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Samsung WB650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Samsung WB650. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the color, while some have doubts about the sensor and focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung WB650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung WB650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Samsung WB650 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the zoom and screen are generally positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the low light performance and focus. Views are divided on the usability.

portability, performance, size, screen, zoom

viewfinder, exposure, shutter, focus, low-light

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Samsung WB650 Review

 

The Samsung WB650 (also known as the Samsung HZ35W) is a 12 megapixel compact camera with a 15x, 24-360mm optically-stabilized lens and a large 3 inch AMOLED LCD screen. The WB650 travel-zoom also offers built-in GPS for automatically geo-tagging your...

The Samsung WB650 adds two significant features to its little brother, the WB600, namely a much better AMOLED screen and genuinely useful geo-tagging features, without increasing the price by too much. Identical in all other respects, it still suffers...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung WB650 digital camera

 

Samsung's WB650 pocket megazoom camera excels with photos, but disappoints with video

Excellent image quality, In-camera GPS integration with Navteq map service, Very sharp 3-inch AMOLED screen, Dual digital/mechanical image stabilisation, Largest zoom range of any compact camera

Dual stabilisation only in dedicated mode, disappointing video and audio capture, a bit bulky and slippery, confusing menu structure

The GPS-enabled Samsung HZ35W digital camera produces some of the sharpest, highest-quality stills we've seen this side of a DSLR, but its confusing menu system and poor video quality knock it down a peg.

Jun, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung WB650

 

Can Samsung beat the Panasonic TZ10 with this GPS-equipped long-zoom compact?

Longer than average zoom ; Accurate GPS ; Sharp monitor ; Good battery life ; Good build quality

Image quality not quite as good as rivals ; Ugly design ; Quite heavy

In many ways the Samsung WB650 is a better camera than the Panasonic TZ10. It has a better zoom range, a more accurate GPS system, a sharper monitor and crucially longer battery life. Build quality, design and handling are all excellent, but it can't...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung WB650 digital camera

 

Samsung's WB650 pocket megazoom camera excels with photos, but disappoints with video

Excellent image quality, In-camera GPS integration with Navteq map service, Very sharp 3-inch AMOLED screen, Dual digital/mechanical image stabilisation, Largest zoom range of any compact camera

Dual stabilisation only in dedicated mode, disappointing video and audio capture, a bit bulky and slippery, confusing menu structure

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung WB650 review

 

The Samsung WB650 is nigh identical to its £50 cheaper WB600 sibling doing the rounds, the difference being that this camera adds GPS to an effective 12.2Mp resolution, 24mm wide-angle lens and 15x optical zoom. So there's an antennae and adjacent GPS...

While we don’t feel the Samsung WB650's functionality is quite as well implemented as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20's, the price differential may well tip the balance in its favour for hard hit consumers.

Jun, 2011

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung WB650 review

 

The WB650 demonstrates Samsung's recent flair for packing its cameras with impressive features. The 15x zoom lens is the biggest ever to be fitted into a compact-sized camera. The 3in screen has a 910,000-dot resolution, which is as sharp as the eye...

Image quality is typical for a compact ultra-zoom camera, but a generous helping of desirable features helps the WB650 to stand out

May, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Samsung WB650 review

 

The WB650 introduces GPS to the Samsung snapshot range, along with a 15x optical zoom, for a fair price

Very affordable at current street pricing; on-board GPS and decent zoom range; colourful results straight from the camera; AMOLED back screen

Plastic-y buttons and controls; GPS map feature needs to be separately installed; drab design; pixel fringing and loss of highlight detail

At the time of writing we did find an online price of just over £180 for the WB650. That’s quite a considerable drop from its manufacturer’s £299 asking price on launch, which makes it something of a bargain in present company if you’re not fussed...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (wired.co.uk)

Samsung WB650 camera review

 

The Samsung WB650 has much to shout about with a 14.2 megapixelsensor, a 15x optical zoom and geo-tagging of photos using built inGPS technology. However, it is let down by its awkwardness of useand weak low light performance.

15x zoom, 3" AMOLED screen, Smart automatic mode provides decentshots

Weak low-light performance, awkward manual interface, difficultto set up GPS

Samsung's WB650 is sadly let down by its weak low-lightperformance, awkward interface on manual modes and installing andusing the GPS system is far more difficult than it needs to be.However, it provides good, crisp results in bright conditions andthe...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ian Farrell (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Samsung WB650

 

Full review of the Samsung WB650 digital compact camera

A compact camera that has every feature you can think of. It won't rival large-sensor compacts for image quality, but photographs from the WB650 are sharp and full of detail.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - WB650

 

Boasting features such as a 15x optical zoom and built-in GPS, Samsung's WB650 aims to offer slightly more than your average compact camera. With a black and sliver chassis measuring 107 x 61 x 28mm, the ...

Samsung's WB650 is one of many high-resolution compacts currently available, but the 15x zoom lens and built-in GPS help it stand out from the crowd. Although a fair amount of compression artefacts are visible when zooming in on detail, we were...

Jul, 2010

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