Summary: the outside of the camera was in good shape, a few small scratches thats hardly visible. however the screen area was very dirty not sure what it was but it took me a while to clean it, but after it was cleaned it looked fine.
Summary: This is a great compact camera for those who love photography. In this price range, what new compact point and shoot camera has a swing out LCD or an optical viewfinder or an adapter ring for filters and macro-tele-wide angle lenses?
Summary: I bought it from Amazon.com LLC seller After four years and 5000 photos.. I must say it is an excellent camera.. A little bit heavier (As I expected of a Camera with 4 AA Batteries). The 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD display is perfect to take pictures with you on it.
Summary: Have used this Canon A650is since purchase in 2008. Good camera, quite a few options for custom setup. Excellent pictures in many conditions, especially like the multi position monitor, AND the optical viewfinder. Only problem is last June, 2011. the USB download interface quit working.
Summary: This camera is awesome! There are very, very few things I can say bad about this camera, so I'll concentrate on the good: First, I love the battery compartment and operating voltage. While some camera use 2 or 3 batteries, this camera uses 4 AA batteries. Also, the voltage it runs on is 4.3.
Best Point-and-Shoot I Ever Owned---READ THE USER MANUAL
R. Beers, Amazon
10 September 2010
Summary: I first bought a Canon A720 IS, then upgraded to an A650 IS. Although nearly identical in capabilities, the A650 has several additional options for using the Program Function, and also allows you to use aperture or shutter priority. I used the A650 for a year before I read the user manual.
Summary: I've been using it for 2 years and I really like the pictures I get. In manual mode you can set everything as you would with a Reflex. And if you install the CHDK software you can even save in raw mode and enable extra features (be sure to read the instructions first).