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Ricoh Theta V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Ricoh Theta V. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and connectivity. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size, while there are some critical views about the durability and price.

usability, design, portability, connectivity, image quality

price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Ricoh Theta V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Archer (

Ricoh Theta V review: Hands on with Ricoh's live-streaming Gear 360 rival


Ricoh's new 360-degree camera introduces live 4K live streaming but it's rather expensive

Knowing this, as well as the wealth of potential that’s promised to arrive along with the plugins and apps, the Theta V already looks like an excellent alternative to the Samsung Gear 360, but it will need to come down a lot from its £414 launch price...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Ricoh Theta V Review


We review the new Ricoh Theta V, the 360 camera with 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi.

The Ricoh Theta V is a compact and good looking 360 camera, it's easy to use to take photos and video, and using the smartphone app you can share quickly or change settings. To get video on to YouTube via your computer can take a little bit more...

Nov, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Les Shu (

Ricoh Theta V review


Simple to use ; Tried-and-true design ; Spatial audio ; Good image quality ; Faster performance

App could use an update ; Wireless casting isn’t straightforward ; Built-in storage capacity is small ; No optical image stabilization

With 360-degree cameras, it’s always a challenge. No matter how great the product is, like the Rylo and GoPro Fusion, it’s not a must-have technology. This applies to the Theta V: Overall, it’s a very good camera that’s easy to use, and it’s ideal for...

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Ricoh Theta V


The Ricoh Theta V supports 4K 360-degree video and boasts a mic input, but it's more expensive than competing models and not waterproof.

Slim, handheld form factor. Dual f/2 lenses. 14.5MP imaging and 4K video capture. External microphone support. Live streaming support. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Works with Android and iOS.

Video locked at 30fps. Waterproof case is an additional purchase. Internal, non-expandable storage. Expensive.

Bottom Line: The Ricoh Theta V supports 4K 360-degree video and boasts a mic input, but it's more expensive than competing models and not waterproof.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Ricoh Theta V Review


Ricoh arguably created the consumer 360-degree camera market, and now the Theta V wants to retake the crown from those that followed it. Making a welcome move to 4K Ultra HD, it adopts a new Android-based architecture that Ricoh promises should deliver...

Easy to use ; 360-degree video join lines are masked well ; Bluetooth connectivity is fast and leaves your phone's WiFi free ; 3D audio has potential, plus there's a microphone input ; Android-based system has plenty of app potential

Lacks the in-app creative features other 360 cameras offer ; Ricoh has three smartphone apps instead of just one ; Waterproof housing is optional and expensive ; No expandable storage ; Little use of app support at this stage

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Ricoh Theta V gives 360-degree video the audio it deserves


The company's latest spherical camera shoots in 4K and has four mics to capture spatial audio for more immersive video.

Aug, 2017

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Ricoh Theta V Review


The Theta V is Ricoh's fifth generation 360 degree still and video camera, the original having launched in 2013. Back then, the Theta was the only 360-degree single shot camera on the market, and positioned Ricoh strongly at the top of the...

The Ricoh Theta V will be available for $429.95. The 3D Microphone TA-1 will be launched along with the Theta V on 8/31/17 at $269.99, and the Underwater Case TW-1 is set to be available in October for $199.95.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Video recording time:1.33


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Shooting modes:Auto


Colour of product:Grey
LED indicators:Y
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display:N
Flip-out screen:N


Built-in Flash:N

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):14
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:14

Lens System

Maximum aperture number:2

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 3200, 6400
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto



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

Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y
S-Video Out:N


Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/25000
Camera shutter type:Electronic
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/25000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG
Maximum image resolution:5376 x 2688


Camcorder tape type:N
Camera file system:Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Disc types supported:N
Internal storage capacity:19


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:56
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 1920
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 960


Viewfinder Type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Height :130.6

White balance

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