• 1/1.83 inch 36.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nokia N8 advantages over Ricoh Theta SC

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.83 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    28 mm vs 7 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    12 mm vs 22 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video

Ricoh Theta SC advantages over Nokia N8

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Newer
    15 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    102g vs 135g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    14.5 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    7 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/5000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    1600 vs 800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax A40

Nokia N8
Pentax A40
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Ricoh Theta SC
Pentax A40
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax S12

Nokia N8
Pentax S12
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Ricoh Theta SC
Pentax S12
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm F60fd

Nokia N8
Fujifilm F60fd
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Ricoh Theta SC
Fujifilm F60fd
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $300
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon 80

Nokia N8
Nikon 80
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Internal flash
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh Theta SC
Nikon 80
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof

Compared to Ricoh Theta V

Nokia N8
Ricoh Theta V
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh Theta SC
Ricoh Theta V
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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