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Should You Buy a Rollei Digital Camera?

Updated 26 August 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 it's 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 £38 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 £105 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 £74.

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. 20 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Rollei is the 20th best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
31,619 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
4,498 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
25,342 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
12,454 reviews
#5
Japan
87%
87%
6,746 reviews
#6
86%
86%
1,115 reviews
#7
Polaroid
82%
82%
2,215 reviews
#8
Japan
82%
82%
3,026 reviews
#9
81%
81%
1,642 reviews
#10
80%
80%
827 reviews
#11
Sigma
79%
79%
396 reviews
#12
South Korea
78%
78%
4,358 reviews
#13
Praktica
78%
78%
94 reviews
#14
Ricoh
76%
76%
122 reviews
#15
SeaLife
74%
74%
4 reviews
#16
Fuji
72%
72%
362 reviews
#17
easypix
69%
69%
102 reviews
#18
69%
69%
58 reviews
#19
Hasselblad
68%
68%
90 reviews
#20
67%
67%
82 reviews
#21
Vivitar
64%
64%
244 reviews
#22
Mamiya
63%
63%
2 reviews
#23
Lytro
62%
62%
207 reviews
#24
Konica Minolta
60%
60%
8 reviews
#25
LG
South Korea
56%
56%
2 reviews
#26
VTech
52%
52%
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
£598
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,899
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£74
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,899
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%
431 reviews
73%
339 reviews
75%
213 reviews
74%
126 reviews
80%
83 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
121 reviews
83%
136 reviews
82%
100 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
127 reviews
82%
141 reviews
87%
62 reviews
82%
50 reviews
87%
43 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
128 reviews
74%
136 reviews
81%
61 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
Ephotozine logo
78%
105 reviews
77%
133 reviews
85%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
115 reviews
75%
91 reviews
83%
69 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
106 reviews
70%
80 reviews
79%
60 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
79 reviews
74%
72 reviews
76%
41 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
77 reviews
81%
71 reviews
82%
39 reviews
77%
30 reviews
86%
34 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
94 reviews
74%
64 reviews
78%
48 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
76 reviews
70%
63 reviews
82%
46 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
77 reviews
81%
62 reviews
82%
43 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
81 reviews
87%
68 reviews
88%
39 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
62 reviews
88%
51 reviews
88%
43 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
59 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
57 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
36 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
62 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Camera Labs logo
84%
81 reviews
84%
35 reviews
85%
28 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
35 reviews
87%
33 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
76%
59 reviews
77%
36 reviews
81%
33 reviews
78%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
2,459 reviews
75%
1,995 reviews
73%
1,442 reviews
70%
906 reviews
76%
768 reviews
51%
3 reviews
Average
79%
4,493 reviews
78%
3,738 reviews
82%
2,541 reviews
76%
1,570 reviews
84%
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
107
113
55
40
38
Ephotozine logo
67
74
40
25
40
Lydogbilde.no logo
30
57
34
13
56
Camera Labs logo
89
43
32
26
Trusted Reviews logo
29
27
21
13
16
DP Review logo
31
30
22
5
13
CNET.com logo
33
32
15
9
11
photoreview.com.au logo
27
18
23
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
22
21
18
7
23
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
19
9
15
01net.com logo
15
20
21
8
20
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
17
25
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
19
18
10
5
16
reviewed.com logo
15
12
16
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
15
8
3
PC Mag logo
13
17
14
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
7
6
6
Digital Versus logo
8
8
15
3
12
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
20
14
6
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
10
7
13
1
13
Other Expert Sites
344
298
228
117
154
Total
963
868
649
290
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
sound up to scratch
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

not as robust as it looks
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Rollei Digital Camera?

Rollei 800

£80.20
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Rollei 800
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Rollei 800
20MP
5152 X 3864
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.2
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
115g
2.7"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at £80.20 is the Rollei 800, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20MP)
ok optical zoom (5x)
ok minimum aperture number (3.2)
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Very light (115g)

A bargain price but 3 year old 5x optical zoom camera, with a good spec but not very good user reviews.

75
Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Rollei SD 800 P Review
Rollei SD 800 P Review
Super Unboxing della mia nuova video kamera [Rollei Compactline 800]
Super Unboxing della mia nuova video kamera [Rollei Compactline 800]

The Rollei 800 is 100.4mm wide, 59mm tall, 21.5mm deep and weighs 115g.

Rollei 800 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the 800 in the UK is £80.20 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Rollei Digital Camera?

Rollei Sportsline 100

£125.00
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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 73, but is a bit more expensive at £125.

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

A good spec and cheap 4x optical zoom digital camera, good for everyday photography. It has a shock resistant and a built-in flash, is waterproof and features smile detection.

74
Features
Good Features
64
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
4 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very 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 £125.00 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

£37.65
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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 £37.65 and with a Kagoo Score of 71 the Rollei Sportsline 60 makes a great budget choice.

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

A classic and sensationally light weight compact camera, good for everyday photography. It has a built-in flash and a digital zoom of 8x, is waterproof and features smile detection. Purchasers report that this camera isable to produce good images.

76
Reviews
25 Reviews
65
Features
Good Features
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
75
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Age
7 Years Old
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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

Unterwassertest Rollei Digicam Sportsline 60
Unterwassertest Rollei Digicam Sportsline 60
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 £37.65 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Rollei Digital Camera?
Is Rollei the Best Digital Camera Brand?
What Do the Rollei Digital Camera Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Rollei Digital Cameras Received?
How Reliable Are Rollei Digital Cameras?
What is the Best Mid-Range Rollei Digital Camera?
What is the Best High End Rollei Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Rollei Digital Camera?

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