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Rollei Powerflex 240 HD
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Rollei Powerflex 240 HD Digital Camera

16MP 24x CCD Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- 24x optical zoom with a focal length up to 600 millimeters! - 16 megapixels SONY sensor - 3.0 TFT LCD (7.62 cm) - 720p HD video function (1280x720/30 fps) - Voice recording and voice memo for... More
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Rollei 240 HD Powerflex Digitalkamera  LCD-Display, 16 Megapixel, 24x opt. Zoom, camera Review

13 Reasons For

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the WB200F[pl_2071998_price], or the WB150[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

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

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price].

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|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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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Powerflex 240 HD have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. The Powerflex 240 HD has a quite big optical zoom (24 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powerflex 240 HD.

Alternative 24x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price] (26x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Powerflex 240 HD supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Powerflex 240 HD has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the J1455[pl_1773004_price], or the A1455[pl_1772760_price] both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD. The smallest maximum memory card size of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powerflex 240 HD is 1GB and the largest is 130GB.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Powerflex 240 HD has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The Powerflex 240 HD has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (600 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD is 250mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. The Rollei Powerflex 240 HD has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.9) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Powerflex 240 HD supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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). The best video resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD is 10 and the biggest is 1,600. The Rollei Powerflex 240 HD has one of the smallest minimum ISO speed (only 64) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

Compact camera digital cameras produced by Rollei have unexceptional reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Rollei also has unexceptional reviews across its entire range.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Powerflex 240 HD does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powerflex 240 HD, the Powerflex 240 HD does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Powerflex 240 HD does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Powerflex 240 HD is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powerflex 240 HD are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Powerflex 240 HD does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Powerflex 240 HD is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powerflex 240 HD are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 220 grams, the Powerflex 240 HD is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Powerflex 240 HD. Digital cameras of this age and type have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Olympus XZ-10[plb_1873249_price] (221g).

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 1,600, the Powerflex 240 HD has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of this spec and age range from 200 to 26,000.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Powerflex 240 HD has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Rollei camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powerflex 240 HD.

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Thick

With a depth of 40.3 millimeters, the Powerflex 240 HD is one of the thicker similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Powerflex 240 HD amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average depth of cameras that are a similar age to the Powerflex 240 HD is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Rollei released the Powerflex 240 HD.

Average Megapixel Count

The Powerflex 240 HD has a pretty typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] (16.1MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
System Requirements
Linux Operating System
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port

Expert Reviews

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