Ricoh Theta S vs. Ricoh Theta M15

In this day and age full of technology, taking a great self-portrait or more commonly known as selfie, is really important especially to the millennials. Now, what if your Mobile phone, Digital Camera or DSLRs’ don’t cut it for you anymore? Or you want to take a panoramic photo but it’s a hassle for you to use the aforementioned gadgets? Then, Ricoh Theta offers 2 of their best pocketable cameras in the form of Ricoh Theta S and Ricoh Theta m15. The only question now is “ricoh theta s vs m15. What’s the best between the two?” Both of them offer great image quality and ease of use. But, that’s where the comparison ends.


On paper, the Ricoh Theta S is far more superior to the m15 but it is pricier than the m15. On the other hand, it only comes with one color which will irk out a few people (it only comes in black whilst the m15 comes in a wide array of colors) they both use the fisheye lens but integrate it differently. The Theta S uses to capture 360 imagery whilst the m 15 only gets 180.

Compared to the Theta S the m15 doesn’t feel like its quality made due to its plastic casing. While the Theta S has features like auto exposure the m15, price wise is significantly cheaper than the Theta S but that added cost gives you High Quality Stills and High Quality Video recordings. The Theta S also has a longer battery life when taking stills in normal quality over the m 15 (260 stills rather than the 200 stills of the m 15). The only downside of the Theta S over the m 15 is when you’re recording HQ videos the battery life will only last you about 65 mins. The m 15 does offer HQ video but it doesn’t really look like a HQ recording when you stretch the video to 1920x1080p.

- 360 Degree Spherical Panorama images and Spherical Videos up to 25 minutes
- Live view function on mobile device
- Transfer videos directly to your mobile device without the need of a computer
- Full HD Video at 30fps
- 360 Degree Spherical Video Supported by YouTube
- 360 Degree Spherical Panorama images, dedicated viewing apps available for download
- Spherical Videos up to 3 minutes in duration
- Video tool in app allows changes to size, shape and composition
- Upload videos (up to 5MB) to or share on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr
- Fast Wi-Fi transfer, wireless sharing, equipped with an SDK - allows users to develop their own APPs

Ricoh Theta S vs. Ricoh Theta M15
In conclusion, Ricoh Theta S vs Ricoh Theta m15 isn’t really a competition. I’d recommend the Theta S over the Theta m15 everyday of the week. With its ability to give you HQ stills and Video recordings, high quality feel, and 8gb memory of storage. It really isn’t a question which of the 2 is more superior. In my humble opinion, ricoh theta s vs m15, the Ricoh Theta S wins hands down with its superior quality over the Theta m15.

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