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I thought this was a good deal, i know its not as reputable dealer such as kodak fuji ect, but a 3 year warranty + good specs at this price i would say is a good deal

Digital picture stabiliser
Face and smile detection
2GB SD memory card included
Sensor: 12.0 megapixels (3.968 x 2.976) CCD technology/24bit colour depth
Video resolution: 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Optical lens: Autofocus, F=2.9-5.4/6.4-19.2mm (equivalent to 35-105mm film format)
Zoom: 3x optical/6x digital
Shutter speed: 1/2-1/100 sec
White balance: automatic manual/daylight/cloudy/incandescent/fluorescent 1/fluorescent 2
ISO settings: automatic/ISO 64/100/200/400
LCD: 2.7'' LTPS TFT display
Memory: 32MB internal memory (28MB usable) SD-cards/SDHC cards up to 8GB
Flash: automatic. off, pre-flash, on, red eye reduction, slow sync
Self-timer: 10 second/2 second/10+2 second
Connectors: USB 2.0
Software: Media Impression, Panorama Maker 4.0
Language support: German, English, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Greek
Power: 2 batteries type AA included
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ollieh1#1
Looks good, I wonder what it's like with performance and battery life etc. Any reviews?
grahawk#2
olliehayman
Looks good, Any reviews?


Cheap rebadged cameras are not the subject of reviews. The review sites have better things to do. Good luck!
therealslimkaty#3
grahawk
Cheap rebadged cameras are not the subject of reviews. The review sites have better things to do. Good luck!


You know that EVERY brand has to build up a reputation before they get onto review sites don't you? How do you think they get there?

This is a fantastic price for a camera of this spec, and I think the 3 year warranty speaks for itself! Voted hot to bring you back to zero. :thumbsup:
iecuk#4
I have a Traveler camera that came from Aldi a few years ago and I was delighted with it at the time and still am now.

If I was in the market for a compact now and considering the 3 year warranty I would definitely give this a look.

Good spot.

iecuk
lottysdad08banned#5
Probably worth pointing out in Op that ot wont be instore till sunday, saves a wasted trip tomorrow
pet2000#6
This will be good enough for 6x4 holiday snaps. At least it takes AA type batteries. 12mp is a bit over the top for this type of camera.
cicobuff#7
Bear in mind that Aldi try to palm you off to the manufacturer after 30 days (their own standard returns policy) this contravenes Sales Of Goods act, but its worth a mention.

If you want the hassle of buying an unknown, as well as having to deal with the manufacturers line if it goes pear shape then go for it.

Personally though, there are two essential components that make all the difference between good or bad quality photographs, the lens and the CCD image sensor.

Both are of unknown origins in this camera, so buy with caution.
grahawk#8
therealslimkaty
You know that EVERY brand has to build up a reputation before they get onto review sites don't you? How do you think they get there?

This is a fantastic price for a camera of this spec, and I think the 3 year warranty speaks for itself! Voted hot to bring you back to zero. :thumbsup:


OK but if it had the Hitachi name or the Vivitar name, which are the generally the same type of cheap rebadged camera, it would get very cold very quickly. I dont expect they would send them to review sites because these target a different undiscerning market. My guess is for that market they do OK in good light. I'd prefer to spend £5 more to get a cheap Fuji, Samsung or even a Kodak however poor they are.
joepindabanned#9
It's £50... who cares if it isn't branded? All the people that think they know about photography must surely know that while this may not be a deal for them, it is a lot of camera for the money, and thus is a good deal.
baneramabanned#10
grahawk
Cheap rebadged cameras are not the subject of reviews. The review sites have better things to do. Good luck!


What a snob you appear to be. Why not try a Google search and you will find plenty of reviews. Anyway. Over the past many years I have bought a couple of cameras from Aldi. Three year warranty is as good as its word. Camera was well into its third year of warranty, and was playing up. Contacted Traveler, and was advised to return the camera. Within 10 days received brand new replacement (different serial number and obviously new). So think on before making ill informed comments.
grahawk#11
banerama
What a snob you appear to be.


Not a snob at all - I just like to know what I'm buying. I'm all for cheap cameras (it's what I own, it's what I've always owned and it's what I know when it comes to digital cameras) but there are limits. Chuck together a few of the cheapest components and put Hitachi on it does not make a camera worth buying. This appears to be the same - but I'm not satisfied with that. I'm actually really interested in what this sort of camera can do.

This is a rebadged Rollei. Once upon a time they were leading camera manufacturers. Now split up and passing through various venture capittalists there's now a Rollei GMBH and this appears to be a rebadged Rollei Compactline 230. However the lens might be different.

http://www.rcp-technik.com/typo3/index.php?id=122&no_cache=1&L=1&tx_ewcamerasheet_pi1[view]=detail&tx_ewcamerasheet_pi1[id]=203

The Rollei cameras are not widely available here but some Play Sellers do them and they are fairly cheap but not excessively cheap. This one sells for £85.

Therefore I can say I have jumped to conclusions about this camera. This is a good price. Whether it's any good remains to be seen but worth a punt if you only have £50. If I had £55 I would still get a Fujifilm A170/A180.
Common Sense#12
grahawk

I had £55 I would still get a Fujifilm A170/A180.


But Fuji are so unreliable.
I purchased a Fuji some years ago. I had it repaired twice - a common fault.

Not, that I would buy the Aldi offering, but do Fuji provide a 3-year warranty as standard?

I would say the Aldi is a better buy for your £55. What if the Fuji won't last 3-years?
BigWig#13
The 10.2MP Samsung ES15 also with a free 2GB SD card is still £39.50 at asda, decent enough camera with good reviews. Often shows as out of stock but check back as it comes in and out of stock!

At ASDA
grahawk#14
Common Sense
But Fuji are so unreliable.

I would say the Aldi is a better buy for your £55. What if the Fuji won't last 3-years?


If you don't like Fuji you can still go for Sony or Samsung for the same £5 more or Samsung for the £10 less as above.
pet2000#15
cicobuff
Bear in mind that Aldi try to palm you off to the manufacturer after 30 days (their own standard returns policy) this contravenes Sales Of Goods act, but its worth a mention.


I have brought back broken items (tv & notebook) after 8 & 9 months of usage, and got my money fully refunded immediately in the local Aldi shop. I believe this is their policy.

You could even insist on a refund within 3 years if the item cannot be repaired.
baskey#16
Loook; the thing is that if you buy the camera and its not as it was advertised then you take it back; thats the law. if you like it you get to have it for 3 years. I live in the Uk and over here you get 15 days to play with anything you buy before you decide if you want to keep it. the law also says that the item should not become faulty before a resonable amount of time, 3 years is what the law says is resonable for most electronics wether the company aggrees or not and trust me big stores such as aldi will rather settle a fair complaint in the customers favour rather than risk bad publicity; how the hec can you go wrong at this price. the world is full of people trying to **** off a good thing.
Kidi#17
My husband bought me an Olympus X-710 about 4 years ago - can't remember the cost but well over €100. It was a brand make I know and trust as I have an SLR for over 30years with no problems. Recently the digital one developed a fault and I had to send it to Luton to be assessed. To get the camera back would have cost me €70 (that is with just a service and a quick look. More expensive if it needed repair.) I have just bought the Aldi Traveler for €60.. Haven't even opened it yet. But, well worth it if the gurantee is for 3 years....
voking#18
a few years ago I bought a 10 m.p. camera from aldi the results are very good the definition is good the colour balance is good and there is a fair bit manual control if needed, the 5x optical is good enough for most occasions.I have won two competitions using the macro mode.Recently I have been looking to upgrade and looking and testing cameras up to £280, but up to now there has not been one that is very noticably better, so untill I can justify spending alot more money the traveller will do fine

Voking North Wales

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