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Rollei Compactline 83
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Rollei Compactline 83 Digital Camera

8MP CMOS SD 2.7" Jul 2013
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- 8 Megapixels CMOS Sensor. - Panorama function: Camera is 180 horizontal and 90 vertical rotatable. - Clockwise picture rotation in 90, 180 and 270. - With Anti-Shake, Zoom and Multi Snapshot... More
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GrumpySwede Reviews the Rollei Compactline 83

15 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Five Rollei Compactline 83 reviewers who bought the Rollei Compactline 83 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Grannynetnet said on Amazon in October last year “Taking good clear pictures”. Joyce Copland scored the product very highly and she said on Amazon “I love the camera it takes fantastic photos I had that” in her review of this digital camera. Rob Lane said “Bought for our grandson, this is an excellent little camera, giving sharp pictures and easy to operate” and scored the Rollei Compactline 83 4 stars.

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer who reviewed the Rollei Compactline 83 thought it had a good picture resolution. This year Mark said “Very grainy as well, even on the finest resolution setting The loop for the strap is tiny”.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Rollei Compactline 83 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Mark wrote in his review a few weeks ago “Cheap as chips and as about as good a camera as a bag of chips”. Mark also said “It's a cheap camera and "youse gets what youse pays for”.

A few Rollei Compactline 83 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good value for money. In October last year Rob Lane scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Good value basic camera”. Scw said on Amazon “Save your money” in their Rollei Compactline 83 review.

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Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Mark said “Charging is monitoted via a tiny green light on the back which goes out when fully charged It has quite a lot of fairly easy to use functions” in his review of the Rollei Compactline 83 however despite that he only gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars.

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer who purchased the Rollei Compactline 83 concluded that it was easy to setup. John Burgin gave it an excellent review and he said “Easy to set up”.

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Good Size

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. One person who purchased the Rollei Compactline 83 thought it was compact. Grannynetnet mentioned on Amazon “Ideal small compact camera” in their review of the Rollei Compactline 83.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the Rollei Compactline 83 was retro.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Rollei Compactline 83 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good screen. In October this year Mark wrote in his Rollei Compactline 83 review on Amazon “Charge via the lead but, despite a fairly large screen, neither activity is monitored on the screen - you just get an inert USB symbol” nonetheless he only rated the Rollei Compactline 83 2 stars.

Good Flash

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer said in their reviews that the Rollei Compactline 83 had a good flash.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-W810 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix X10, or the FinePix AX600 both from Fujifilm or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Compactline 83 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Compactline 83.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Rollei camera have still image resolutions of 4000x3000, 3648x2736, 3264x2448, 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480, 1280x720 and 720x480 and 320x240. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Compactline 83.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Compactline 83 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Compactline 83. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 720 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Light

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Compactline 83, the Compactline 83's weight of only 75 grams is one of the lightest. The weights of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Compactline 83 range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Very Thin

The thinnest compact camera camera that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83 is 4mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At only 18.4 millimeters, the Compactline 83 is fairly thin compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83.

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14 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Poor

The average user rating of this Rollei camera is 56 out of 100 based on 38 user reviews. This digital camera in the bottom 5% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by user rating.

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Rollei is one of the middle of the road camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Rollei also has unexceptional ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

Poor Product Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Scw mentioned “Overall Poor quality.” in their Rollei Compactline 83 review and gave the Rollei Compactline 83 a score of 1 stars.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Compactline 83 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Compactline 83 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8MP cameras currently available including the Coolpix 8800, or the Coolpix L19 (£44.85) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the easypix W1024 (10MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (10.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Compactline 83 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Compactline 83.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Compactline 83 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Compactline 83.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Sony DSC-HX20, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Rollei Compactline 83 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Compactline 83 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider including the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Compactline 83 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Compactline 83 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Rollei Compactline 83 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Compactline 83 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Compactline 83 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Compactline 83, the Compactline 83 is not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83, the maximum camera shutter speed of the Rollei Compactline 83 of only 0.5 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The Compactline 83 has a very big maximum aperture (only 2.8) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The maximum apertures of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Compactline 83 range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Rollei camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Compactline 83.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Compactline 83

Released Over Three Years Ago

Rollei released the Compactline 83 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a pretty average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vivitar ViviCam S529, the Nikon Coolpix L19 (£44.85), or the Sony DSC-WX200.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8"), the Olympus Stylus SH-60 (3"), or the Canon Powershot S200 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Compactline 83 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most cameras of this age and spec have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Nikon Coolpix S9400, and the Vivitar ViviCam S529 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung ST90 (CCD), the Olympus VR-350 (CCD), or the GE G5WP (£49.99) (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Built-In Flash

User Reviews

(10)
(Verified Purchase)

It's a cheap camera and "youse gets what youse pays for"...cheap and nasty The body is cheap plastic without any weight or quality; the lens has no cover, not even a manual slide one The mini-USB... Read more…

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Lithium battery ruptured on first use (big fire risk). Amazon did refund promptly though.

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by John burgin
(Verified Purchase)

Just what we wanted...easy to set up, and takes good pictures.

Reviewed 2 August 2015 by Grannynetnet
(Verified Purchase)

This was bought for my grandaughter who is 7 but her photography is beyond a child's toy camera. Obviously care has to be taken with it as it is not designed to bounce, but several months on it is... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by SCW

Overall Poor quality , but you get what you pay for - have now ordered Sony which is superior for a little bit more...

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Brenda Gates
(Verified Purchase)

Could not get this camera to work and nor could someone who is very used to this type of camera.
Unfortunately I had to return it. Would not buy this make again.

Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Jackie C.
(Verified Purchase)

Very poor camera, flash cannot be turned down blows the entire image out. Can't use and can't return as didn't use it straight away and is now 33days old. I believe the camera is faulty but no way... Read more…

Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Rob Lane
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for our grandson, this is an excellent little camera, giving sharp pictures and easy to operate. The weakest point is that the lens is unprotected, as in the pictures, and therefore... Read more…

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Paulo Barros
(Verified Purchase)

Ok not brilliant feels a bit cheap focus isnt brilliant. My daughter likes it though.

Reviewed 22 January 2015 by Joyce Copland
(Verified Purchase)

I love the camera it takes fantastic photos I had that make before only it was a camcorder and it took great photos too.

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04048805108374, 04048805108381, 04048805108398, 04048805108404, 04054842404638

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