Panasonic HC-V770 vs Ricoh Theta S

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Panasonic HC-V770
Ricoh Theta S

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
56 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 72 Mbit/s Mbit/s, however the Ricoh Theta S is only a 16 Mbit/s Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (56 Mbit/s smaller).
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fpsfps camcorder. That's 20fps faster than the Ricoh Theta S (30fpsfps).
Available from 11 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Ricoh Theta S has an average rating of 80% (based on 13 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, but the Ricoh Theta S has an average rating of 87% (based on 70 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Ricoh Theta S is a 14MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 1.24MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (14MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Two times lighter Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a weight of 125gg, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder (228g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a width of 44mmmm. That's 21mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (44mmmm).
Cheaper by $408
The Ricoh Theta S costs $408.04 less than the Panasonic HC-V770.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a sensor size of 12.76MPMP, however the Ricoh Theta S is a 14MPMP sensor camcorder (1.24MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

65% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 228g heavier than the Ricoh Theta S (125gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

A lot bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 65mmmm wide, but the Ricoh Theta S is a 44mmmm wide camcorder (21mm smaller).
$408 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V770 is more expensive than the Ricoh Theta S by $408.04.
Nine months older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Ricoh Theta S by nine months.
5 Reasons Against
4x smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Ricoh Theta S is a 16 Mbit/s Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder. That's 56 Mbit/s smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (16 Mbit/s Mbit/s).
20fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a maximum frame rate of 30fpsfps, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fpsfps camcorder (20fps faster).
Less retailers
The Ricoh Theta S is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 12 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Ricoh Theta S's average expert score is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 90% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Ricoh Theta S's average user score is 87%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
gadgetgear.nl: Silver

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 14 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 14MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
1,500x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
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 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

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

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

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 1/8000 - 1/30
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 1/6400 - 1/8
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
Minimum Illumination
1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s
BEST
16 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
30fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
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 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 5376 x 2688
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 5376 x 2688

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 260 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 125g
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Height
73mm 130mm
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Depth
139mm
BEST
22.9mm
Width
65mm 44mm
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Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC

Technical Details

Relative Aperture F-Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
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