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Sony DSC-W650
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Sony DSC-W650 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Light, compact, easy to use Cyber-shot camera with large LCD 16.1 effective megapixels CCD sensor: Captures extremely high quality images, allowing detail-packed enlargements. 5x optical zoom/25mm... More
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22 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “Sporting a 16-Megapixel Super HAD CCD Sensor, BIONZ image processor, 5x optical Carl Zeiss lens with optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization, 720p HD video capture” in their Sony DSC-W650 review.

One Sony DSC-W650 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

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Good Size

One person said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W650 was lightweight. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “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” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought the Sony DSC-W650 reckoned that it had good features.

Good Quality Lens

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W650 had a good image stabiliser.

Robust

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well made. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website Steve's Digicams four years ago “These ultra-compact models build upon the popular features of past cameras, with various 2012 upgrades”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports a miniSD|miniSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Sony DSC-W650 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-W650 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W650 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W650, the Sony DSC-W650 has a built-in flash.

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Very Light

Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg, and the average weight is 5.2kg. At only 0.108 kilograms, the DSC-W650 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W650.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W650 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of this age and type the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W650 have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. The Sony DSC-W650 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (8) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-W650 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W650 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Sony DSC-W650 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W650. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-W650 has a better display than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W650 displays range from LCD to OLED.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.6, the DSC-W650 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The minimum apertures of cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W650 range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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Light

The lightest camera of this age and type is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 108 grams, the DSC-W650 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W650.

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Short

The average height of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 61mm, and the heights range from 10mm to 750mm. With a height of only 56 millimeters, the Sony DSC-W650 is one of the shorter compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm. The DSC-W650 is one of the thinner compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 19.1 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au and parentesis.com this Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 63%. The camera expert review sites don't rate this camera very highly.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W650 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W650 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-W650 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-W650 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W650, the DSC-W650 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are not waterproof. The DSC-W650 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 2 seconds, the DSC-W650 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W650 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-W650 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W650. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W650 is 850mAh, and the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-W650 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony DSC-W650 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W650 is 250mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm. With a maximum focal length of only 125 millimeters, the DSC-W650 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W650

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DSC-W650 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The Sony DSC-W650 has a fairly typical megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-W650 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W650.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Focus
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Dimension
Panorama Mode
Trimming

Expert Reviews

(4)
2 April 2012

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...

2 April 2012

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...

21 March 2012

The Sony DSC-W650 is a sleek and simple ultra-compact digicam. Sporting a 16-Megapixel Super HAD CCD Sensor, BIONZ image processor, 5x optical Carl Zeiss lens with optical Steady Shot Image...

17 May 2012

Si eres nuevo en el mundo de las cámaras digitales la Cyber-shot W650 es una gran opción por su facilidad de uso y portabilidad. Igualmente te dará la oportunidad de experimentar con sus...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC- 650 is an attractive, easy-to-use ultracompact camera with a few nice extras for its sub 140 price tag
The Sony Cybershot DSC 650 is an attractive, easytouse ultracompact camera with a few nice extras for its su 140 price tag
Es una cmara fcil de usar y fcil de transportar, lo que la hace ideal para tus vacaciones o para el uso cotidiano
Cuenta con un lente Carl Zeiss, el cual te garantiza imgenes extremadamente detalladas y de buena calidad
Photos taken above ISO 200 are noticeably soft, and the camera's shooting performance is too slow for moving or impatient subjects
La pantalla LCD de 3 pulgadas no cuenta con la resolucin suficiente para ver si tus fotos estn bien enfocadas y para las personas con manos grandes puede resultar difcil el manejo de los botones

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw650, dscw650scee8, sony dscw650r, sony dscw650s, sony dscw650b
Barcodes 00027242844247, 00027242844254, 00027242844261, 04905524832808, 04905524832815, 04905524832822, 07501450762195, 07501450762201, 07501450762218
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