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Agfa ePhoto 1680

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and design. The lens and image quality also get good comments. The portability and viewfinder get negative reviews.

usability, image quality, lens, design, color

battery, screen, performance, viewfinder, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Agfa ePhoto 1680 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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Agfa EPhoto 1680


Great picture quality, rotating variable zoom lens, easy controls and PC software

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Digital Cameras - Agfa ePhoto 1680 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


The Agfa ePhoto 1680 is a well-designed and flexible digital camera, with image quality and resolution at the top of the field as of this writing (December, 1998). Features such as aperture- and shutter-priority metering, and a provision for working...

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Simply and Great


The first impression of this means very good. You receive for the reasonable price rather decent possibilities compared to professional models of other firms. The liquid-crystal TFT-screen (active matrix) size 5,1 sm on a diagonal (2 inches) is on...

perfect shots, long-focus, easy to use, a lot of features, good software

no support CompactFlash, a little slow, poor batteries


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Watch it swivel.


I bought this sleek stylish digital camera almost a year ago when it was probably one of the top of the line models. One reason I purchased it was because I heard it takes crisp photos unlike some other cameras I won't mention. And of course the...

Sharp, crisp, pictures.

Maybe the price could be 400 dollars.

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Agfa e1680 - Durable!


I bought this camera to take on an around the world adventure and what an adventure the camera has had and yet it's still going strong! My camera has been through (and into) Venetian canals, thrown off and run over by a bicycle in Amsterdam, dropped...

durable, easy to use

hard to see view screen, hard to find

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Hard to find, but worth every penny


I paid over $900 for my Afga 1680 when I purchased it. That's how long I've had it and continue to use it. It was my 2nd of 3 digital cameras I own, and it is still the one I use most often.

Picture quality, Twist body

No viewfinder, no lens cap

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Power player Camera


Based on dated reviews I was impressed by Agfa's color rendition of earlier cameras. Especially regarding skin tones. The nickle hydride battery system is unbeatable. Results may vary but I usually get 100-117 exposures on a set of these rechargeable...

Nickle Hydride batteries, ease of use, excellent color rendition

Viewing screen in bright light.

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AGFA E1680


I bought this product because of the price versus pixel ratio was decent and it has changeable lens capability. I was able to take extraordinary pictures with the standard lens, and with the optional telephoto and wide angle lens I had fantastic...

very clear photos

eats batteries, carry several mem cards

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Phtographer's Features, Reasonable Price


Switching from film to digital wasn't something I wanted to do. I've used a pair of Olympus 35mm SLRs (an OM-1N and an OM-2) for years, and what I had seen of the photos from most digital cameras just left me cold. While resolution was getting to the...

Saturated, sharp images at all resolutions, twist-style body

Occasionally mis-focuses some subjects in autofocus mode

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The Agfa 1680LE is a great digital camera!


Okay, so I finally broke down and bought a digital camera. I did my shopping around, and checked Epinions for feedback about digital cameras. I decided that the Agfa 1680LE was the camera that would suit my needs. After receiving the camera (I bought...

Easy to use, takes GREAT pictures, full of features.

Takes a second or two to actually take the picture after the button is pushed, eats batteries.


Product Specifications

Agfa's latest ePhoto camera is the next-generation edition of the successful ePhoto 1280. The silver-toned ePhoto 1680 incorporates the unique and highly functional design of the ePhoto 1280, yet the new camera is more technically advanced. The ePhoto 1680 is ideal for capturing images to put in electronic publications, multimedia presentations, slide shows and Web sites, in brochures, catalogs, cards and other printed materials. The design of the ePhoto 1680 is similar to the ePhoto 1280, featuring the 280-degree FlashTrack swivel zoom lens, a 2" superior quality LCD, and the EasyPilot one-button control for accessing all camera functions. The main difference between the two cameras is the CCD sensor. While the ePhoto 1280 has an 810,000 pixel sensor, the ePhoto 1680 features a true 1.3 million pixel sensor for producing photo quality images. In addition, with Agfa's PhotoGenie image enhancement technology, the ePhoto 1680 is able to achieve a resolution of 1.9 million pixels for extremely crisp and clean enlargements. The ePhoto 1680 also includes a 6x zoom (3x optical plus 2x digital), and the camera supports a unique black and white document mode for capturing text or data. The camera also includes several improvements over the ePhoto 1280 which make it even more user friendly, including faster processing speed, interruptible image capture and playback, the ability to save camera settings, and the ability to select any number of images for deletion at one time. As with the ePhoto 1280, the ePhoto 1680 includes four flash modes, video out, support for SSFDC SmartMedia cards, and other advanced settings -- including manual exposure and focus settings, white balance and external flash synchronization.

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

Digital Camera Type:Compact
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:1.9Megapixel
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:1.3Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):60
Light Sensitivity:ISO 60
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None