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alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Ricoh THETA. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Ricoh Theta


Hands-on: The world's first 360 degree camera, but is it worth the bother?

If you really only want to shoot 360 images, the Theta does a fantastic job of capturing the entire scene. At more than £300 we are not sure the Theta offers great value for money.

Sep, 2013

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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

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Ricoh Theta review


More than a novelty, the Theta creates instant panoramas that capture the moment in a unique way

We're very excited about the Theta and if you have a job or pastime that might benefit from its unique capabilities then it works well enough to make it worth buying. For everyone else it's still a great toy and hopefully a concept we'll be seeing a...

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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 site to allow users to develop their own apps and add new exciting capabilities to their Ricoh Theta.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Ricoh Theta Review


The Ricoh Theta allows you to take 360° spherical images, either by itself or there are apps available so you can use it with Android and iOS devices. It is available to purchase for £329.99.

Unique way to take pictures, Easy to use, Images are well stitched together, Has 4Gb of internal memory

Too expensive, Image quality isn't fantastic

Dec, 2013

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Ricoh Theta 360˚ camera: Point and click immersive imaging


Review The Ricoh Theta is yet another excursion of photographic fun intended to deliver an immersive environment, on-line, on the move or on the desktop. It's been tried before – remember iPIX anyone? That idea – which in the mid-1990s became a hit...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Nate Lanxon (

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...

Oct, 2013

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Ricoh Theta


Meet the Ricoh Theta, a curious new camera with a unique all-round lens set-up, which for £329, can snap shots as if they were taken from inside a fishbowl. It's a small candybar-style device, barely any bigger than a smartphone, only there's an...

We've got to say, the Ricoh Theta is an odd device. We like the ability to pan around full 360 degree images and zoom in and out of all the details, as well as the remote trigger functions, but we do wonder if it actually has any other practical use....

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

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...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Ricoh's Theta captures the world around you in one shot (hands-on)


With a single (fast) shot, this camera takes full spherical images and, with some help from an app, lets you zoom, swipe, and rotate them.

Sep, 2013