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Rollei Compactline 83
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Rollei Compactline 83 Digital Camera

8MP CMOS SD 2.7" Jul 2013
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- 8 Megapixels CMOS Sensor. - Panorama function: Camera is 180 horizontal and 90 vertical rotatable. - Clockwise picture rotation in 90, 180 and 270. - With Anti-Shake, Zoom and Multi Snapshot... More
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GrumpySwede Reviews the Rollei Compactline 83

15 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Five Rollei Compactline 83 reviewers who bought the Rollei Compactline 83 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Grannynetnet said on Amazon in October last year “Taking good clear pictures”. Joyce Copland scored the product very highly and she said on Amazon “I love the camera it takes fantastic photos I had that” in her review of this digital camera. Rob Lane said “Bought for our grandson, this is an excellent little camera, giving sharp pictures and easy to operate” and scored the Rollei Compactline 83 4 stars.

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer who reviewed the Rollei Compactline 83 thought it had a good picture resolution. This year Mark said “Very grainy as well, even on the finest resolution setting The loop for the strap is tiny”.

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Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Mark said “Charging is monitoted via a tiny green light on the back which goes out when fully charged It has quite a lot of fairly easy to use functions” in his review of the Rollei Compactline 83 however despite that he only gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars.

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer who purchased the Rollei Compactline 83 concluded that it was easy to setup. John Burgin gave it an excellent review and he said “Easy to set up”.

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Good Size

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. One person who purchased the Rollei Compactline 83 thought it was compact. Grannynetnet mentioned on Amazon “Ideal small compact camera” in their review of the Rollei Compactline 83.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the Rollei Compactline 83 was retro.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Rollei Compactline 83 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good screen. In October this year Mark wrote in his Rollei Compactline 83 review on Amazon “Charge via the lead but, despite a fairly large screen, neither activity is monitored on the screen - you just get an inert USB symbol” nonetheless he only rated the Rollei Compactline 83 2 stars.

Good Flash

One Rollei Compactline 83 reviewer said in their reviews that the Rollei Compactline 83 had a good flash.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the DSC-W810[pl_2109582_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Compactline 83, the Compactline 83 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3[plb_1722767_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Compactline 83 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Compactline 83.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Compactline 83 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400 and Auto are also supported by this Rollei digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Compactline 83 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Rollei camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4000x3000, 3648x2736, 3264x2448, 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536 and 1600x1200 and 640x480. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Compactline 83 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Compactline 83 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Rollei digital camera). This digital camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 720 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Compactline 83 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 18.4 millimeters, the Compactline 83 is one of the thinner digital cameras that came out more than two years ago amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The thinnest compact camera digital camera that is a comparable age to the Compactline 83 is 13mm deep and the thickest is 2,200mm.

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Light

With a weight of only 75 grams, the Compactline 83's weight is one of the lightest amongst compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 56%. If all the cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average user review score then this digital camera is in the bottom 6%.

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Digital Camera Reviews

Rollei has unexceptional average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Poor Product Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Scw mentioned “Overall Poor quality.” in their Rollei Compactline 83 review and gave the Rollei Compactline 83 a score of 1 stars.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 14MP. With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Rollei Compactline 83 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 8MP cameras and we think the Coolpix L19[pl_1637108_price], and the Coolpix 8800[pl_1640989_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth looking at include the easypix W1024[plb_2798872_price] (10MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] (10.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Compactline 83 have an image stabiliser, however the Rollei Compactline 83 does not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Rollei Compactline 83 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Sony DSC-HX20[plb_1543754_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83, the Rollei Compactline 83 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the GE G100[plb_1861772_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Compactline 83 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the ST200[pl_378406_price], the WB200F[pl_2071998_price], or the ST200F[pl_1682904_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Compactline 83 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Compactline 83 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Compactline 83, the Rollei Compactline 83 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Compactline 83 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Compactline 83 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s. The Compactline 83 has a very short maximum camera shutter speed (only 0.5 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Compactline 83, the maximum aperture of the Compactline 83 of only 2.8 is one of the biggest. The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Compactline 83 is 2 and the smallest is 130.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Rollei Compactline 83 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Rollei camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Compactline 83

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Compactline 83 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Vivitar ViviCam S529[plb_2069435_price], the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1426159_price], or the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Coolpix S9600[pl_2196636_price] (3" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (3" and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Compactline 83 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a CCD sensor type.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price], or the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (CCD), the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (CCD), or the GE C1440W[plb_1772806_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features

User Reviews

(10)
(Verified Purchase)

It's a cheap camera and "youse gets what youse pays for"...cheap and nasty The body is cheap plastic without any weight or quality; the lens has no cover, not even a manual slide one The mini-USB... Read more…

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Lithium battery ruptured on first use (big fire risk). Amazon did refund promptly though.

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by John burgin
(Verified Purchase)

Just what we wanted...easy to set up, and takes good pictures.

Reviewed 2 August 2015 by Grannynetnet
(Verified Purchase)

This was bought for my grandaughter who is 7 but her photography is beyond a child's toy camera. Obviously care has to be taken with it as it is not designed to bounce, but several months on it is... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by SCW

Overall Poor quality , but you get what you pay for - have now ordered Sony which is superior for a little bit more...

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Brenda Gates
(Verified Purchase)

Could not get this camera to work and nor could someone who is very used to this type of camera.
Unfortunately I had to return it. Would not buy this make again.

Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Jackie C.
(Verified Purchase)

Very poor camera, flash cannot be turned down blows the entire image out. Can't use and can't return as didn't use it straight away and is now 33days old. I believe the camera is faulty but no way... Read more…

Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Rob Lane
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for our grandson, this is an excellent little camera, giving sharp pictures and easy to operate. The weakest point is that the lens is unprotected, as in the pictures, and therefore... Read more…

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Paulo Barros
(Verified Purchase)

Ok not brilliant feels a bit cheap focus isnt brilliant. My daughter likes it though.

Reviewed 22 January 2015 by Joyce Copland
(Verified Purchase)

I love the camera it takes fantastic photos I had that make before only it was a camcorder and it took great photos too.

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