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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model) by Review Summary ,  Sep 20, 2015

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 264 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 3.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Video4.8   above average
Photo4.7   above average
Price4.6   average
Size4.5   average
Light4.3   above average
Quality4.3   average
Image3.8   below average
Battery3.3   average


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Battery

Battery:
"The macro does not work well and the battery door won't stay closed."
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"The battery lost it's charged after about 6 hours and we were unable to take additional pictures that we wanted."
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"I contacted Sony support...spent over an hour on the phone going through their stupid idiots method of troubleshooting, resting camera, pulling battery in and out, etc...I HATE THAT!"
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"I bought this camera and it works fine but the battery memory card door latch broke off."
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"The DSC-W650 was a a little more flimsy and harder to access the memory card and battery."
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"The battery cover doesn't stay closed well, the lock doesn't keep it closed."
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"Easy point n shot great for capturing memories stills or videos in one small package good battery life but would suggest additional battery always makes sense to have backup battery"
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"The battery was fully charged so there is no reason it was dead after about 6 hours."
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"Would recommend and as mentioned above, the battery life is lack luster but sufficient."
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Fit

Fit:
"Takes nice pictures and easy to it fit in pocket."
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"its sleek and will fit in your pocket and will not leave a bulge."
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"Fits easily in my jacket pocket."
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"My dad is older and needed a camera that was simple to use and that could fit nicely in his pocket."
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"This is a complete one-click-wonder and may become even a serious photographers little angel in the pocket (it is for me for sure) ... because the best camera is the one you have with you ... and if it has to fit in a pocket, this definitely the best! "
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Flash

Flash:
"As noted in other reviews, the weak flash did not help here either."
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"I mostly take pics indoors, and the Sony's flash isn't that great."
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"Adjusting exposure settings or enable flash might fix the problem, but I have not tried yet."
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"I tried to disable the (weak) flash and it got worse."
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"When shooting indoors w o flash, the ISO jumps to 800 and the pix are terrible."
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"the flash is very good."
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"The picture quality in the day is crystal clear and the flash for low light and night time is so bright, you would think it was day time."
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"sony is the best camera but you must take care it must carel ziuse and it has super ccd sensor very good in the dark envernoment excellent hd picture in door and out door but may be you must need buy another battery if you diceded stay out the door long time becouse battery lost spicial in the dark with work flash any way this camera is the best picture and video in door and out door"
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"Flash is good."
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"This new model is very nice except the flash is too bright."
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Image

Image:
"The camera takes pretty good pics, not the best though, for some reason the auto focus isn't great especially when trying to capture something that is moving."
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"At 400 the images are already notably degraded."
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"The auto-focus (the only focus you get on this type of camera) is not very reliable, and quite a few images are poorly focused."
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"I mostly take pics indoors, and the Sony's flash isn't that great."
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"I realize that a simplecamera wont't deliver Leica quality, but when my wife complains about fuzzy images, there may be a problem."
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"So the image quality isn't perfect- but it's pretty darn close (the only reason this camera got 4 stars instead of 5)."
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"I so love this camera,i love the image that come out from it"
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"I have a tremor in my hands due to medication and the image stabilization is good enough to counter that most of the time."
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"Takes clear and clean images."
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"It also takes great images, especially of children who never stay still for a photo."
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"Image quality is good."
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Light

Light:
"But screen failed in 15 months of very light, gentle use, making the camera unusable."
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"The only drawback is low light pictures aren't as sharp as could be."
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"Low light photos great."
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"The picture quality in the day is crystal clear and the flash for low light and night time is so bright, you would think it was day time."
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"Good pics in both low light and while moving (shivering hands)."
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"For this price you get a good quality camera, the pictures are great, very light camera fits in your pants pocket."
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"Very good in low light."
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Photo

Photo:
"sony cyber shot dsc w65o 16,1 not working well takes bad photos lashed is broken does not close not happy with this order wouldlie to replace it thanks"
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"Love the clear photos this takes for this old dog"
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"Simple, adequate photos."
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"Low light photos great."
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"Partial color: shoots dramatic images coloring only the extracted colors (extract red, green, blue, yellow)...like a red rose in a black and white pic ...sweet...Soft High key Effect: shootswarm fresh photos emphasizing the bright areas.4) It takes amazing video (i didn't buy it for video, but it does do a great job) but hey I take it and it is a bonus to me."
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"so many features, such great photos"
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Price

Price:
"Whatever you do, buy something else and save your money, this is a horrible product, that takes horrible pictures and is slow as mud, with a horrible touchscreen that doesn't work."
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"I could go on and on with my disappointment, waste of money! "
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"Even at this price, this camera is very disappointing."
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"A very good camera at a good price."
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"Price was reasonable"
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"very nice and worth for money"
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"Overall I'm satisfied because it was inexpensive and pictures do comeout clear and focused when everything is still."
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"Good product good price..."
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Quality

Quality:
"I have tried using every function, and the picture quality is terrible."
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"Annoying to have to pay to ship defective things back to companies...they should cover shipping both ways, since it was their fault their quality control missed it....but...yea...what company ever does that nowadays..will update once i get cam back in..o..whenever they decide to...UPDATE: Just picked up this: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS19 Digital Camera- Black Like it much better."
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"Can take very good quality movies and picsWhat makes me annoying is that i cannot see the last picture i have taken."
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"I realize that a simplecamera wont't deliver Leica quality, but when my wife complains about fuzzy images, there may be a problem."
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"So the image quality isn't perfect- but it's pretty darn close (the only reason this camera got 4 stars instead of 5)."
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"The picture quality is decent if you know how to configure and use for different lighting settings."
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"Great camera, great features, slim, quality great."
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"Very good buy and excellent product of very good quality and excellent price very satisfied with my purchase thank you very much and very good buyed of good quality good"
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"I actually really liked this article, is excellent and is of good quality and I recommend others to buy it."
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Size

Size:
"The size of the camera was what I wanted but I am dissappointed."
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"The only problem is physical size."
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"it has a pretty good size screen"
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"Also, because of its reduce size and weight, it's perfect for travelers (even if you have to be careful not to let it fall)."
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"Easy point n shot great for capturing memories stills or videos in one small package good battery life but would suggest additional battery always makes sense to have backup battery"
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"Cute small camera."
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"It is the best clear and produce nice pictures and big sizes"
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Video

Video:
"Can take very good quality movies and picsWhat makes me annoying is that i cannot see the last picture i have taken."
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"and videos are tastefully designed and with excellent sound"
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"Takes good pictures, has easy options, nice videos."
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"The still images Is primarily what this camera was designed for, but the video resolution is great for recording everyday events."
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"Partial color: shoots dramatic images coloring only the extracted colors (extract red, green, blue, yellow)...like a red rose in a black and white pic ...sweet...Soft High key Effect: shootswarm fresh photos emphasizing the bright areas.4) It takes amazing video (i didn't buy it for video, but it does do a great job) but hey I take it and it is a bonus to me."
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