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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 Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|SD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W510R[plb_1610607_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC), or the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] (sd|sdhc) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Compactline 83 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Ingo VIC002O[plb_2322518_price], the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price], or the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Rollei digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Compactline 83.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Compactline 83 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4000x3000, 3648x2736, 3264x2448, 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480, 1280x720 and 720x480 and 320x240. Across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Compactline 83 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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

The Compactline 83 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Compactline 83.

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Rollei camera support a video resolutions 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). The best video resolution of all cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83. The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Compactline 83 is 3.2.

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Light

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to the Compactline 83 that we have assessed, the Compactline 83's weight of only 75 grams is one of the lightest. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor User Reviews

Based on 38 user reviews this compact camera camera has an average user rating of 56 out of 100. This puts this camera in the bottom 5% of all the cameras of this age and type when ranked by average user review score.

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 107 expert and owner reviews for Rollei cameras and found that on average Rollei has unexceptional ratings. We also found that Rollei has unexceptional ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

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

The Compactline 83 has one of the lower megapixels (only 8 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras that came out more than two years ago have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 8MP cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the easypix W1400[plb_2682376_price] (14MP), or the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price] (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Compactline 83 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Compactline 83.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider including the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price], or the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Rollei Compactline 83 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83 also do not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-W510R[plb_1610607_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Compactline 83 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Compactline 83, the Rollei Compactline 83 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Compactline 83 are not 3D. The Rollei Compactline 83 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite). The Rollei Compactline 83 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Compactline 83 is not waterproof.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the Compactline 83's slowest camera shutter speed of only 0.5 seconds is one of the shortest. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.12s and the longest is 250s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83 is 6.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72. At only 2.8, the Compactline 83 has a very big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Compactline 83 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This Rollei digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Compactline 83

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Rollei Compactline 83 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Compactline 83.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-W510R[plb_1610607_price], the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price], and the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Rollei digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a CCD sensor type.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include the Ingo VIC002O[plb_2322518_price], or the easypix W1400[plb_2682376_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W510R[plb_1610607_price] (CCD), the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] (CCD), or the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
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.

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Barcodes 04048805108374, 04048805108381, 04048805108398, 04048805108404, 04054842404638

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