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Ricoh Theta S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 reviews of Ricoh Theta S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the glare. Some have doubts about the zoom and contrast.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Theta S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = 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 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the performance and design are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size and glare. There are some less positive views about the durability and price.

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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

Sep, 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 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. The glare and low light performance get mixed reviews, while the zoom and contrast get less positive reviews.

usability, image quality, portability, price, performance

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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)

Sep, 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 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras 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

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Ricoh Theta S review

 

Ricoh's Theta S is the simplest and most elegant 360 cam you can buy.

The Theta S isn’t a primary camera, but a secondary device for creating 360-degree photos and videos. Because it’s highly portable, it shouldn’t be an issue to carry it alongside a regular camera or smartphone. It’s ideal for events like concerts and...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Ricoh Theta S review

 

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. You need to upload to Ricoh's site before sharing to other sites. Because of the twin-lens...

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: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Ricoh Theta S Review: the true VR camera trailblazer

 

In a few years from now, cameras like the Ricoh Theta S will be standard. Maybe not even a few years. Maybe this year. Samsung just released their VR camera, the [Gear 360] , and LG just released a VR camera called [LG 360 CAM] as well. LG's camera is,...

While video quality is wanting, the photos this device captures now are quite nice. I expect that a year down the line this model will look slightly less impressive – especially now that players like Samsung and LG are jumping in on the party – but for...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Ricoh Theta S

 

The Ricoh Theta S is a solid 360-degree camera for capturing still images and smooth video.

Captures 360-degree images and video. Remote control via smartphone app. Cloud service for image sharing. Compact.

Non-rugged design. Video on the soft side. Finicky Mac software. Wi-Fi video transfer can take a while.

Uses and Conclusions Normally when I review a product, I won't go into too much detail on use cases. There are some obvious exceptions—with a long telephoto lens you discuss its usability for wildlife and sports photography. A spherical camera like the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Nick Barber (pcworld.com)

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

 

Ricoh Theta S review

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Ricoh Theta

 

Ricoh Imaging has released the Theta (also called the Theta M15), a unique little digicam that captures 360° Spherical still images and videos up to 3 minutes in length. The camera works by syncing itself to a free smartphone or tablet app (available...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Ricoh Theta

 

The Ricoh Theta is compact camera that captures unique 360° spherical images, but it's on the pricey side and battery life is disappointing.

Captures unique 360-degree images. Wi-Fi is supported. Android and iOS compatibility. Very compact.

Pricey. Very limited battery life. Image quality isn't the greatest.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Ricoh Theta S Review

 

Most cameras seem a lot alike, but not so the Ricoh Theta S. With twin fisheye lenses, each with its own image sensor, this sleek camera can capture complete 360-degree spherical panoramas in a single shot, handling all the stitching for you...

360-degree spherical panoramas at the click of a button; Puts you back in the moment like no other camera; Good ergonomics and control layout; Great still image quality, and can shoot videos too; Upload panoramas to Google Street View

Very reliant on your smartphone or tablet; Battery and storage can't be replaced or upgraded; Handheld shots suffer from Gigantic Hand Syndrome; Hard to get yourself out of the shot; Video image quality is only modest; Interval timer has a long shot delay

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Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jeff Carlson (thewirecutter.com)

The Best 360-Degree Camera

 

After 30 hours of research and hands-on testing, the Ricoh Theta S is the best camera for most people who want to create 360-degree stills and video.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (tomsguide.com)

Ricoh Theta S Camera Review: 360-Degree Freedom, So-So Quality

 

The Theta S does what it is supposed to, producing 360-degree photos and videos that can be shared online. And the results look pretty good: You can move around them and zoom in and out in a way that feels very immersive. But although sharing photos is...

Simple to use ; Produces nice-looking 360-degree photos that can be shared ; Works with Samsung Gear VR

Video quality is poor, especially if the camera moves ; App is basic and awkward to use

Aspiring 360-degree photographers and the curious will find some fun in the Theta S, but serious shooters should look elsewhere.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Display

Flip-out screen: No

Video

HD type:Full HD