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AGFA ePhoto 1280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the flash and portability. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. The screen and build quality get mixed comments. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and memory.

image quality, usability, value for money, portability, flash

battery, performance, energy, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the AGFA ePhoto 1280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 75 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for AGFA ePhoto 1280


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of AGFA ePhoto 1280 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, color, flash

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Agfa ePhoto 1280 Digital CameraAgfa ePhoto 1280 - Digital camera - 0.8 Mpix / 1.2 Mpix (interpolated) - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: SM - black

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Good deal


Got this as an open box item. Works pretty good to me



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Fun for the 3 weeks it worked


As others have said, the included documentation was just awful, but there are some very good youtube videos on its operation.

It was fun while it lasted. Light enough that when attached to some helium balloons it floated for some birds-eye-view video

Didn't last more than 3 weeks. I admit not expecting much, but even lasting out a month would have been expected

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Don't waste your time and money


I bought it when it was on sale for 17.99 regular 49.99. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is. I should have read the reviews myself

Cool Idea

Did not work when a recieved it

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Worked for one day

Died after 1st charge. Followed directions on charging and after it indicated that it was fully charged, it never worked again. Whatever you do, do not fall prey to this purchase. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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Defective Twice!


I had owned this unit before from a different distributor and it worked fine until I misplaced it. So I ordered another one but received an empty box. 2nd time I received a defective unit. 3rd I received another defective unit...3 strikes and you're...

Newegg's excellent customer service

Defective Twice! Possibily many are poorly made by this particular manufacturer or I may have been sent the same exact defective unit as the previous one I returned, which makes me doubtful of the warehouse staff filling the order for this

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Defective twice


It looked pretty cool, but I could not get it working on either a windows or linux box.

Newegg is great with returns

I am not sure, I ordered it twice, and it arrived defective twice

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Downgraded to worthless


I'm hardly surprised to get cheap junk from China. Bravo eSecure, you put one over on a Lao Wei. I am surprised that I got this useless garbage from Newegg.

None at this point. I don't think this was even the right model of camera. One might go so far as to label the specs on this product as fraudulent. See Cons

After shooting video for about 10 minutes today, it died. It is a lump, no lights at all even when plugged in to the USB. I'm guessing the loose screws inside when it arrived shorted something on the circuit board. I've stuck the camera outside in a...

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eSecure ES17J51C 1280 x 960 MAX Resolution Spy Keyfob Micro Camera & Recorder


Once again the users manual that comes with this is no good. The one on their website is much more clear and there is nothing complicated to understand about this device. Lost one egg because it does not have any internal memory built in which would...

Works as described. For being so small the quality of video and images is great. Once you understand the users manual this device is actually very easy to use with two buttons being your main options and short or long pressing to do different actions

None yet but still early in ownership

Product Specifications

Agfa ePhoto 1280, a feature-rich, affordably priced digital camera, provides photo-quality images and elegant design for professionals who use photos in their work. Agfa is committed to creating a strong family of advanced, affordable digital cameras that give the customers a wide range of choices to match their needs. All professionals use digital images differently, so they should be able to choose the digital camera that best fits their needs. With its ePhoto family, Agfa is committed to providing this choice, while giving customers high quality and ease of use. The ePhoto 1280 is designed for the quality-conscious, and those business professionals who need to capture images for documentation or communication in fields such as real estate, insurance, law enforcement, contracting, and design. ePhoto 1280 features FlashTrack 3x optical swivel zoom lens. The movable lens permits maximum flexibility when taking hard-to-get photos, while the flash remains in line with the lens at all times, ensuring proper exposure. In addition, the ePhoto 1280 includes a superior high-resolution color LCD, providing crisp images for framing or playing back shots under any light conditions. The camera also provides virtually unlimited picture storage with SmartMedia removable flash memory.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:4MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Agfa ePhoto

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-3.5
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Interpolated Resolution:1.2Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:0.8Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):100
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None