360° for movie.
Advanced model with greatly improved video performance, transfer speed and extensibility.


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.

Produces incredibly realistic spherical video by shooting video in 4K (3840 x 1920, 29.97fps).

Supports 360° live streaming in 4K. Transmits excellent quality real-looking video to the world.

Equipped with a 4-channel microphone. 4 microphones are built into the camera to independently record sound from 4 different directions when shooting video.

Uses Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon™”. Transfer speed for both still images and videos has been dramatically improved.


Enable everyone to easily enjoy 360°.

Metallic gray, a timeless color that looks high-class no matter the situation.

Thin and lightweight body that optimizes internal components using a proprietary folded optics system.


Create your own images using editing functions.

Records 4K video and 360° spatial audio for a more realistic VR world.


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.

Link to various Cloud services and solutions that utilize 360-degree images, such as the virtual tour service.


Expand your THETA.

Adopts Android™ base system for the OS. Use plug-ins to customize your own THETA.

Companies and individuals all over the world can develop plug-ins, in addition to RICOH developed plug-ins.



  • Release date 9/2017
  • Exterior/external dimensions 45.2 mm (W) x 130.6 mm (H) x 22.9 mm (17.9 mm *5) (D)
  • Weight Approx. 121 g
  • Still image resolution 5376×2688
  • Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate 4K,H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/56Mbps
    4K,H265: 3840×1920/29.97fps/32Mbps *7
    2K,H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/16Mbps
    2K,H265: 1920×960/29.97fps/8Mbps *7
  • Live streaming resolution/frame rate (USB) 4K,H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps
    2K,H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/42Mbps
  • Microphone 4ch
  • Internal memory/Number of photos that can be recorded, time *2 Approx. 19GB
    Still image: Approx. 4,800 photos
    Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes *1 *6
    Video (total recording time): Approx. 40 minutes (4K, H.264)/approx. 130 minutes (2K, H.264)
  • Compatible accessories Tripod/stand (includes tripod mount hole),Waterproof case (TW-1),3D microphone (TA-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, manual*1
    Video: Auto
    Live streaming: 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) *1
  • ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Still image: (Automatic) ISO64 - 1600
    (ISO priority mode) ISO64 - 3200 *1
    (Manual mode)ISO64 - 3200 *1
    Video: ISO64 - 6400
    Live streaming: ISO64 - 6400
  • White balance mode Still image: 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)*1
    Video: Auto
    Live streaming: Auto
  • Shutter speed Still image: (Automatic) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds,
    (Shutter priority mode) 1/25000 - 1/8 seconds *1
    (Manual mode) 1/25000 - 60 seconds *1
    Video: 1/25000 - 1/30 seconds
    Live streaming: 1/25000 - 1/30 second
  • Shooting functions*8 Noise reduction
    DR correction
    HDR rendering
    Interval shooting
    Shooting with self-timer
    shooting with multi brackets
  • Power source Lithium ion battery (built in) *3
  • Battery life Still image: Approx. 300 photos *4
    Video: Approx. 80 minutes *4
  • Compression method Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver2.3)
    Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265*7, Audio: AAC-LC (mono) + Linear PCM (4ch spatial audio))
    Live streaming: (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC-LC (mono))
  • External interface Micro-USB: USB 2.0, microphone terminal
  • Remote release CA-3-compatible
  • Lens configuration 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Lens_F value F2.0
  • Image sensor_size 1/2.3 CMOS (x2)
  • Effective pixels Approx. 12 megapixels (x2)
  • Output pixels Equivalent to approx. 14 megapixels
  • Wireless compliance standard IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)*9
    IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz only)
  • Wireless supported channels 2.4GHz: 1 to 11ch
    5GHz: W52 (36/40/44/48ch)*9
  • Wireless communication protocol (WLAN) HTTP (Open Spherical Camera API compatible)
  • Wireless communication protocol (Bluetooth) GATT (Generic Attribute Profile)
  • Usage temperature range 0°C - 40°C
  • Usage humidity range 90% or less
  • Storage temperature range -20°C - 60°C

*1 A smartphone is required to change modes or configure manual settings.
*2 The number of photos and time are guides only. The actual number differs according to the photography conditions.
*3 Charge the battery by connecting it to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
*4 The number of photos that can be taken is a guide based on RICOH's measurement method. This will differ depending on the usage conditions. A small amount of battery power is consumed when in sleep mode. When not using the camera, it is recommended to either shut down or charge it frequently when you are using sleep mode.
*5 Excluding lens section.
*6 Automatic shut down if the internal temperature increases.
*7 Dedicated app is for H.264 only. H.265 is a specification for future application due to publication of API.
*8 My Settings is scheduled to be added with the 2018 firmware update. The Interval composite function will not be supported.
(L85412/EDP CODE: 910727/RIM CODE: S0910727/JAN CODE: 4961311921599/UPC CODE: 026649107276) does not support 5GHz

■Specifications and the design may change without prior notice.
■Specifications are current as of December 2017.

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