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 find out how to get the most out of the camera. As for Samsungs online instructions for the setting up the GPS....one word "atrocious". I had to look online for help.
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. I travelled around the Western Med and it was interesting to know the camera once it found the satellites knew exactly where the picture was being taken even up Mount Etna which I visited.
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. The much better Auto WB of the Samsung, AMOLED screen and no battery chip won the day overall so I bought the WB650 and have been playing with it for a week now. It's solid, no paint has worn off yet, and the lens is fantastic.
Summary: Samsung seem to be on a mission to make its customers more tech savvy, particularity with their GPS equipped products. This was the case with my Samsung Smartphone and so it is with the WB650. On first switching-on the GPS a message is displayed indicating that no map data had been found and inviting the user to the Samsung website to download it.
Looking for a compact, fully featured camera with big zoom, latest facial recognition tech and manual control?
Mark F, Amazon
30 June 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. Not had any problems with GPS signal, picks it up in a minute or so (Central London) which is about the same as my Tom Tom on a cold start. Screen is amazing, photos are great, zoom is great.
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. The amoled screen is crystal clear and a vast improvement over the old lcd screen of my previous camera.
Summary: I used to own a Panasonic Lumix LX1. It was a great camera and quite portable but not quite small enough for a shirt pocket. So I sold it and bought Casio Exilim EX-Z77. It didn't have quite the zoom of the LX1 but image quality was acceptable and it fitted beautifully into any pocket you care to think of. But it wasn't really up to the job I wanted it for. Then I bought a Nikon D60 DSLR.
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 reach due to astoundingly good optical stabilisation. Resolution, stabilisation, colour balance, noise levels and lack of chromatic fringing are all excellent.
Summary: Ich habe die Digitalkamera Samsung WB 650 seit 2010 im ständigen, geschäftlichen Einsatz. Vor zwei Jahren hatte sie beim Ausschalten plötzlich das Objektiv nicht mehr geschlossen. Das Gerät wurde aber anstandslos im Rahmen der Garantie repariert und funktioniert seitdem einwandfrei.
Summary: Ottima fotocamera sia con alte che bassi luci o in notturna. Dispone di un geolocalizzatore (GPS) che se attivato vi permette di salvare sulla foto le coordinate. Possibile scaricare ed installare un programmino Samsung che serve per geolocalizzare su una mappa nella fotocamere le vostre foto. Ripeto la macchina lavora molto bene ed a quel prezzo troverete difficilmente qualcosa che vada meglio.