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Rollei Sportsline 85 Digital Camera

8MP CMOS 3m 8x Jan 2016
Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Up to Digital Zoom Release Date
The new Rollei Sportsline 85 compact digital camera now offers a solution for shooting situations where sports enthusiasts or amateur photographers have been in two minds about taking a camera... More
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Average User Reviews

This compact camera camera has an average user rating of 70 out of 100 based on 6 user reviews.

Nice Design

One Rollei Sportsline 85 owner who reviewed the product thought it was a good design. The Man 7 mentioned in their review of the Rollei Sportsline 85 “I really liked the design”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. This year The Man 7 said in their review of the Rollei Sportsline 85 on Amazon “This is a very nice looking model of a camera” yet they gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars.

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Robust

One Rollei Sportsline 85 reviewer who reviewed the product wrote that it was good at resisting water ingress. Simon Mckee wrote a few weeks ago “Great item, works great under water”.

Easy to Use

One person reckoned that the Rollei Sportsline 85 was easy to use the menus. In October this year The Man 7 said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I would say that if they got the picture and sound up to scratch and Menu exploration a little more straight forward, this would have got a 5 star rating”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Rollei Sportsline 85 reviewer thought it was able to produce good images.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Rollei Sportsline 85 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Sportsline 85 which do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year have digital zooms of between 2x and 32x. With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Sportsline 85 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Sportsline 85.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Rollei Sportsline 85 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by recently released compact cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also support video resolutionss 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 compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Sportsline 85.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sportsline 85 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Sportsline 85.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Sportsline 85 is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by latest cameras.

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TFT Display

The Sportsline 85 has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Sportsline 85.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Sportsline 85 is more than most digital cameras that were launched in the last year. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Rollei digital camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Camera Reviews

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

Poor Product Quality

One Rollei Sportsline 85 owner said in their reviews that it was not good quality. The Man 7 gave the product a rating of 2 stars and said “The sound quality was quite bad in playback”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sportsline 85 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released compact cameras do have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon S3700[plb_3851399_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sportsline 85 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released digital cameras also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon S3700[plb_3851399_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last year, the Sportsline 85 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Sportsline 85 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 85 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sportsline 85 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sportsline 85 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other new compact cameras also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Sportsline 85 do not have a built-in flash. The Rollei Sportsline 85 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixel of the Sportsline 85 of only 8 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst compact cameras that have been around for the last year. The megapixels of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Sportsline 85 range from 8MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the S3700[pl_3851399_price] (20.1MP), or the L340[pl_3851461_price] (20.2MP) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The Rollei Sportsline 85 has one of the lower waterproof up tos (only 3 meters) amongst cameras of this age. The average waterproof up to of recently released digital cameras is 18m.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.4 inches, the Sportsline 85 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last year. Latest compact cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.7".

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the S3700[pl_3851399_price] (2.7"), or the L340[pl_3851461_price] (3") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sportsline 85 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that were launched in the last year. Across all new digital cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 800 milliamperes * hour, the Rollei Sportsline 85 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Sportsline 85. The smallest battery capacity of latest digital cameras is 630mAh, the biggest is 1,900mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,100mAh.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Sportsline 85

Released Over a Year Ago

This Rollei digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the S3700[pl_3851399_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the L340[pl_3851461_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Sportsline 85 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

If the sensor type of this Rollei digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the S3700[pl_3851399_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the L340[pl_3851461_price] (CCD and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Average Weight

The Sportsline 85 has a pretty typical weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Sportsline 85.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Fixed Focal Length
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
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
Camera
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Charging Indicator
LED Indicators

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 19 July 2016 by Simon Mckee
(Verified Purchase)

Great item, works great under water...

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by The Man 7
(Verified Purchase)

This is a very nice looking model of a camera. I really liked the design. However, the let down was that the picture quality did not match that of the specifications. Also, the sound quality was... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rollei 10061, rollei 10063, rollei 10062
Barcodes 04048805100613, 04048805100620, 04048805100637

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