The Sony Cybershot S650 is a 7.2 MP point-and-shoot digital camera features 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm), ISO setting from 100-1000, 24 MB internal memory, QVGA Movie Mode ad a 2″ LCD Screen. The camera measures 91 x 61 x 27 mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.1 in), weighs 178 g (6.3 oz) and it runs on 2 AA batteries.
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>> REVIEWS (last updated: 29.05.07)
GoodGearGuide reviews the Sony Cybershot DSC-S650 and writes;
“Its score of 1443 for sharpness is a good result for a 7.2 megapixel sensor, and the shots that weren’t blurred were reasonably impressive. There was a little softness and fringing around some edges, but this is fairly typical of mid-level 7 megapixel consumer cameras, and won’t be an issue at small to medium magnifications… An uninspiring compact camera, Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-S650 has numerous issues with regards to image quality and general operation that mean there are better purchases elsewhere.”
LaptopMag reviews the Sony Cybershot DSC-S650 and writes;
“On our tests, colors looked a bit flat, and most shots were oversaturated. A test photo of a colleague in the office was too dark. Outdoor shots looked better with the exposure more in line. The DSC-S650 can also record VGA video at 30 fps, with its footage on a par with the Nikon Coolpix L11.”
Cameras.UK reviews the Sony Cybershot DSC-S650 and writes;
“Looking at the two test shots taken with higher ISO settings they are a big disappointment. Whilst it is rare for a camera to do well in this test the results show a lot of noise and deterioration even at ISO 400. At ISO 1000 the photo hits the dreadful mark… The Sony DSC S650 is a seven megapixel, easy to use, starter digital camera. Overall I was disappointed with the picture quality. There are also one or two further issues you need to be aware of as well.”
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– Download Sony Cybershot DSC-S650 User Manual (English – PDF)
With 7.2-megapixel imaging, high sensitivity, and up to 460-shot Stamina battery power, the Cyber-shot DSC-S650 is an ideal camera for starting out, stepping up, or making the switch from film to digital. Its 3x optical zoom lens, 24 MB internal memory capacity, and bright 2.0-inch LCD screen add up to a great combination of high-value features for first-time users–and its compact design and affordable price fit into any travel plans or budgets.
7.2-Megapixel Super HAD CCD
More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. The advanced Sony Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
3x Optical Zoom Lens
A 3x optical zoom helps the DSC-S650 bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots quickly for better composition–a real advantage for family sports, outdoor fun, and travel photos.
With high sensitivity of ISO 1000, the DSC-S650 gives you better shots in low light so you can shoot without flash to preserve the mood–great for birthday parties, indoor gatherings, and candid portraits.
Stamina Battery Power
With optional Sony NiMH rechargeable batteries, you can capture up to an amazing 460 shots–shooting capacity that’s about the equivalent of 13 rolls of 35mm film. With supplied AA alkaline batteries, the DSC-S650 can capture up to 100 shots.
24 MB internal memory
You don’t need a flash memory card, because the DSC-S650 allows you to capture images with in-camera convenience–then easily transfer your shots to optional Memory Stick Duo media, upload photos to your computer or make prints on your Sony Picture Station digital printer.
Memory Stick Duo Media Convenience
The DSC-S650 also has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media–the compact, high-capacity storage media that are compatible with millions of devices worldwide.
Bright 2.0-Inch LCD Screen
The DSC-S650 provides a bright LCD screen composing shots, checking results, sharing your photos on location and reading camera setup menus even in full sunlight.
Convenient Photo Modes
To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, the DSC-S650 lets you choose from several convenient photo modes: Auto, P-Auto, and Scene Selections for Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow, High Sensitivity, and Beach environments.
QVGA Movie Mode
The DSC-S650 can capture 320 x 240 audio-video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second3), with length limited only by the capacity of your media.
You can fire off three shots automatically at 1-second intervals (VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (7.2 MP mode)–a great way to capture a child’s first steps or a pet’s best tricks.
Cyber-shot Viewer Software
New Sony software that makes it easier to upload images from camera or Memory Stick Duo media–then organize and browse through photos on your PC screen by simply scrolling through thumbnail images.
What’s in the box
Sony Cybershot S650 digital camera, “AA” type one-use alkaline batteries (x 2), AV cable, USB cable, wrist strap, software CD-ROM (NOTE: No Memory Stick Duo media or adaptors are included.)