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Ricoh Theta SC

Ricoh Theta SC
alaScore 94

25 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Ricoh Theta SC. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality, whereas views are divided on the usability.

image quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Ricoh Theta SC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Ricoh Theta SC


The Ricoh Theta SC camera offers a stills-first approach to 360-degree capture, bucking the trend of competing devices geared more toward video.

Slim, compact design. 360-degree still and video capture. Manual exposure control. Easy operation. Stands up on its own. Tripod socket. Available in multiple colors.

Underwhelming video quality. Splintered smartphone app ecosystem. Slow video transfer to phone. No live streaming support.

If you're a stills-first photographer and want a 360-degree camera, the Theta SC is a solid option. It's easy to use, but offers manual exposure control if desired, and has established app support for Android, iOS, and desktop systems. It's small, so...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Ricoh Theta SC is a 360-degree camera aimed at everyone


By slashing two features off its top-of-the-line Theta S spherical camera, the imaging company is hoping to capture some less tech-savvy buyers.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (

Ricoh Theta SC Review


For those wanting to capture and share 360-degree photos and videos, Ricoh now has a third option for the prospective buyer. Nestled in between the entry level Theta M15 and the flagship Theta S, the newly-announced Theta SC comes with a price point of...

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Ricoh Theta SC: Una cámara 360 grados para todo el mundo


Al quitarle dos funciones a su cámara de alta gama, Theta S, la compañía espera ahora capturar la atención de clientes comunes y corrientes.

Oct, 2016

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Ricoh Theta SC


Alla kan vara med

En bra produkt till ett suveränt pris. Räckvidden på wifi är faktiskt ett problem.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Meidl (

Ricoh Theta SC 360-Grad-Kamera ausprobiert


Mittlerweile habe ich hier auf schon einige 360 Grad Kameras ausprobiert und vorgestellt. Unter einem Review wurde ich gefragt, ob ich nicht auch eine Ricoh vorstellen möchte?

Die Ricoh Theta SC gehört mit zu den besseren 360 Grad Kameras, die ich hier bisher testen durfte. In diese Entscheidung lasse ich den Preis und die Qualität der Hardware nebst Software einfließen. Klar bekommt ihr für ungefähr die Hälfte des Preises...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jozef Schildermans (

Ricoh Theta SC sferische camera


Ricoh breidt het gamma sferische camera's uit met de Theta SC waarmee je op gebruiksvriendelijke wijze 360-gradenfoto's en -video's in Full HD resolutie kan maken.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder - White


So easy to use. I had a Ricoh S before but unfortunately lost it so down graded but to be honest I can’t see a difference in quality.

Super concerned about scratching lenses. Wish there was a cover for them whilst in use.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder


So easy to use. I had a Ricoh S before but unfortunately lost it so down graded but to be honest I can’t see a difference in quality.

Super concerned about scratching lenses. Wish there was a cover for them whilst in use.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

RICOH Theta SC Action Camcorder


Image quality is great

Video quality is below par

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Video recording time:2.9


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Remotely operated: Yes
Shooting modes:Auto
Smartphone remote support: Yes


Colour of product:Beige / Blue / Pink / White
LED indicators:Status, WLAN
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display: No
Flip-out screen: No


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.1

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:14

Lens System

Image stabilizer: No
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 1600
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE


Wi-Fi: Yes

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
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/8000 - 1/8
Shutter speed (photo):1/8000 - 60
Shutter speed (video):1/8000 - 1/30, 1/8000 - 1/15

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:5376 x 2688
Still image resolution(s):5376 x 2688, 2048 x 1024


Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :130.6

White balance

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