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Sony Cyber-shot DSCW650 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Silver) (2012 Model)

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  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 5X zoom
  • 3.0 inch LCD
  • Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode
  • Take stunning images in Sweep Panorama mode-up to 360°
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Technical Details

Color: Silver | Style: Camera Only
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DSCW650
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 16.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
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Product Details

Color: Silver | Style: Camera Only
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.8 x 2.2 inches ; 4.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006K554UU
  • Item model number: DSCW650
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,385 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 9, 2012

Product Description

Color: Silver | Style: Camera Only

Product Description

The new Sony Cyber-shot(R) DSCW650 captures brilliant HD video and 360 degree pictures. With a 16.1MP sensor and 3.0-inch LCD, it's easy to view dazzling images. Optical Steady Shot Image stabilization reduces blur, while iAuto and Picture Effect modes allow you to get more creative with your photos.

Large 3.0-inch (230K dots) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight. A powerful 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD(TM) CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, a standard format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac computer. Once transferred to your computer and connected to the internet, you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket and YouTube. Optical SteadyShot(R) image stabilization Picture Effect for more expressive photos iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies Face Priority and Red-eye Reduction functions Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes and wrinkles iSCN detects 8 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shotsSpecifications Imaging Sensor - 1/2.3 (7.79mm) Super HAD(TM) CCD Sensor Effective Picture Resolution - 16.4MP Lens Type - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Optical Zoom - 5x Focal Length (35mm equivalent) - Still 16 - 9 - 28-140mm / Still 4 - 3 - 25-125mm / Movie 16 - 9 29-145mm / Movie 4 - 3 - 35-175mm LCD - 3.0-inch Clear Photo LCD (230K pixels) ISO - Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 Flash Modes - Auto / Flash

From the Manufacturer

Sony Cyber-Shot DSCW650 16.1 MP Digital Still Camera

DSC-W650
  • 720p HD movie mode
  • Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360°)
  • 16.1 megapixel plus a 3.0-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
  • Optical SteadyShot image stablization reduces blur
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos
  • iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies
  • Anti-blink, Face Priority and Red-eye Reduction functions
  • Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes and wrinkles
  • iSCN detects 8 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings




Capture brilliant HD video and 360 degree pictures. With a 16.1 megapixel sensor and 3.0-inch LCD, it’s easy to view dazzling images. Optical Steady Shot Image stabilization reduces blur, while iAuto and Picture Effect modes allow you to get more creative with your photos.


Key Features

720p MP4 HD Movie Mode

In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, a standard format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac computer*. Once transferred to your computer and connected to the internet, you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket and YouTube.

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Sweep Panorama Mode (up to 360°)

Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.

16.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor

A powerful 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3-inch Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 16.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19 inch) size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.

3.0-inch (230K dots) Clear Photo LCD Display

Generous 3.0-inch (230K dots) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp and natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.

Picture Effect for More Expressive Photos

Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.

Intelligent Auto Mode

Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent AutoMode (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjust settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode. Kids on the playground, landscape shots, a beautiful flower or an indoor birthday party; all result in clear images without leaving auto mode.

Face Detection Technology

Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.

Smile Shutter Technology

Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

Anti-blink Function

The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.

SoftSkin Mode

SoftSkin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.

Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode

Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects seven different types of scenes and within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape and macro. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a signle shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light), immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.

Natural Flash

Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more life-like images.

Dynamic Range Optimizer

Standard and Plus Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a dramatic constrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even greateer optimization by analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.

Self-Portrait Timer

Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self-portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.

*Movie Recording is limited to (29 min. segments)

Customer Reviews

Sony is always making great products.
adan
I am also very impressed with how great my pictures turned out, vivid colors and great contrast.
K. Abbas
I love this camera, it has great quality and takes wonderful pictures.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

114 of 117 people found the following review helpful By K. Abbas on March 22, 2012
Style Name: Camera OnlyColor Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Camera is compact and light weight. It has all the basic features you would need for great pictures and it is fairly easy to use. I was able to play with it for less than 5 minutes and have all the controls figured out without looking at a manual. 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.
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful By D. Thierry on May 30, 2012
Style Name: Camera OnlyColor Name: Black
I purchased this product as I planned a last-minute visit to the Niagara Falls and, being on a business trip, I had nothing else to immortalize this moment than my smartphone and its lousy camera. After unpacking it, I first tried it indoors and was not impressed at all: mediocre yellowish pictures, noisy and grainy. I tried to disable the (weak) flash and it got worse. I was tempted to return it immediately but decided to give it a try outdoors. When I started to shoot the falls, I became very quickly addicted to this litte gizmo. In most of the cases, the camera is able to deal with the subject, although I would recommend the usage of the advanced scene mode: facing violent contrasts, the camera shoots automatically twice with different exposure parameters, which increases the odds to get a good shot. Smart.

The exposure can be easily fixed manually, using the "manual" mode (in fact, an automatic mode that can be adjusted). In a matter of seconds, over-exposed white water on dark rocks takes texture, to the droplet. It is a bit of trial and error, but delivers quick results. The panorama function works very well, delivery much better pictures than the lousy prints available in the souvenir shop. I also gave it a chance to show how it works with video: better than average sound (if not too much wind), functional and silent zoom and again, surprising image quality. As the light changed due to overcast clouds, I adjusted the settings and the camera obediently followed, again delivering satisfying stills. The zoom works fine. It's not a super-zoom but the resolution is good enough to enable enlargement on the PC.

Happy with the outdoor quality, I decided to give it another try indoors, using the advanced mode P.
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 3, 2012
Style Name: Camera OnlyColor Name: Red Verified Purchase
So the image quality isn't perfect- but it's pretty darn close (the only reason this camera got 4 stars instead of 5). I like taking pictures with it. 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. Total bonus- I love that my camera is red- not just boring black or silver.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JRM on June 21, 2012
Style Name: Bundle with Bag and Memory CardColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
This purchase was great. Sony always delivers amazing quality. The camera has some great features and is state of the art. The bundle is a nice deal price-wise; The memory card has more than enough capacity and the case is OK (It's not as nice as others, but it's good for keeping the camera safe). I recomend this product.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Crafty Lady on June 11, 2012
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This is a fantastic camera in it's price class. I was surprised by it's size ( as small as a cell phone ) but with that said, it packs alot of punch. Takes great pictures and is easy to operate. The only drawback is low light pictures aren't as sharp as could be. All in all you get alot for the money with this Sony,
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Naidyna on June 9, 2012
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This a wonderful camera. Camera is compact and light weight. 16 megapixels. You will get a GREAT camera for a little over $100.Very easy to use, takes amazing pictures for the price and size. I would highly recommend anyone buying this camera. it takes video, and panoramic pictures. fast shipping.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Gottlieb on April 10, 2013
Style Name: Camera OnlyColor Name: Black
I got this as a gift and it is the worst camera I've had in years. Almost all photos indoors take forever to shoot and its a long lag between taking shots. As a result, you will never get the picture of your child you were aiming for. I've missed more great shots with this camera than I can count. I've gone back to using my iPhone because its honestly a better camera for getting the right picture of my kids.

If you will be taking pictures of statues in perfect sunlight, it's fine, but anything moving and without direct sunlight, this camera is pretty much a paperweight.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mecca on May 18, 2012
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Great deal in a small package flash on still shots is a bit over the top but for the price it's a great cam...
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