Review posted for Canon A650 IS!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 18:49 EST)
The Canon PowerShot A650 IS is a digital camera with some great features:
An articulated LCD, full manual control, face detection, image stabilization, and a 6x zoom lens that's impressively sharp in the corners. The detail from the Canon A650's 12.1-megapixel sensor is also a treat, making for easy 16x20-inch enlargements at ISO 80 and 100. Battery performance was a surprise, and low light performance was good too, thanks to the Canon A650's f/2.8 lens and larger sensor.
But we bumped into a few issues that might bother some digital camera enthusiasts. A light leak that Canon has already addressed with a free repair program spoiled our fun; but more troubling was the noise from the Canon A650's 12.1-megapixel sensor, starting at ISO 200. Our printed tests show that it's not a serious flaw, however, with ISO 200 shots holding up to scrutiny at 11x14 with no trouble. To see our full analysis, read our review of the Canon PowerShot A650 IS digital camera.