As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H55 and the Cyber-shot DSC-H2) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A570 IS and the PowerShot A620)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S650 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (91×61×27 mm) vs compact (107×55×34 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.7") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 27 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), is older (january 2007 vs july 2013) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kodak PixPro FZ41

Kodak PixPro FZ41
6 years newer
$68

Significant advantages of the FZ41 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the FZ41 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ41 and DSC-S650

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×27 mm) vs Compact (91×61×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot A570 IS

Canon PowerShot A570 IS
similar age
$380

Significant advantages of the A570 IS (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A570 IS (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (90×64×43 mm) vs Compact (91×61×27 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the A570 IS and DSC-S650

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung Digimax 430

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 430 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 430 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Digimax 430 and DSC-S650

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S650 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.7), is slightly smaller (compact (91×61×27 mm) vs compact (110×64×35 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.4"), is slightly lighter (178 g vs 232 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
7 years newer
$470

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×64×35 mm) vs Compact (91×61×27 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the S9700 and DSC-S650

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×64×35 mm) vs Compact (91×61×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 232 g vs 178 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and DSC-S650

  • Very small: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Compact (91×61×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 200 g vs 178 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S650 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (91×61×27 mm) vs prosumer size (108×81×92 mm)), is newer (january 2007 vs february 2006), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (178 g vs 490 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and significantly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2
10 months older
$295

Significant advantages of the DSC-H2 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H2 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 490 g vs 178 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H2 and DSC-S650

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Compact (91×61×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 490 g vs 178 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S650 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (january 2007 vs august 2005) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.9").

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash, has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot A620

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1 year older
$703

Significant advantages of the A620 (vs the DSC-S650)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A620 (vs the DSC-S650)

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common strengths of the A620 and DSC-S650

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8