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Rollei Sportsline 80
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Rollei Sportsline 80 Digital Camera

8MP CMOS 3m Dec 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Sensor Type Maximum Waterproof Depth Release Date
- 8.0 Megapixel.- 6.85 cm (2.7") TFT colour display.- HD video resolution (720p).- Integrated microfone.- Full HD video function 1080p/15fps and 720p/30fps.- LED charging indicator.- 10 scene... More
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16 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

Sportsline 80 owners on average rated this camera 73 out of 100.

Robust

A number of Rollei Sportsline 80 reviewers who bought the Rollei Sportsline 80 agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Wanted something that could take decent pics underwater” in their review of this digital camera.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Otomy rated the Rollei Sportsline 80 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “A good camera for the price”. One Rollei Sportsline 80 owner thought it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said in their review “A bargain underwater camera from a trusted photo manufacturer with a pedigree” .

Good Quality Pictures

One customer said that it was able to produce good images.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Sportsline 80 supports video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Sportsline 80 which do not support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sportsline 80 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Sportsline 80 also support Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Rollei Sportsline 80 is waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80 also are waterproof.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The Rollei Sportsline 80 has a very big digital zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80. The digital zooms of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80 range from 2x to 8x.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 135 grams, the Sportsline 80 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 110g to 820g.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Rollei Sportsline 80 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Rollei Sportsline 80 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Rollei camera). This Rollei digital camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels and 720 x 480 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Short

The average height of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Sportsline 80 is 150mm. The Sportsline 80 is one of the shorter digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80 (only 64 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Sportsline 80 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Sportsline 80. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Rollei camera.

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Very Narrow

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the Sportsline 80 the widths range from 100mm to 160mm, and the average width is 120mm. The Sportsline 80 is one of the narrower waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Sportsline 80 (only 101 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 23 millimeters, the Sportsline 80 is quite thin compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the Sportsline 80 the depths range from 19mm to 79mm, and the average depth is 42mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

Rollei has good ratings for its waterproof cameras, however it has unexceptional average ratings when measured across its entire camera range.

Difficult to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “As a diver I used to use an expensive Nikon SLR in a housing for photojournalism shots”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 have an image stabiliser, however the Sportsline 80 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sportsline 80 does not have a GPS. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The Rollei Sportsline 80 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80, the Sportsline 80 is not 3D compatible.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Sportsline 80. Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Sportsline 80 have megapixel counts of between 8MP and 51MP.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

The Sportsline 80 has a fairly low maximum waterproof depth (only 3 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average maximum waterproof depth of cameras of this spec and age is 13m, and the maximum waterproof depths range from 3m to 30m.

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Very Small Screen Size

Digital cameras of this type and age have screen sizes of between 2.3" and 3.2". With a screen size of only 2.4 inches, the Sportsline 80 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Sportsline 80.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Sportsline 80 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution. In addition, this Rollei camera have still image resolutions of 4000 x 3000, 3648 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304 and 2592 x 1944 and 1600 x 1200.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is in fact the worst still image resolution across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is the best still image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

At only 2.8, the Sportsline 80 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Sportsline 80. The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 is 2.7, the smallest is 13, and the average maximum aperture is 5.8.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sportsline 80 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a similar type and age to the Sportsline 80 the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago the JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 60fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has a fairly low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Sportsline 80

Released Over Two Years Ago

Rollei released the Sportsline 80 over two years ago.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
Protection Feature
Shock Resistant Case
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Otomy
(Verified Purchase)

A good camera for the price.

Reviewed 19 October 2015 by A. Caton | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera for a special holiday. When it arrived, and setting it up - firstly it says plug into the USB point - location not mentioned anywhere in the instructions. When I found it, the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for a Caribbean holiday. I didn't want to spend much but wanted something that could take decent pics underwater. As a diver I used to use an expensive Nikon SLR in a housing for... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rollei 1080, rollei 10050, rollei 1080p
Barcodes 04048805100507, 04048805100514, 04048805100521, 04048805100538

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