Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.5-6.3) lens
  • 116g - 96 x 55 x 18mm
  • Announced January 2013
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  • Size Comparison
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Samsung DV150F summary

Samsung DV150F is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact camera originally revealed on January of 2013. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The DV150F is positioned #85 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #906 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your customized factors.

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The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

Samsung DV150F family

The Samsung DV150F is part of a family of products. You can see the full list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-DV150F front thumbnailSamsung DV150F25-125mm
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Samsung DV150F Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Samsung DV150F based on features that are typically regarded as crucial in a camera.

built-in flash
decently wide (25mm)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good zoom range (25-125mm 5.0 x zoom)
lighter than average (116g)
offers face detect autofocus
offers tracking focus
touchscreen enabled
very good minimum ISO (80)
cannot use external flash
display is not selfie friendly
does not have HDMI port
does not have headphone port
does not have image stabilization
does not have microphone port
does not have Timelapse recording
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual focus
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW files
low resolution screen (460 thousand dot)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no manual mode
no moving screen
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
sluggish at full zoom (f6.3)
small screen (2.7 inches)
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Samsung DV150F Sensor information

The sensor size in the Samsung DV150F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels .

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The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.

The graphic below shows the DV150F's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The DV150F sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung DV150F dimensions

Samsung DV150F is 0.26 pounds (116g / 4.09 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 96mm x 55mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Samsung DV150F is less heavy as compared to its rivals.

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The following is a pic of the Samsung DV150F with a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.

Samsung DV150F dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the DV150F.

Samsung DV150F topview buttons dials

Samsung DV150F Lens information

The DV150F comes with a fixed lens offering a focal range of 25-125mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be great nevertheless it will surely be useful in some cases.

At it's widest 25mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.5 which is pretty sluggish and not the best for low light conditions and you might find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will likely also need to increase your ISO leading to noisy files. With the long end, 125mm comes to f6.3 making it pretty sluggish and you might have to set slow shutter speeds.

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Samsung DV150F Connectivity

The DV150F has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and at times change settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

A few apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Samsung DV150F Video information

The highest possible video resolution in the Samsung DV150F is 1280 x 720 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You really should shoot for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body does not offer a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to order an alternative camera in case you want better sound for your video clips.

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Samsung DV150F Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing in the Samsung DV150F so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.

Samsung DV150F Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung DV150F has got a 2.7 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can change focus point as well as adjust settings by using your finger.

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The View Finder specs for Samsung DV150F are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite useful in bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Samsung DV150F Shutter information

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Samsung DV150F Flash and Hot shoe information

Samsung DV150F features just inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

Samsung DV150F Autofocus information

Samsung DV150F features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & accurate as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which makes it valuable for portraits.

It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Samsung DV150F has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is good in low light scenarios or you require more accurate control on depth of field.

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Samsung DV150F Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the best (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:

Samsung DV150F for different types of photography

The following diagram shows a outline of the Samsung DV150F for different types of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section below.

Samsung DV150F Portrait photography features

The Samsung DV150F receives a rating of 35 which is lousy, and means the camera is just not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to work with external flash.

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good MP (16 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Samsung DV150F Street photography info

Coming in at a reasonable rating of 56, the Samsung DV150F is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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lighter than competition (116g)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Samsung DV150F Sports photography details

A lousy sports photography rating of 36 indicates the Samsung DV150F is just not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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good MP (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

Samsung DV150F Travel photography info

Weight is super critical in buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Samsung DV150F gets a nice 69 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent fit to purchase for your vacations.

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lighter than others (116g)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.5)

Samsung DV150F Landscape photography information

For those who are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Samsung DV150F with it's lousy score of 34 for a landscape camera is just not appropriate within the current marketplace.

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rather wide (25mm)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording

Samsung DV150F Vlogging advice

A camera for vlogging should have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Samsung DV150F is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy rating of 32.

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really wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
comes with face detect autofocus
lighter than average (116g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port

Samsung DV150F Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the DV150F, here is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The line graph followed below provides you an overview of the DV150F compared to it's highest ranked rivals listed earlier.

There are more cameras you may look at as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Samsung DV150F
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-125mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Display resolution
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Display tech
Rear TFT LCD + 1.5 inch front LCd
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
116g (0.26 lb)
Physical dimensions
96 x 55 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Storage slots
Cost at release