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Ricoh Theta M15 Camcorder

$239.86
$199.95 $39.91 cheaper than 19 days ago
95g 0.67h Nov 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This camcorder received an expert rating of 80% from pentaxforums.com.

Good Brand

We looked at average ratings for each video camera manufacturer and found that whilst Ricoh has good average reviews across all camcorders, Ricoh has poor reviews specifically within its camcorders range.

Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on camcorders of this type and age.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The Ricoh Theta M15 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found exposure mode is aperture priority, but this exposure mode is not found on this video camera. The exposure modes Auto are also found on this Ricoh video camera.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Theta M15 is more than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This Ricoh camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this Ricoh video camera.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Theta M15 has a higher ISO sensitivity than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This camcorder has a 400 ISO sensitivity, whereas most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. This Ricoh video camera also have 100, 200, 800 and 1 and 600 ISO sensitivities. The worst ISO sensitivity of all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is Auto and the best is 25,600.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 95 grams, the Theta M15 is one of the lighter camcorders that are a comparable age to the Theta M15 amongst camcorders of this age. The lightest video camera of a comparable age and spec to the Theta M15 is 59g weight and the heaviest is 7.5kg.

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Very Small

The average width of video cameras of this age and spec is 95mm. At only 42 millimeters, the Theta M15 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small

The smallest camcorder that was released more than two years ago is 12mm deep and the biggest is 520mm. The Theta M15 is one of the smaller video cameras of a similar age and type to the Theta M15 (only 22.8 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

The average owner rating of this camcorder is 59% based on 10 owner reviews. Owners aren't convinced by this video camera.

Not Full HD

Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Theta M15 are not Full HD. The Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Hero 4 ($259.99), or the Hero 3+ ($219.99) both from GoPro or the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Theta M15 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Theta M15 also do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Veho MUVI K-Series K2 ($128.95) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Theta M15 do not have an HDMI port. The Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might also want to look at including the Sony PXW-FS7 ($990.00), or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2 ($128.95) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras that were released around the same time as the Theta M15 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Sony PXW-FS7 ($990.00) is also worth considering.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 0.67h and the longest is 80h. The Ricoh Theta M15 has one of the shorter video recording times (only 0.67 hours) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years have a built-in display, however the Theta M15 does not have a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider include the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder, the TomTom Bandit Action ($289.99), or the Sony PXW-FS7 ($990.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Theta M15 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder, the TomTom Bandit Action ($289.99), or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2 ($128.95) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Theta M15 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Ricoh Theta M15 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Theta M15 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Theta M15 are not 3D compatible. The Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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1 Other reason to consider the Ricoh Theta M15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
26 January 2015

We find the Ricoh Theta m15 to be a slam-dunk product.  At $299, it's not only cheaper but also more powerful than the original model, which was unable to capture videos.  This is a very...

9 October 2015

Ik moet zeggen dat ik het ondanks deze minpunten wel heel erg leuk vond om met de Ricoh Theta op stap te gaan. Je gaat heel anders naar de scenes en je composities kijken op het moment dat je weet...

Unique 360degree images
Easy to use
Smartphone social connectivity
Compact and elegant
Captures videos
Videos cannot be viewed on a smartphone
Video mode tedious to access
Limited resolution
Protruding lenses susceptible to damage
Strap lug not included (available separately)

User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 1 February 2015 by Replay

I normally pano-stitch 3-7 shot DSLR images via Photoshop. I was looking for an economical way to do larger pano-stitches, such as complete 360, without all the hassle of buggy smartphone... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Dark
Dark would recommend the Ricoh Theta m15 (Verified Purchase)

I wasn't really interested when i got this , to me it was nothing more than a useless gadget shipped in mail , until the first photo. the awesome factor is huge with this one , it takes sometime... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Mnm207
Mnm207 would recommend the Ricoh Theta m15 (Verified Purchase)

As a professional photographer, I have a hard time turning it off when I go on vacation. For an upcoming trip I decided I wanted something small, fun and totally different. I've been playing with... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Ese
(Verified Purchase)

Very good camera, but I'd like more control over exposure and more resolution...

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Bitstars
Bitstars would recommend the Ricoh Theta m15

I use the Ricoh Theta m15 camera in different surroundings due to my work. We are a small IT start-up developing a web platform ([*] to augment 360° photospheres with 2D & 3D objects as well as... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Battery Life
Small Compact
Poor Image Quality
Poor Image Stabilization
Poor in Low Light
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Limited Zoom
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh 910702, ricoh 910701, ricoh ricohthetam15, ricoh riochthetam15, ricoh riochthetam15y, ricoh ricohthetam15p, ricoh ricohthetam15b, ricoh ricohthetam15w, ricoh ricohthetam15pi, ricoh ricohthetam15bl, ricoh ricohthetam15wh, ricoh riochthetam15ye, ricoh ricohthetam15whi, ricoh riochthetam15yel, ricoh ricohthetam15pin, ricoh ricohthetam15blu, ricoh ricohthetam15pink, ricoh ricohthetam15blue, ricoh ricohthetam15whit, ricoh riochthetam15yell, ricoh ricohthetam15white, ricoh riochthetam15yello, ricoh riochthetam15yellow
Barcodes 00026649107009, 00026649107016, 00026649107023, 00026649107030, 00266491070094, 00266491070162, 00731215390548, 00731215390692, 00731215390708, 00782386096364, 00782386096388, 00782386096517, 00782386096524, 00795871045181, 04961311894541, 04961311897900, 04961311897917, 04961311897924, 05054531212666, 05054531404658, 05054531421938, 09154403595470, 09154403679743

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