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 just upgraded from the Canon Powershot A630 to this model, the A650. They're very similar; I loved my A630, and I now love my A650. The best features, in my opinion, are the rotating LCD screen (some the best angles are difficult to get without it) and the flexibility between manual and...
Summary: I loved the flip-out screen on my previous Canon, and had to have it again. This is about your only choice these days, without going to a DSLR. Bonus to get 6x optical zoom and image stabilization. Other than that, not a lot of changes since my 610 model.
Summary: The Canon A650 has some features that take a bit of getting used to. Particularly the ISO, the Image Stabilizer, 'noise' at high settings. There was also a glitch in the software, the photos didn't properly download from the camera.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my Canon A95. Since the A95 is obsolete, I had to find the next best thing and the A650 proved to be it. It has better zoom and I couldn't do without the flip out LCD viewfinder. It is a little bulky and heavy like everyone says but I don't mind it so much.
Summary: The Canon A650IS is a small digicam that is easy to use and takes reasonably good pictures. I bought it as a "grab-and-go" camera for when I don't want to lug along my DSLR and lenses. If you are a DSLR owner, then you're probably spoiled by your main camera.
Summary: After doing a ton of research I decided on the Powershot A650. Amazon gets a 5+ for customer service, because my one day shipping took 4 days and they reimbursed me for it. Back to the camera, I have had it since March and I like it so far.
A little disappointed - edit: not so much after using this a while
5 July 2008
Summary: I also own a Canon Powershot 2.1MP and love it. For a 2.1 the pictures are impressive, focus is crisp and overall images look to be from a much better (more resolution) camera. The Powershot A650IS 12.1 Mpix is somewhat of a disappointment.