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Ricoh Theta M15
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Ricoh Theta M15 Camcorder

95g 0.67h Nov 2014
Weight Video Recording Time Release Date
This is not just an ordinary camera. It is a spherical camera that captures the space around you. And with just one touch.Create a sense of presence so real it feels like you are actually there.... More
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Ricoh Theta M15 Hands-On Field Test
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9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Camcorder expert review website pentaxforums.com scored this Ricoh camcorder 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this video camera is 76 out of 100 based on 10 owner reviews.

Good Brand

Ricoh has good average reviews for its camcorders as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Reasonably Priced

One person said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Pentaxforums.com mentioned “Makes the Theta a great value, in our opinion. ”.

Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Theta M15 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found light exposure modes is aperture priority, but this light exposure modes is not found on this video camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Ricoh video camera.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Theta M15 has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most video cameras of this age and type have a 64 ISO sensitivity. This camcorder also have 100, 200, 800 and 1 and 600 ISO sensitivitys. Across all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Theta M15 the worst ISO sensitivity is Auto and the best is 25,600.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Ricoh Theta M15 is more than most camcorders that were released more than two years ago. This Ricoh camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Theta M15. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Light

The average weight of video cameras of this spec and age is 880g. At only 95 grams, the Theta M15 is fairly light compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Theta M15.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the XTC-200[pl_1715689_price] (93g), or the XTC-100[pl_1716632_price] (93g) both from Midland.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Ricoh Theta M15 does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Theta M15 does not have an HDMI, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago also do not have an HDMI.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an HDMI including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The Theta M15 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Theta M15 are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Theta M15 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

Across all the camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Theta M15 the video recording times range from 0.67h to 80h. The Theta M15 has one of the shorter video recording times (only 0.67 hours) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Ricoh Theta M15 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Theta M15 do have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Ricoh Theta M15 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Ricoh Theta M15 is not 3D. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the Theta M15 do not have a night mode. The Ricoh Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Theta M15 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Theta M15 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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1 Other reason to consider the Ricoh Theta M15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder was released over two years ago.

Specification

Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Built-In Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
Video Formats Supported
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
S-Video Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Content
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 January 2015

We find the Ricoh Theta m15 to be a slam-dunk product.  At $299, it's not only cheaper but also more powerful than the original model, which was unable to capture videos.  This is a very...

9 October 2015

Ik moet zeggen dat ik het ondanks deze minpunten wel heel erg leuk vond om met de Ricoh Theta op stap te gaan. Je gaat heel anders naar de scenes en je composities kijken op het moment dat je weet...

Unique 360degree images
Easy to use
Smartphone social connectivity
Compact and elegant
Captures videos
Videos cannot be viewed on a smartphone
Video mode tedious to access
Limited resolution
Protruding lenses susceptible to damage
Strap lug not included (available separately)

User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 1 February 2015 by Replay

I normally pano-stitch 3-7 shot DSLR images via Photoshop. I was looking for an economical way to do larger pano-stitches, such as complete 360, without all the hassle of buggy smartphone... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Dark
Dark would recommend the Ricoh Theta m15 (Verified Purchase)

I wasn't really interested when i got this , to me it was nothing more than a useless gadget shipped in mail , until the first photo. the awesome factor is huge with this one , it takes sometime... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Mnm207
Mnm207 would recommend the Ricoh Theta m15 (Verified Purchase)

As a professional photographer, I have a hard time turning it off when I go on vacation. For an upcoming trip I decided I wanted something small, fun and totally different. I've been playing with... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Ese
(Verified Purchase)

Very good camera, but I'd like more control over exposure and more resolution...

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Bitstars
Bitstars would recommend the Ricoh Theta m15

I use the Ricoh Theta m15 camera in different surroundings due to my work. We are a small IT start-up developing a web platform ([*] to augment 360° photospheres with 2D & 3D objects as well as... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Battery Life
Small Compact
Poor Image Quality
Poor Image Stabilization
Poor in Low Light
Viewfinder
Limited Zoom
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