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Ricoh THETA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Ricoh THETA. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and durability are generally positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the glare and battery.

usability, portability, design, durability, size

image quality, price, battery, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Ricoh THETA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

I struggled a bit in an attempt to find the right situation to put the Theta through its paces. My eye is more keen on isolating a single subject, but by its design the Theta isolates nothing. I ended up taking the camera with me to CES; it did a great...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Ricoh's Theta captures the world around you in one shot (hands-on)

 

With a single (fast) shot, this camera takes full spherical images and, with some help from an app, lets you zoom, swipe, and rotate them.

Sep, 2013

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 : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Ricoh Theta

 

Ricoh Theta M15 spherical camera : Ricoh Imaging has announced a new model of the Ricoh Theta - the Ricoh Theta M15. This incredible device allows users to capture the area all around them - not forgetting above and below - all in a single spherical...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Jesse Will (pdngearguide.com)

Object of Desire: Ricoh Theta Camera

 

This innovative, little camera lets you easily capture spherical images.

, which rely on your phone to provide a viewfinder. The tiny Ricoh Theta similarly has no viewfinder but stretches the concept even further. It takes fully spherical images in one shot via a twin-lens folded optical system, capturing everything from...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Paul Ridden (gizmag.com)

Review: The Ricoh Theta

 

Starting out as a rather chunky hammerhead concept shown at CES 2013, the Theta panoramic camera has since been slimmed down, streamlined and released. Stunning 360 degree views can be instantly captured at the push of a button, the device can be...

are any indication, we're all looking for ways to make panoramic photography a little easier and a whole lot better. Creating a quality 360 degree panorama with the Theta from Ricoh is claimed as easy as holding out the camera and pressing a button.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Ricoh Theta

 

Hands-on: The world's first 360 degree camera, but is it worth the bother?

If you really only want to shoot 360 images, the Theta does a fantastic job of capturing the entire scene. At more than £300 we are not sure the Theta offers great value for money.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Ricoh Theta review

 

The Ricoh Theta camera is the first mass produced snapper that takes spherical pics

Build quality and design ; Interactive 360 pictures ; Very easy to setup and use

Not great in low light ; Quality degrades on sharing ; Less interaction when shared

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Ricoh Theta review

 

More than a novelty, the Theta creates instant panoramas that capture the moment in a unique way

We're very excited about the Theta and if you have a job or pastime that might benefit from its unique capabilities then it works well enough to make it worth buying. For everyone else it's still a great toy and hopefully a concept we'll be seeing a...

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

New Ricoh Theta!

 

This incredible device allows users to capture the area all around them - not forgetting above and below - all in a single spherical image. But that's not all; this new spherical camera can also capture spherical videos!

From the 14 November 2014, an API and SDK (beta version) will be released on theta360.com site to allow users to develop their own apps and add new exciting capabilities to their Ricoh Theta.

Oct, 2014
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