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7.8
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    6.5
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    8.0
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    8.0
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    8.0

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8.0
T3 Sep 13, 2013

The Ricoh Theta is a nicely designed little gadget that's easy to use and gives great results. We were really impressed with some of the shots that it took, although it doesn't perform quite as well in low light.

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7.0
Photography Blog Oct 29, 2013

With better software support and sharing, plus a lower price, the Ricoh Theta could well turn out to be out of the more surprising cameras that we've seen in 2013.

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Engadget Sep 5, 2013

Theta includes two opposed hemispherical lenses, letting you capture a full 360-degree image in a single frame. The camera itself excludes a display or any manual settings at all, but given the super-wide angle you're shooting at here, there's not much framing to be done.

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CNET Sep 5, 2013

Taking and sharing panoramic photos -- either with a smartphone or camera -- has become pretty popular. Getting a wider view of your surroundings can lead to some breathtaking pictures depending on your scenery. The Ricoh Theta, however, can add some interest to even boring scenes.

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SlashGear Sep 5, 2013

The spherical photographs taken with the Theta can be shared on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. At launch the Theta will work with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0 or higher. The free companion application for the camera is available on the App Store.

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PC World Australia Sep 6, 2013

Theta is long and thin and doesn't look much like any other camera. It's about as long as a smartphone but isn't as wide and is quite a bit thicker. It's most striking feature is a fisheye lens toward the top of the device. It's matched by one on the rear.

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T3 Sep 5, 2013

The Ricoh Theta is a nicely designed little gadget that's easy to use and gives great results. We were really impressed with some of the shots that it took, although it doesn't perform quite as well in low light.

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TrustedReviews Sep 9, 2013

If you really only want to shoot 360 images, the Theta does a fantastic job of capturing the entire scene. At more than £300 we are not sure the Theta offers great value for money.

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