Inside the Ricoh Theta S

The Fictiv blog has just posted a detailed teardown of the Ricoh Theta S.  Writer Sylvia Wu marveled at the engineering that went into the Theta:

The optical train blew us away: It’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. The product has really high build quality, although some features felt excessive, such as the lit-up power button. … The optical train alone probably takes longer to assemble than some complete products.

One interesting tidbit is that the memory is MicroSD (yes, it is possible to replace it with a larger card).  Moreover, the MicroSD slot is facing outward, which seems to me like it would have been easy for Ricoh to create a Micro SD port.  But for whatever reason, they opted to keep it enclosed.

Anyway, check out Fictiv’s post!