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Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
42
Overall
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Samsung WB150F front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

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
  • Released January 2012
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Samsung WB150F versus Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both offered by Samsung. The image resolution of the WB150F (14MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is very close and both cameras have the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The WB150F was introduced around the same time to the WB850F so they are both of a similar generation. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a detailed comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the WB150F matches up vs the WB850F when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB150F over the Samsung WB850F

 WB150F WB850F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB150F

 WB850F WB150F 
Display resolution614k460kClearer display (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB150F and Samsung WB850F

 WB150F WB850F 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2012Same generation
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera often, you have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Samsung WB150F features exterior dimensions of 107mm x 61mm x 23mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs) while the Samsung WB850F has proportions of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are using at the time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the WB150F vs the WB850F.

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the WB150F and WB850F is 93 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to visualise the gap in sensor measurements only by looking through specifications. The photograph here may provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the WB150F and WB850F.

To sum up, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Samsung WB850F to result in more detail using its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics way more aggressively.

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung WB150F
Portrait photography with Samsung WB850F
42
has manual focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
has face detect focus
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
43
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detect autofocus
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB150F Street photography info
Samsung WB850F Street photography info
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (188 grams)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB150F Sports photography features
Samsung WB850F Sports photography features
52
long zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
has tracking focus
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
52
great zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
supports tracking focus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB150F Travel photography advice
Samsung WB850F Travel photography advice
69
lighter than competition (188 grams)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
great zoom (432mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
69
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (23mm)
very long zoom (483mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB150F Landscape photography information
Samsung WB850F Landscape photography information
49
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode
49
you can focus manually
fairly wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB150F Vlogging highlights
Samsung WB850F Vlogging highlights
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quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
lighter than competition (188 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic socket
34
fairly wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
no mic jack
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Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB150F and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB150FSamsung WB850F
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB150F Samsung WB850F
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-01-09 2012-01-09
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-432mm (18.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-5.8 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 16 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance 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 (30, 15fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 188g (0.41 lbs) 250g (0.55 lbs)
Physical dimensions 107 x 61 x 23mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model SLB-10A SLB-10A
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail price $230 $599