Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650

Last Updated (06 April’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is a 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD. It features 720p HD movie mode, Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360°), Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization, Picture Effect for More Expressive Photos, Intelligent Auto Mode, Face Detection Technology, and more. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 3/4″ (94mm x x 19.1mm) and weight 4.4 oz. (124g).

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Reviews

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 and writes;
“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is a good choice for casual snapshooters in need of a reasonably priced lightweight ultracompact that’s simple to operate. Sony gives users a couple extras like optical image stabilization and its Sweep Panorama mode to increase the value.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 and writes;
“The Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is priced competitively with its $139 MSRP, but the real question is what does this camera offer that you can’t get with your cell phone camera? There are a number of extra features on the W650 worth talking about, including its 5x optical zoom lens, 720p HD video mode, and 360° Sweep Panorama setting that stitches multiple photos together into one wide image. There’s also face detection, optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, and the ability to capture 16-megapixel still images.”
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User Opinions

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 User Reviews

Love this line of cameras
“Very easy to use, takes amazing pictures for the price and size. I would highly recommend anyone buying this camera.” – By Consumer816
Rating: ★★★★★

great pix, easy to change modes
“This is one of the best cameras I have owned. It takes wonderful pictures and videos. Changing modes is as easy as sliding the button up or down. I loved it so much that when my adult son asked for a camera for his birthday” – By iris571
Rating: ★★★★★

Great value for the price
“Outdoor picture quality is really great for the price – I was really positively surprised by the sharpness and color quality, which is still far from SLR standards but surprising for a compact. The autofocus is decent, shutter speed good, transfer speed correct.” – By D. Thierry
Rating: ★★★★★

“So the image quality isn’t perfect- but it’s pretty darn close.. The menu features are really easy to figure out, so it’s no trouble changing the settings to my liking. My favorite part of the camera? the Panorama view- I think Sony was genius with that addition! Definitely worth the money- and Sony has a pretty good name in cameras so you know it’s a good investment.” – By Diane B. Nissenbaum “Diansanity”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Camera At An Affordable Price
“The battery life seems great as I just got back from a week long vacation and after snapping over 150 photos I still have almost a full battery. I am also very impressed with how great my pictures turned out, vivid colors and great contrast. ” – By K. Abbas
Rating: ★★★★★

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Sample Photos

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 User Manual (PDF)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Features

With a 16.1 effective megapixel CCD image sensor that combined with a Carl Zeiss-branded 5x optical zoom lens, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 is able to produce outstanding image. The lens offers a 35mm-equivalent range from a generous 25mm wide angle to a moderate 125mm telephoto lets you get close of your subject. While the optical image stabilization is effectively reduce the blur of your images caused by camera shake.


The camera comes with a 3.0-inch Clear Photo TFT LCD display that offers high resolution of 230,400 dots for easy framing and reviewing images. It also offers a multi-point autofocus system with a face detection system including face tracking to provide crisp images result of all face your family and friends. In addition, the face detection function is also used to provide a Smile Shutter function that automatically triggers the shutter when your subject is smiling.


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 also comes with additional features such as Intelligent Auto Mode, Anti-blink Function, Natural Flash, Soft Skin mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Picture Effect for more expressive photos, and Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode.

Highlights Features:

+ Face Detection Technology

+ Smile Shutter Technology

+ Self-Portrait Timer

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