The Samsung WB150F is the latest pocket zoom from Samsung and features an 18x optical zoom lens, 3 inch screen, 14 megapixel sensor and built in Wi-Fi for uploading and backing up photos.
Samsung WB150F Features
18x optical zoom lens, 24mm wide angle
14.2 megapixel sensor
3 inch screen
Textured grip surrounding the lens
720p video (mono sound), zoom available
Wi-Fi features in more detail:
Social sharing: facebook, picasa, youtube, photobucket
Email: enter email address to send to
Mobile Link: Download from camera to smartphone (iphone or android using app)
Remote viewfinder: download remote viewfinder app from app store to control the camera from your mobile phone
Cloud: SkyDrive Backup (Photo only)
Auto Backup - transfer recent files to a Windows computer wirelessly using the iStudio program
These features are the same on the DV300F, ST200F and WB850F as well.
Samsung WB150F Handling
The camera has an easy to use menu system. It has a backlight mode (that fires the flash) but not an HDR mode. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) is improved using icons so that modes and options can be clearly seen. The camera has impressively close macro focus. The camera has a lithium ion rechargeable battery and takes SD cards. The mode dial on the top makes it easy to change modes and the dedicated video record button lets you quickly start recording a video.
Samsung WB150F - Pre-production menus (thankfully we did not use this specific camera for the test shots below).
Samsung WB150F Performance
These sample photos were taken with a nearly-ready pre-production model that worked well in our testing. Click the image to view larger, or click Hi Res to view the original images.
The Samsung WB150F is a solid camera with a good range of features including Wi-Fi for backing up images or uploading to the internet. The 18x optical zoom lens performs well and the camera has colourful images, although they did appear a little soft. It's possible image quality could be improved further before shipping. However, with only 720p video, it makes it slightly less apealling when compared to other pocket zooms with full HD and high speed shooting. We will have a full review of the camera when we get a full production version.
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4 Dec 2016 12:10AM