Footage from the Ricoh Theta S appears sharper and smoother when viewed locally on a home computer, before being uploaded and compressed by video streaming services. That being said, those accustomed to the fairly high resolution video now provided by even smartphones, may be let down by the quality. Additionally, the camera takes a moment to adjust between differing exposures, sometimes blowing out highlights or under-exposing shaded areas when moving quickly between different lighting conditions. However, the camera scores point for ease of use, being simple to activate and record. Notably, the Ricoh Theta S is also a “true” 360°, meaning its two lenses capture almost 100% of the field of view around the camera. This translates to a more fully “immersive” video, meaning views can pan around and experience a full view around the camera as its recording. Many similar action cameras, like those produced by 360Fly, are also touted as “360°” but don’t capture a complete field of view.