta M15 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Theta M15 features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also feature indoor white balance.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £118.76 (51%)

The price has dropped from £231.60 to £112.84 in the last 74 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 90% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 10% chance that the price will actually go back up. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Does Not Have a Good Zoom

One person considered that it did not have a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com said “Limited Zoom” in their review of the Ricoh Theta M15. One owner concluded that it did not have a good image stabiliser.

Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

One person who bought the product concluded that it did not have a good viewfinder. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “No Viewfinder”.


Features

Inferior Technical Features

One person who bought the product reckoned that it did not have good features. Two years ago Recorridos Virtuales mentioned “It is missing a few features that I would love to have.” in their review of this camcorder.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The Theta M15 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder which support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also support HDMI including the MUVI K-Series K2 (£109.99), or the MUVI K-Series K1 (£89.66) both from Veho.

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Battery

Very Short Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of video cameras of this type and age is 1.8h, and the video recording times range from 0.67h to 3.1h. With a video recording time of only 0.67 hours, the Theta M15 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Ricoh camcorder was released.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00026649107009, 00026649107016, 00026649107023, 00026649107030, 00266491070094, 00266491070162, 04961311894541, 04961311897900, 04961311897917, 04961311897924

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