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Samsung WB650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Samsung WB650. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and image quality are overall positive. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the color. There are some less positive views about the sensor and focus.

usability, zoom, portability, image quality, screen

viewfinder, shutter, exposure, focus, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung WB650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Samsung WB650 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the zoom and screen are on the whole positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the usability, while some have doubts about the low light performance and focus.

portability, performance, size, screen, zoom

viewfinder, exposure, shutter, focus, low-light

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020


Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Samsung WB650


Can Samsung beat the Panasonic TZ10 with this GPS-equipped long-zoom compact?

Longer than average zoom ; Accurate GPS ; Sharp monitor ; Good battery life ; Good build quality

Image quality not quite as good as rivals ; Ugly design ; Quite heavy

In many ways the Samsung WB650 is a better camera than the Panasonic TZ10. It has a better zoom range, a more accurate GPS system, a sharper monitor and crucially longer battery life. Build quality, design and handling are all excellent, but it can't...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Samsung WB650 review


The Samsung WB650 is nigh identical to its £50 cheaper WB600 sibling doing the rounds, the difference being that this camera adds GPS to an effective 12.2Mp resolution, 24mm wide-angle lens and 15x optical zoom. So there's an antennae and adjacent GPS...

While we don’t feel the Samsung WB650's functionality is quite as well implemented as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20's, the price differential may well tip the balance in its favour for hard hit consumers.

Jun, 2011


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Samsung WB650 review


The WB650 demonstrates Samsung's recent flair for packing its cameras with impressive features. The 15x zoom lens is the biggest ever to be fitted into a compact-sized camera. The 3in screen has a 910,000-dot resolution, which is as sharp as the eye...

Image quality is typical for a compact ultra-zoom camera, but a generous helping of desirable features helps the WB650 to stand out

May, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Samsung WB650 review


The WB650 introduces GPS to the Samsung snapshot range, along with a 15x optical zoom, for a fair price

Very affordable at current street pricing; on-board GPS and decent zoom range; colourful results straight from the camera; AMOLED back screen

Plastic-y buttons and controls; GPS map feature needs to be separately installed; drab design; pixel fringing and loss of highlight detail

At the time of writing we did find an online price of just over £180 for the WB650. That’s quite a considerable drop from its manufacturer’s £299 asking price on launch, which makes it something of a bargain in present company if you’re not fussed...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Samsung WB650 camera review


The Samsung WB650 has much to shout about with a 14.2 megapixelsensor, a 15x optical zoom and geo-tagging of photos using built inGPS technology. However, it is let down by its awkwardness of useand weak low light performance.

15x zoom, 3" AMOLED screen, Smart automatic mode provides decentshots

Weak low-light performance, awkward manual interface, difficultto set up GPS

Samsung's WB650 is sadly let down by its weak low-lightperformance, awkward interface on manual modes and installing andusing the GPS system is far more difficult than it needs to be.However, it provides good, crisp results in bright conditions andthe...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ian Farrell (

Samsung WB650


Full review of the Samsung WB650 digital compact camera

A compact camera that has every feature you can think of. It won't rival large-sensor compacts for image quality, but photographs from the WB650 are sharp and full of detail.

Aug, 2010

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Samsung - WB650


Boasting features such as a 15x optical zoom and built-in GPS, Samsung's WB650 aims to offer slightly more than your average compact camera. With a black and sliver chassis measuring 107 x 61 x 28mm, the ...

Samsung's WB650 is one of many high-resolution compacts currently available, but the 15x zoom lens and built-in GPS help it stand out from the crowd. Although a fair amount of compression artefacts are visible when zooming in on detail, we were...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (

Samsung WB650 review


The Samsung WB650 has a full specification which makes it one of the more impressive travel compacts on paper. However, how does it fare when put though the WDC test?

A full specification, GPS on-board, excellent screen

Some performance issue, inconsistent exposures

Jun, 2010

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Samsung WB650


The 12.2 megapixel Samsung WB650 isn't a compact camera for the occasional Facebook group hug shot. Armed to the teeth with everything from a huge 15x optical zoom to HD video recording, a gorgeous three inch AMOLED screen and even GPS, it's a well...

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...

Jun, 2010

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Samsung WB650


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,...

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