Agfa ePhoto 1680

Announced May 10, 1998 •
1 megapixels | 2 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Theo Lumens
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I had this camera from 1998 when it hit the market and passed it on to my brother a few years later. At the time this was one of the best DC's available, much better build than the Nikon CP900. The Agfa was build like a tank. Image wise it was a typical 1.3 megapixel camera, very similar to the mentioned Nikon. This camera made me see the digital would take over in a few years and it did. Problems: After 5 years the card door broke of.

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It's more than 2 years since I got my AGFA1680. Previous one was a Casio QV100. It has plenty of options that make you feel like using a *real* camera: speed, aperture, exposition ... no "sports/home/evening" presets. It shots fast when taking action sports photos, does not need a lot of light to take good shots without a flash. Image quality is great, comparable to cheap 2.2Mpx or even these cheap automatic blurry 3Mpx cameras. Colours are quite close to reality, a little dark to my ...

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Considering the age of the camera, the shots are great. I often use a monopod to reduce blurring in action shots. There are lots of manual controls which allows good results at school plays without the flash! There is a flash sync built in so you can add an external flash! You'll pay less than $350 (perhaps much less) on a used unit on ebay. I love the swivel lens. If you like playing with special effects consider one! Problems: I'm hoping to upgrade to a megapixel camera some day. There just

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AGFA warning: Will not repair 1680. I have had this camera for about 2 years. The selector wheel has quit working most of the time. Camera still works fine, just can't change settings! AGFA will not repair it for any amount of money. I am left with a $900.00 throw away camera by them. The camera has been very good, but when they abandon service for a camera that has been discontinued just a few months, is not excuseable. AGFA is obviously not a company to be taken seriously in the camera ...

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Ken N
 
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For the money (or even for more money) this is a very good camera. The color is good, the photos print up very well, and it has enough resolution settings to all for different photography needs. If you can find a used unit in good shape, it's very worthwhile to have this camera around. The software is very good and very easy to use. I have to admit, in many cases, it's superior to my 4 megapixel camera. Problems: The viewfinder is a little difficult to use in direct sun. They should have ...

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I have been using a 1680 since they first came out and still rate it about anything AGFA have produced since. They did make a $7,000 digital pro camera but I have only had a chance to see it once. The 1680 is a little heavy on battery use, but if you keep a few handy they can be changed. These are a few pictures I have taken with the camera http://www.educate.co.uk/agfagallery1680.htm There are also some 1280 pictures around on the site and many of the images used on it were taken with the ...

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I purchased the camera from ubid about a year and a half ago. Price was below $300. I have not seen anything comparable at this price range. Am very happy with the camera, is an excellent point and shoot digital with some minor creative controls. The fact that this camera can use readily available screw in filters was a major factor in my decision to purchase. Has been used in all tempertures and conditions with no problems at all. Problems: Camera has never been able to connect directly to ...

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We've had the camera for almost two years and have taken it around the world. The pictures are wonderful -- better than most of the ones friends have taken with other equally priced cameras. The software was easy to use, and the camera features are super easy. Wonderful camera, wish they had an upgraded version!

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very easy to use. the plastic body give an impression of fragility, but the camera works well in many conditions. Color saturation is excellent and the software inclosed is very easy to use. Problems: the macro is not very effective.

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Very nice camera, I especially like the good optics, the rugged build and the manual settings the camera has. I have the camera for almost a year now and took well over 7000 pictures with it. I hope my next camera in a year or so (with at least 4 M pixels) will be just as satisfactory as this one. Problems: The uild in flash doesn´t reach far and often throws a shadow of the object on the left. This is because the flash is on the right of the lens instead of above it. Using it for portait ...

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