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Rollei Compactline 83
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Rollei Compactline 83 Digital Camera

8MP CMOS SD 2.7" Jul 2013
Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
- 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

14 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 Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a comparable type and age 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 too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon 145 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon S6800 (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Compactline 83 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the D300s, and the 3200 ($74.99) both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Compactline 83.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Compactline 83 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4000x3000, 3648x2736, 3264x2448, 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480, 1280x720 and 720x480 and 320x240. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Compactline 83 ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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

The Compactline 83 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Rollei digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Compactline 83.

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Compactline 83 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also support a video resolutions 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 cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Compactline 83 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Rollei Compactline 83 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this type and age have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Light

The average weight of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g. The Compactline 83 is very light (only 75 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Compactline 83.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is 56% based on 38 user reviews. This digital camera in the bottom 5% of all the cameras that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Rollei compact cameras have unexceptional reviews on average and across all cameras Rollei is one of the middle of the road brands.

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

The Compactline 83 has a quite low megapixel (only 8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

Alternative 8MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Coolpix 8800, or the Coolpix L19 both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Canon Powershot S200 (10.1MP), or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($369.95) (10.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have an image stabilizer, however the Compactline 83 does not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10, the GE J1250, or the Panasonic DMC-LF1 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability. The Compactline 83 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the D300s, or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB both from Nikon or the Fujifilm F800EXR which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Compactline 83 do not support Full HD video. The Compactline 83 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon 9500, or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Rollei Compactline 83 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Compactline 83 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the ST200 ($68.99), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Rollei Compactline 83 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Compactline 83 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360, the Vivitar T135 ($61.82), or the Nikon 9500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Compactline 83, the Compactline 83 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Compactline 83 are not waterproof. The Compactline 83 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Compactline 83's slowest camera shutter speed of only 0.5 seconds is one of the shortest. The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Compactline 83 is 14s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Compactline 83 is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Rollei Compactline 83 has one of the biggest maximum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Rollei Compactline 83 is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Rollei digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Compactline 83

Released Over Three Years Ago

Rollei released the Compactline 83 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Compactline 83 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Compactline 83.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vivitar ViviCam S529, the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS, or the GE C1440W.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510 ($449.00) (3"), or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($289.95) (3") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Rollei Compactline 83 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400, and the Samsung EK-GC100 is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the Samsung 90 (CCD), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (CCD), or the GE J1250 (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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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