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Rollei Sportsline 80
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Rollei Sportsline 80 Digital Camera

8MP CMOS 3m Jan 2015
Megapixel Waterproof Sensor Type Waterproof Up to 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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12 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

People who bought this waterproof camera rated this camera 73% on average.

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 Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sportsline 80 supports Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Sportsline 80 do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sportsline 80 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Sportsline 80 do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sportsline 80 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Sportsline 80 also have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Sportsline 80 is waterproof, as are most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Cameras which are waterproof that might be worth looking at include the Polaroid iE090[plb_3052887_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Rollei Sportsline 80 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Sportsline 80. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Sportsline 80 the digital zooms range from 4x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 6.5x.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 135 grams, the Sportsline 80 is one of the lighter cameras of a similar type and age to the Sportsline 80 amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average weight of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 is 320g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sportsline 80 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Rollei camera). This digital camera also support video resolutionss of 320 x 240 pixels and 720 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Sportsline 80.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Rollei Sportsline 80 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this Rollei camera.

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2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sportsline 80 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec cameras that were released one year ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4000 x 3000, 3648 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304 and 2592 x 1944 and 1600 x 1200.

This digital camera's still image resolution (2048 x 1536) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Sportsline 80.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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14 Reasons Against

Rollei Only Has Unexceptional Camera Reviews

Rollei has unexceptional average ratings across all 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 Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago, the Rollei Sportsline 80 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Sportsline 80 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Rollei Sportsline 80 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Rollei Sportsline 80 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low Megapixel

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year the megapixels range from 8MP to 51MP. The Sportsline 80 has one of the lower megapixels (only 8 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Polaroid iE090[plb_3052887_price] (18MP).

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the Sportsline 80 has a quite low waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 have waterproof up tos of between 3m and 30m.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Sportsline 80 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.4 inches) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80 is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2.3" to 3.2".

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Polaroid iE090[plb_3052887_price] (2.7").

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Sportsline 80 is 7.1. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Sportsline 80 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Sportsline 80.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sportsline 80 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Sportsline 80 is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Only 1920x1080@15fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Rollei Sportsline 80 has a 1920x1080@15fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1280×720@60fps resolution at capture speed. This camera also have a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@30fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Sportsline 80 is 1920x1080@120fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Sportsline 80 have battery capacitys of between 700mAh and 2,600mAh. At only 800 milliamperes * hour, the Sportsline 80 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Sportsline 80.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Sportsline 80 range from 30fps to 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 40fps. At only 30 frames per second, the Sportsline 80 has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Sportsline 80.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Rollei Sportsline 80

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Rollei camera was released over two years ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a similar 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.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Material
Protection Feature
Shock Resistant
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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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