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Sony Cyber-Shot


Good Size, Picture Quality

Loose battery cover

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use


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Value for MoneyExcellent

Instruction ManualExcellent

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Sony DSC-S650

Some of it's features

7.2 Mega pixels

3 X Optical zoom

2.0" LCD monitor

High sensitivity ISO 1000

This is a small lightweight camera made by Sony a leading brand in lots of electrical items including digital cameras. It is silver in colour with a easy to view good sized screen display. It has a varying zoom setting to make things further away easier to picture.

I have taken lots of pictures with this camera and used nearly all the settings it has including the sports mode which i find really usefull for photographing moving objects. The pictures come out in really good sharp quality all most life like so we have treasured photos to keep forever.
It isn't very good when the light is not so good but the flash does help improve this but then the picture quality as not as good as it would be in broad daylight.

The menu on the actual camera is easy to work and the software on it works quickly so you can adjust it to what settings you want it in to suit what conditions you are about to take pictures in and what you are taking them of.

It is a very robust camera having dropped it a few times and having the dogs tread on it has not effected it in anyway.
It has never frozen or broken in anyway like other cameras i have had before, i hope it continues to go on problem free taking lots more pictures.

It takes 2 AA sized batterys, it doesn't have a very long battery life so it is advisable to take more batterys with you it also doesn't give as good quality pictures with cheaper batterys the better quality the batterys we have used it with the better results we have got from it.
We paid £90 for this camera from Tesco as a camera to have as well as the digital SLR as this is easier to carry around and take pictures amongst people. It can now be bought for around £69.99 from various supermarkets and is very easy to get hold of, it would most probably also be available from camera shops, catalogues as well as supermarkets. For the best bargain buys ebay is always worth looking at for these soft of proucts.

The instruction manual was easy to understand and very helpfull on all aspects of the Sony digital camera explaining all the functions and modes the camera has and how to use them to improve your picture quality which we found most usefull.

It comes with a lead for conecting it to the USB port on the computer the only problem with this it is not the same size as most other digital cameras so if we loose it none of our others fit and they slightly hardr to get hold of than the standard size ones.
It also has cables for attatching the camera into the television to view pictures on the television which is a really usefull idea.

It also is compatable with our laser printer for printing pictures straight from the camera onto paper using the printer without having to put them on the computer first. The quality is just as good from doing this as if you had sent them off to be developed depending what soft of paper is used.

The plastic cover over the batterys doesn't stay on very well and can quite easily come un flipped whilst putting this in your pockets or if you knock it so that is something to be carefull of that could of been better designed in the first place.

I will only be replacing this camera when there are better models with more functions available, at the moment there is nothing i can justify replacing this camera with as it does the job i want.

I would definately recommend this camera as it as given us lots of fun and moments saved in picture form in brilliant quality to keep forever.

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Expired-Account 18.05.2008 12:05

I certainly wouldn't mind a Sony camera, great review

brittle1906 21.03.2008 00:12

Great review, this is an excellent camera and you have highlighted it's strengths very clearly.

yassarikhan786 20.03.2008 22:55

Great review of a good quality digital camera.

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The DSC-S650 camera features 7.2-megapixel imager and shines in classic silver. It also houses a two-inch LCD scree...


Product Type Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour Silver

Exposure & white balance

Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1000, ISO auto
Exposure Metering Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic

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