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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 480 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the storage and low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

 

This digicam is hampered by flat, oversaturated, and dark photos.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S650

 

It's no ordinary entry-level cameraand with incredible 7.2 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom lens, high ISO 1000 sensitivity for low-light shooting and stamina battery power for up to 460 shots, the DSC-S650 digital camera is perfect for any...

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Sony DSC-S650

 

This new model features blur-reduction technologies (ISO) and substantial internal memory (24MB) for shooting without a media card. Storage capacities can be expanded further with optional 4GB Memory Stick Duo ™ or Memory Stick PRO Duo™ flash media cards

High sensitivity mode is also available on the S650, which helps to reduce the chances of taking blurry photos, especially in low light situations. With settings up to ISO1000, you can shoot at higher shutter speeds to capture the candles on a birthday...

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Owners Opinion: Sony DSC-S650 (rick, 30 Oct 07)

 

I also think this was way below average. Sony makes different types of cameras for different types of budgets and when they made these budget cameras they actually took away a good deal of their previous cameras. Typical things why I don't trust Sony

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

 

I also think this was way below average. Sony makes different types of cameras for different types of budgets and when they made these budget cameras they actually took away a good deal of their previous cameras. Typical things why I don't trust Sony

pretty awful shots

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Owners Opinion: Sony DSC-S650 (new camera smell, 30 Sep 07)

 

I think my camera on my cell phone would win. This camera took horrible shots. i got it for $100 and returned it in a week and a half. The camera didnt even have a viewfinder, and i never even noticed it untill i already had it. I could not even...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

 

I think my camera on my cell phone would win. This camera took horrible shots. i got it for $100 and returned it in a week and a half. The camera didnt even have a viewfinder, and i never even noticed it untill i already had it. I could not even...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cybershot S650 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical ZoomSony Cybershot S650 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical ZoomSony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 - Digital camera - compact - 7.2 Mpix - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: MS Duo, MS PRO Duo - silver

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Love thiscamera

 

This camera is great for the price. I do a lot of pictures for my auctions and it is better than my older Sony camera. No need to try to remember the symbols for flash, auto flash etc. like my old camera. This one tells me what it is on with words and...

None as far as I can tell

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flash problems

 

Seems well-built, very compact and relatively easy to operate

We've had this for a while and have had a lot of troubles with the flash. It simply won't fire sometime despite being set to "Flash On" with an ample battery. Maybe its just a defective unit that I should send back

Product Specifications

The DSC-S650 camera features 7.2-megapixel imager and shines in classic silver. It also houses a two-inch LCD screen wrapped in a metal body. This model features 3x optical zoom capability, blur-reduction technology (ISO), and substantial internal memory for shooting without a media card. Its storage capacity can be expanded further with optional media card.

Audio Input

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:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:2.4in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / High sensitivity / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait/Landscape / Twilight portrait / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Beach / Snow / High sensitivity

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-S650
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:6
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1000 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Neutral / Vivid/Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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