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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the contrast and storage, and many are critical about the focus and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

reliability, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price also get good views. Many are negative about the memory and focus, and there are some mixed reviews about the contrast.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

reliability, screen, focus, memory

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Digital Camera review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is a fairly basic point-and-shoot, good for casual photographers in need of a small, lightweight camera that performs well in auto. It doesn't require the user to do much beyond turning it on and pressing the shutter...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is an attractive, easy-to-use ultracompact camera with a few nice extras for its sub-$140 price tag.

Photos taken above ISO 200 are noticeably soft, and the camera's shooting performance is too slow for moving or impatient subjects.

For simple snapshots of stationary subjects, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 should do the trick. At least, as long as you have plenty of light.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W650 Review

 

An affordable and competent ultra-compact digicam, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 has excellent quality and performs on par with other cameras in its class. It's price tag of under $140 makes it a great candidate for anyone on a budget. Read more in our...

Ultra-Compact body is always easy to carry with you at all times ; Easy to use controls and menu system ; Captures nice 16-megapixel photos when using auto or program modes ; Convenient control to quickly switch between Still, Panorama, or Video ;...

Weak built-in flash (typical for camera of this size however) ; High levels of noise at all ISO settings over ISO 400; can be seen indoors and out when pixel peeping ; Lacking a little in the performance area ; No mode button to take you directly to...

An affordable and competent ultra-compact digicam, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 has excellent quality and performs on par with other cameras in its class. It's price tag of under $140 makes it a great candidate for anyone on a budget. Read more in our

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650

 

The W-series has done really well in the past couple years, blending a diminutive size with stylish brushed-metal body and snappy performance. The W650 is $20 more than the W620 but gains an extra 2 megapixels, a better 5x zoom with 25mm wide-angle,...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Digital Camera review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is a fairly basic point-and-shoot, good for casual photographers in need of a small, lightweight camera that performs well in auto. It doesn't require the user to do much beyond turning it on and pressing the shutter...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is an attractive, easy-to-use ultracompact camera with a few nice extras for its sub-$140 price tag.

Photos taken above ISO 200 are noticeably soft, and the camera's shooting performance is too slow for moving or impatient subjects.

For simple snapshots of stationary subjects, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 should do the trick. At least, as long as you have plenty of light.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Hey keep in mind

 

I didn't like this Camera because there are lots of scretch in screen. Condition like used not refurbished.Disappoint with this product. Now i have to think to buy refurbish product here.

I didn't like this Camera because there are lots of scretch in screen. Condition like used not refurbished.Disappoint with this product. Now i have to think to buy refurbish product here

I didn't like this Camera because there are lots of scretch in screen. Condition like used not refurbished.Disappoint with this product. Now i have to think to buy refurbish product here

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great camera, bad deal

 

Save time and buy a new Sony DSC-W650 at B.B. for $10 less and no waiting.

16 MP with a Carl Zeiss lens is great. Large screen, light weight and, easy to use controls

NO SD card furnished. And OLD battery. The first Camera was returned because it could not keep a charge. (required trip to UPS) Also, B.B. is selling the same (new not referb) for $10 less and could have saved two weeks

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

QUIT WORKING AFTER USING 3 TIMES

 

Took pics on vacation one day and the next day would not work. When turned on, the shutter lens would go in and out repeatedly & said turn camera off and on. Then it wouldn't come back on. What a waste of money & the store I purchased it from wouldn't...

Took good pics

Broke for no reason

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great camera

 

good pictures, easy menus, and cheap. hard to say no to that

none

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Very satisfied!

 

I've had this camera for about a month & I'm very pleased. To clarify the Cons, it feels to me that the battery it came with has a short life, but on the plus side, it's easy to charge. The tripod socket is placed right next to the Battery/Memory stick...

Size, Speed, Steady shot feature; playback mode (reviewing pictures)

Battery life; Placement of tripod receptacle

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (sony.com)

Great Camera

 

I love this Camera. This is my 3rd camera but my first Sony and i have to say that this is the best camera i've ever had. Its easy to use. And the pictures come out wonderful! Its great to use when kids are in motion. I have 2 little ones and they dont...

Great photos ect

none

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:630
Battery performance:630
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BN
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Built-in processor:BIONZ
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Languages support:BUL, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Playback zoom:8
Playback zoom (max):8
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Snow
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / Silver
Waterproof: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 59.1
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 145.7

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 0.886
Lens structure:6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):6/5
Maximum aperture number:8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.92
Minimum aperture number:2.6
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Number of aspheric elements:3
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:miniSD, miniSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Memory slots:1

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.7 x 0.752 x 2.2
Panorama: Yes
Trimming: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Waterproof: No
Weight:0.238

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.4

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1600
Slowest camera shutter speed:2

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.752
Height:2.2
Weight:3.81
Weight (including battery):4.37
Width:3.7