Rollei rolls out the dt6 Tribute

Darren Murph
D. Murph|08.18.06

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Rollei rolls out the dt6 Tribute
Rollei is certainly not a new name in the underwhelming digicam market, and it has struck yet again with a ho hum offering that wouldn't actually be all that disappointing had it arrived a year or two ago. But as it stands, the dt6 Tribute is another prime example of "too little, too late," as the feature set on the matte black pocket cam hasn't been remarkable for quite some time now. Regardless, this presumed Chinese-made and Rollei-branded camera sports a 6 megapixel CCD, bold silver accents, video / voice recording, scant ISO options, and a fairly large 2.5-inch TFT monitor on the rear. While these specs may induce a series of yawns (and rightfully so), the company apparently figured that touting its "combined 38x zoom" (of which 4.8x is actually of the worthwhile optical variety) would spruce up the overall package. The camera does offer a built-in flash and "red-eye reduction" -- which if every other compact camera is an example, won't do you very much good -- and utilizes a rechargeable battery so you don't burn through those AAs. Although the dt6 Tribute is little more than a run-of-the-mill compact, it actually wouldn't be an awful choice for a shooter on a budget -- but since Rollei decided to slap a €279 ($355) pricetag on it (and forgot the "buy one, get one free" sticker beside it), this one's probably best left on the shelf.
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