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Rollei Sportsline 80 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 8MP 1x CMOS Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average user reviews
Robust
Reasonably priced
3 Reviews

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Price

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” .


Reviews

Average User Reviews

On average, Sportsline 80 owners rated this camera 73%.

Only an OK Brand

Rollei is one of the average camera brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all digital cameras.


Good Quality Pictures

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


Design

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.

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”.

Has a Shock Resistant

The Sportsline 80 has a shock resistant. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a shock resistant.

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Waterproof

The Rollei Sportsline 80 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620 (£179.99), the Coleman C5WP, or the Polaroid IE090 (£52.99).

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 3m and the highest is 60m. The Sportsline 80 has one of the lower waterproof (up to) (only 3 meters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3m waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Kodak PlaySport.

If this Rollei digital camera waterproof up to is too low for you then you might want to consider the Rollei Sportsline 100 (10m) which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when Rollei released the Sportsline 80.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sportsline 80 supports video capability, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620 (£179.99), the Nikon AW130, and the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sportsline 80 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620 (£179.99), the Pentax WG-3, and the Polaroid IE090 (£52.99) are also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sportsline 80 supports video recording, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sportsline 80 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620 (£179.99), the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS, and the Nikon Coolpix AW110 are also worth considering.

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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 frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Rollei camera). This 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 4x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 7.1x. With an optical zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 1x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Coleman C5WP, or the Kodak PlaySport.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Rollei Sportsline 100 (4x and higher rated), or the Pentax WG-30 (5x and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 16x.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera, the maximum aperture number of the Sportsline 80 of only 2.8 is one of the biggest. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 13, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.4.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.4 inches, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 3.2".

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 100 (2.7" and higher rated), or the Pentax WG-30 (2.7" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Sportsline 80 has a fairly standard weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Sportsline 80 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Rollei Sportsline 80 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years do have an HDMI.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sportsline 80 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 8GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 31GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Sportsline 80 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Sportsline 80 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Rollei camera have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 3000, 3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536 and 1600 x 1200. The best still image resolution of all waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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8 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 8 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 8MP digital cameras to this camera and we think because of its better review score, the Rollei AddEye is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Pentax WG-30 (16MP and higher rated), or the Polaroid IE090 (£52.99) (18MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

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

Rollei Sportsline 80 Review Sources

To prepare this Rollei Sportsline 80 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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