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Ricoh Theta M15
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Ricoh Theta M15 Camcorder

95g 0.67h Nov 2014
Weight Video Recording Time Release Date
This is not just an ordinary camera. It is a spherical camera that captures the space around you. And with just one touch.Create a sense of presence so real it feels like you are actually there.... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This video camera received a score of 80% from expert review site pentaxforums.com.

Ricoh Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Whilst Ricoh is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, Ricoh has poor reviews specifically within its video cameras range.

Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The Ricoh Theta M15 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found exposure mode is aperture priority, but this exposure mode is not found on this Ricoh camcorder. The exposure modes Auto are also found on this camcorder.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

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

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Ricoh Theta M15 has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than the 64 ISO sensitivity found on most similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This video camera also have 100, 200, 800 and 1 and 600 ISO sensitivities. Across all comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years the worst ISO sensitivity is Auto and the best is 25,600.

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Very Light

The average weight of video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Theta M15 is 880g. At only 95 grams, the Ricoh Theta M15 is fairly light compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small

At only 42 millimeters, the Theta M15 is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Theta M15. The average width of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Theta M15 is 94mm, and the widths range from 19mm to 640mm.

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Very Small

Video cameras that have been around for more than two years have depths of between 12mm and 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm. At only 22.8 millimeters, the Theta M15 is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

Owners have rated this video camera on average 59%. It seems that owners really don't rate this Ricoh video camera very highly.

Not Full HD

The Ricoh Theta M15 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Theta M15 are also not Full HD.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price], the GoPro Hero 4[plb_2666283_price], or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Theta M15 do not have an image stabiliser. The Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have an HDMI port. The Ricoh Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Theta M15, the Ricoh Theta M15 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

Across all the video cameras that were released more than two years ago the video recording times range from 0.67h to 80h. The Theta M15 has a quite short video recording time (only 0.67 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Theta M15.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Theta M15 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type do have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price], the TomTom Bandit Action[plb_2962233_price], or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Ricoh Theta M15 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Theta M15 are also not waterproof.

If you would prefer a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to consider the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price], the TomTom Bandit Action[plb_2962233_price], or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Ricoh Theta M15 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Theta M15 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Theta M15 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Theta M15 do not have a built-in projector. The Theta M15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the Ricoh Theta M15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
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Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
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Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Built-In Display
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Tripod Mountable
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Video
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Still Image
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HDMI
S-Video Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
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Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
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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
Viewfinder
Limited Zoom
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 910703, 910702, 910701
Barcodes 00026649107009, 00026649107016, 00026649107023, 00026649107030, 00266491070094, 00266491070162, 04961311894541, 04961311897900, 04961311897917, 04961311897924

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