Ricoh Theta SC Release date, Price, Specs, Rumors, and Review

A camera blog named Nokishita states to have the specifications to get a fresh Theta camera. Nokishita had discovered that Ricoh documented the ” Ricoh Theta SC” name in Spain, along with joining Theta S. Ricoh Theta SC

The supposed Specification of  Ricoh Theta SC are as follows:

  • Color: White Beige Blue Pink
  • Image pickup device: 1 / 2.3 (× 2)
  • Effective pixels: about 14M
  • Lens configuration, F value: seven group 6, F2.0
  • Still image resolution
  • L: 5376 × 2688
  • M: 2048 × 1024
  • Video resolution / frame rate / bit rate
  • L: 1920×1080 / 30fps / 16Mbps
  • M: 1280×720 / 15fps / 6Mbps
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO100 ~ 1600 (still image), ISO100 ~ 1600 (video)
  • shutter speed
  • Still image: 1/8000 seconds to 1/8 seconds, 1/8000 to 60 seconds (manual mode)
  • Video: 1/8000 sec to 1/30 seconds (L), 1/8000 sec-1/15 seconds (M)
  • Built-in memory: about 8GB
  • Shooting distance: about 10cm ~ ∞
  • Power supply: Lithium-ion battery (built-in)
  • Battery life: about 260 sheets
  • External interface: microUSB (USB2.0)
  • Dimensions: 45.2mm (width) × 130.6mm (height) × 22.9mm (depth)
  • Weight: about 102g
  • Price is cheaper than THETA S

The specifications are identical to the Theta S except:
– it is available in white, beige, blue or pink
– the weight is 102g whereas the Theta S is 125g.
Considering that the requirements are nearly equivalent, it seems that the only reason for the  Ricoh Theta SC would be to produce a lower-charge model of the Theta S, probably to focus on informal or first-time customers. This raises a further question about Ricoh’s programs for your Theta S. Then it seems the Theta S will have to be replaced or phased out when the Theta SC is almost equivalent and costs less.

Nokishita thinks the Theta SC is going to be released as early as next week.