Product introduction

RICOH THETA SC Official Store Price    Buy Now


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.


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 Monoaural
  • 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.



RICOH THETA series dedicated monopod. The camera platform and leg are reduced in size to prevent them from appearing in a RICOH THETA’s image, and a quick-release system is adopted for the camera platform.

See details
underwater housing

RICOH THETA V/THETA SC/THETA This underwater housing provides waterproof performance that makes it possible to shoot 360-degree images up to 30 m underwater (IPX8, JIS protection class 8).

See details

This is a slot in case which combines functionality and protection performance. It is easy to carry because of its' small size and light weight, and is able to put RICOH THETA inside while wearing the optional accessary, Attachment for strap.

See details
More accessories
Page Top