Panasonic HC-V770 vs Ricoh Theta S

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Panasonic HC-V770
Ricoh Theta S

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Reasons For

4 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, however the Ricoh Theta S is only a 16 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (56 Mbit/s smaller).
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 20fps faster than the Ricoh Theta S (30fps).
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).
2 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Ricoh Theta S is a 14MP sensor camcorder. That's 1.24MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (14MP). 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 125g, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g 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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, however the Ricoh Theta S is a 14MP 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 353g weight camcorder. That's 228g heavier than the Ricoh Theta S (125g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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 maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder. That's 56 Mbit/s smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (16 Mbit/s).
20fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a maximum frame rate of 30fps, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fps camcorder (20fps faster).
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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
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1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 15 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP 14MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
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 Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
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 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

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

Focusing

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

White Balance

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/25 - 1/8000 1/8000 - 1/30
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/2000 1/6400 - 1/8
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
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 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
Minimum Illumination
1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

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

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s
BEST
16 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
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 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 260 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
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 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

F-Number (relative Aperture)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
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