Pros Great indoors with and without flash
Cons very few, ISO above 800 very grainy
Summary I bought this the day before leaving for the Inaugral voyage and Namimng Ceremony for the Queen Victoria in England. My primary camera is the Canon SLR Digital 5D with three lenses which I love but after taking some 4500 pictures while on board for 26 days I would have loss half of those if I had not bought along the 650. I used it while on the bridge with the flash turned off and it got stujnning results and later at the Captain's table was invaluable due to size but still with 12.1 MP and 6X optical. The 5D was wonderful outside taking pictures of the ship but I was really pleased with my addition of the 650 IS. It really works beautifully and takes great pictures. The only thing close in a point and shoot is the G9 by Canon. I like the fact you can carry it with you anywhere and it works with AA Batteries you can get anywhere.
"Great P&S camera"on by alexakay
Pros Good picture quality, extensive features, rotating LCD
Cons Memory card in wrong place
Summary I got this camera and a Canon Printer at Costco for 340 and that's really a great price for a camera of this caliber. It has 12Mpixels which is 2 more than my Canon SLR.
Picture quality sometimes competes with my Canon 40D for good lighting conditions. It has just about all the features of its big brother. I love the flip and rotate LCD for self shots. It's light and easy to hold. Love the AA replaceable battery feature rather than rechargeables. My only complaint is the placement of the Memory. You have to open the battery compartment to remove SD memory. This is awkward and may result in spilled batteries if you are not careful. Overall though it's a great little camera for a very reasonable price.
Pros Excellent photo quality, pictures looks great even at full size. Very good video clip quality. Very good zoom range. Excellent image stabilization. 12 MP.
Cons Build quality is not the greatest - feels a bit flimsy. Does not use propietary batteries - rechargables can run out with minimal warning. A bit slower than expected (due to processing 12 MP images ?)
Summary Purchased the camera to replace my old Sony DSC-P200 P&S and complement my EOS XTi. Initially did not like the camera due to size and build, however the pictures are great - even when viewed at native size. Video clips are very good quality - albeit consuming large amount of memory. Overall, not a pretty camera but the best P&S quality I have seen.
"hogubbhbhb"on by Moonay66
Pros Lots of manual options, using fine or super fine resolution, was able to enlarge up to 16 X 20 with near gallery quality prints. Amazing quality for a p & s. Love using AAs ... nice heft if you like a bigger camera (and i do). Was a real workhorse!
Cons Regular alkaline batteries are useless. I had to use either rechargeables or lithium to take more than a few pictures. Lousy focus in lower light levels.
Summary It has finally started to die. To be fair, it has served me extremely well for several years and has never, until now, failed me. It had a long run and it's time to retire the old girl. I got astoundingly high quality images using this camera. Used it for everything, with a lighting setup for ebay business, for extraordinary landscapes ... as good as ever I got using any 35mm camera I've owned, including my Leica back in The Good Old Days (wow, I AM getting old!). Never was much good in low lighting conditions, but frankly, low light and tripod are the answer unless you are a lot steadier-handed than I've ever been. Am getting a new Canon 130, which is very close to this one and probably has the same issues, such as they are. Gotten too old and tired for an SLR and all that extra equipment and my aging eyes delight in auto focus! If you've got one of these and it still works, use it to death.