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Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black)
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- 360 Degree Spherical Panorama images and Spherical Videos up to 25 minutes
- Live view function on mobile device
- Transfer videos directly to your mobile device without the need of a computer
- Full HD Video at 30fps
- 360 Degree Spherical Video Supported by YouTube
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|Auto Focus Technology||Auto: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||1 inch|
|Effective Still Resolution||14 MP|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|ISO Range||100, 125, 200, 250, 320, 400, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600|
|Item Dimensions||0.9 x 1.73 x 5.1 inches|
|Item Display Weight||900 grams|
|Item Weight||0.3 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||2 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||2 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||0.10 m centimeters|
|Maximum Focal Length||0 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||1,920 Pixels|
|Memory Storage Capacity||8 GB|
|Minimum Focal Length||1 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||1 second|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||0.65 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
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|Dimensions||0.9 inches x 5.1 inches x 1.73 inches||0.9 inches x 5 inches x 1.6 inches||1.96 inches x 1.49 inches x 1.61 inches||1.96 inches x 1.49 inches x 1.61 inches|
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The Ricoh Theta S 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Digital Camera (Black) gives you even higher quality and performance. Since its launch last year as the worlds first image input device, the RICOH THETA has opened a new world of imaging possibilities. Users can shoot game changing new spherical images at any time, capturing more than they ever imagined. In response to popular demand, the new model enables Wi-Fi transfer that is almost twice as fast as the previous model as well as spherical video capture, all with the same small, lightweight and easy-to-carry design as before. Video image conversion processing can be performed on a computer after shooting, enabling users to enjoy up to 3 minutes*2 of spherical video footage that will make them feel like theyre right there. Users can also choose from four body colors, providing a more fun and attractive tool to carry around every day.
The RICOH THETA S also boasts a fully updated design and user interface. Usability has been improved with an elegant but practical sure-grip black rubber coating and handy face-mounted LED mode indicator. Internal memory has been increased to 8GB. Also, superior image processing technology and bulb mode for long exposures produce spherical still images with less visual static, even in low-light settings. The camera has a sleek and unique design to capture 360° stills and full HD movies with a single click and features updated imaging components and performance attributes for producing broad-field imagery in a variety of ways. It has dual 12MP 1/2.3" image sensors pair with bright f/2 twin lenses to capture high-resolution spherical images with sensitivity range from ISO 100-1600. The Theta S is also revamped with enhanced sharing capabilities to wirelessly share both movies and photos to a mobile device for posting online using built-in Wi-Fi. The images can up uploaded to the dedicated Theta 360 website for sharing with social media sites as we
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Experience a new world of images with the Ricoh Theta S. With one touch of a button, spherical images and videos are created which are unlike anything you've ever seen. The Theta S offers capabilities not previously attainable in past models including a new, a larger image sensor, which gives you approximately 14 megapixel, high-quality spherical images and Full HD movie recording up to 25 minutes. Improvements have been made for low light shooting including the addition of a newly developed bright f/2.0 lens along with the option to shoot in Manual Mode and set shutter speeds up to 60 seconds, built-in memory to store up to 8GB of data, as well as live view and live streaming functionality. Discover 360-degree images and videos, the future of digital photography.
- 360° Spherical images and videos
- New enlarged sensor - 12MP
- Output Size - 14MP
- Full HD video at 30fps
- Live streaming (USB/HDMI)
capture spherical images and videos
Easily capture and share everything in your environment with the Theta S. Featuring a twin-lens folded-optical system, view and share completely spherical images.
improved image quality
Equipped with a larger (1/ 2.3-inch) image sensor, enjoy high-quality spherical images at approximately 14 megapixels, the best quality of all Theta models. The Theta S features a newly designed lens, optimized for the new sensor, providing sharper images than previous models.
improved ui with more functions
Added to the Theta S is an LED status notification on the body of the device, which allows you to switch between still image and movie mode more easily than previous models. Wi-Fi speed has also been upgraded to 8Mbps, as well as built-in memory to store up to 8GB.
high movie quality
Improved hardware enables 30fps of Full HD original data. Recording time is also improved to a maximum of 25 minutes.
The Theta applications allow for easy shooting and sharing of your spherical images and videos. From the applications you can capture still images and videos, employ full command and control over various shooting modes, and share your spherical images and videos directly to social media. Additional Theta applications will allow you to edit your spherical images to the way you want them to be.
live view and live streaming functionality
Live View function is added with still images. With this new function, 10fps images are displayed as a preview on your smartphone. Enjoy live streaming when your device is connected to either a USB or HDMI cord.
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The still resolution is nice however I am getting some chromatic aborations on the white parts of the elements in photo , I tried also to make HDRI however got some app issue , it lose connection with the WiFi at distance of 15 feet , I tried to hide from the pic behind the car .
Also the objects in distance are not sharp and little fuzzy .
there are minor issue with the app on android, but the camera do the job as expected and I am going to keep it.
I was not much interested in 360 videos but will test it later as well.
I made some unwrapped images to see how it works with manual setting via the app on android phone .
The images looks better when viewed via the sphere plugin
also used mono-pod with
Edit : Just made tests outside it is 10:00 PM , fantastic photos , the noise reduction under cam setting is excellent improving the night shots so much. I am shooting all pictures with the noise reduction function it is like double quality, make sure you change the image resolution to high under settings.
The S is a step up in resolution from the m15, and holds up much better to viewing in GearVR. Exposure and sharpness is good for nearby objects (e.g. the inevitable self portrait you get if you shoot with it in your hand). Beyond 20' or so things start to get pretty soft. It still has poor dynamic range, leading to blown out white skies when your subject (and the primary exposure) is in shade. Branches silhouetted against the sky lose definition as the light blooms around the branches. Overall, photos from the S are better than the m15, but you would have trouble telling which camera took a photo unless you were comparing two shots taken in the same spot.
The phone remote control requires a different app than the m15, but the functionality is basically identical. The S has live preview, but that seems to strain the weak WiFi in the camera, and remote shutter range is less than 10' (for reliable operation) when the live preview is on. With live preview off, remote control responsiveness and range is much better. With auto download on, we discovered that you could hugely influence download speed (and thus the ability to shoot another photo) by moving the Theta physically closer to the phone (from 5' to point blank).Read more ›
Even the following reviewer, who works professionally with VR, notes that the Theta S video quality when uploaded to YouTube frankly sucks, because the software stitches together the videos from two hemispheres and then tries to upconvert it, leading to blurry videos *not* in HD.
The stills and time lapses are great, because they're stills, and subject to immense fisheye distortion. Video? Horrible. Look at the great review/comparison article here of the S vs. m15, and you'll see that even at "1080," video is pretty shoddy.
For consumers, maybe in two years, we'll get there. But for now, if you want to make true HD quality 360° VR videos, you'll have to get a professional setup or cheapest option ($2,500) of six GoPros. The Ricoh Theta S would be okay, but with blurry video, it's going to be a toy that you throw away in about a year. Not worth it unless you have $350 to throw away.
If you want to go the six GoPro route, this is a good video to watch to see what you're getting yourself into: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR1ZGds8-hQ
And a 360° VR HD video of his of NYC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0beY2XGjv28
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I have also used the M15 in the past. The form factor of both devices was great and I ultimately chose to buy the newer model due to the ability to make longer videos. In the M15, the resolution is too low and the contrast in picture quality is not great, where colors appear undersaturated and flat.
The S, in contrast, is definitely a notch above the m15. However, this device is still prone to overexposure when taking 360 photos outside. The Theta S is a big improvement than its predecessor, but in my opinion not enough to warrant purchasing an entirely new device if you have the older model.
You get 25 minutes to record 1080 HD video as opposed to 6 minutes on the M15, but keep in mind that uploading it into Youtube truly skews the image quality so the videos do not truly feel like HD. However, the Ricoh Theta software will auto stitch your video while exporting which minimizes the time spent editing, saving the consumer many hours. The videos are not completely seamless and are subject to some fish-eye distortion.
The S comes with live preview, which uses the WiFi capabilities enabled in the camera itself. The shutter range is small, and you must be close to the camera for reliable operation. While it is neat to have this capability, the shoddy execution from the weak range leaves something to be desired.
The S comes with a neoprene sleeve that fits snugly against the camera. However, we decided to buy a hard case for added lens protection, as Ricoh does not offer a warranty in the case that the lens themselves become damaged.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not best quality, but it is ok. Also need to do some better softwarePublished 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Great camera. Met my expectations. Easy to carry around and gives you an awesome perspective that other cameras don't.Published 15 hours ago by Pamela Stewart
This is way too cool of a camera to not have. Cheap, easy to use, and small. If you have Android, you can use OTG to get around the 4GB internal storage limit easily and very... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Matthew
So look I love this camera, for the 360 video its a fun little product and great to work with etc. The phone interface is great and love playing with this. So why the 2 stars? Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kris K.
great for first generation, easy to use and pair with smart phone. battery dies before 8 GB memory fills up. turn off wifi to extend battery life on long shots. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer