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Canon Powershot A650 IS
Canon Powershot A650 IS
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Hey! You should know that this product has been discontinued. Here are our current recommended cameras in the Point and Shoot Digital Cameras category.

Canon Powershot A650 IS

C+
We've given the A650 IS a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

Check out the more recent A3000IS. Here's what we wrote about the A650 when it first came out:

If you've spent any time bouncing around DCHQ, you'll know that we've been tremendous fans of the Canon A640. It's a great camera, so great in fact, that we never thought much about how it could be made better. Lucky for us, Canon was thinking about that, and the A650 IS is their answer. Naturally, they've increased the number of megapixels, chasing the 12MP trend as they should. What's really got us excited however, is the introduction of image stabilization and an above-average 6x optical zoom! The 'A' series cameras are great, with simple automatic settings for novice users and full manual controls for those who want to experiment. The A650 IS is a camera you can grow into, and provides a lot of photographic potential in a small point-and-shoot package.

Specifications

  • 12 megapixels
  • 6x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • Lens-shift image stabilization
  • JPEG file format
  • Movie mode with sound
  • Auto and manual focus
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • ISO 80-1600
  • 2.5-inch swivel LCD display
  • Secure Digital memory storage (32MB card included)
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Part Number: 2089B001
  • UPC: 013803086461
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2007

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Canon Powershot A650 IS Reviews

Canon Powershot A650 IS Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera, will scratch your back. READ THE USER MANUAL! (Ron Beers — 09/11/2010)
I first bought an A-720 IS, then upgraded to an A-650 IS. Although nearly identical in capabilities, the A-650 has several additional options for using the Program Function, and also allows you to use aperture or shutter priority. I used the A-650 for a year before I read the user manual. And when I did, I thought "Holy Shxt," this camera does a lot more than simple point-and-shoot pictures. One secret is you can remove the chrome ring on the front of the camera which circles the lens, and purchase a Canon (made) adapter which allows you to mount macro, wide-angle, and telephoto lenses which are made for High Density HD point-and-shoot cameras. The lenses are very inexpensive, compared to original OEM lenses. I also use my collection of Cokin filters, which create unbelievable results for a small camera. But like I said above, READ THE USER MANUAL.
  • 4.0 out of 5
a (mohammad — 05/05/2009)

very good camera, with good shot in dark area

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Eddie — 01/05/2009)

Had for a year. Takes great pictures. Went to Disney World took over 300 pictures with the 4 Lith-Ion Batteries and still have never changed them a year later. Best camera I have ever owned.

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