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Ricoh Theta SC

Ricoh Theta SC
alaScore 94

21 reviews

2017-12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Ricoh Theta SC. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality. The size is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the usability.

size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Ricoh Theta SC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

2017-06

Expert review by: Jeremy Gray (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...

To get a an idea about the Theta SC's imaging capabilities, you can refer to our review of the Theta S. The Ricoh Theta SC is available now for just under US$300 in beige, blue, pink and white.

2016-10

Consumer review by: Leanne (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.

2017-11

Consumer review by: Leanne (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.

2017-11

Consumer review by: Nick (currys.co.uk)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder - Blue

 

Image quality is great

Video quality is below par

2017-09

Consumer review by: Nick (reevoo.com)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder

 

Image quality is great

Video quality is below par

2017-09

Consumer review by: Luke (currys.co.uk)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder - White

 

VR baby....

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

2017-07

Consumer review by: Luke (reevoo.com)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder

 

VR baby....

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

2017-07

Consumer review by: Ray (currys.co.uk)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder - Blue

 

Have used about 5 different 360 cameras and the Richo is still the best. So many good points, good quality, fantastic connectivity, excellent sticthing, great low light capabilities

Micro usb shouldn't be on the bottom as you have to remove it from the mounting to access it... daft!

2017-07

Consumer review by: Ray (reevoo.com)

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder

 

Have used about 5 different 360 cameras and the Richo is still the best. So many good points, good quality, fantastic connectivity, excellent sticthing, great low light capabilities

Micro usb shouldn't be on the bottom as you have to remove it from the mounting to access it... daft!

2017-07
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Video recording time:2.9

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Remotely operated: Yes
Shooting modes:Auto
Smartphone remote support: Yes

Design

Colour 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: No

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.1

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 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 temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (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 formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.9
Height :130.6
Weight:102
Width:45.2

White balance

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