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Rollei Add Eye Digital Camera

8MP CMOS Aug 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
- Photo time lapse function: 4K (3840x2160 pixels), 2K (2048x1080 pixels)- Electronic shutter speed, 1/60 ~1/4000 seconds With self-timer function for unique selfie recordings- Full HD video... More
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17 Reasons For

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Add Eye supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Add Eye do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Add Eye supports Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Add Eye also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Add Eye, the Add Eye is waterproof.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.03s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 9.4s. At 60 seconds, the Rollei Add Eye has a very long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Add Eye.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Add Eye has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Rollei camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Add Eye.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Rollei Add Eye has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over twenty-seven times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Add Eye maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Water Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this digital camera is Water resistant, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Rollei Add Eye has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Rollei digital camera. The image formats EXIF and JPEG XR are also supported by this Rollei camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Add Eye is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Add Eye.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the Add Eye is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Add Eye.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Rollei Add Eye is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Short

The shortest camera of a similar age and type to the Add Eye is 17mm tall, the tallest is 650mm, and the average height is 80mm. The Rollei Add Eye is one of the shorter cameras that were launched more than two years ago (only 37 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 200. At only 50, the Add Eye has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Add Eye.

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Light

Across all the waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg. When compared to other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Add Eye's weight of only 36 grams is one of the lightest.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 60 (£36.99) (98g).

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Narrow

With a width of only 50 millimeters, the Add Eye is one of the narrowest similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Add Eye amongst digital cameras of this age. The narrowest camera of this type and age is 50mm wide and the widest is 160mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 107 user and expert reviews for Rollei cameras and found that on average Rollei has unexceptional ratings. However we also found that Rollei has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years have a built-in flash, however the Rollei Add Eye does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Add Eye does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years which have an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Add Eye does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Add Eye also do not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Add Eye do not have a GPS. The Add Eye is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Add Eye is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Add Eye are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Add Eye has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Add Eye the megapixel counts range from 5MP to 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£268.99) (16.79MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Add Eye has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1 Other reason to consider the Rollei Add Eye

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Rollei camera has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
International Protection Code
Protection Feature
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Relative Aperture (F-Number)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04048805401277, 04048805401284, 04055149053383

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