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Producing panoramas and/or 360-degree photographs is pretty common on smartphones. The feature is usually built into the native camera application, or can be downloaded as apps such as PanoramaPro PanoramaPro: Take Panoramic Photos From Your Phone [Android] PanoramaPro: Take Panoramic Photos From Your Phone [Android] Read More and Pano Create Stunning Panoramic Images With Pano [Android] Create Stunning Panoramic Images With Pano [Android] Today we’re going to be looking at Pano, a camera app that currently goes for $2 on the Android Market. Pano has no built-in effects; it doesn’t have advanced shutter controls or a built-in timer.... Read More . However, many of these aren’t quite as easy to use as they could be (through obvious limitations) due to the need to “scan the horizon” and requiring software on the device to stitch the many pictures together.

ricoh theta review

So, if you’re after a very easy way to take a 360-degree picture, you’re pretty much out of luck. Unless, that is, you get the Ricoh Theta. Maybe.

We’re giving this $400 Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera away to one fortunate MakeUseOf reader! Continue reading to find out more about the device, then join the giveaway to win!

Ricoh Theta and its Competitors

The Ricoh Theta is a special gadget that is designed to take spherical 360-degree photos thanks to two purposefully-designed cameras. In fact, it’s the first of its kind. If you try to look for any other cameras that can do the same thing, you won’t find any. Therefore, the closest competitors to the Ricoh Theta would have to be Android and iOS devices. Of course, they can vary from price and features, as well as how good the panorama/360-degree photos turn out.

ricoh theta review

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The general idea behind the Ricoh Theta is to provide the ability to take 1-click 360-degree photos, instead of producing panoramas the “traditional” way — which is panning the horizon with your smartphone or camera. With just one click of a button, the Theta uses cameras on both sides of the device to simultaneously capture its surroundings and stitch the two photos into a complete 360-degree image. It sounds sophisticated but there are some design flaws.

Oh, and the Ricoh Theta costs a whopping $400.

Specifications

Here’s everything you need to know about the Ricoh Theta. On paper, it looks impressive.

  • Shooting distance: 10 cm to infinity
  • Exposure control: Automatic
  • Exposure compensation: Manual (-2.0 to +2.0EV 1/3EV Step)
  • ISO sensitivity: Automatic ISO 100-1600
  • White balance: Automatic
  • Shutter speed: Automatic 1/8000-1/7.5 second
  • Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Internal memory: 4 GB (holds approximately 1,200 images)
  • Power: Lithium ion battery that lasts for 200 captures with Wi-Fi enabled
  • Image file format: JPEG (Exif Ver2.3) DCF2.0-compliant
  • Dimensions (LxWxD): 42 mm (approx.1.65 inches) x 129 mm (approx. 5.08 inches) x 22.8 mm (approx. 0.9 inches); Depth 17.4 mm/approx. 0.69 inches without lenses
  • Weight: Approx. 95 grams (approx. 3.35 ounces)

The megapixels count wasn’t published by Ricoh.

Packaging

The packaging is very straightforward. After opening the box, you’ll immediately find the camera itself. After removing the camera, you can pull out some cardboard to find a quick start guide, a protective case, and a USB-to-microUSB cable used for charging and computer-to-device communication.

ricoh theta 360 camera review

Design

I have to say, the camera is very well designed. It can easily be assumed that it had simplicity in mind, as the camera only has three buttons — it’s on/off switch, a Wi-Fi on/off switch, and the shutter button. Along the bottom, you’ll find the microUSB charging port and a tripod mount. Along the top, you’ll see a few holes that might make you think that there’s a microphone, but don’t be fooled because there isn’t. No video functionality here.

ricoh theta 360 camera review

Besides these, you’ll find a curved camera lens on either side of the device. If you look at the device from the side, you’ll be able to see not just the glass protecting the two lenses, but light seemingly reflected off of the lenses themselves. You’ll also find that the camera has a matte rubber finish, which is a good idea when holding a seemingly “simple” and small camera that costs $400.

Camera

If you can see the light being reflected off the lenses, they can see you. This means that if you’re on the side of the device, both lenses will still be able to see you, and the camera can stitch the photos from both lenses together perfectly. This also works much better than stitching methods found in smartphones and tablets because it reduces the number of variables — primarily the stitching points from picture to picture. Because the lenses on the Theta fixed, the stitching points will be the same for every photo it takes.

ricoh theta camera review

Setup is pretty much non-existent. You can immediately start using the camera after simply turning it on. You can also turn on the device, enable the WiFi, and connect to it via the smartphone app to use the camera. More on all that stuff later.

The Theta makes some pretty impressive pictures. The camera stores the pictures that it takes in its internal memory. Each picture comes out to 3584 x 1792 pixels (roughly 6.4 MP) with an average size of 2.4 MB. They’re certainly 360-degrees — nothing can hide from it. After a bit of tinkering, I’ve noticed that if you want to be in the middle of the picture that it takes (rather than be split between the left and right edges), then you’ll want to have the side of the camera with the shutter button facing away from you.

There is one major flaw to every picture that you take (when viewed in its raw form), however. If you hold the camera like you would any other camera, you’ll notice that the bottom edge will have a rather noticeable capture of your hand and arm.

ricoh theta camera review

This undesired effect doesn’t ever go away, and can only be minimized if you hold the camera as high as possible and only touch the shutter button with the very tip of your longest finger. You could remedy the situation with the help of a tripod, but even then you’ll need to reach for the shutter button in order to take a picture anyways (unless you trigger a shutter remotely; again, more on that in a bit).

Software

Ricoh does provide software for Windows and Mac OS X which can communicate with the Theta to download the pictures, update the camera’s firmware and turn the 360-degree pictures into spherical ones, also known as “little planet” pictures. If you’re mainly interested in the 360-degree pictures it takes, then you won’t need the software and you can simply copy the images from the device just like any other removable media storage.

ricoh theta 360 review

There’s also a smartphone app which can connect to the Ricoh Theta and offer the same functionality as the computer software. Unfortunately, the app is currently only available for iOS, so I wasn’t actually able to test it out. Additionally, it can also tap into the camera to change a few settings (supposedly) and remotely trigger the camera to take pictures without physically pressing the shutter button. This is where the WiFi functionality comes in, as the smartphone and the Theta need to communicate over WiFi for the app to work. The Theta creates its own ad-hoc — it doesn’t need to connect to an existing WiFi network.

ricoh theta 360 camera review

Random fact, but the Theta does also support Microsoft Photosynth Create Stunning 3D Panoramas On Your iPhone With Microsoft Photosynth [iOS] Create Stunning 3D Panoramas On Your iPhone With Microsoft Photosynth [iOS] Creating a panorama from multiple images is no longer the arduous, drawn out tweak-fest it used to be. Microsoft released a tool that could make a 3D panorama automatically, called Photosynth, and it really has... Read More , for any of you who use that.

Final Thoughts

Although the Ricoh Theta is really cool simply because it can take 360-degree pictures, there are a handful of issues. First, Ricoh probably didn’t factor in the person holding the camera when designing the Theta — having your hand and arm blemish the images isn’t pleasant. The effect is reduced when the image is turned into a spherical/”little planet” photo, but otherwise you’ll have to use image editing software to crop out the offending portions of the image.

ricoh theta review

Secondly, if you wanted to use a tripod, you’ll still need to go ahead and press the shutter button to take a picture, which doesn’t eliminate the hand and arm issue. The only way I see a tripod helping is if you want a stable picture where you’re not the focus of the picture (where you’d be split between the left and right edges of the picture and would therefore have to crop yourself out).

Finally, yes, you could use the smartphone app to remotely take a picture, but there are even more problems with this. It would only be useful if you’re using a tripod, and you’d have to position yourself so that it’s not obvious that you’re looking at your phone in order to take the picture. Or, you’d just have to go to a different room entirely (if you’re indoors) and then take the picture. Plus, as far as I can tell (since I wasn’t able to test the app), the camera doesn’t even have a timer — something that would relieve at least a few of these issues.

Should you buy the Ricoh Theta?

Long story short, the Ricoh Theta doesn’t quite work the way you and I may want it to work unless you have a very specific setup to take good pictures. If you want a great impromptu picture without any setup (i.e. holding the camera up and taking shots), it won’t work very well without having to resort to image editing later on.

I’m sure that the camera has its uses, but it’s not made anywhere near for what I or most other people regularly do. It’s not very useful without the correct setups, and it’s way too expensive just to accomplish one task. For non-professionals, smart devices will end up doing a better job at what you’re expected to get when it comes to these types of photos.

Our verdict of the Ricoh Theta:
MakeUseOf recommends: Do not buy.
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  1. Mary V
    November 16, 2013 at 5:01 am

    I would use it to take pics of the beach Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Darlene Wright
    November 16, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Take pictures of my daughter!

  3. Tina D
    November 16, 2013 at 4:34 am

    to take random pix cuz i like to do random stuff lol

  4. Barbara S
    November 16, 2013 at 4:03 am

    take photos of my 5 beautiful grand children

  5. Elaina M
    November 16, 2013 at 1:41 am

    take pictures of my family

  6. Joanna Dawn Smith
    November 16, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I'd use this really amazing camera to take pictures of the kids skiing this winter and then immediately upload to both sets of grandparents! I'd also use it to take Instagram pics and images for my blog reviews. You wrote an honest and great review of this camera and although I understand the negatives, I think the cool factor outweighs them and makes me really want to get my hands on this neat device! Thanks so much for the chance to enter.

  7. steve
    November 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I love to take pics and this is so tomorrow . love it . thank u .

  8. Midge K
    November 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take pictures for my new blog.
    Good luck to all
    aka midgeknows

  9. Jonathan Hoium
    November 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    take amazing photos and share them with as many people as I can!!

  10. Heather D
    November 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    take pictures

  11. Junil M
    November 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    take great photos

  12. Demian Gordon
    November 15, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I want to try and get into real estate photography and also use it for hdri vfx photography

  13. Ei L
    November 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I'd use it when I travel

  14. Michael P
    November 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Give it to my son

  15. Virginia Madrid
    November 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    If I win, I will use it to capture the life memories of my children growing up so fast.

  16. Kenneth M
    November 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take pictures of the whole world !!

  17. Barb T
    November 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Record my retirement activity? smile

  18. susan king
    November 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Take great pics of my 7 grandkids.

  19. Daniel G
    November 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take pictures of my cat :)

  20. Roman S
    November 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take pictures.

  21. azem
    November 14, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I will make a lot of tinyplanet pictures and post it to my instagram : azemnasir

  22. Elizabeth K
    November 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I would give this as a xmas gift

  23. Mike M
    November 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Travel pictures in exotic locations.

  24. Nicole
    November 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Learn how to take new amazing pictures

  25. Eugene Y
    November 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take some nice pictures of nature landscapes.

  26. Azrulhaiqal
    November 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    If i win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to capture every special moments with my loved ones.

  27. Richard Bonifacio
    November 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take pictures.

  28. Vince
    November 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I will use it to help map residential indoor spaces.

  29. Kel Pants
    November 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I'll use it to take pictures at festivals I go to

  30. Bill
    November 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    take the most spectacular shots of the sun setting

  31. Pierre B
    November 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    If I win the Richo Theta, I would take panoramas of landscapes in France and Italy

  32. Elaine
    November 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    This camera offers great photo opportunities.

  33. Chrystal D
    November 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Take pictures of my new babies!

  34. DAN J
    November 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I would use the Ricoh Theta for fun of it!!!

  35. Von Adam Martinez
    November 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take every achievement of my life.

  36. Michelle Hamilton
    November 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I will use it to take pictures of my friends.

  37. Andrew
    November 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take some odd looking photos.

  38. Sara A
    November 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I'll use it to take photos at work for fun and also take some beautiful landscape shots.

  39. Dorothy H
    November 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take pictures when I travel.

  40. zale
    November 12, 2013 at 6:37 am

    If I win I will use it to take pictures (probably)

  41. Diana Voll
    November 12, 2013 at 3:43 am

    If I win I would enjoy life with others.

  42. cathy o
    November 12, 2013 at 2:02 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it trying to get my new vintage business up and running

  43. Belinda Swim
    November 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

    If I win I will you it to take pictures on my adventures

  44. Bailey-Eileen Dexter-Parr
    November 12, 2013 at 12:46 am

    If I win Ricoh Theta I will use it to spend more time with my family by working from home!

  45. Patrick Miller
    November 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take stunning landscape photos!

  46. Scott Dee
    November 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll will use it to take great family photos.

  47. bob salamone
    November 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    take great pics

  48. Rose H
    November 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I will use it to take pics of family

  49. Kelly C
    November 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Take Holiday Photos!

  50. sarah miller
    November 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to capture the beauty of Samana DR next March

  51. Vanessa J
    November 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Take it hiking and make beautiful landscapes photos!

  52. Tanya D
    November 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    If I win Ricoh Theta, I will be able to show the world what I see :) WOOOOHOOOO

  53. Slawomir C
    November 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I'll use it to show everyone what I see through my eyes ;)

  54. Zyra Anne Perez
    November 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    If I win Ricoh Theta I will use it to shoot astonishing photos whenever I travel!

  55. Julie Gonzales
    November 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    If I win Ricoh Theta I will use it to take 360 degree pictures whereever I go!

  56. Nick Tefoglou
    November 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I would try to take some good pictures

  57. Kany Vic
    November 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it to take awesome pictures!

  58. Russ
    November 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    holiday memory movies

  59. Chris Hii
    November 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take pics

  60. Lilly L
    November 11, 2013 at 2:27 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it to show off to all my friends,... and take fabulous images of us all together... Picture memories last forever!

  61. Deb
    November 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    take holiday movies

  62. Muhammad Hadi N
    November 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    If I win Ricoh Theta, I’ll use give it to my lovely sister.

  63. Sam K
    November 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

    If I win Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take 360-degree photos. Like the design.

  64. Beverly Payton
    November 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I will use it to show off to everyone who doesn't have one! That will make them go out and get one of their own!

  65. Peter H
    November 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

    If I win Ricoh Theta I will use it to take 360-degree pictures on my travels.

  66. Donna D
    November 10, 2013 at 7:17 am

    In a remote control helicopter to see the views from the air.

  67. Nero T
    November 10, 2013 at 4:27 am

    If I win Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take 360-degree photos. I love it's design. Although the output picture not perfect, I think this is a good gadget. I just consider about it's price.

  68. Sherry Hall-Hanson
    November 10, 2013 at 4:15 am

    make memories

  69. Kitsa Tsivoulas
    November 10, 2013 at 2:53 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’d use it as a gift for my daughter and son for Christmas. They are good kids and they don`t ask for much so this would be the perfect gift for them!

  70. Kristi Brandon McDowell
    November 10, 2013 at 1:11 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to watch my children turning into wonderful adults!

  71. Lauren W
    November 10, 2013 at 12:08 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it to capture moments of my three dachshunds!

  72. Nikita K
    November 9, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I'll use it to take photos while in crowds of people, like at a gig

  73. Wanda B
    November 9, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I'll use it to take interesting landscape photographs.

  74. Debbie
    November 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take candid pictures of my family, dog and special occasions.

  75. Nancy B
    November 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    If I win the Roch Theta, I'd use it as a Christmas gift for my daughter in law who is an amateur photographer.

  76. Barbara J
    November 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will take pictures for when I travel in January

  77. Barbara J
    November 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will take pictures for when I travel in January

  78. Barbara J
    November 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will take pictures for when I travel in January

  79. Enelram L
    November 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I would love to capture family moments

  80. Indrani
    November 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta ,I'll use it to capture in 360 degrees all the beautiful things in 365 days in every year that life has to offer!!

  81. Indrani
    November 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta ,I'll use it to capture moments that I want to cherish for a lifetime & also I would capture all the beautiful things that life has to offer!!

  82. kim johnston
    November 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    If I win, I will capture my beaches as they are always changing.

  83. Robert Shaw
    November 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I will use it to take 360 degree photos.

  84. Caitlin ANgel
    November 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I would use this to take pictures of my nieces and nephews and especially my adorable loving puppies!

  85. David H
    November 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    take pictures of grandkids

  86. jeff rothrock
    November 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    take some great pics

  87. João C
    November 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to everything from personal to professional Records...

  88. Maribel
    November 9, 2013 at 11:18 am

    If I win a ricoh, I would use it to take pictures of my nieces Christmas program this december.

  89. Ismail K
    November 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Capture the best moments with it

  90. Caroline M
    November 9, 2013 at 6:06 am

    I would replace my very old camera and take much nicer pictures while traveling.

  91. Stephen A
    November 9, 2013 at 6:00 am

    To film wildlife!

  92. doe smith
    November 9, 2013 at 5:29 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta i will use it to take photos of stuff on the next vacation

  93. Nicolas D
    November 9, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Could use it as a security camera or something

  94. Athena T
    November 9, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Take pics of the kids

  95. Cheridene B
    November 9, 2013 at 4:24 am

    take pictures of my magical moments in life

  96. Tracy M
    November 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Put the largest smile on my daughters face!! She seems to be the photographer-just maybe we will finally have a surplus of family photos :)

  97. Sharon
    November 9, 2013 at 3:01 am

    improve my real estate business taking home pics!

  98. Sharon
    November 9, 2013 at 3:00 am

    improve my real estate business taking home pics!

  99. Amy Yang
    November 9, 2013 at 2:46 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it to create memories to keep and share with my family overseas

  100. Jas S
    November 9, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Go clickity click all around at my family outings!

  101. Jim Bender
    November 9, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Nature shots

  102. Robotic D
    November 9, 2013 at 12:55 am

    will film a movie from the perspective of a killer land pirahna

  103. Lynda Torrance
    November 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

    in everyday life

  104. Sarah F
    November 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will capture family Christmases

  105. Katie M
    November 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Capture nature

  106. Gregory B
    November 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta i will use it to take awesome photos.

  107. Gina G
    November 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Take pics of my girls!!

  108. Tara Crawford
    November 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta i will take pictures of my family

  109. Betty M
    November 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    sporting events

  110. Fred M
    November 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    record my travels

  111. Lynn M
    November 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    capture my family

  112. Marie T
    November 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    capture my family

  113. Alex S
    November 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Take photo's of my daughter! Our camera just met an early demise and we need a new one!

  114. RICHARD SKUSE
    November 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    TAKE PICTURES OF GRAND SON

  115. Pam Flynn
    November 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Take pics of my granddaughter and family having fun.

  116. Laura
    November 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I would use it to take lots of pictures of the people I love. :]

  117. Becky
    November 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I will give it to my parents since they have a really sucky camera.

  118. Joanna P
    November 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I'll put it in my bag and bring it with me everyday!

  119. Mike Mottishaw
    November 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I'll happily use it to capture the incredible displays of nature all around me!

  120. Pat Drouillard
    November 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    take pictures

  121. Meredith Jones
    November 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Take funny pictures around town.

  122. Christina B.
    November 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I use it to carry around with me so I don't miss any important moments.

  123. Jody D
    November 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Take more cat pics!

  124. Swapandeep Singh
    November 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    for everything

  125. Rick F
    November 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I will use it to take some awesome pictures.

  126. Julio Garcia
    November 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    If I win the Ricoh theta, I'll use it to easily capture the view of those places that have to be seen all the way around.

  127. Cheryl H
    November 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I will use it to capture all the milestones in my granddaughters and great granddaughters lives

  128. Terri
    November 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I would use it to take pictures of my beautiful Grand daughter.

  129. Cindy Procter
    November 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Have so much fun taking awesome fun photos

  130. Frances Doelle
    November 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I have Great expectations and would love to Win

  131. west
    November 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    if i win the ricoh theta i'll be able to take amazing pics :)

  132. BK
    November 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Document my vacation

  133. Spasticpat
    November 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I'll use it to film exciting places around where I lice

  134. Mike D
    November 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    My own Street Views!

  135. Lynda
    November 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    If I win I would use it to take pics of everything. I own a small hobby chicken and duck farm and I take alot of pics of them and my surroundings, especially during sunrises and sunsets...:)

  136. ameirah t
    November 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    if i win the Ricoh Theta I'll use it to take pix of my 18 month old & go hiking for great nature pix as well. thnx

  137. paula s
    November 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I will use to capture ski moves

  138. Amy Heffernan
    November 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Take on vacations.

  139. Theresa H
    November 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    for our trip to Disney World.

  140. Hal Jenner
    November 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    To take some really amazing vacation shots

  141. Douglas Houston
    November 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I 'll use at a skate park to get some cool photos

  142. Carla
    November 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

    take pictures of my family

  143. Dirk M
    November 8, 2013 at 8:30 am

    hamster will report every round in hamsterwheel in full view

  144. Dinesh
    November 8, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I will use it to explore my photographic skills with this device as an add-on.

  145. Dinesh
    November 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I will use it to explore my photographic skills with this device as an add-on.

  146. Dinesh
    November 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I will use it to explore my photographic skills with this device as an add-on.

  147. Dinesh
    November 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I will explore my photographic skills with this device as an add-on.

  148. Kelley K
    November 8, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I will use it to take pics of our family!

  149. Diana H
    November 8, 2013 at 5:02 am

    capture video of flying aircraft or wild animals near me. Pretty cool.

  150. Kimberly K
    November 8, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I would use it for family vacations shots!

  151. Suresh V
    November 8, 2013 at 4:41 am

    I will use it to take all of my out door photos.

  152. Doug D
    November 8, 2013 at 4:21 am

    I would use it to take pictures of my wife's enormous family

  153. Ryan Moore
    November 8, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Take cool pictures of work parking lots or building arreas, that businesses could use for G+ places.

  154. Jaime Z
    November 8, 2013 at 2:11 am

    i will use it to capture photos with my family, special my baby boy jam.... hope to win it.

  155. Alfred Chan
    November 8, 2013 at 2:11 am

    I will use it to capture pictures of the places that I visit for great memories. :)

  156. Laila M
    November 8, 2013 at 1:54 am

    i will use it to capture photos with my husband before he leaves for work overseas

  157. Brandon Starcevic
    November 8, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I would do a review of it and probably bring it on family vacations and see what kind of shots I can get with it!

  158. jesahel
    November 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I will use it to take a picture from the top of Everest.

  159. Kathy B
    November 7, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Take pictures at Christmas

  160. Jonathan
    November 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    ...take panoramic photographs. Or did I misunderstand the article?

  161. Mike H
    November 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I think it would be great for Fall foliage or lake shots.

  162. alihaider
    November 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I'd use this all the time.Me think it'd be much convenient to the user as
    indeed a very nice camera. I extend my thanks for the chance!

  163. Antonio R
    November 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Capture walking moments.

  164. Efren
    November 7, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I will use it for its unique features :)

  165. Aimee B
    November 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Take pictures! LOTS of pictures!!

  166. Cliff Tan
    November 7, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I will use it to picture our family celebrations.

  167. Kelly N
    November 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    i will use it to spy..ha ha

  168. Alberto
    November 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Make youtube video reviews and unboxings.

  169. Aaron C
    November 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I would use it to capture panoramas of my city for Google maps, mostly.

  170. Em Robin
    November 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Take it to the rally races

  171. Victor
    November 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    with this... after visiting best place in the World I`ll print Wallpaper for my room

  172. Debkumar B
    November 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I will use it to capture moments to cherish.

  173. Ascalion
    November 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I'll use it for fun, trying to take some original pictures, finding a good use for it.

  174. Lincoln
    November 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    If i win the ricoh theta ill take it backpacking!

  175. ron
    November 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    if I win I will take some nifty pictures

  176. Akshay Lakhmani
    November 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    take some photos :)

  177. angie m
    November 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Monitor my kids & home

  178. David Harlow
    November 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Take photos of....EVERYTHING!!!!

  179. Dana R
    November 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I would use this all the time.I think it would be awesome to take before/after pictures for my fiance's business page!Very nice camera~thanks for the chance!

  180. Gustavo D
    November 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    take the best photos of cities

  181. Chona Gomba
    November 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I'll use it to take photos of my leisure trips :)

  182. scott
    November 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    take pictures of my dog and what I am having for dinner ;)

  183. Jasmin Jat
    November 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I'll use it to capture great and not so great moments.. (:

  184. Azrulhaiqal
    November 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Cool stuff

  185. Mithun
    November 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Shoot some biking action.... :)

  186. Ryan C
    November 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    take 360 degree pictures!

  187. Jaypee C
    November 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to capture moments while I go from place to place working outside my home country!

  188. Lech-slav B
    November 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    A real innovative tech for normal people.

  189. Alexander Belkov
    November 7, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Nature photos

  190. Ivan
    November 7, 2013 at 6:13 am

    ...make people happy.

  191. Debbie Petch
    November 7, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Film my cats!

  192. Nikki R
    November 7, 2013 at 2:47 am

    take pics of my grandkids

  193. Dmitry K
    November 7, 2013 at 2:42 am

    take photos

  194. Misel
    November 7, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Photograph beautiful things around us ;-)

    • Barbara Fehmel
      November 7, 2013 at 1:58 am

      I have twin Great granddaughter toddlers, I would love to photograph them as they grow.

  195. Cathy B
    November 7, 2013 at 12:44 am

    take pictures of my art on all sides.

  196. jlp
    November 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Test on bird photos.

  197. Karuna Karan A
    November 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    wish to win

  198. Maegan M
    November 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I would use it too take fabulous pictures of my kids!

  199. Liju Scaria
    November 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Take pretty panoramas.

  200. Dale Penney
    November 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    ...make videos of my band.

  201. Aleksandr C
    November 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    If I win, I will use it to make an exclusive photos of my life

  202. Rust H
    November 6, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    take many pictures.

  203. Linda Kubala
    November 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I will use it to develop better photography skills and improve the quality of my craft designs.

  204. Judy T
    November 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Take nature photos

  205. clovis olga
    November 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I'll photograph nature.

  206. Evgeniy K
    November 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    If I win, I will use it to make sky jump!

  207. ?????? ?
    November 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    If I win, I will use it to make awesome photos!

  208. Denis K
    November 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    take pictures

  209. Ionut Leonard T
    November 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    If I win, I will use it to capture UFOs

  210. Antony
    November 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Take cool pics and impress my friends..

  211. kim walker
    November 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Give it to my husband who will take the coolest pictures with it :)

  212. flambergian
    November 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I'll use it to take pictures?

  213. Radite P
    November 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to capture every moments with my child, later the photos may be a story when my child grow up.

  214. Ted W
    November 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    take pictures, what else?

  215. Subhojoy Kukali
    November 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    If I win Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to photograph my pussycat.

  216. reach
    November 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    If I win, I will use it to capture UFOs.

  217. long
    November 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    To capture sky-night

  218. Dmitry L
    November 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    taking pictures :)

  219. bong
    November 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I'll use it to capture wildlife

  220. Adly A
    November 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Use it as my secondary camera.

  221. Kristine Bridget Rangel
    November 6, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I'll take precious moments with my family :)

  222. Tomas P
    November 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

    If I win, I'll find a use for it ;-)

  223. Julian
    November 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Take 360 degrees pictures of every place I take a dump.

  224. pamela hamby
    November 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

    take photos of my dancing troupe when they are competing

  225. Norbert G
    November 6, 2013 at 8:02 am

    take pictures of me and my friends playing capoeira. I would be perfect.

  226. Mandip D
    November 6, 2013 at 6:57 am

    If I win I'll use it to capture the night sky!

  227. Jamil A
    November 6, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Nice

  228. Va D
    November 6, 2013 at 5:33 am

    do unscrupulous things?

  229. Thomas Nord
    November 6, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I'll use it to make weird videos in After Effects.

  230. Stanley Teo
    November 6, 2013 at 5:22 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to post an adventure every month!

  231. Tiago R
    November 6, 2013 at 3:27 am

    take cool shots in my teams soccer stadium

  232. lakshmi raghuraman
    November 6, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Wish to win

  233. Michelle W
    November 6, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Photograph the Grand Canyon in January

  234. Bellina Jacobs
    November 6, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Use it to share my love of photography with my son. Nature, pets, active life photos could be made even more fun!!

  235. Sean M
    November 6, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I'd give it to my nephew.

  236. Jack q
    November 6, 2013 at 1:33 am

    As a pilot, I would use it to record some of my scenic flights.

  237. Sergi Massoni
    November 6, 2013 at 12:58 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I will use it to take 360 degrees pictures of the most beautiful places that I visit around the world.

  238. Sergi Massoni
    November 6, 2013 at 12:58 am

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I will use it to take 36 degrees pictures of the most beautiful places that I visit around the world.

  239. Sandy
    November 6, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I'll use it to film naked animals.

  240. Via Dolorosa Sapulete
    November 6, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I would like to take many pictures with strangers on the street

  241. LadyDi
    November 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    It looks purple so if it is I will think it's a lollipop and lick it. All jokes aside, I'd take shots of the beach area I just moved to.

  242. adam
    November 5, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    If i win i'll use it to take pictures of cemeteries and cups of cappuccino

  243. Nell H
    November 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    If I won this prize, my son would use it professionally. He has a red camera and likes to include all sorts of quirky images in the movies and and ads he produces.

  244. Marc Ventura
    November 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I would check my pet (Great Dane) while I'm away!

  245. Thomas C
    November 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I’ll use it to take great pictures of all my grandkids playing together.

  246. Stephan H
    November 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    ... take an image of my hometown for my Canadian friends. :)

  247. Antonio I
    November 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I'll bring it to my beach home and shoot awesome 360 panorama pics on the adriatic sea!

  248. John C
    November 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I'd use it for the Zoo and my pets.

  249. Alessio A
    November 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    If I win the ricoh theta, I'll use it to make my first music video. I'm a rapper :)

  250. Susan C
    November 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I would give it to my daughter, she is an enthusiastic photographer!!

  251. chad
    November 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Use it to shoot images of the Okc zoo for the world to see.

  252. Andrew P
    November 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Take nature theme pictures

  253. Sherry A
    November 5, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I would use it to take pictures of my new granddaughter due in January 2014! :)

  254. Joan G
    November 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I would use it to take pictures for my blog.

  255. Scott H
    November 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    i would love to win that

  256. Eibert D
    November 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I'll use it on schooltrips

  257. Scott H
    November 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    It's good how it come with a sleeve to protect the lens

  258. Alexander Clark
    November 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to take panoramas in throughout my trips in Florida!

  259. David B
    November 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I'll use it to take landscape photos.

  260. Carl S
    November 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I would use it on fishing trips

  261. Nichole Garzone
    November 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    If I win I would use it for my family gatherings....

  262. Haci C
    November 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Take pics of my kids.

  263. Choon K
    November 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Events and more events! The only true purpose.

  264. Gina Ferrell
    November 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I would take pictures of my family and when we go on trips.

  265. Vitaliy P
    November 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I’ll use it to take pictures .

  266. Kamran H
    November 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Shoot 365 day video clips for 1 year and keep posting vines..make a project outta it.

  267. Jason P
    November 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Gotta use it for the 360 degree photos...awesome!

  268. Aparna Singh
    November 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I'll use it to take travel pictures :)

  269. Serg
    November 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Take a 360 picture of the plan of the city

  270. Gord
    November 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I would give it as a gift.

  271. Paul Yates
    November 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    If I win this camera, I’ll use it to take a 360 degree portrait of my friends and family

  272. Jennifer H.
    November 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Enjoy Life!

  273. Scott H
    November 5, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    i would use it for riding my bike and for up the skate park

  274. Sai Rajeswari R
    November 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    If I win this camera, I’ll use it to take Pics At My Home & World Tour :)

  275. Patricia C
    November 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    take a pic of my flower beds

  276. Mark Shannon
    November 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I'll take it on vacations and capture 360 images of everything!

  277. John Agwazim
    November 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I will take it to the forest.

  278. Glenn H
    November 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I will first use it on my holiday at Christmas.

  279. Dhruv M
    November 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I shall use this device to seize complete control of instagram, tumblr, myspace, facebook, picasa and then the world.

  280. Shawn M
    November 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I would wait for a FW update to fix the problems you mention...then use it to take sweet 360 photos of just about anything :-)

  281. Jon
    November 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I had an Oympus Sp570UZ that had an Auto Stich feature that worked great.
    So this idea has been around a while.

  282. Danny K
    November 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    To take picture of everything!

  283. Ivan D
    November 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    ...to make funny photos! xD :=)

  284. Charlie
    November 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I travel around a lot so I would use it to take 3D pictures of places I've been

  285. Victor
    November 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    i will use it for my professional work

  286. ?????? ?
    November 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    take pics of my vacation

  287. Cynthia S
    November 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    If I win this camera, I'll use it to take photos of my nephews playing in their basketball games and for my daughter's graduation next year!

  288. Adam Sacasa
    November 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I'm a south Florida crime reporter and photojournalist so I'd take 360 panoramas of crime scenes and other places down here.

  289. Mihir C
    November 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta, I'll use it to click pics of every damn thing!

  290. tirumala gowrinath
    November 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Just to take photos

  291. ketha prathap reddy
    November 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    take my photo to check it whether i am looking smart or not!

  292. Mahesh K
    November 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    If I win Ricoh Theta i will use it a lot while travelling alone to take pics.

  293. Elisa A.
    November 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I'll take it on bike rides!

  294. Edward M
    November 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    take pics of my vacation to Florida

  295. Chris Jonesy Jones
    November 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Take pictures of our next holidays, family occasions and weddings

  296. Sachin Chandran
    November 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    take pictures of my family

  297. Isaac C
    November 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Take pictures!? :)

  298. Doug
    November 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    take pictures in pipes!

  299. Robert Turton
    November 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Take 360 pano's of places i'm rock climbing.

  300. DUKKA SUDHAKAR
    November 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    If I win Ricoh Theta i will use it for my professional work.

  301. Zakka
    November 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it mounted on my motorbike during free practices on circuit! (maybe...)

  302. Todd Henson
    November 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Take images of architectural projects.

  303. Sammer A
    November 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    panaramic pictures

  304. Alma
    November 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I will use it for the best b-day's photos!

  305. Wendy L
    November 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    To take room panoramas for real estate sales.

  306. Irma Tufek
    November 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it to simply make panoramas picture of my favourite places. :)

  307. Sheila R
    November 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I'd take pics of my family

  308. Michael Hurst
    November 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I take pic allover the place and post them on my webpages

  309. EJ Ellis
    November 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I will take crazy panoramic scenes for my art studio!

  310. Elmar P
    November 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I'll use it to take pictures LOL

  311. Sampath
    November 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I'll use it capturing Diwali pics

  312. g p witteveen
    November 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Possibly dedicate this to museum displays (documenting exhibit spaces).

  313. Justin
    November 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I will create Tiny Planets. I have always wanted to rule my own galaxy!

  314. Geeksyfe
    November 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it to take a lot of panaramic pictures ^__^

  315. Paul-kristjan A
    November 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    If I win the Ricoh Theta I will use it to simply make panoramas of my favourite places.

  316. Leoner G
    November 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Christmas Day pics!

  317. Paul V
    November 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Resell it, sorry but I'm needing money for Xmas gifts

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