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Rollei Sportsline 80
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Rollei Sportsline 80 Digital Camera

8MP CMOS 3m Dec 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Sensor Type Maximum Waterproof Depth Release Date
- 8.0 Megapixel.- 6.85 cm (2.7") TFT colour display.- HD video resolution (720p).- Integrated microfone.- Full HD video function 1080p/15fps and 720p/30fps.- LED charging indicator.- 10 scene... More
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15 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 6 user reviews this digital camera has an average user rating of 73 out of 100.

Robust

A number of Rollei Sportsline 80 reviewers who bought the Rollei Sportsline 80 agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Wanted something that could take decent pics underwater” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer said that it was able to produce good images.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 which do not support video recording, the Rollei Sportsline 80 supports video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Rollei Sportsline 80 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Rollei Sportsline 80 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] which has better reviews.

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Waterproof

The Sportsline 80 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Sportsline 80.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Praktica WP240[plb_3496600_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 5.2x. At 8 times zoom factor, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Sportsline 80.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 135 grams, the Sportsline 80 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80. The weights of digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 110g to 820g.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Sportsline 80 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by cameras that were released around the same time as the Sportsline 80.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sportsline 80 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Rollei digital camera). In addition, this camera support video resolutions 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 digital cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80.

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

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Very Short

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for more than a year the heights range from 50mm to 650mm, and the average height is 150mm. With a height of only 64 millimeters, the Sportsline 80 is one of the shorter comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Sportsline 80 has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Rollei camera.

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Very Narrow

At only 101 millimeters, the Rollei Sportsline 80 is quite narrow compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Sportsline 80. Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Sportsline 80 have widths of between 100mm and 160mm.

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Very Thin

The depths of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago range from 19mm to 79mm, and the average depth is 42mm. With a depth of only 23 millimeters, the Sportsline 80 is fairly thin compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Sportsline 80.

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14 Reasons Against

Rollei Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Rollei has unexceptional average ratings across all digital cameras, however it has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras.

Difficult to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “As a diver I used to use an expensive Nikon SLR in a housing for photojournalism shots”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sportsline 80 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year which have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sportsline 80 does not have a GPS. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sportsline 80 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sportsline 80 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Sportsline 80 the megapixel counts range from 8MP to 51MP, and the average megapixel count is 19MP. With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Sportsline 80 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] (13.2MP), or the Praktica WP240[plb_3496600_price] (20MP) which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

The average maximum waterproof depth of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Sportsline 80 is 13m. With a maximum waterproof depth of only 3 meters, the Sportsline 80 has one of the lower maximum waterproof depths amongst cameras of this age.

If this Rollei camera maximum waterproof depth is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] (10m) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Sportsline 80 is 2.9". The Rollei Sportsline 80 has a fairly small screen size (only 2.4 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Sportsline 80.

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] (2.7" and higher rated), or the Praktica WP240[plb_3496600_price] (2.7" and higher rated).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Sportsline 80 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than the 2048 x 1536 still image resolution found on most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. In addition, this Rollei digital camera have still image resolutions of 4000 x 3000, 3648 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304 and 2592 x 1944 and 1600 x 1200.

This camera's still image resolution (640 x 480) is actually the worst still image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

Across comparable types of camera the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Sportsline 80 is 2.7 and the smallest is 13. The Sportsline 80 has a fairly big maximum aperture (only 2.8) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sportsline 80 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Rollei camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of this age and type the image resolution ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Only 1920x1080@15fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Rollei Sportsline 80 has a 1920x1080@15fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@50fps resolution and capture speed found on most cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera have a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@30fps. Across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80 the resolution at capture speeds ranges from 320x240@25fps to 1920x1080@120fps.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Sportsline 80 has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Sportsline 80. The lowest JPEG frame rate of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 is 25fps and the highest is 240fps.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Sportsline 80

Released Over Two Years Ago

This waterproof camera was released over two years ago.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] (SD|SDXC and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
Protection Feature
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
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Windows Operating System
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Technical Details

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Otomy
(Verified Purchase)

A good camera for the price.

Reviewed 19 October 2015 by A. Caton | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera for a special holiday. When it arrived, and setting it up - firstly it says plug into the USB point - location not mentioned anywhere in the instructions. When I found it, the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for a Caribbean holiday. I didn't want to spend much but wanted something that could take decent pics underwater. As a diver I used to use an expensive Nikon SLR in a housing for... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rollei 1080, rollei 10050, rollei 1080p
Barcodes 04048805100507, 04048805100514, 04048805100521, 04048805100538
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