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Sony DSC-W650 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good quality pictures
Good size
Expert reviews are poor
4 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 63 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, parentesis.com and CNET.com.au. This means that experts really don't rate this camera very highly.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. Five years ago Steves-Digicams.com said in their Sony DSC-W650 review 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” and gave it a score of 4 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good features.


Design

Robust

One owner thought it was well made. Five years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “These ultra-compact models build upon the popular features of past cameras, with various 2012 upgrades” in their review of this digital camera.

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony DSC-W650 is not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who purchased the Sony DSC-W650 said that it was lightweight. Cnet.com wrote on expert website 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”.

Very Light

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. The DSC-W650 is quite light (only 108 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the DSC-W650.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DSC-W650 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W650 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W650 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also do not support Full HD video.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W650 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital 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). Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-W650 supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 0.108 kilograms, the DSC-W650 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. The weights of cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-W650 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W650 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

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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 similar age and spec to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W650 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W650 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W650 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature smile detection.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-W650 has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony DSC-W650 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (8) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. Across all the cameras of this age and type the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-W650 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 125 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.6, the DSC-W650 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Sony DSC-W650 features connection to PC. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Sony DSC-W650 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W650 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Sony DSC-W650 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Product Identifiers

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

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