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Sony DSC-W650
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Sony DSCW650B Digital Camera

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16.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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23 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 14,237 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W650 was able to produce good images.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote five years ago “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”.

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Good Size

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it was lightweight. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned “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.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-W650 reviewer who bought it considered that it had good features.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser.

Robust

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-W650 concluded that it was well made. Five years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review “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 the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 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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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2.8". The DSC-W650 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W650.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports a miniSD|miniSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. 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 Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-W650 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Sony DSC-W650 has a quite high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The megapixels of cameras of this type and age range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W650 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W650 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W650 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 0.108 kilograms, the Sony DSC-W650 is one of the lighter cameras of this age and type amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W650 the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Has Four White Balances

The Sony DSC-W650 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight" and "Fluorescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-W650 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W650 still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 8, the DSC-W650 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-W650 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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). Compact cameras that came out more than two years ago video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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TFT Display

The DSC-W650 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. At only 2.6, the Sony DSC-W650 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light

With a weight of only 108 grams, the DSC-W650 is quite light compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average weight of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au and parentesis.com this compact camera digital camera has an overall expert rating of 63%. This puts this camera in the bottom 17% of all the cameras of a similar spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that were released around the same time as 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 Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-W650 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-W650 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W650 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-W650 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W650 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-W650 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W650 are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the DSC-W650 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The slowest camera shutter speeds of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650 range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-W650 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-W650 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W650 the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Sony DSC-W650 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the playback zoom (max)s range from 1x to 16x. At only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W650 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W650.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W650 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 125 millimeters, the DSC-W650 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W650

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released over five years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W650 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W650.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Panorama
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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