Product introduction



360° for everyone.
Standard model that enables you to easily enjoy high performance.
A choice of 4 elegant colors.


Striving for ease-of-use with amazing high performance.


Records natural 360° still images and videos with high resolution and highly precise stitch image processing.

Supports various shooting scenarios using a variety of shooting modes.

quick lens response

Never miss a shot with the quick lens response that enables shooting in around 1.5 seconds after turning the power on.



To enable everyone to easily enjoy 360°.


Designed to easily fit in your hand without slipping. A choice of 4 elegant colors.

lightweight body

Has a thin and lightweight body that optimizes internal components using a proprietary folded optics system.



Create your own images using editing functions.

VR goggles

Fully experience virtual reality using commercially available VR viewer.


Use the dedicated editing apps “THETA+” to easily put the finishing touches to eye-catching work.



Use the dedicated apps to easily share your work from anywhere with people all over the world.

Upload to the, a website dedicated to sharing 360-degree images. Anyone can easily display their 360° images anywhere in the world.

Convenient dedicated apps are available for both PC and smartphone. Enjoy the world more with RICOH THETA.

Upload 360° photos at Facebook and LINE as it is. Easily share the 360° world with friends.

Post the proccessed images and videos using “THETA+” to Instagram and Twitter.

Link to various Cloud services and solutions that utilize 360-degree images, such as the virtual tour service.


specifications specifications


  • Release date 10/2016
  • External dimensions 45.2 mm (W) x 130.6 mm (H) x 22.9 mm (17.9 mm *4) (D)
  • Weight Approx. 102g
  • Still image resolution L:5376×2688 / M:2048×1024
  • Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate L:1920×1080/29.97fps/16Mbps
  • Live streaming resolution/frame rate (USB) -
  • Microphone Monaural
  • Number of photos that can be recorded, time *1 Still image: (L) Approx. 1600 images, (M) 9000 images
    Video (timer per recording): Max. 5 minutes *6
    Video (total recording time): (L) Approx. 63minutes, (M) Approx. 171 minutes *6
  • Compatible accessories Tripod/stand (includes tripod mount hole),Waterproof case (TW-1)
  • Bundled items Soft case and USB cable
  • Object distance Approx. 10cm - ∞ (from front of lens)
  • Shooting mode Still image: Auto, Shutter Priority, ISO Priority *5,Manual
    Video: Auto
  • Exposure control mode Program AE, Shutter speed priority AE, ISO sensitivity AE, Manual exposure
  • Exposure compensation Still image: Manual compensation (-2.0 - +2.0EV, 1/3EV step) *5
  • ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Still image: ISO 100 to 1600,
    Video: ISO 100 to 1600
  • White balance mode Still image *5: Auto, Outdoor, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent light 1, Incandescent light 2, Daylight color fluorescent light, Natural white fluorescent light, White fluorescent light, Light bulb color fluorescent light, Color Temperature (2500 K to 10000K)*9
    Video: Auto
  • Shutter speed Still image: (Excluding Manual Mode) 1/8000 seconds to 1/8 seconds, (Manual Mode) 1/8000 seconds to 60 seconds
    Video: (L) 1/8000 seconds to 1/30 seconds, (M) 1/8000 seconds to 1/15 seconds
  • Still image shooting functions Noise reduction, DR compensation, HDR Rendering *9, Interval shooting, Self-timer shooting *9, Interval composite *9, Multi bracket *9
  • Power source Lithium ion battery (built in) *2
  • Battery life Approx. 260 photos *3
  • Compression method Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant,
    Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
  • External interface *8 Micro USB terminal: USB 2.0
  • Remote release CA-3-compatible
  • Lens configuration 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Lens_F value F2.0
  • Image sensor_size 1/2.3 CMOS(×2)
  • Effective pixels Approx. 12 megapixels (x2)
  • Output pixels Equivalent to approx. 14 megapixels
  • Wi-Fi_Communications Protocol HTTP (Open Spherical Camera API *8 compatible)
  • Usage temperature range 0℃ - 40℃
  • Usage humidity range 90% or less
  • Storage temperature range -20℃~60℃

*1 The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.
*2 Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
*3 The number of photos that can be taken is a guide based on RICOH's measurement method (wireless on, one photo taken every 30 seconds and transferred to smartphone). The actual number differs according to usage conditions.
*4 Excluding lens section.
*5 A smartphone is required to change modes or configure manual settings.
*6 Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.
*7 See the Google Developers website
*8 When you mount RICOH THETA on a tripod or some other accessory, it may interfere with the cable that you insert into the terminal on the camera. If that happens, we recommend that you use the TE-1 Extension Adapter.
*9 You need to update to the latest firmware.

■Specifications and the design may change without prior notice.
■Specifications are current as of December 2017.

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