Ricoh Theta SC Spherical Camera (Beige)

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Ricoh Theta SC Spherical Camera (Beige)
Key Features
  • Record 360° Spherical Photos/Videos
  • 2 x 12MP 1/2.3" Sensors
  • Twin Lens System, f/2 Maximum Aperture
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
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A slim and stylish device for creating 360° spherical imagery, the beige Theta SC from Ricoh records both still images and Full HD 1080p30 video. The unique dual-lens design makes use of two 12MP 1/2.3" sensors which output 14.4MP stills and support a total sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 1600 for working in a broad variety of lighting conditions. Automated exposure control is available for both stills and video recording; however, manual exposure control can be used in photo mode for selecting shutter speeds up to 1/8000 of a second or down to one minute. Additionally, HDR Composite and Dynamic Range Compensation modes enable a broader dynamic range to better retain highlight and shadow detail, a self-timer mode can be used for creative selfies, and interval shooting is possible for making time-lapse sequences.
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Ricoh Theta SC Overview

A slim and stylish device for creating 360° spherical imagery, the beige Theta SC from Ricoh records both still images and Full HD 1080p30 video. The unique dual-lens design makes use of two 12MP 1/2.3" sensors which output 14.4MP stills and support a total sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 1600 for working in a broad variety of lighting conditions. Automated exposure control is available for both stills and video recording; however, manual exposure control can be used in photo mode for selecting shutter speeds up to 1/8000 of a second or down to one minute. Additionally, HDR Composite and Dynamic Range Compensation modes enable a broader dynamic range to better retain highlight and shadow detail, a self-timer mode can be used for creative selfies, and interval shooting is possible for making time-lapse sequences.

In addition to the imaging capabilities, the Theta SC also sports enhanced sharing capabilities including the ability to wirelessly share both movies and photos to a mobile device for posting online. Built-in Wi-Fi also enables remote live view and camera settings adjustment from your smartphone or tablet. The Theta SC also has an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery as well as 8GB of storage for saving imagery.

Unique twin-lens design incorporates lenses on the front and back of the camera to enable full 360° spherical imagery to be recorded with each exposure. Each lens has a fixed aperture of f/2 to benefit working in low-light conditions, and each lens has a fixed focus range of 3.9" to infinity to render nearly all subjects in focus.
Dual 12MP 1/2.3" image sensors provide an interpolated 14.4MP output to produce stills with a 5376 x 2688 equirectangular resolution.
Full HD movie recording is supported at 1080p30 (16 Mb/s) as well as HD 720p15 (6 Mb/s), and clips up to 5 minutes long can be recorded at a time.
Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority, and ISO Priority exposure modes are available for stills shooting, and auto exposure mode is available for video recording.
A sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 1600 is available for all recording modes to benefit working in a variety of lighting conditions.
When shooting stills, shutter speeds ranging from 1/8000 sec. to 1 minute are possible in manual mode. Speeds up to 1/8000 sec. and down to 1/15 sec. are possible in video mode.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to connect to a mobile device or tablet to gain a live view image, adjust camera settings, and wirelessly transfer stills and video for instant sharing online. A dedicated Theta+ app is available for editing spherical stills, and a dedicated Theta+V app is available for editing spherical videos.
Spherical imagery can be uploaded to the Theta 360 website and shared to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr or posted to Google Maps, Google+, and YouTube. The Theta SC employs the Google-supported Open Spherical Camera API for full compatibility with Google services, including the ability to publish your photo spheres on the Google Street View app for others to explore.
A 1/4"-20 tripod mount is incorporated into the bottom of the camera body for increased stability.
Integrated lithium-ion battery offers approximately 260 shots per charge, and it can be charged via the included USB cable.
Internal 8GB memory can store approximately 1600 full-resolution stills or approximately 63 minutes of 1080p video.

Ricoh Theta SC Specs

360 Stitched Video Recording
Internal/External StitchingInternal Stitching
360 Stitched Video FormatInternal:
1920 x 1080 at 30 fps (16 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720 at 15 fps (6 Mb/s MP4)
Still Image SupportJPEG
14.4 MP (5376 x 2688)
JPEG
14.4 MP (2048 x 1024)
Number of Lenses2
Camera per Lens
Sensor1-Chip 1/2.3" CMOS
Sensor Resolution12 MP
Optics per Lens
Maximum Aperturef/2
Lens Elements7
Minimum Focusing Distance3.9" / 10.0 cm
Recording
Recording MediaInternal Flash Memory (8 GB Maximum)
Built-In MicYes
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/8000 - 1/8 Second (Photo)
1/8000 - 60 Seconds (Photo)
1/8000 - 1/30 Second (Video)
1/8000 - 1/15 Second (Video)
Photo ISO Range100 to 1600 (Auto)
Video ISO Range100 to 1600 (Auto)
Features
Built-In SpeakerYes
Wi-FiYes
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs1 x USB Micro-B
General
BatteryBuilt-In Lithium-Ion Battery
Charging MethodUSB
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D)1.8 x 5.1 x 0.9" / 45.2 x 130.6 x 22.9 mm
Weight3.60 oz / 102 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.605 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.15 x 4 x 2.85"
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How do you download pictures to a laptop?

How do you download pictures to a laptop?
Asked by: Gregg
Upload from the Ricoh app.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-04-18

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Does this create its own WIFI or does it connect through an existing WIFI network?
Asked by: Murat
The Ricoh Theta SC creates a Wi-Fi connection to your mobile device, it does not connect through an existing Wi-Fi.
Answered by: Ricoh Imaging Ricoh Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can I preview the 360 (full screen), or 180 on a remote IPAD while connected via WIFI?
Asked by: Murat
Yes, you can preview photos and videos in 360 or Equirectangular format using the Ricoh Theta S App on an iPad.
Answered by: Ricoh Imaging Ricoh Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this work while connected to the USB power source?
Asked by: Murat
No, USB is for charging only.
Answered by: Ricoh Imaging Ricoh Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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can it use a mounting screw for a tripod?
Asked by: Chris D.
Yes. No problem.
Answered by: ROBERTO E.
Date published: 2019-10-07

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Can the Ricoh USB cable, supplied with the Ricoh Theta SC, be extended with a standard USB extension cable to reach the Ricoh CA-3 remote shutter switch? I would like to hold the Theta SC high overhead for some photos.
Asked by: William j.
Yes theta USB cable can be extended or any other USB cable could also be used. For best pictures use a ninibtripod and hold that with your hand when using Ricoh Ca-3 remote , that will get rid of the finger that comes in every pic. You will be surprised.
Answered by: Ankit R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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What are the main differences with Theta S? Why should I buy this one (or not) instead?Thank you!
Asked by: PABLO
As you cannot see from the product images: The bottom of the S and the SC are identical save for the HDMI interface present on the S and absent on the SC.If you're shooting stills: there is NO difference whatsoever.If you're shooting video: there's slightly less functionality available on the SC than the S.
Answered by: Daniel E.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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What is the main difference between the theta s an theta sc?
Asked by: Zeki B.
They are the same except the Theta SC cannot stream video live and has a shorter (5 minute max) video record time per clip.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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