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Rollei Powerflex 850
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Rollei Powerflex 850 Digital Camera

16MP 12x SDHC Dec 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
- Alwyas sharp picture, automatically!- Super Macro 3 cm- Speedy Burst- Video: up to 29 minute recording time- With built-in speacker and microphone- 16.0 Megapixels- 7.62 cm (3.0") TFT colour... More
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11 Reasons For

SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Canon 150 (£109.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Powerflex 850 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powerflex 850 also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Powerflex 850 range from 0.17x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At 12 times zoom factor, the Rollei Powerflex 850 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powerflex 850.

We compared all the other 12x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung WB50F which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon SX710 HS (£249.98) (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Rollei Powerflex 850 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Rollei camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448 and 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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AVI Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Powerflex 850 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 52,000.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Powerflex 850 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powerflex 850. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Rollei digital 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 video resolution of all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powerflex 850 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Rollei Powerflex 850 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Rollei camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powerflex 850.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Rollei Powerflex 850 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powerflex 850. Across all the compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powerflex 850 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 107 user and expert reviews, Rollei has unexceptional ratings for its cameras. Rollei also has unexceptional ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Powerflex 850 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Powerflex 850 which have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Rollei Powerflex 850 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powerflex 850, the Rollei Powerflex 850 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Powerflex 850 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Powerflex 850 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Canon IXUS 265 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D. The Rollei Powerflex 850 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Powerflex 850 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the DMC-TZ30, or the Lumix DMC-TZ41 both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Powerflex 850 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powerflex 850 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Cameras of this spec and age have weights of between 20g and 840g, and the average weight is 170g. The Rollei Powerflex 850 is quite heavy (191 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powerflex 850.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Powerflex 850 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powerflex 850.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Powerflex 850

Released Over Two Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Powerflex 850 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Megapixel

The Powerflex 850 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powerflex 850.

Other 16MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99), or the Canon IXUS 265 HS.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP), or the Fujifilm X100T (16.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide

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