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Should You Buy a Rollei Digital Camera?

Updated 01 November 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Rollei Digital Camera?

Rollei is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for its projectors and camcorders.

If you are wondering how Rollei digital cameras compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 digital cameras by objectively and impartially analysing over 130,000 user and expert reviews and over 4,300 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Rollei are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular digital cameras and start at £36 for the Sportsline 60 which has a weight of 98g, an optical zoom of 1x and is a compact digital camera and go up to £101 for the Sportsline 100 which has a weight of 162g, an optical zoom of 4x and is a compact digital camera. The average price of a new Rollei digital camera is £72.

Rollei are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular digital cameras.

Is Rollei the Best Digital Camera Brand?

So are Rollei digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.

Rollei is ranked the No. 21 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Rollei is the 21st best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
31,663 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
4,500 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
25,186 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
12,542 reviews
#5
Japan
87%
87%
6,722 reviews
#6
86%
86%
1,111 reviews
#7
Japan
82%
82%
3,098 reviews
#8
Polaroid
82%
82%
2,202 reviews
#9
South Korea
81%
81%
4,351 reviews
#10
81%
81%
825 reviews
#11
Sigma
79%
79%
396 reviews
#12
79%
79%
1,703 reviews
#13
Praktica
76%
76%
94 reviews
#14
Ricoh
75%
75%
122 reviews
#15
Fuji
74%
74%
362 reviews
#16
SeaLife
73%
73%
4 reviews
#17
easypix
70%
70%
102 reviews
#18
69%
69%
58 reviews
#19
Hasselblad
67%
67%
90 reviews
#20
GE
United States
65%
65%
206 reviews
#21
65%
65%
82 reviews
#22
Lytro
63%
63%
207 reviews
#23
Konica Minolta
60%
60%
8 reviews
#24
Vivitar
60%
60%
244 reviews
#25
Mamiya
59%
59%
2 reviews
#26
AgfaPhoto
58%
58%
2 reviews
#27
LG
South Korea
57%
57%
2 reviews
#28
HP
United States
57%
57%
14 reviews
#29
VTech
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Rollei digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All digital camera Brands
Rollei Digital Cameras

There's a smaller selection of Rollei digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 3 Rollei digital cameras currently on the market in the UK. Rollei digital cameras also tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Rollei have worse reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Rollei digital camera being 47%.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£591
£0 £5,000 £10,000 £15,000 £20,000 £25,000 £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £45,000 £479,999
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£72
£0 £5,000 £10,000 £15,000 £20,000 £25,000 £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £45,000 £479,999
Price Distribution of Rollei Digital Cameras

What Do the Rollei Digital Camera Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Rollei digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Rollei and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.

Rollei logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Rollei logo

User Reviews

5 stars
24
4 stars
14
3 stars
7
2 stars
5
1 star
16
Rollei has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its digital cameras than most other digital camera brands.

Over 50% of expert reviews and 58% of user reviews for Rollei digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 88% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Rollei digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Rollei
CNET.com logo
75%
423 reviews
73%
335 reviews
75%
212 reviews
74%
125 reviews
80%
83 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
80%
121 reviews
83%
140 reviews
81%
91 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
123 reviews
82%
139 reviews
87%
60 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
124 reviews
74%
136 reviews
81%
61 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
Ephotozine logo
79%
107 reviews
77%
133 reviews
85%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
112 reviews
76%
89 reviews
83%
70 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
102 reviews
70%
81 reviews
78%
55 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
80 reviews
74%
75 reviews
75%
39 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
78 reviews
70%
64 reviews
81%
46 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
72%
94 reviews
74%
62 reviews
77%
44 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
73 reviews
81%
69 reviews
80%
35 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
70 reviews
81%
62 reviews
81%
40 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
79 reviews
87%
66 reviews
88%
37 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
61 reviews
88%
52 reviews
88%
42 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
58 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
56 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
36 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
Camera Labs logo
84%
81 reviews
84%
37 reviews
85%
28 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
61 reviews
74%
50 reviews
76%
23 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
38 reviews
80%
35 reviews
87%
32 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
stuff.tv logo
88%
47 reviews
92%
38 reviews
93%
32 reviews
76%
9 reviews
91%
22 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
2,468 reviews
75%
1,988 reviews
73%
1,428 reviews
70%
905 reviews
76%
752 reviews
51%
3 reviews
Average
79%
4,456 reviews
79%
3,731 reviews
82%
2,492 reviews
76%
1,563 reviews
85%
1,433 reviews
56%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Rollei Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Rollei digital cameras. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Rollei
PhotographyBlog.com logo
103
111
53
40
38
Ephotozine logo
69
75
40
25
40
Lydogbilde.no logo
32
59
32
13
56
Camera Labs logo
91
43
32
26
CNET.com logo
33
33
17
9
11
Trusted Reviews logo
27
27
18
13
16
photoreview.com.au logo
27
20
24
4
23
DP Review logo
29
28
21
5
13
Pocket Lint logo
21
21
15
7
23
01net.com logo
16
20
21
8
20
What Digital Camera logo
25
18
18
9
15
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
20
22
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
19
19
8
5
16
reviewed.com logo
16
14
18
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
14
8
3
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
8
6
6
Digital Versus logo
9
9
13
3
12
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
19
14
7
3
2
PC Mag logo
13
15
12
2
2
Akam.no logo
17
9
7
1
8
Other Expert Sites
341
287
232
115
159
Total
965
867
632
288
503

How Reliable Are Rollei Digital Cameras?

We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Rollei digital cameras. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 91% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Rollei digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

91% of reviewers think Rollei digital cameras are reliable.

So, most people think that Rollei digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Rollei digital cameras that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The Rollei 500 Sunrise has plenty of great features—it's waterproof straight out of the box
Digital Versus
pretty robust
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

not as robust as it looks
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best High End Rollei Digital Camera?

Rollei Sportsline 100

£100.87
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Rollei Sportsline 100
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Rollei Sportsline 100
20MP
5152 X 3864
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
162g
10m
WATERPROOF
2.7"
SCREEN

If you're looking for a high end Rollei digital camera then the Rollei Sportsline 100 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 68, but is a bit more expensive at £100.87.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20MP)
ok optical zoom (4x)
Smaller than average minimum aperture number (1)
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Features smile detection

A good spec but 5 year old 4x optical zoom camera, with poor user reviews. It has a shock resistant and a built-in flash, is waterproof and features smile detection.

74
Features
Good Features
67
Age
4 Years Old
68
Kagoo Score
Good
Produkttest Rollei Sportsline 100 - Urlaubskamera mit Videofunktion
Produkttest Rollei Sportsline 100 - Urlaubskamera mit Videofunktion

The Rollei Sportsline 100 is 107.5mm wide, 66.1mm tall, 50.45mm deep and weighs 162g.

Rollei Sportsline 100 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the Sportsline 100 in the UK is £100.87 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Rollei Digital Camera?

Rollei Sportsline 60

£36.31
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Rollei Sportsline 60
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Rollei Sportsline 60
5MP
2592 X 1944
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
98g
3m
WATERPROOF
8x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.4"
SCREEN

At only £36.31 and with a Kagoo Score of 71 the Rollei Sportsline 60 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (1x)
Smaller than average minimum aperture number (2.8)
Features smile detection
Waterproof
Lighter than average (98g)

A bargain price and breathtakingly light weight compact digital camera, with a good spec. It has a built-in flash and a digital zoom of 8x, is waterproof and features smile detection. Purchasers report that it produces good images.

76
Reviews
25 Reviews
65
Features
Good Features
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Age
7 Years Old
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Rollei Sportsline 60 has below average expert reviews and ok user reviews with an average overall rating of 44%, based on 25 reviews.

Unterwassertest Rollei Digicam Sportsline 60
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Rollei Sportsline 60 Unterwasserkamera Unboxing+Review
Rollei Sportsline 60 Unterwasserkamera Unboxing+Review
Rollei Sportsline 60 Video Test Review
Rollei Sportsline 60 Video Test Review
Shockproof Test. Rollei SportsLine 60 @ My aunt in Kiel. (HD)
Shockproof Test. Rollei SportsLine 60 @ My aunt in Kiel. (HD)

The Rollei Sportsline 60 is 90.3mm wide, 63mm tall, 25.3mm deep and weighs 98g.

Rollei Sportsline 60 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the Sportsline 60 in the UK is £36.31 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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