Ricoh Theta X review: 60.5MP stills, 5.7K 360° video and image stabilization

With high-res 60.5MP still images, a 1/2-inch sensor and 5.7K 360º video, the Ricoh Theta X means business

Ricoh Theta X
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

An easy to use and versatile step-up 360º camera with lots of practical features (though not RAW capture), the Ricoh Theta X’s large sensor means 60.5MP stills and 5.7K 360º video with image stabilization, though the highlight is its ability to easily remove a person from content.


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    2.25 inch colour touchscreen

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    60.5 megapixel still images

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    Low light performance

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    Manual exposure and bracketing

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    ‘Time Shift’ disappear from photos


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    Can’t capture in RAW

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    Visible stitching lines

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    Very short battery life

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    No external microphone option

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When the Ricoh Theta first hit the shelves in 2013 it was the very first consumer 360° camera. Since then the likes of Insta360 and even GoPro have got involved in the spherical format. Can Ricoh reach the high standards of its rivals with its latest attempt? 

Absolutely. The Ricoh Theta X does something that not even the best 360 cameras achieve by offering 11K stills resolution, which is 60.5MP. If there’s something that all 360° cameras have lacked in the last decade it's resolution, with spherical images largely failing to impress when judged purely on detail. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.