Unboxing the Ricoh Theta V


How do you capture the world around you in 360? You will need a 360 camera of course! So today we are unboxing one of the most sought after 360 camera the Ricoh Theta V!

Unboxing the Ricoh Theta V

Unboxing the Ricoh Theta V is pretty easy, what you get inside is the Ricoh Theta V unit, the power cable and the manual. I gotta admit this is the first time for me to get my hands on a 360 camera so I really do not have any expectations nor do I know how to use it. But of course, we have to find out, thanks to the manual the step by step process is pretty easy.

Before Anything Else

You need to download the Ricoh Theta app in order to sync your Ricoh Theta V with your mobile device. Why? Well it’s through the app that you can view and share the photos that you have captured. The Ricoh Theta V has a limited storage of about 19GB so if you are taking lots of 360 photos or even 360 videos, yes you can take 360 videos with the Theta V! , then you will need lots of storage space, by syncing with your phone you can transfer the photos or videos then maybe upload it somewhere for safekeeping or for sharing.

Using the Ricoh Theta V

Using the Ricoh Theta V is pretty easy, it is similar to a point and shoot camera without the screen of course, who needs it if it captures the world around you right? To streamline the process you just need to turn on your camera and wait for the camera mode to appear then simply point and shoot by pressing the capture button.

The Ricoh Theta V Box Content

Upon unboxing the Ricoh Theta V you will get the following

  • Ricoh Theta V Unit
  • USB Power Cable
  • Unit Cover
  • Manual and Documentations

The Ricoh Theta V Specs:

  • 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
  • Price on Amazon Right now: $399.99



Vince is a tech geek, has a passion for sharing knowledge and loves to tinker with different gadgets. Whenever he gets a new gadget he just open the box and figure out how the gadget works without reading the manual.

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