As well as being compared against other digicams, the Canon PowerShot A650 IS is also often compared to mirrorless, compacts, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Canon PowerShot A650 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD630 and the PowerShot A2100 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LZ8 and the Lumix DMC-ZS7)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A650 IS compared to other digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 7.1 MP), has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (300 shots vs 140 shots) and is newer (august 2007 vs september 2006).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7
1 year older
$553

Significant advantages of the G7 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G7 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the G7 and A650 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot A640

Canon PowerShot A640
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A640 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the A640 (vs the A650 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A640 and A650 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the SX130 IS (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX130 IS (vs the A650 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX130 IS and A650 IS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SX110 IS (vs the A650 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX110 IS (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 140 shots vs 300 shots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX110 IS and A650 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A700

Canon PowerShot A700
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A700 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the A700 (vs the A650 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 5.9 MP vs 12 MP

common strengths of the A700 and A650 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot A620

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2 years older
$703

Significant advantages of the A620 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the A620 (vs the A650 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Lower true resolution: 7.1 MP vs 12 MP

common strengths of the A620 and A650 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A650 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly lighter (300 g vs 507 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 14 fps).

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
9 years newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Heavier: 507 g vs 300 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T2 and A650 IS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A650 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 8 MP), has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (300 shots vs 160 shots) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 922k dots), is much larger (mid size (112×68×56 mm) vs super compact (90×57×20 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SD630

Canon PowerShot SD630
1 year older
$239

Significant advantages of the SD630 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (90×57×20 mm) vs Mid size (112×68×56 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.2"
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD630 (vs the A650 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter battery life: 160 shots vs 300 shots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the SD630 and A650 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A2100 IS (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×64×32 mm) vs Mid size (112×68×56 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.2"
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the A2100 IS (vs the A650 IS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A2100 IS and A650 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ8 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (98×62×33 mm) vs Mid size (112×68×56 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 32 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ8 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lower true resolution: 8 MP vs 12 MP
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-LZ8 and A650 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
6 years newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Mid size (112×68×56 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 300 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S120 and A650 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A650 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, is much smaller (mid size (112×68×56 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), is thinner (2.2" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (300 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
5 years newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the A650 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Mid size (112×68×56 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.2"

common strengths of the D5200 and A650 IS

  • Flip-out screens

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel
  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 12 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the A650 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Mid size (112×68×56 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the T3 and A650 IS

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 12 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the A650 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Mid size (112×68×56 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.2"

common strengths of the T3i and A650 IS

  • Flip-out screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A650 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 922k dots) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
6 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the A650 IS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G16 and A650 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 300 shots
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel