Ricoh Theta S Camera Review : 360-Degree Freedom, So-So Quality

Panoramas? Pfft. These days, all of the cool kids are taking 360-degree photos and videos that allow you to look up, down, left and right, whether it’s on your phone or in a virtual-reality headset like theSamsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard. Cameras like the Ricoh Theta S put you right in the middle of the action, allowing you to pan around both still images and video as though you were really there. Well, almost: Although the Theta S makes it very simple to take 360-degree photos and video, there are still a few issues that limit the appeal and complicate the process.

We tested the Ricoh Theta S by using it in a few interesting places, including on a drone and attached to an overly excited dog, and came away only mildly were impressed.

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