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Rollei Add Eye Digital Camera

8MP CMOS Aug 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
- Photo time lapse function: 4K (3840x2160 pixels), 2K (2048x1080 pixels)- Electronic shutter speed, 1/60 ~1/4000 seconds With self-timer function for unique selfie recordings- Full HD video... More
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18 Reasons For

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Add Eye supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Add Eye do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Add Eye supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Add Eye.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Add Eye is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Add Eye.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price], and the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Add Eye range from 0.03s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 9.1s. When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Add Eye that we have assessed the maximum camera shutter speed of, the Add Eye's maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Add Eye has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Add Eye.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Add Eye is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over twenty-seven times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Add Eye ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Water Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this digital camera is Water resistant, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Add Eye is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 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 amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Add Eye is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Rollei camera. The image formats EXIF and JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The Rollei Add Eye has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Add Eye.

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Supports One Power Source

The Add Eye has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Add Eye.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

Waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years have minimum ISO speed of between 50 and 130. With a minimum ISO speed of only 50, the Add Eye has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Short

At only 37 millimeters, the Add Eye is quite short compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 17mm and 650mm.

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Light

Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg. When compared to other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago, the weight of the Add Eye of only 36 grams is one of the lightest.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] (98g).

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Narrow

When compared to other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Add Eye, the width of the Rollei Add Eye of only 50 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Add Eye the widths range from 50mm to 160mm, and the average width is 110mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

We checked 107 user and expert reviews for Rollei cameras and found that on average Rollei has unexceptional reviews. However we also found that Rollei has good reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Add Eye does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Add Eye which have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630[plb_1666893_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Rollei Add Eye does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Add Eye.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Pentax Optio WG-3[plb_1993993_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Add Eye, the Add Eye does not support video recording.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support video recording including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Add Eye do not have a GPS. The Rollei Add Eye is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price], or the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Add Eye are not 3D compatible. The Rollei Add Eye is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Add Eye has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Add Eye is 5MP, the highest is 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] (16MP), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] (16.79MP).

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Add Eye has a higher image resolution than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Rollei digital camera has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Add Eye is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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1 Other reason to consider the Rollei Add Eye

Released Over Two Years Ago

Rollei released the Add Eye over two years ago.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
International Protection Code
Protection Feature
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Networking
Other Features
Technical Details
Relative Aperture (F-Number)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04048805401277, 04048805401284, 04055149053383

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Higher JPEG Frame Rate
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Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Rollei Add Eye

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Rollei Add Eye
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50% Higher JPEG Frame Rate
50% Higher Maximum ISO Speed
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Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
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