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Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Samsung SL820 front
 
Samsung WB150F front
Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
42
Overall
39

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F Key Specs

Samsung SL820
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.4-5.8) lens
  • 168g - 95 x 59 x 23mm
  • Revealed February 2009
  • Additionally Known as IT100
Samsung WB150F
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-432mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 188g - 107 x 61 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2012
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Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Samsung SL820 and Samsung WB150F, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are built by Samsung. The image resolution of the SL820 (12MP) and the WB150F (14MP) is very similar and both cameras boast the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SL820 was unveiled 3 years before the WB150F which is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a complete comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the SL820 scores vs the WB150F with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung SL820 over the Samsung WB150F

 SL820 WB150F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB150F over the Samsung SL820

 WB150F SL820 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012February 2009More modern by 35 months
Manual focus More accurate focus
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Samsung SL820 and Samsung WB150F

 SL820 WB150F 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera, you should factor its weight and dimensions. The Samsung SL820 features exterior dimensions of 95mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs) and the Samsung WB150F has dimensions of 107mm x 61mm x 23mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing at that time. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the SL820 compared to the WB150F.

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SL820 and WB150F is 94 and 93 respectively.

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F top view buttons comparison

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizes merely by reading a spec sheet. The pic below will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the SL820 and WB150F.

Clearly, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Samsung WB150F to deliver extra detail having an extra 2MP. Greater resolution will help you crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged SL820 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F sensor size comparison

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung SL820
Portrait photography with Samsung WB150F
26
offers face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
42
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (14MP)
provides face detection focusing
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung SL820 Street photography advice
Samsung WB150F Street photography advice
47
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (188g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung SL820 Sports photography advice
Samsung WB150F Sports photography advice
17
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
52
incredible zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung SL820 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB150F as a Travel photography camera
57
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
69
lighter than competitors in class (188g)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long reach (432mm)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung SL820 Landscape photography info
Samsung WB150F Landscape photography info
32
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
manual exposure not available
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
49
you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung SL820
Vlogging with Samsung WB150F
28
fairly wide (28mm)
offers face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone jack
32
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
lighter than competitors in class (188 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone socket
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Samsung SL820 vs Samsung WB150F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung SL820 and Samsung WB150F
 Samsung SL820Samsung WB150F
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung SL820 Samsung WB150F
Also Known as IT100 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-02-17 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-432mm (18.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-5.8 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 16s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.50 m 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Auto & Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-Eye Fix Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 168 grams (0.37 lbs) 188 grams (0.41 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 59 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") 107 x 61 x 23mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID SLB-10A SLB-10A
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Launch price $280 $230