Samsung WB150F

 
Samsung WB150F front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-432mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 188g - 107 x 61 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
42
Overall
40

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 #144 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #692 out of 1422 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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-WB50F front thumbnailSamsung WB50F
WB150F vs WB50F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB1100F front thumbnailSamsung WB1100F
WB150F vs WB1100F
25-875mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Samsung-WB2200F front thumbnailSamsung WB2200F
WB150F vs WB2200F
20-1200mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB350F front thumbnailSamsung WB350F
WB150F vs WB350F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB35F front thumbnailSamsung WB35F
WB150F vs WB35F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB800F front thumbnailSamsung WB800F
WB150F vs WB800F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Samsung-WB250F front thumbnailSamsung WB250F
WB150F vs WB250F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB30F front thumbnailSamsung WB30F
WB150F vs WB30F
24-240mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB850F front thumbnailSamsung WB850F
WB150F vs WB850F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB150F front thumbnailSamsung WB150F24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB750 front thumbnailSamsung WB750
WB150F vs WB750
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
13MP1/2.3"2011
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Samsung-WB210 front thumbnailSamsung WB210
WB150F vs WB210
24-288mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-WB700 front thumbnailSamsung WB700
WB150F vs WB700
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2010

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.

built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
focusing manually
good min ISO (80)
great reach (432mm)
great zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
lighter than others in class (188g)
nice screen size (3")
offers face detection autofocus
offers tracking autofocus
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW support
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (460 thousand dot)
no external flash support
no external microphone jack
no HDMI support
no headphone jack
no Timelapse recording
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish at long end (f5.8)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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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.

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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.

Samsung WB150F sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Listed below is a photo of the Samsung WB150F beside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its size.

Samsung WB150F dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button layout on the WB150F.

Samsung WB150F topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 43 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.

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you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (188 grams)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

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.

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amazing zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

Samsung WB150F Travel photography features

Portability is pretty crucial when getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Samsung WB150F gets a nice 70 as a travel camera which is a very decent pick for your trips.

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lighter than competition in class (188 grams)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
very long reach (432mm)
no Time Lapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)

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.

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manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode

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.

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decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
lighter than average (188 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone support

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Samsung
Model type
Samsung WB150F
Type
Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced
2012-01-09
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-432mm (18.0x)
Highest aperture
f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance
5cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
3"
Screen resolution
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
16 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.50 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
188 grams (0.41 pounds)
Dimensions
107 x 61 x 23mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9")
Other
Battery ID
SLB-10A
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
One
Launch pricing
$230