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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
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Viewfinder None Via smartphone fixed LCD Information not provided
Optical Sensor Resolution 12 MP Information not provided 16 MP Information not provided
Display Size 0 inches 0 inches 1 inches 1 inches
Image Stabilization N N Y Y
Includes External Memory N N N N
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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Ricoh's 3rd generation 360 degree camera comes to life with the Theta S. The Theta S adds a larger sensor for improved still and video capture. Video recording time increased to 25 minutes, video streaming capabilities and a live view function to your mobile device. Capture everything around you with complete 360 degree imaging. Your world is not flat. Take amazing spherical images and videos with RICOH THETA S

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Product Dimensions 5.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B014US3FQI
Item model number 910720
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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4.1 out of 5 stars 179 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #51 in Camera & Photo
#4 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com August 28, 2015

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By Kasia TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 27, 2015
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Just got the cam this morning, so far I really like it , I think the best automatic true 360 degree cam on the market, I used a lot other cameras before so I can see the difference , it truly cover 360 degree up and down.
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.
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I borrowed the previous model (the m15) from a friend. My conclusion was that I really liked the form factor (no other 360 camera on the market or coming soon is anywhere close) but that the m15 photos just didn't hold up to viewing in current generation HMDs (like the GearVR). The resolution was too low, and the dynamic range was not on par with point and shoot digital cameras (or even my phone camera). When the Theta S was announced, I preordered it on the strength of the m15 hoping for improvements in resolution.

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).
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The answer to everyone's question of which VR camera is best for consumers is, there is none. The best HD video camera for the average consumer is priced too high for the average consumer. You have to move into the realm of professional grade setups, like the Nokia OZO ($60,000) or the Freedom360 GoPro Mount with six GoPros ($2,500).
http://dailytekk.com/2015/09/08/the-7-best-360-cameras-and-rigs-for-shooting-insanely-awesome-vr-video/?reading=continue

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.
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3Q2YJWGZZNV1L/

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.
http://createholo.com/revolution-theta-model-s-vs-m15-buyers-guide/

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 am a virtual reality software engineer who has had experience with the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift DK2 and new consumer version, and various other devices.

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.
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