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Ricoh Theta SC

Ricoh Theta SC
alaScore 94

25 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 16 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is Apr 26, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 369514 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 94/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Ricoh Theta SC

 

The Ricoh Theta SC camera offers a stills-first approach to 360-degree capture, bucking the trend of competing devices geared more toward video.

Slim, compact design. 360-degree still and video capture. Manual exposure control. Easy operation. Stands up on its own. Tripod socket. Available in multiple colors.

Underwhelming video quality. Splintered smartphone app ecosystem. Slow video transfer to phone. No live streaming support.

If you're a stills-first photographer and want a 360-degree camera, the Theta SC is a solid option. It's easy to use, but offers manual exposure control if desired, and has established app support for Android, iOS, and desktop systems. It's small, so...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Ricoh Theta SC is a 360-degree camera aimed at everyone

 

By slashing two features off its top-of-the-line Theta S spherical camera, the imaging company is hoping to capture some less tech-savvy buyers.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Ricoh Theta SC Review

 

For those wanting to capture and share 360-degree photos and videos, Ricoh now has a third option for the prospective buyer. Nestled in between the entry level Theta M15 and the flagship Theta S, the newly-announced Theta SC comes with a price point of...

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

Ricoh Theta SC is a 360-degree camera aimed at everyone

 

By slashing two features off its top-of-the-line Theta S spherical camera, the imaging company is hoping to capture some less tech-savvy buyers.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Ricoh Theta SC is a 360-degree camera aimed at everyone

 

By slashing two features off its top-of-the-line Theta S spherical camera, the imaging company is hoping to capture some less tech-savvy buyers.

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder

 

So easy to use. I had a Ricoh S before but unfortunately lost it so down graded but to be honest I can’t see a difference in quality.

Super concerned about scratching lenses. Wish there was a cover for them whilst in use.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder - White

 

So easy to use. I had a Ricoh S before but unfortunately lost it so down graded but to be honest I can’t see a difference in quality.

Super concerned about scratching lenses. Wish there was a cover for them whilst in use.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder

 

Image quality is great

Video quality is below par

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder - Blue

 

Image quality is great

Video quality is below par

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder

 

VR baby....

No one likes a moaner but there aren't any.

Jul, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported:1
Video recording time:2.9

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Shooting modes:Auto
Smartphone remote support: Yes

Design

Color of product:Beige / Blue / Pink / White
LED Indicators:Status, WLAN
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y

Display

Built-in display: No
Flip-out screen:N

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance:3.94

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:14

Lens System

Image Stabilizer: No
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 1600
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: No
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/8000 - 1/8
Shutter speed (photo):1/8000 - 60
Shutter speed (video):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

Storage

Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.902
Height:5.14
Weight:3.6
Width:1.78

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Outdoor, Shade