Summary: Hi All, Been reading ALOT of reviews and feedback about the camera. On the whole this camera really is brill. I can understand some of the poor feedback about the GPS and pic quality, but just like the Fuji F70exr I owned once you get under the surface and go to a couple of the online forums you...
Summary: Nice looking camera, decent size for pocket, lens doesn't protrude too far when switched off. Although when zoomed it sticks out a good 3 inches or so from the main camera body. Not too heavy, certainly manageable for long periods of time in the hand.
Mr. Richard Jb Southgate "Richard Southgate", Amazon
10 November 2010
Summary: I was bought this item from Amazon as a birthday present. My previous camera only had 5 optical zoom so was looking to upgrade. Just been on a cruise holiday with it and it has performed well and the GPS tagging is amazing.
Summary: I bought the WB650 as an upgrade to my Panasonic TZ5, but wish I had not. The positives with the camera are the 15X zoom, and the clear rear lcd, the photo quality is about average for this sort of compact camera. If like me you are buying it for the GPS tagging then do not!
Summary: Updated review: January 2015. I've now owned this camera for several years. It is still the best "shirt pocket" camera I've ever used. I also own a Lumix LX7 and it is comparable - but the Lumix doesn't fit in my shirt pocket and it doesn't have the telephoto reach of the WB650 - useful telephoto...
Summary: I have had this little gem for about a month now and have been blown away by it's quality. The styling is very understated but the build quality, size and weight is just perfect for my large man hands.
Summary: Just received this camera and wanted to share my first impressions. First thing that struck me was absence of a separate battery charger (you have to charge the battery in camera with included cable and usb plug). Have had to order a external battery charger.
Looking for a compact, fully featured camera with big zoom, latest facial recognition tech and manual control?
Mark F, Amazon
8 November 2010
Summary: Bought to replace a Sony DSC-T9 that is reaching the end of its life. Was looking for something compact, but with more features than the Sony. Zoom being a big one, and a bit of manual control being another. Very happy so far.
Summary: the wb650 produces excellent quality shots even from max zoom BUT a whole afternoon of accessing various samsung sites has finally given me the page from which you can (in theory) download the maps. However when I select the appropriate zip file it says "access denied".
Summary: I just had to have a long zoom pocket cam for when ny DSLR isn't practical and narrowed the choice down to the Panasonic TZ10 and Samsung WB650 as all the competition had either lens issues, lousy colours or poor LCDs.