Samsung WB150F overview
Samsung WB150F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally launched on January of 2012. It has got a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WB150F is rated #146 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #740 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to test our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your customized criteria.
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Samsung WB150F history
The Samsung WB150F comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can view all older and the latest models alongside key specs.
Samsung WB150F Gallery
You can view the WB150F from several angles in the gallery here.
Samsung WB150F Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung WB150F based on factors that are usually viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Samsung WB150F Sensor specs
The dimension of the sensor on the Samsung WB150F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the WB150F's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The WB150F sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Captivating footage reveals once-in-a-lifetime moment with Florida Panther
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung WB150F dimensions
Samsung WB150F weighs in at 0.41 lbs (188 gr / 6.63 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 107mm x 61mm x 23mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Samsung WB150F is lighter than other rivals.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
Listed below is a photo of the Samsung WB150F beside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the WB150F.
Samsung WB150F Lens details
The WB150F has a fixed lens with a focal range of 24-432mm giving it a 18.0 x zoom which is perfect and can allow you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f3.2 which will be pretty sluggish and not great in low light occasions and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You will also have to boost your ISO setting giving you noisy shots. On the long end, 432mm is excellent zoom and comes to f5.8 which is quite slow and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Samsung WB150F Connectivity
The WB150F has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and sometimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Samsung WB150F Video details
The maximum video resolution on the Samsung WB150F is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You really should try to get a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone jack which means you get zero control over your sound. It is perhaps best to get another camera in case you require good sound in your videos.
Samsung WB150F Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Samsung WB150F so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Samsung WB150F Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung WB150F has got a 3 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The View Finder specs regarding Samsung WB150F are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are rather useful.
Samsung WB150F Shutter details
Samsung WB150F has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Samsung WB150F Flash and Hot shoe details
Samsung WB150F includes just integrated flash with missing external flash ability.
Samsung WB150F Autofocusing details
Samsung WB150F includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & exact than Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is valuable for portrait photography.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Samsung WB150F supports manual focusing when needed in low light or you want more exact control on focusing.
Samsung WB150F Battery life
The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest possible (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:
Samsung WB150F for various categories of photography
The following chart shows a analysis of the Samsung WB150F for various categories of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Samsung WB150F Portrait photography factors
The Samsung WB150F receives a rating of 42 which is low, meaning that it is not really good to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support plus the option to utilize external lighting.
Samsung WB150F Street photography details
With a nice points total of 62, the Samsung WB150F is a very decent choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Samsung WB150F
A average sports photography points tally of 52 means the Samsung WB150F is somewhat suited for taking photos of sports. A camera should have very good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung WB150F Travel photography features
Portability is pretty crucial when getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Samsung WB150F gets a nice 69 as a travel camera which is a very decent pick for your trips.
Samsung WB150F as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung WB150F and it's moderate rating of 49 for a landscape camera is relatively adequate compared to it's competition.
Samsung WB150F Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung WB150F is not really good for vlogging as it delivers a low score of 32.
Samsung WB150F Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the WB150F, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph just below provides you an overview of the WB150F versus it's top scored competitors listed above.
Following are additional cameras you might check out as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.