• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon A900 advantages over Ricoh Theta SC

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 7 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 14.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Ricoh Theta SC advantages over Nikon A900

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    102g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    7 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Ricoh Theta SC
Panasonic ZS60
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SX720 HS

Nikon A900
Canon SX720 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Ricoh Theta SC
Canon SX720 HS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
Ricoh Theta SC
Canon SX730 HS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS70
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Ricoh Theta SC
Panasonic ZS70
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon A900
Canon SX740 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
Ricoh Theta SC
Canon SX740 HS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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