Written on: 05/01/2004 by Consumer Advocacy Group (1 review written)
I hate this Agfa CL18 digital camera. Don't buy one new or used. It is so bad, AGFA has discontinued manufacturing it. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2003 by Rover.
Bought for €65.00 (£47.00) in January sale. Pretty camera, looks the real thing, not toy-ish like many other brands. Uses 2 (cheap) AA batteries. Came with USB cable and tripod. Picture quality is rather poor, with lack of sharpness. Longshots are useless, since focus seems to be fixed at some 3 meter (10 ft) distance. Everything closer or further away is more or less blurred. Flash has a will of it's own, can't be used as a fill-in flash. No white balance, usually quite cool (= blue)... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2002 by Jay.
This camera sucks because AGFA is not competent enough to provide all the drivers needed to download pictures. When you go to their support site there server isn't even up and running, it just says they have discontinued the camera, they suck! (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2002 by Raaid.
Bought my Agfa CL18 digital camera new for £30, so cannot complain about any aspect of this neat little camera. It replaced a UMax model - even cheaper - but no flash and very poor pictures. This CL18 is nice to handle and produces images which are quite OK for emailing, but lacking in detail if you are going to produce prints. Cannot rely upon the automatic flash - sometimes you expect it to work but it doesn't. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2001 by lee maylin.
for £50 you can't complain. I took the Agfa camera to the park and got excellent all round results. Only one bad point is that the camera has a slighty long latency (time it takes to save to memory) if subject is moving u will get a blurred image but the overall quality is top.
in conclusion i would recommend this camera as a start to digital and if u want to send quality e-mail photos this is the one for you. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2001 by Colin Murchie.
Considering this little camera only costs £50 it is a bargain, but don't expect it to be a web cam as well. You get what you pay for in that respect.
As a digital camera it's great! Good pics, easy to use transfer software. Light and portable and comes with a dinky tripod/stand. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2001 by Bill Faulding.
I bought this CL18 for my 11 year old son. Set up is quick and easy, the controls are simple and straightforward, and the pictures are pretty good considering the remarkably low price. Exposure (indoors and outdoors) is spot on, focus is ok. I didn't bother loading the supplied graphics software, just the TWAIN driver, which again was very easy to use. I am sure he will have hours and hours of fun with it and will become addicted to photography as a result. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2001 by podge3.
The Agfa CL18 is an excellent digital camera for the price. It comes with everything you need including batteries, case, software and stand. The picture quality is brillant for a digital camera in this price range. The bundled software is easy to use and further enhances the already excellent pictures. (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2001 by Chris.
No frills camera, but does exactly what it says it will. Great first step into the digital camera / webcam world.
Not quite the memory of Webcam go plus and not quite the picture quality of some other camera's but at half the price can't really complain. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2001 by Donncha.
The Agfa CL18 is a good looking cheap camera. Cheap results. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2001 by Jim.
The Agfa CL18 is a cheap intro to digital, and is pure point and shoot. The only options you have are flash/no flash and Standard/high quality.
Probably equivalent to a £12 disposable film camera but without the processing costs. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2001 by Pierre Choo Fon.
A basic point and shoot digital camera with overall good quality pictures - ideal as a secondary digital camera or for the 'kids'. Existing inbuilt memory - restrictive. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2001 by James Taylor.
Easy to use, inexpensive, decent resolution, good quality, easy downloads, brilliant software, good value.
A doddle to use and it doesn't burn the wallet! (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2001 by Alastair.
As long as you don't expect too much for such a small price, you won't be disappointed with this camera. For outdoor pictures in good lighting, it is excellent, although often edges appear a little bit soft. Unfortunately, the CMOS image sensor has major problems in dealing with lighting contrasts and hence you need to be very wary of shadows when using this camera. (read more)