• 360° Spherical images and videos
  • Approximately 14mp
  • Full HD video at 30fps
  • Live streaming (USB/HDMI)
360° experience.

Experience a new world of images with the Ricoh Theta S. With one touch of a button, spherical images and videos are created which are unlike anything you've ever seen. The Theta S offers capabilities not previously attainable in past models including a new, a larger image sensor, which gives you approximately 14 megapixel, high-quality spherical images and Full HD movie recording up to 25 minutes. Improvements have been made for low light shooting including the addition of a newly developed bright f/2.0 lens along with the option to shoot in Manual Mode and set shutter speeds up to 60 seconds, built-in memory to store up to 8GB of data, as well as live view and live streaming functionality. Discover 360-degree images and videos, the future of digital photography.

Milky Way from an Norikura Observatory in Mt. Marishiten-dake, Japan - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Capture Spherical Images and Videos

Easily capture and share everything in your environment with the Theta S. Featuring a twin-lens folded-optical system, view and share completely spherical images.

Improved Image Quality

Equipped with a larger (1/ 2.3-inch) image sensor, enjoy high-quality spherical images at approximately 14 megapixels, the best quality of all Theta models. The Theta S features a newly designed lens, optimized for the new sensor, providing sharper images than previous models.

Improved UI with more functions

Added to the Theta S is an LED status notification on the body of the device, which allows you to switch between still image and movie mode more easily than previous models. Wi-Fi speed has also been upgraded to 8Mbps, as well as built-in memory to store up to 8GB.

High Movie Quality

Improved hardware enables 30fps of Full HD original data. Recording time is also improved to a maximum of 25 minutes.

Dedicated Application

The Theta applications allow for easy shooting and sharing of your spherical images and videos. From the applications you can capture still images and videos, employ full command and control over various shooting modes, and share your spherical images and videos directly to social media. Additional Theta applications will allow you to edit your spherical images to the way you want them to be.

Live View and Live Streaming Functionality

Live View function is added with still images. With this new function, 10fps images are displayed as a preview on your smartphone. Enjoy live streaming when your device is connected to either a USB or HDMI cord.


Compact Spherical Digital Camera


1/ 2.3” ( x 2 )

Equirectangular Resolution


Live Streaming

USB: 1280×720/15fps
HDMI: L:1920×1080/30fps



Lens Construction

7 Elements in 6 Groups

Focus System

Focus range: Approx. 10cm - to infinity (from lens surface)

Storage Media

Internal memory: approx. 8GB


microUSB: USB2.0, HDMI-Micro(Type-D)

Power Supply

Power source: Lithium ion battery (built-in) – (charge via USB Cable)
Recordable images per charge: approx. 260
Recordable images to memory:
Still Image Fine: Approx. 1998
Still Image Normal: Approx: (L): 1600
(M): 9000

Video Recording: Max. 25 minutes per recording or 4GB limit – Temperature override

Video (total storage time):
(L): 1080p Approx. 60 minutes
(M): 720p Approx. 175 minutes

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D): 44 x 130 x 22.9 mm (17.9mm excl. lens protrusions) Weight: approx. 125g
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C Storage Temperature Range: -20°C to 60°C Operating (Humidity) Range: 90% or less.

Metering System

Exposure control: Auto

Exposure Compensation

Still image: Manual compensation (-2.0 - +2.0EV, 1/3EV step)
(smart phone is required to make settings changes)

Exposure Modes

Still image: Auto, Shutter Priority, ISO Priority, Full Manual Priority
Video: Auto
Live Streaming: Auto

Object Distance

Approx. 10cm - ∞ (from front of lens

ISO Sensitivity

Still image: ISO 100 to 1600
Video: ISO 100 to 1600
Live Streaming: ISO 100 to 1600
*(Smartphone is required to make settings changes)

White Balance

Still image: Auto, indoors, outdoors, shade, cloudy, incandescent lamp 1, incandescent lamp 2, daylight color fluorescent lamp, natural white fluorescent lamp, white fluorescent lamp, light bulb color fluorescent lamp
Video: Auto
Live Streaming: Auto


Type: Programmed AE electronic shutter mechanism
Still Image: 1/6400 sec. to 1/8sec.
Still Image Manual: 1/6400 sec. to 60sec.
Video L: 1/8000 sec. to 1/30 sec.
Video M: 1/8000 sec. to 1/15 sec.
Live Streaming: 1/8000 sec. to 1/15 sec.

File Formats

Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant,
Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)

Cable Soft Case
no firmware available
no software available