Ricoh Theta V

The Ricoh Theta V is small 360 Degree spherical camera. It is very easy to use and compact enough to carry everywhere. Enhancements including a new image sensor and processor for improved image quality allow the camera to produce more realistic “as-if-you-were-there” 360-degree content. The camera’s new high-speed data transfer is 2.5 times faster than previous Theta models.

Connection is either via Bluetooth low energy (BLE)-which enables an “always-on” connection between a camera and phone-or Wi-Fi, providing users with greater flexibility in how they wirelessly control the camera. A new and unique feature of the Theta V is that Ricoh will be able to create new functions for the camera via software plug-ins. It enables the Theta V to deliver the world’s first remote playback capability in a commercially-marketed, fully spherical camera.

The Ricoh Theta V camera has a 4-channel microphone that supports 360 Degree spatial audio recording built into its body. Omni-directional audio is recorded not just in the horizontal direction but also in the vertical direction, making it possible to reproduce sound and video as it was in the environment where the video was shot by linking 360 Degree video and audio together.

Furthermore, using the dedicated accessory 3D Microphone TA-1 (optional) scheduled for launch with the camera will allow users to pick up natural sound with a large volume of information at low to high frequency. The Theta V can connect to and be controlled by any Android or iOS-based smartphone or tablet using the Theta S app.


  • Theta V shoots hi-def smooth 360 Degree video at 30 fps @ 3840 x 1920 pixels or 4K. It supports the H.264 file format for video recording
  • Hi-res 360 Degree spherical stills & video with improvements to the image quality. New Qualcomm Snapdragon processor has completely enhanced the exposure accuracy and white balance algorithm
  • Theta has a 4-channel microphone that supports 360 Degree spatial audio recording built in Omnidirectional audio is recorded not just in the horizontal direction but also in the vertical direction
  • The world’s-first Remote Playback capable fully spherical camera allows users to wirelessly playback 360 Degree images and videos on a large-screen display Using a compatible wireless display adapter
  • The camera can always be connected to a smartphone using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) This function provides improvements in usability and power consumption

Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta V



Object distance Approx. 10cm – ∞ (from front of lens)
Shooting modes Still image: Auto, shutter priority, ISO priority, manual, Video: Auto, Live streaming: Auto
Exposure Control Program AE, Shutter speed priority AE, ISO sensitivity AE, Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation
 Still image: Manual compensation (-2.0 – +2.0EV, 1/3EV step)
ISO Sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Still image: (Automatic) ISO64 – 1600, (ISO priority mode)
White Balance 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), Video: Auto, Live streaming: Auto
Shutter Speed Still image: (Automatic) 1/25000 – 1/8 seconds, (Shutter priority mode) 1/25000 – 1/8 seconds, (Manual mode) 1/25000 – 60 seconds, Video: 1/25000 – 1/30 seconds, Live streaming: 1/25000 – 1/30 second
Recording medium
Internal memory: Approx. 19GB
Number of photos that can be recorded, time *2 Still image: Approx. 4,800 photos, Video (time per recording): Max. 5 minutes/25 minutes, Video (total recording time): Approx. 40 minutes (4K, H.264), approx. 130 minutes (2K, H.264)
Power source
Lithium ion battery
Battery Life  Approx. 80 minutes
Compression method Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver2.3), Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265, 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
Exterior/external dimensions 45.2 x 130.6 x 22.9 mm
121 g
Usage temperature range 0°C – 40°C
Lens configuration 7 elements in 6 groups
Lens_F value
Effective pixels Approx. 12 megapixels (x2)
Still image resolution
Video resolution/frame rate/bit rate 4K, H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/56Mbps; 4K, H265: 3840×1920/29.97fps/32Mbps

2K, H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/16Mbps; 2K, H265: 1920×960/29.97fps/8Mbps

Live streaming resolution/frame rate (USB) 4K, H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps; 2K, H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/42Mbps
Wireless LAN transfer speed (WLAN, MAX) 2.4GHz, 3mm: 20Mbps; 2.4GHz, 10mm: 10Mbps; 5GHz, 3mm: 50Mbps; 5GHz, 10mm: 10Mbps


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