Canon's extremely popular A Series reaches a milestone with PowerShot A650IS, its new top-of-the-line camera. 12.1-megapixel resolution offers unparalleled resolution for a compact camera, while the powerful 6x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer Technology delivers clear, blur-free images in low light and all through the zoom range. Hallmark A-series value includes Canon's latest-generation DIGIC III Image Processor with enhanced Face Detection Technology, ISO 1600, and red-eye correction for sharp, superior-quality images. More Features for Less Top-of-the-line A-series model with upgraded features and exceptional value.
The PowerShot A650IS is equipped with many of Canon's latest features, such as DIGIC III Image Processor, Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake and shooting modes to capture any scene perfectly. In addition, the A650IS is compatible with optional shooting accessories such as wide-angle and telephoto converter lenses.
Top-Level Core Specifications
12.1-megapixel resolution with Canon DIGIC III Image Processor and high-quality 6x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer for exceptional image quality.
The PowerShot A650IS is Canon's first A-series camera to feature 12.1 megapixels of resolution. With this easy-to-use, compact camera, you can capture images and blow them up to poster size with no pixilation. Take part of an image and enlarge it for professional creative effects.
DIGIC III Image Processor
With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency and battery life is enhanced. What's more, DIGIC III enables Canon's Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. Red eyes can be corrected during playback.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
6x Optical Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
The long, powerful, genuine Canon 6x optical zoom will take you right up close to get just the shot you want. Canon's advanced Optical Image Stabilizer Technology corrects camera shake (common at long focal lengths and in low light) to keep your shots blur-free in any situation. Optical Image Stabilizer uses gyroscopic sensors to detect motion and generate a corrective signal, effectively reducing camera shake.
See the Image Beautifully with a Wide Viewing Angle
Optical viewfinder plus large high-quality 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD screen for flexible viewing at low and high angles.
The camera's 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing, or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture and wide viewing angle to make shooting, playback, and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light. The vari-angle design lets you swivel the LCD screen 180 degrees to the front of the camera and display either a mirror image or a non-reversed image so you can shoot from just about any position. 2.5-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Screen Canon technology maximizes quality and performance.
Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology sets the focus, exposure, and flash automatically, leaving you free to compose a group, capture an unguarded moment, or coax the perfect smile.
DIGIC III features Face Detection technologies, giving the you best possible results in any shooting situation. Face Detection AF/AE sets the focus point and exposure for the faces of your subjects. Face Detection FE adjusts the flash to correctly illuminate your subject to provide the best balance between your subject and the overall scene, eliminating the common problems of over- and underexposed faces.
Red-eye Correction detects and corrects red-eye during playback. In unusual cases where red-eye is not automatically detected, it can easily be corrected manually during playback mode.
The PowerShot A650IS features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility.
Easy to Operate for Beautiful Photos
Easy-to-use Mode Dial with a wide range of shooting modes from fully manual to fully automatic; including night snapshot mode, which reduces image blur in low-light shooting.
This is the digital camera that takes care of you, so you never have to worry about anything. Just turn the simple Mode Dial and instantly you can handle any shooting condition. Choose from Auto for most situations, Manual when you're feeling creative, Movie, or Special Scene for superb shots in Night, Snow, Indoor, or Beach settings, among others.
21 Shooting Modes, Including 9 Special Scene Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions.
The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
The ultimate in creative control, you set both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Define and store your own settings to achieve the effects you prefer.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
Kids and Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 frames per second [fps]/30 fps LP), QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB), or QQVGA (160 x 120 at 15 fps) for up to 3 minutes.
Special Scene Modes
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums.
Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect. (Note: Optional waterproof case WP-DC18 required for shooting any underwater images. Case not included--must be purchased separately.)
Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Expands the user's ability to shoot in dark settings without using the flash.
The Complete Print Solution
Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.
The PowerShot A650IS's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A650IS to a Canon CP, SELPHY, or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button, and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).
Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printer.
What's in the box:
Canon PowerShot A650IS digital camera, AA-size alkaline battery (x 4), 32MB SD memory card SDC-32M, wrist strap WS-DC4, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB interface cable IFC-400PCU, AV cable AVC-DC300
The Canon PowerShot A650 IS with 12.1 megapixels offers unparalleled resolution for a compact camera, while the powerful 6x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer Technology and Face Detection all deliver clear, blur-free images in low light and all zoom ranges. Exposure Controls - Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift ISO Sensitivity - Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 Shoot pictures in the Widescreen Resolution Option (4000x2248) to view them full screen on your widescreen TV or Computer monitor! Built-in flash controls - Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro Shooting Modes - Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Night Scene, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200), Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Movie Self-Timer - 2-sec./10-sec., Custom Up to 1.2fps Continuous Shooting SD/SDHC, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMC Plus, HC MMC Plus Card Slot A 32MB SD Card is included, however we suggest purchasing an Optional 2GB Memory card. It will allow you to store a lot more Video and images, as well as take advantage of the camera's high Resolution abilities. Interfaces - USB2.0, A/V out (NTSC/PAL) Print directly to Canon CP/SELPHY Compact and PIXMA Photo Printers or any PictBridge compatible printer via included USB cable without a computer! Powered by 4x AA Alkaline or Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (Up to 2x more shots with optional Ni-MH batteries) Approximate Unit Dimensions - (WxHxD) 4.41 x 2.67 x 2.21; Unit Weight - 10.58 oz (Body only without memory card and batteries)