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Ricoh Theta S

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Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product hardwarezone.com.my 9/10 hardwarezone.com.sg Winner Ephotozine Recommended
A multi award winning and 2 year old 14 megapixel 1 video camera
14MP 1/2.3" Yes 125g Oct 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Ricoh Theta S Review

With excellent reviews but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Ricoh Theta S number 126 across all camcorders.
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253 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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1 Year Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 81% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus one other site and a "Silver" from Gadgetgear.nl. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, excellent design and great technical features. However they also report unsatisfactory technical guidance.
It is missing some features:
Very slow maximum frame rate
Does not have a built-in display
Does not have a built-in flash
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Ricoh Theta S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Ricoh camcorder is one of the most awarded by experts of all the video cameras.

The editors of review websites Digitaltrends.com and Ephotozine both decided that concluded that they would endorse this video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, this camcorder received a "Silver" award from website Gadgetgear.nl and website Tomsguide.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was terrific.

Hardwarezone.com.my gave this camcorder a "9/10" award and Hardwarezone.com.sg gave it a "Winner" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This Ricoh video camera has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on 35 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and PC Mag.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this video camera on average 85%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

24 owners who reviewed the Ricoh Theta S considered that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Unsatisfactory Technical Guidance

Two owners who bought this camcorder agreed that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Excellent Design

Seven customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking, four owners considered that this camcorder was well designed and two people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good case. two people who reviewed it agreed that it was neat.

Ricoh Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 517 user and expert reviews (including 73 verified purchases) for Ricoh camcorders and found that on average Ricoh has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Ricoh has very good ratings specifically within its camcorders range. 82% of those that bought a Ricoh video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had good features.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Ricoh Theta S was compact.

  • Taking one start off because lenses of the camera are exposed and the body can easily fall down to table / ground when you're letting the camera standing by your self…
  • What's not to say about this camera! It is slim and can fit in a pocket, not too may are this small…
  • It is extremely compact and will easily fit in pockets in jacket or trousers…
    H. Eales (Amazon) - August 2016
  • It's also a very compact size smaller than my phone so you can easily take it out…
  • Slick slim design…
    Shaz (Amazon) - April 2016

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

15 customers thought it was good value for money.

Users Report it is Robust

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made.

Users Report Good Product Quality

27 people agreed that the product was good quality.


Features

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rate of the Ricoh Theta S of only 30fps is quite slow compared to most other video cameras. It is in the slowest 24% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average maximum frame rate of all camcorders is 60fps, with the slowest being 25fps and the fastest being 960fps.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Theta S does not have a built-in display. 68% of camcorders do have a built-in display.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Ricoh Theta S supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Tripod Mountable

The Ricoh Theta S is tripod mountable, unlike 86% of camcorders which are not tripod mountable.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Theta S does not have a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Theta S is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Quite Big Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP. The total megapixels of the Ricoh Theta S of 14MP is in the biggest 18% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the Ricoh Theta S of only 125g is quite light compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 19% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since October 2015.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £29 (10%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Ricoh Theta S and the United Kingdom price of £277.30 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $478.36 (£621.63).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh n163690w, ricoh thetas, ricoh 910720
Barcodes 00000001631355, 00026649107207, 00780746884729, 04961311901577

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