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Ricoh THETA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Ricoh THETA. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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: 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...

2014-01

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.

2014-10

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.

2013-12

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (wired.co.uk)

Ricoh Theta review

 

Ricoh's Theta is a new type of camera, one that takes sphericalphotographs. That's 360 degrees of imaging all around you -- floorto ceiling, wall-to-wall, front to back.

Simple to use, great design, spherical photo effect works well,decent mobile apps, good image quality

Expensive, image quality could be improved, no Bluetoothsupport

We had a lot of fun with the Theta. It's easy to use, produces aunique type of image and is quick to operate. It's expensivethough, but for frequent travellers to destinations far and wideit's almost certainly going to allow you to capture your travels...

2013-10

Expert review by: Martyn Williams (arnnet.com.au)

Hands on Ricoh's Theta, a personal 'Street View' camera

 

Imagine being able to take all-round pictures like those seen in Google's Street View from a small camera you can carry around in your pocket. That's the promise of Ricoh's Theta, a sleek panoramic camera launched at this week's IFA electronics show in...

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Martyn on Twitter at @martyn_williams. Martyn's e-mail address is martyn_williams@idg.com

2013-09

Expert review by: (pcworld.co.nz)

Hands on Ricoh's Theta, a personal 'Street View' camera

 

Imagine being able to take all-round pictures like those seen in Google's Street View from a small camera you can carry around in your pocket. That's the promise of Ricoh's Theta, a sleek panoramic camera launched at this week's IFA electronics show ...

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

Ricoh Theta

 

Produces an amazing style of photograph - really captures "a moment in time"versus a posed photo. I absolutely love this camera.

Picture quality isn't brilliant (but good enough) - make sure you have good light. It's a little tricky to use remotely from the app unless you have excellent WIFI.

2014-10