Ricoh Theta S vs Sony HXR-NX100

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Ricoh Theta S
Sony HXR-NX100

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In stock (88 available)

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Smaller Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a height of 130mmmm. That's 57.8mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX100 (187.8mmmm).
Smaller Edit
Ricoh Theta S is 22.9mmmm deep. That's 348.4mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX100 (371.3mmmm).
Cheaper by $1,584
The Ricoh Theta S costs $39.95, whereas the Sony HXR-NX100 is $1,624.02.
4 Reasons For
68% bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 Mbit/s Mbit/s. That's 34 Mbit/s bigger than the Ricoh Theta S (50 Mbit/s Mbit/s).
30fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a maximum frame rate of 60fpsfps, however the Ricoh Theta S is only a 30fpsfps camcorder (30fps slower).
Sixty-nine times lighter Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a weight of 1.8kgg, but the Ricoh Theta S is a 125gg weight camcorder (123.2g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 16 Mbit/s Mbit/s. That's 34 Mbit/s smaller than the Sony HXR-NX100 (50 Mbit/s Mbit/s).
Vastly slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a maximum frame rate of 30fpsfps, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 60fpsfps camcorder (30fps faster).
123.2g heavier Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a weight of 125gg, but the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 1.8kgg weight camcorder (123.2g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Not as many stockists
The Ricoh Theta S is only stocked by 1 store, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is stocked by 4 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
4 Reasons Against
31% bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a height of 187.8mmmm. That's 57.8mm bigger than the Ricoh Theta S (187.8mmmm).
Bigger Edit
Sony HXR-NX100 is 371.3mmmm deep. That's 348.4mm bigger than the Ricoh Theta S (371.3mmmm).
More expensive by $1,584
The Sony HXR-NX100 is $1,584.07 more expensive than the Ricoh Theta S.
Older by one month
The Sony HXR-NX100 is one month older than the Ricoh Theta S.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
14MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 426mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞/1 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
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 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/8000 - 1/30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/6400 - 1/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5"
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,560,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,560,000 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
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 handheld
 Shouldercam
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
16 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s
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Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 5376 x 2688
BEST
 5376 x 2688

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.42h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F770
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Life
260 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
125g 1.8kg
BEST
Height
130mm
BEST
187.8mm
Depth
22.9mm
BEST
371.3mm
Width
44mm 171.3mm
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Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB
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Technical Details

Relative Aperture F-Number
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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