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Ricoh Theta SC

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Ricoh Theta SC

The Ricoh Theta SC is a 360-degree spherical VR camera featuring user-friendly ergonomics, excellent image quality, and innovative mobile apps.

Launched in late 2016 and has a smaller form factor than previous Theta models.

Camera NameTheta SC
Camera Type360 degrees spherical
Year Introduced2016
LensSpherical, F2 (x2)
Optics7 elements in 6 groups (each lens)
Field of View360 degrees (the two lenses combined)
FocusingFixed focus, approx. 10 cm / 4 in. to infinity
Sensor Format1/2.3 inch (x2)
Sensor Megapixels12 MP (x2), 14 MP effective combined
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Resolution5376 x 2688 (the two sensors combined, flattened image)
White BalanceStill: Auto, Outdoor, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent light 1, Incandescent light 2, Daylight color fluorescent light, Natural white fluorescent light, White fluorescent light, Light bulb color fluorescent light, manual color temperature (2500K to 10000K)
 Video: Auto
ISO RangeStill and video: ISO 100 to 1600
Expanded Dynamic RangeYes
Exposure ModesStill image: Auto, Shutter priority, ISO priority, Manual
 Video: Auto
Exposure CompensationStill image: +/- 2 EV, 1/3 EV steps
High ISO Noise ReductionYes
Shutter speedsStill image: 1/8 - 1/8000 seconds (auto), 60 - 1/8000 seconds (manual)
 Video: L: 1/30 - 1/8000 seconds (auto), M: 1/15 - 1/8000 seconds (auto)
Self-timerYes (requires firmware update)
Interval ShootingYes
Auto BracketingYes (requires firmware update)
HDR ModeYes (requires firmware update)
Live ViewYes, via smart phone
Video ModeVideo: 1920 x 1080/30 fps/16Mbps (Full HD), 1280 x 720/15fps/6Mbps (M)
 Streaming: Not supported
Video Recording TimeClip length: 5 minutes
 Total Recording Time: 63 minutes (Full HD), 171 minutes (M)
Vdeo SoundBuilt-in microphone, mono, AAC-LC
GPSVia smart phone over Wi-Fi
Camera ControlsVia smart phone
File FormatsStill image: JPEG(Exif Ver2.3)
 Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC
Built-in memoryApprox. 8GB
 Holds approx. 1600 photos (L), approx. 9000 photos (M)
 Video total recording time approx. 63 minutes (L), 171 minutes (M)
Memory Card SlotsNone
Back LCDNo
Weather SealedNo
Other FeaturesAvailable in four colors
ConnectivitymicroUSB: USB 2.0
 Compatible with remote release CA-3
BatteryBuilt-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Battery LifeApprox. 260 photos
Size (W x H x D)45.2 x 130.6 x 22.9 mm / 1.8 x 5.1 x 0.9 in.
Weight102 g / 3.6 oz
Operating Temperature0 to 40 degrees C / 32 to 104 degrees F, humidity 90% or less
Storage Temperature-20 to 60 degrees C / -4 to 140 degrees F
Accessories IncludedUSB cable, soft case
Optional AccessoriesCable release CA-3, hard case TH-2, underwater housing TW-1, tripod mount extension adapter TE-1, strap attachment
NotesSmart phone required to adjust camera settings
Megapixels: 14
Movie Mode: Full HD at 30FPS
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