Conclusion: It's simple: the Samsung WB650 is the best compact camera on the market right now that you can take on holiday. It's a powerful, solid performer, and coming in at a lower price than its close rival the Sony Cyber-shot HX5V, a must buy for anyone who doesn't fancy lugging a DSLR around on the tour bus with them.
Pros: Peeping Toms and amateur photographers alike will adore the 15x optical zoom lens on the Samsung WB650: it's absolutely enormous for a compact, and extremely versatile. Even at full zoom, even the most butter fingered will struggle to come away with blurry shots - but you'll be able to tell simply because the rich screen on the back shows snaps so clearly and vividly. GPS meanwhile is well handled - it's a useful tool for tagging where on the planet your snaps were ta...
Cons: While image quality in light is excellent with the Samsung WB650 (720p HD video too), its low light performance isn't the best we've ever seen in a compact camera. For cave dwellers and people who like to take shot in dark rooms than national parks, you'd be better off opting for something like the svelte Canon S90, even if it does lack video. The Samsung WB650 review also pushes the definition of "compact" to its very limit: it's quite a chunky beast, and stashed in ...
Excerpt: The Samsung WB650 is identical to the WB600 / HZ30W that we've previously reviewed, with the notable additions of GPS tracking and an AMOLED screen. First impressions are of a bold and chunky design with a depth of 28mm and weighing 220g, a little more than the WB600. Constructed out of robust plastic with shiny chrome detailing and large buttons, the WB650 is just small and light enough to carry in a trouser pocket or small camera bag.
Samsung's WB650 pocket megazoom camera excels with photos, but disappoints with video
Good Gear Guide.au
12 November 2010
Summary: The GPS-enabled Samsung HZ35W digital camera produces some of the sharpest, highest-quality stills we've seen this side of a DSLR, but its confusing menu system and poor video quality knock it down a peg.
Pros: Excellent image quality, In-camera GPS integration with Navteq map service, Very sharp 3-inch AMOLED screen, Dual digital/mechanical image stabilisation, Largest zoom range of any compact camera
Cons: Dual stabilisation only in dedicated mode, disappointing video and audio capture, a bit bulky and slippery, confusing menu structure
Excerpt: The Samsung WB650 shares similarities in terms of its shape to other WB models that we've reviewed before, like the Samsung 10.2Mp WB500. This latest model in the WB compact range features a 12Mp, 1/2.33'' sized sensor, with a 15x optical zoom lens, offering an equivalent focal length of 24-360mm in 35mm terms.
Excerpt: Samsung a su proposer des produits à la fiche technique assez étoffée, et le Samsung WB650 fait partie de ceux là. On peut considérer ce fleuron de la gamme compact Samsung comme le concurrent du TZ10 . Néanmoins Samsung joue la carte du « haut de gamme » (et ce n’est pas la présence des modes PSAM qui viendra démentir ce choix marketing) dans ses caractéristiques : - le zoom est un puissant x14 équivalant à une plage focale de 24-360 (qui sera stabilisé optiquement mais...
Pros: Puissance du zoom, Module GPS, Ecran AMOLED, Rapport qualité - prix
Cons: Qualité en haute sensibilité, Ouvertures glissantes un peu restreintes
Summary: Det er ikke ultrakompakt, og når man ser nærmere etter, oppdager man fort hvorfor. Det sitter et ganske stort kvalitetsobjektiv på kameraet, som går fra 24 til 360 mm. Du får både vidvinkel og en skikkelig stor zoom på kjøpet. I tillegg har kameraet innebygd GPS-mottaker, så du kan se nøyaktig hvor du har tatt bildene dine. Det er en artig og nyttig funksjon, som er kjekk å ha hvis du reiser mye og vil organisere feriebildene på datamaskinen.