Ricoh Theta Spherical Digital Camera

Ricoh Theta Spherical Digital Camera

Ricoh Theta Spherical Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 360° Spherical Panoramas
  • Lightweight: 3.3 oz
  • Simple Operation
  • Sync with iPhone
  • Windows and Mac Application
  • Wireless Sharing
  • Geo Tagging
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Ricoh Theta Overview

  • 1Description

The Theta from Ricoh is a compact and lightweight (3.3 oz) camera that has a lens on both the front and back, allowing you to take full 360° spherical panoramic images in a single snap of the shutter.

The camera itself has only three buttons, so it is very simple to use. There is a power button, a wireless button and a shutter release. When you press the shutter release, both lenses fire at the same time to capture the entire scene around you making a 360° interactive spherical image. When viewing the images, you can zoom in or out, and turn them around a full 360°. The Theta can be wirelessly synced to your iPhone or connected to a computer with the included USB cable.

The Theta has a built-in Li-Ion battery that is rechargeable via the included USB cable, as well as built-in memory that holds approximately 1,200 images. The battery will allow you to take about 200 images before it needs recharging.

iPhone App
The Ricoh Theta app for the iPhone allows you to remotely fire the shutter on the Theta as well as view and share images to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
Geo Tagging
By syncing your Theta to an iPhone, you can embed location information into your images using the phone's GPS.
Tripod Mount
A 1/4"-20 threaded tripod mount on the bottom of the camera allows the Theta to be mounted to a tripod or other support for remote triggering.
Windows/Mac App
The Ricoh Theta for Windows/Mac application allows you to connect your Theta to a computer and transfer your images via the provided USB cable. In order to connect to your computer, you must download the app and have Adobe Air installed.
In the Box
Ricoh Theta Spherical Digital Camera
  • USB Cable
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Ricoh Theta Specs

    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Thread None
    Zoom None
    Focus Range Auto: 3.93" to Infinity / 9.98 cm to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 1600
    Shutter 1/7.5 to 1/8000 Seconds 
    Exposure Modes Modes: Auto
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Auto
    Remote Control iPhone (Optional)
    Built-In Memory 4 GB
    Still Images per GB JPEG: 300
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity 1 x USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes Built In
    Software System Requirements Windows: 7 (SP1), 8
    Mac: OS X 10.7, 10.8 
    Waterproof None
    Battery 1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter None
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.7 x 5.1 x 0.9" / 43.2 x 129.5 x 22.9 mm
    Weight 3.35 oz / 94.97 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4.0 x 2.0"

    Ricoh Theta Reviews

    Theta Spherical Digital Camera is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Specialized device Image quality on this camera is so-so, think 2001 vintage point-and-shoot. The convenience factor can't be beat, however - single-shot full 360 panoramas without having to muck around with a pano head or software. You can use it handheld, but I highly recommend a Manfrotto 5001B light stand (obstructs the view less than a standard tripod). The software lacks controls, I wish it had settings to increase exposure time and reduce noise when on a tripod.The primary application for the Theta would be making interactive VR tours, e.g. for real estate agents or home sellers. I used mine to document open houses I visited when I was looking to buy a house.
    Date published: 2014-11-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Toy. The ultimate selfie camera ! This is a fun toy camera. Great for shooting social events and holiday trips. Low resolution and high noise even in bright conditions severely limit its usefulness for any professional use. For selfie addicts, now you can do 360 degree selfies with a whole bunch of friends staring at the camera.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spherical Digital Camera - Best thing ever invented - Capture a moment in time
    Date published: 2014-11-24
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    Does it sync with every smart phone or just iPhone?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Ricoh Theta currently is compatible with iPhone only. However, it is also compatible with Mac and Windows computers.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Is this static pictures only, or video too?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Ricoh Theta Spherical Digital Camera is stills only.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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