Summary: This is a great camera. It's almost like it is brand new. I've had a couple of these cameras and they did not compare with the one I just bought. I bought my first Canon A650 several years ago. It took good pictures, but the coating on the LCD had mostly come off.
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: I bought this camera when it first came our, discounted for about $300. After happily using it for thousands of pictures -- someone in a Chinese restaurant in Branson, MO decided they needed it more than me.
Canon PowerShot A650 IS 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
4 April 2011
Summary: Much better than newer models, primarily because it has a viewfinder and is very easy on batteries.None of the new model Powershots have a viewfinder. I had one of the A650 model before and loved it until I dropped it one a concrete floor!
Summary: My husband purchased this camera for me some years ago. It is a fabulous camera for close-ups, for portraits, for landscapes, for long distance photos. I also use it occasionally for video, and once again it is very adequate.
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 "Ronbo", 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 purchased the A650is two months ago but wanted to get a complete kit together before taking pictures. I ordered the Lensmate lens adapter tube, added a Raynox 6600 Pro wide angle lens, a Marumi CPL filter and Marumi lens hood.
Summary: This is a great camera for the experienced point and shoot user. 10 mp, excellent color rendering, awesome macro function and good battery life and lots of shooting modes from full manual to full auto and lots in between. Not a pocket camera.
Summary: The Canon A650 IS digital camera is an excellent combination of features that makes it a very useable all-round camera. File quality at 12.1MP is actually a cut above most any other P&S including Canon's own G9 and G10, both of which I own and therefore can use as a comparison.