Ricoh Theta S vs Sony HXR-NX100

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Ricoh Theta S
Sony HXR-NX100

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
1.7kg lighter Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a weight of 125g, but the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder (1.7kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a total megapixels of 14.2MP. That's 0.2MP bigger than the Ricoh Theta S (14.2MP). 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.

68% bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 Mbit/s. That's 34 Mbit/s bigger than the Ricoh Theta S (50 Mbit/s).
30fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a maximum frame rate of 60fps, however the Ricoh Theta S is only a 30fps camcorder (30fps slower).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
2% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a total megapixels of 14MP. That's 0.2MP smaller than the Sony HXR-NX100 (14.2MP). 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.

Smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 16 Mbit/s. That's 34 Mbit/s smaller than the Sony HXR-NX100 (50 Mbit/s).
Vastly slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a maximum frame rate of 30fps, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 60fps camcorder (30fps faster).
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2 Reasons Against
Hugely heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a weight of 1.8kg, but the Ricoh Theta S is a 125g weight camcorder (1.7kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by one month
The Sony HXR-NX100 is one month older than the Ricoh Theta S.

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Date Released

15 months Ago 17 months Ago

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 426mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
Camcorder 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

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
BEST
 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
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/8000 - 1/30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/6400 - 1/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5"
Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,560,000 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7lx
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
16 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 5376 x 2688
BEST
 5376 x 2688

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
260 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included

Technical Details

F-Number (relative Aperture)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
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