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 #86 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #909 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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Samsung DV150F family
The Samsung DV150F is part of a family of products. You can see the full list below.
Samsung DV150F Gallery
You can look at the DV150F from several angles in the gallery here.
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.
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 .L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
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.OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The following is a pic of the Samsung DV150F with a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the DV150F.
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.
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.
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.
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.Sony Japan Introduces 5G Transmitter for Alpha Cameras
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.