Samsung WB150F (Black)
Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: WB150F
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CNET editors' review
price range: $135.99
- Reviewed by: Joshua Goldman
- Reviewed on: 03/21/2012
- Released on: 02/01/2012
The good: The Samsung WB150F has built-in Wi-Fi that's easily set up for wireless sharing and backup. It has an abundant set of shooting and editing options.
The bad: Samsung's smartphone apps are only guaranteed to work with Samsung Galaxy devices and its autobackup software is Windows-only. The camera's photo quality is barely better than a smartphone's and its shooting performance is somewhat slow.
The bottom line: If you're happy with the photos from your smartphone, but wish you had an actual camera with a long zoom lens and wireless sharing and backup, check out the Samsung WB150F.
Great little camera.
by CosimaKi on November 19, 2013
Pros: After reading the main review, I am convinced the person did not take them to get to know the camera. This camera has manual and program capabilites which render the complaints about low light invalid. Great macro and zoom.
Cons: Wi-fi coonectivity issues. Controls are not suited to a novice.
Summary: After reading the main review, I am convinced the person did not take them to get to know the camera. This camera has manual and program capabilites which render the ...
Summary: After reading the main review, I am convinced the person did not take them to get to know the camera. This camera has manual and program capabilites which render the complaints about low light invalid.
For serious photographers on a serious budget this camera packs a neat punch. I have attained crystal clear images of the moon and jupiter, while also manipulating the controls to achieve bright, clear pictures in a dim room. The entire reason I bought the camera was because I could not afford a DSLR and it offered the best manual and program options.
For instance, I have been able to create "light art"; I have captured the detail on the veins of leaves and the hairs on spiders legs; I have altered the settings so that the moon's light appeared to illuminate the entire background. Now, this can take some time working with the camera, so if you are a "lazy photographer" this camera is not for you. Thanks to this camera, I have also recenty had photographs hung in a Gallery. Yes, it can do that, provided that the user knows his cameras.
If you are new to cameras, have never worked with film cameras, or are not familiar with program and manual controls, then it is best to skip over this camera, unless you are wanting to learn those functions, which I highly recommend.
Additional features include pan shots, which can get a little sticky. Occasionally, there was a glitch if I allowed the SD card to near maximum storage, but I was really pushing it to the limit. I thought the frame features were cute, but ultimately rarely used them. The internal photo editor is not terribly advanced, but again may be manipulated to achieve some stunning results.
Some other cons include: constant use of the zoom will lead to rapid wear -- I know, I am a nut with the zoom. The sound and video quality were not exceptional, however I have seen far worse. I had the opportunity to video a lightning storm with it and the still images from the video were not incredibly sharp, but were definitely decent.
The macro is function is my biggest rave. For its size and price, I am thoroughly happy with macro. Other cameras need a distance of at least 3 - 4 inches for clarity. I have had this camera right on top of a very patient cicada with perfect rendering of its carapice.
This camera was made for this type of a photographer -- one who knows the value of small pacakges.
My zoom did not "oscillate" as the other reviewer mentioned. I am not even sure what he means by that. My zoom was very steady and controlled. That may have been a error within his camera itself. Remember folks, these are electronic pieces of equipment and are prone to malfunctions from time to time.
The battery life was long lived unless you are using the zoom frequently -- which saps the battery quickly.
My WB150 F met with an unfortunate accident. This is one of the only cameras I have decided to purchase a second time.
Camera with manual controls
by kerginaldo17 on February 24, 2013
Pros: Vivid pictures, great zoom, manual control
Cons: Zoom oscillates very
Summary: Camera with manual controls such as exposure time, shutter speed, aperture, iso, and more ... A decent price for a camera just above the basic (not even going to mention the ...
Summary: Camera with manual controls such as exposure time, shutter speed, aperture, iso, and more ... A decent price for a camera just above the basic (not even going to mention the wifi connection). Commend especially the quality of the photos even in low light.
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: WB150F
- Description: The WB150F camera enhances the advanced optical zoom and image quality that the WB line of cameras are known for, with Wi-Fi capability to facilitate sharing and saving images - wherever users are in the world. Housed in compact, light and durable bodies, the zoom series from Samsung make the perfect travel companions.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Digital camera - Compact
- Resolution 14.2 megapixels
- Optical Sensor Type CCD
- Total Pixels 16,400,000 pixels
- Effective Sensor Resolution 14,200,000 pixels
- Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
- Optical Zoom 18 x
- Digital Zoom 5 x
- Image Stabilizer Optical
- Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
- AE/AF Control Face-priority AF,
- Digital Video Format H.264,
- Image Recording Format JPEG
- Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
- AV Interfaces Composite video/audio
Exposure & White Balance
- Light Sensitivity ISO 3200,
- Exposure Metering Multi-segment,
- Exposure Modes Program,
- Shooting Programs Action,
- Special Effects Fisheye,
- White Balance Automatic,
- White Balance Presets Cloudy,
Fluorescent light (warm white),
Fluorescent light (cool white),
- Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
- Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 steps
- Type Schneider-Kreuznach 18 x x Zoom lens - 4 mm - 72 mm - F/3.2-5.8
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 24 - 432 mm
- Focus Adjustment Manual,
- Min Focus Range 31.5 in
- Macro Focus Range 2 in
- Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
- Features Built-in lens shield
- Camera Flash Built-in flash
- Self Timer Delay 2 sec,
- Additional Features Digital image rotation,
Exif Print support,
720p HD movie recording,
Auto Contrast Balance (ACB),
Face Detection AF/AE,
USB 2.0 compatibility,
- Type 3 in LCD display
- Display Features Built-in
- Microphone Operation Mode Mono
- Connector Type 1 x Hi-Speed USB,
1 x Composite video/audio output
- Software Samsung Intelli Studio,
Drivers & Utilities
System Requirements for PC Connection
- Peripheral Devices USB port,
- Supported Battery Samsung SLB-10A
- Supported Battery 1 x Samsung SLB-10A Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )
Memory / Storage
- Supported Memory Cards SDHC Memory Card,
SD Memory Card,
SDXC Memory Card
- Internal Storage 18 MB Flash
- Image Storage JPEG 4320 x 3240,
JPEG 4320 x 2880,
JPEG 4320 x 2432,
JPEG 3648 x 2736,
JPEG 2832 x 2832,
JPEG 2592 x 1944,
JPEG 1984 x 1488,
JPEG 1920 x 1080,
JPEG 1024 x 768
- Video Capture H.264 - 1280 x 720,
H.264 - 1280 x 720,
H.264 - 640 x 480,
H.264 - 640 x 480,
H.264 - 320 x 240,
H.264 - 320 x 240
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 4.2 in
- Depth 0.9 in
- Height 2.4 in
- Weight 6.6 oz
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 5 - 85%
- Image stabilizer feature Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.