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Ricoh Theta S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 632 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 also get good feedback. Many are critical about the zoom and contrast, and there are some mixed opinions about the glare.

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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Opinions about the size and glare are mixed, and there are some negative views about the durability and price.

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

Nov, 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. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Many are negative about the zoom and contrast. There are mixed opinions on the glare and low light performance.

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)

Nov, 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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Theta S review: Creating spherical images doesn't get easier than this

 

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. Video-editing app is currently only available for iOS. You need to upload to Ricoh's site...

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

Expert review by: Seth Barton (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Ricoh Theta S is a great 360 degree snapper

 

The Theta S is a great way to take 360-degree photos and videos but sharing options need to be improved

May, 2016

Expert review by: Nick Barber (arnnet.com.au)

Hands on with Ricoh's spherical video and photo shooting Theta S

 

Ricoh Theta S review

Nov, 2015

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
Tripod mounting supported:Y

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