Samsung ST150F overview
Samsung ST150F is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact camera initially released on January of 2013. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The ST150F comes in at #79 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #863 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your personal requirements.
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Samsung ST150F family
The Samsung ST150F comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can view all earlier and new models along with key features.
Samsung ST150F Gallery
You can see the ST150F from various angles in the gallery below.
Samsung ST150F Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Samsung ST150F based on things which are typically seen as crucial in a camera.
Samsung ST150F Sensor info
The spec of the sensor on the Samsung ST150F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels .Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the ST150F's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The ST150F sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung ST150F dimensions
Samsung ST150F weighs about 0.25 lb (114 gr or 4.02 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 94mm x 58mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.7"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Samsung ST150F is lighter compared with its competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a image of the Samsung ST150F beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button design on the ST150F.
Samsung ST150F Lens info
The ST150F has a built-in lens and a focal range of 25-125mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be huge nevertheless it can be valuable in some cases.
At the widest 25mm, it provides an aperture of f2.5 making it very slow and not ideal in low light events and you may find it hard to capture good bokeh. You might also have to boost the ISO setting producing noisy photographs. For the tele end, 125mm comes with f6.3 which is very slow and you may need to apply slow shutter speeds.
Samsung ST150F Connectivity
The ST150F has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Samsung ST150F Video info
The highest video resolution on the Samsung ST150F is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should try to get at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera doesn't include a mic and headphone jack which means you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get an alternative model in case you require decent audio in your video clips.
Samsung ST150F Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Samsung ST150F so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Samsung ST150F Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung ST150F comes with a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder details regarding Samsung ST150F are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung ST150F Shutter info
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Samsung ST150F Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung ST150F has got only integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Samsung ST150F Autofocus info
Samsung ST150F has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is helpful for portraits.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Samsung ST150F does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode can be useful during low light conditions or you want more exact depth of field control.
Samsung ST150F Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life within this category of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Samsung ST150F for different kinds of photography
The following bar chart gives a summation of the Samsung ST150F for different kinds of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Samsung ST150F Portrait photography advice
The Samsung ST150F receives a points total of 36 which is low, meaning that it is not really acceptable to use for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos & ability to utilize external flash.
Street photography with Samsung ST150F
Having a average score of 56, the Samsung ST150F is fairly adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung ST150F as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography points tally of 37 suggests the Samsung ST150F is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung ST150F as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really critical in buying a travel camera. In general, the Samsung ST150F gets a above average 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent choice to take with you on your holidays.
Samsung ST150F Landscape photography advice
When you're looking to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Samsung ST150F at it's low rating of 39 for a landscape camera is not really acceptable in the current market.
Samsung ST150F Vlogging details
A vlogging camera should have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Samsung ST150F is not really acceptable for vlogging as it receives a low rating of 30.
Samsung ST150F Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the ST150F, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart underneath gives you an overview of the ST150F vs it's highest scored competitors suggested above.
There are more cameras you may look at as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.