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Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
alaScore 86

738 reviews

Apr, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A650 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS

 

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot A650 IS proves that you don't need to invest in an SLR to get manual controls and large, detailed pictures. As the new high-end member of Canon's PowerShot A-series line of cameras, the 12-megapixel camera comes packed with manual...

Great picture quality; manual exposure controls; flip-out screen.

Sluggish performance; heavy and bulky; can't use a neck strap.

Performance issues aside, the Canon PowerShot A650 IS combines large, good-looking photos and a generous feature set into a fine midrange shooter.

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Canon Powershot A650 IS

 

The "brain" of these new PowerShot cameras is DIGIC III, the gold standard on all new Canon digital cameras. The DIGIC III image processor accounts for the camera's higher performance levels, including faster start-up, faster autofocus and quicker...

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS

 

Canon's extremely popular A Series reaches a milestone with the PowerShot A650 IS, its new top-of-the-line camera. 12.1 megapixels offers unparalleled resolution for a compact camera, while the powerful 6x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer...

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Canon PowerShot A650 IS is based around a 6x optical zoom lens -- the 35mm equivalent of a 35 to 210mm zoom, an excellent range for all-purpose photography. It also includes a high resolution 12-megapixel sensor, more than enough for tack-sharp...

Optical image stabilization ; Articulating LCD ; Accepts conversion lenses ; Face detection sets focus, exposure and flash power ; Flash power is variable so you can shoot fill flash ; Good macro performance ; Above average scores on most performance...

Noise evident at ISO 80, getting quickly stronger at 200 ; Barrel distortion at wide angle is moderately high ; Chromatic aberration is moderately high in wide angle shots ; A bit too big and heavy for a pocket ; Optical viewfinder only shows about 78...

The Canon A650 IS sports an articulating 2.5" rear-panel LCD and a real-image optical viewfinder. In addition to fully automatic shooting, it features aperture-priority and shutter-priority exposure modes and even fully manual shooting, welcome options...

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot A650 IS is a 12 megapixel image sense with a 6x optical zoom lens (35 - 210mm), image stabilization and a 2.5 inch vari-angle LCD. It features an ISO range of 80 - 1600 (with up to … Continue reading →

The estimated selling prices of the PowerShot A650 IS digital camera and the PowerShot A720 IS digital camera models are $399.99* and $249.99*, respectively. Both models are scheduled to be available in stores in September. The Canon PowerShot A650 IS...

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS Digital Compact Camera review

 

What I like most about a good compact point & shoot camera is also what I consider to be about the only thing that separates the huge assortment of mediocre ones from the good ones in the first place: image quality. Canon has consistently come up with...

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS

 

Announced in August, 2007, the $399 Canon PowerShot A650 IS currently sits atop Canon's budget A-series line. The 12-megapixel camera improves upon its predecessor, the PowerShot A640 in several ways, including a higher megapixel count, a face...

While a camera priced at $399 can't be considered "budget", the A650 IS packs a ton of features for its price level. As the top camera in Canon's A-series, the A650 IS provides a feature-laden option for users who are upgrading from simpler...

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Canon PowerShot A650 IS

 

Read an expert, independent digital camera review of the Canon PowerShot A650 IS digital camera.

The Canon PowerShot A650 IS is a full-featured camera that is easy-to-use and relatively affordable. The 6x optical zoom lens coupled with 12-megapixels of resolution are undoubtedly an attractive combination.

Product Specifications

Canon's extremely popular A Series reaches a milestone with the PowerShot A650 IS, its new top-of-the-line camera. 12.1 megapixels offers unparalleled resolution for a compact camera, while the powerful 6x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer Technology delivers clear, blur-free images in low light and all through the zoom range. Hallmark A Series value includes Canon's latest generation DIGIC III Image Processor with enhanced Face Detection Technology, ISO 1600 and Red-eye Correction for sharp, superior quality images.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

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:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.2in
Height:2.7in
Weight:10.6oz
Width:4.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Stitch assist / Underwater

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:A650 IS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:44.4mm
Min Focal Length:7.4mm
Optical Zoom:6
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.9 mm ( 1/1.7 ) / 14.9 mm ( 1/1.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Custom Effect / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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