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Ricoh Theta S Camcorder

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14MP 1/2.3 125g CMOS Oct 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
- HD Live streaming- Live View 10fps- Long exposure- 8 GB Memory More
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UNBOXING RICOH THETA S [ Camera 360* HD 1080p]
TEST CAMÉRA 360° DEGRÉS : Ricoh Theta S
Ricoh Theta S Review: Before You Buy 202
360 Vid Camera Comparison: GoPro, Kodak PixPro SP360 4k, Gear 360, Ricoh Theta S

8 Reasons For

Popular Choice

The Theta S is a popular choice of camcorder.

Ricoh Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Video cameras built by Ricoh are some of the better video cameras according to average reviews from users and experts.

Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Theta S has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Theta S.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Theta S has a greater number of exposure modes than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. This video camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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5376 X 2688 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Ricoh Theta S is 5376 x 2688 pixels. That's 58% more maximum image resolution than a 4032 x 2272 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum image resolution ranges from 3840 x 2160 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Light

Big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Theta S have weights of between 120g and 1.8kg. At only 125 grams, the Ricoh Theta S is fairly light compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Theta S.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Ricoh Theta S has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than most camcorders of this age and type. Most camcorders that were released one year ago have a 25 ISO sensitivity. In addition, this video camera have 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 640, 800, 1, 000, 1, 250 and 1 and 600 ISO sensitivitys. Camcorders of this spec and age ISO sensitivitys range from 20,000 to 16,000.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Theta S is 48fps. The Theta S has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Not Full HD

The Theta S is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Theta S are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Theta S, the Theta S does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders of this spec and age are not 3D. The Theta S is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Theta S does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Theta S also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the Theta S are not waterproof. The Theta S is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Theta S does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the Theta S also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Theta S is 59 Mbit/s. At only 16 megabits per second, the Theta S has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh Theta S

Released Over a Year Ago

This big total megapixels video camera has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera
Camcorder Type
Shooting Modes
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Technical Details
F-Number (relative Aperture)

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Expert Reviews

(13)
25 October 2016

Absolute GizmosRicoh India, which is the leader in Imaging Solution and IT services, Unveils a brand new product named Ricoh Theta SC. It's a 360 Degree shooter camera. 2016 is the year where lots... Read more…

23 December 2015

The previously reviewed Ricoh Theta m15 ($478) is probably the cheapest camera you can find to take 360-degree spherical pictures.There is now a new Theta. Called Theta S, it uses two 12-megapixel... Read more…

22 December 2015

If you have a good reason to own a 360-degree video and stills camera, the Ricoh Theta S is a must have. Estate agents, location scouts, VR enthusiasts and anyone who puts on live events will love...

11 December 2015

Still the best way to take 360-degree photos and videos but sharing options need to be improved...

13 November 2015

The Ricoh Theta S can shoot cool 360-degree photos and videos for $350...

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User Reviews

(70)
Reviewed 23 November 2015 by PhotoTech
PhotoTech would recommend the Ricoh Theta S

I'm rating this based on what the camera is, not what I'd like it to be. I have pro DSLR gear and my expectations on image quality typically exceeds what any small sensor point and shoot device is... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Bobster
Bobster would recommend the Ricoh Theta S

I am a professional Photo/videographer and decided that I wanted to add 360 imaging to my line up of services. After about a year of research I felt like the new Theta S would be able to deliver... Read more…

Reviewed 21 November 2015 by IamDorian
IamDorian would recommend the Ricoh Theta S

REVIEW UPDATE: Ricoh Releases New Theta S App - Works Fine We posted the first 3-star review on Nov. 14th. We had tested the only available iPhone app the night of the 13th. It was apparently the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Orcatek
(Verified Purchase)

For stills it is pretty good, images could be sharper in the distance, suspect lens is not really focused at hyperfocal distance. Close items look great, but the background is a tiny bit soft for... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by LeventMagic
LeventMagic would recommend the Ricoh Theta S

I've owned the two previous versions of this camera (Theta and Theta M15) and I must say that this new version is an order of magnitude better in every way. Lower noise, better resolution and a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh n163690, ricoh n163690w
Barcodes 00000010145924, 00026649107207, 00780746884729, 04961311901577

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