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

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Differences

Ricoh Theta SC advantages over Ricoh Theta V

  • Less expensive
    $189 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Ricoh Theta V advantages over Ricoh Theta SC

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly

Common Weaknesses

  • Rear display
    Neither provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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 Canon ELPH 500 HS

Ricoh Theta SC
Canon ELPH 500 HS
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh Theta V
Canon ELPH 500 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax Q

Ricoh Theta SC
Pentax Q
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh Theta V
Pentax Q
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus TG-Tracker

Ricoh Theta SC
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof
Ricoh Theta V
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon 360

Ricoh Theta SC
Nikon 360
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon 360
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon 80

Ricoh Theta SC
Nikon 80
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon 80
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
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