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Sony Cybershot S650
Sony Cybershot S650

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Sony Cybershot S650

We've given the S650 a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

Like the S700, the Sony Cybershot S650 is a simple, entry-level point-and-shoot camera perfect for novice users looking to get their hands on a beefy 7.2 megapixel sensor. With that level of detail, and the handy on-screen feature guide, beginners should have no trouble snapping great photos. The S650 only differs from the S700 in that it has a slightly smaller LCD screen (2.0" as opposed to 2.4").


  • 7.2 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • ISO 100-1000
  • Autofocus
  • Movie mode
  • Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo memory (24 MB internal)
  • JPEG file format
  • 2.0-inch LCD
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Part Number: DSC-S650S
  • UPC: 4905524406054
  • Release Date: Apr 01, 2007

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Sony Cybershot S650 Reviews

Sony Cybershot S650 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
it doesn't open by any way (alaa ahmed — 09/01/2009)

when i try to turn the camera on the power button just give alight then it disappear and it doesn't open
i thought that's because of the batteries then i changed them and nothing happened and i've also tried to charge it by putting it on the laptop and i put the lap on his charger and nothing happened

  • 5.0 out of 5
This is cheap and good camera (Naveen Singh — 04/18/2009)

I like my camera

  • 4.0 out of 5
Its a great Camera (Ali — 04/18/2009)

you just need to be carefull while handling it i mean like dont drop it . and it ill make u love it . COOL camera i love it

  • 2.0 out of 5
Sony is really getting sad (Geoff — 01/01/2009)

Of the 4 Sony products I've purchased in the last year, only one is still working. The Sony memory stick crapped out after a few months (lost over 100 images), and now the CCD has a problem—the images have horizontal lines across them. After trying to get help from Sony, I've given up. Went with Fuji. I hope Sony gets things back on track—at one time I could bank on anything I bought from them as sturdy and reliable. No longer.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Sony DSC-S650 Digital Camera Performance (Blaine — 12/29/2008)

This camera has great picture quality, the only problem is that after taking a few pictures while viewing them it displays a blue screen stating "FILE ERROR" and sometimes your are unable to download all of them to your PC but after formatting your Camera your are good to go.

  • 4.0 out of 5
fine with me! (kit — 09/12/2008)

I had a S500 before the 650. I think 650 is better but wish the LCD display was bigger. I'm not quite satisfied with the indoor video quality with low lighting. Another feature I'm missing is that it does not support audio output when playing video back.
Anyway, I have achieved more than satisfying results with outdoor stills. I have enlarged a few of them without losing resolution too. Ideal for wall hangings.
more on this later...

  • 2.0 out of 5
my camera turn off ,without my permission (Niraj — 06/03/2008)

i was frequantly using my cam but it was shock when my cam is working.right time and right moment it turn off.that is very sad moment for me.

  • 2.0 out of 5
my camera turn off ,without my permission (Niraj — 06/03/2008)

i was shock when my camera turn off without my permission.i was thing that my camera is the best camera in the world.
but this situation put me in delima what should i do?

  • 4.0 out of 5
my camera will not turn on (F!@C@ — 05/07/2008)

i have tried everything, i changed the batteries, i dont know what else to do should i take it back and exchange it for a new one or what, somebody please help me!!!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5
WORST CAMERA EVER!! (Jessica — 04/17/2008)

Bought this camera - unreliable, blurry pictures. Made me miss graduation pictures because it is so slow. Returned it and got a new one. Used it 3 times and then the LCD screen went. Sony refused to replace it. Future Shop customer service was terrible.

  • 1.0 out of 5
I hate this camera!! (sadmommy — 04/02/2008)

Recieved as a gift to take pictures of our new baby. Missed many important never going to get back memories because of this horrible, unreliable, picece of junk!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Never Again (Duquesa — 03/20/2008)

I bought this camera because I assumed it was good because I had the Cybershot 4 mega pixel. Never again, the 4mg is way better then this one. The pictures come out grainey, flash is too strong when used, and when I try to use it with no flash pictures come out worst. I love Sony but this camera is trash.

  • 1.0 out of 5
DON'T BUY (Teresa Rivera — 03/11/2008)

I bought 2 of these cameras at Christmas for my daughters. They have already quit working. The usb cords doesn't work any more and when you put the batteries in it will come on then shut right back off. The pic quality isn't that great either. Save your money up and buy something better

  • 1.0 out of 5
poor picture quality! (Crystal Stahl — 01/13/2008)

I would highly suggest a different camera! I had a five mega pixel camera take better pictures than this lousy thing!!! All my pictures come out grainy looking! Going back to good ole Kodak camera. Lower price better picture!!!!!!

  • 3.0 out of 5
It's ok! (Causha — 12/28/2007)

I have the camera with me right now... well if you use one of the options that takes a picture with flash it's like there is too much light and most of the features are blinded out IF you are using it to take a picture of's ok for my first camera...=)

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great camera. Excellent results with pictures......! (Mayur — 12/24/2007)

I liked the camera, simple easy to use and more over a great pictures. Only thing is this camera is missing the red-eye correction the night time photos will tell you the story.

  • 4.0 out of 5
actual size of a photo is not that clear (Ajith — 10/03/2007)

though we can take photos with high mega pixel (7.2 mps), if you try to see the actual size of the photos, u will see blurred margins & also low picture quality as in VGA camera. but picture qualitiy will remain better unless you try to zoom the photo to actual size!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
The Camera is OKAY (Tania — 09/28/2007)

But you all know that OKAY is just not enough today. its got a feeling of some plastic toy. the flash sometimes can be very strong the screen in small only 2 inch.
the pictures are okay. not too brilliant and the video is lousy.
you should think of other camera. thats my opinion.and not by Sony do yourselves a favour

  • 4.0 out of 5
What Else Do We Want (Dr. Afaq A. Qureshi — 09/25/2007)

For the price range and considering the amount of goodies coming as presets and the resolution (7.2 Mps) what else we are looking for in a digicam?

  • 3.0 out of 5
Great Camera, bad customer service. (Colleen Dasilva — 09/06/2007)

I loved this camera, until the zoom lens stuck half open. It won't open any further and also won't close. I contacted Sony to see what they could do about it repairs/replacement, they said to send it to them and they didn't know how much it would cost. What happened to the warranty? At any rate I kept it, didn't bother to send it in since I was going to be charged. To repair this locally would cost more than I paid for the camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Spectacular! (james — 08/16/2007)

I think this is an awsome camera for the price! (I bought it for $130 at STAPLES and got a waranty for $60) I have had it for about two months, and I am very pleased with it. The biggest problems, though, is that it doesn't play sound from movies on the camera, and the focus is slow sometimes. Overall, it is very easy to use, the colors are bright and true, and it takes great macro (closeup) pictures. I would recomend this camera to any interested in digital photography.

  • 5.0 out of 5
its all about quality (ishtiaq — 08/11/2007)

When i first brought this one, i was confused. But after using it for some days i found it is really good

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good quality (Prasanth — 08/01/2007)

Very good for daily use.

  • 4.0 out of 5
I dont know how to transfer the picture to the computers? (Aundrea — 07/21/2007)

i have window xp and my camera is DSc-S650. i know how to operate but i dont know how to transfer the pictures to the computer. I install the CD already and i did try to pluck the USB cords but i didnt see no pictures.Where should i click?Helpp mee please

  • 5.0 out of 5
It is a great camera (kelly — 07/03/2007)

I really like this camera it is SO lil. I like it to couse you can do b&w pics, & sepia . i have had no problems with this camera. it also has a lot of different modes to put it on to take pics . 2 nite ones, landscape, beach, etc.. The only thing I do not like about it is there is always a flash with all the pics.. the only one that does not have flash is one of the nite vision ones. And it takes to long to take pics u have to wait untill the second flash cames before you can move . but it is a excellent camera

  • 1.0 out of 5
I love Sony, but don't buy this camera (Deandre — 06/23/2007)

I got a read error format error when I bought my 1 gig memory stick that the Sony site verified would work for my camera. The auto focus has problems, sometimes it focuses correctly sometimes it doesn't leading to ruined shots. You should know that I researched it and the read format error isn't covered by Sony, and its a frequent problem that they refuse to address.

Buy something else.

  • 5.0 out of 5
perfect! (crystal — 06/22/2007)

this camera is a beautiful , good working camera. it has a good sized screen , and lets you take black and white , or sepia pictures. ive had problems with it lately , because ive dropped it , but it works perfectly when it isnt broken

  • 2.0 out of 5
The Sony experience is a bad experience (Dr. Afaq Ahmad — 06/09/2007)

It looked good. The box said 7.1 megapixels, the price was less than the contemporary cameras by Casio, Cannon, Panasonic, Olympus and others; so we bought it. First day after shooting about 50 images (the batteries are new, a 1GB duocard is inserted) the LCD suddenly goes blank and makes your mind get cloudy and fills you with rage. What next: You restart, eyes fixed to the glistening sleek object in your hand you adored a few hours ago in the retailer shop, and viola all you get is the message "file read error". Nothing works. Now you get to work. You insert new batteries, format the duomemory card, check all the functions given on the top rotator on the right upper side, images are acquired smoothly and you are about to take a sigh of relief. But then suddenly the fatal message reappears "file read error". You go to the retailer and show him the warranty card. He reads it like an idiot and says "this problem is not covered under warranty"., you try to log on to the website of sony, its simply not available for your country. What a great purchase this sony is!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great camera for the price!!! (Matt Hunt — 06/08/2007)

I got this camera on sale at Sears for 150.00/130.00 I believe, and with Sears Protection Plan it came to about 180.00. The battery life is okay. Get rechargeable batteries and take batteries out of camera when not in use, to maximize power. The only real problem I had was that the sound with the movies you can make with the camera didn't work on the camera. But, I will go get a replacement soon as the original warranty may cover it. Overall, great camera, great megapixels. Easy to use.