Samsung WB150F Review: Share and Share Alike

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  • Editor's Rating

    Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

      • Image/Video Quality
      • 5
      • Design / Ease of Use
      • 7
      • Performance
      • 7
      • Expandability
      • 7
      • Total Score:
      • 6.50
      • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10
  • Pros

    • Big 18x optical zoom lens
    • Manual exposure modes
    • In-camera art modes
    • Excellent Wi-Fi features
  • Cons

    • Noise at ISO 400 and up
    • Only 720p video
    • More clipped highlights than usual

Quick Take

The Samsung WB150F delivers on its promises of Wi-Fi connectivity. While the sharing features are reliable, other aspects of image quality and camera performance don't keep pace.

The Samsung WB150F offers a great deal of connectivity, allowing users to transfer photos from the device to a tablet or phone, and giving them one of the best implementations of wireless connectivity in a camera to date. The quality of images is acceptable as photos taken in good lighting conditions at low ISO are relatively sharp and noise free. The zoom lens is well-controlled for distortion and detail, but the very edges of the frame are pleasantly sharp. In addition there is an array of filters and options, as well as full manual exposure modes.

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While the zoom is nice, the results at long range are disappointing if you are shooting in less than perfect conditions. In fact, shooting anything above ISO 400 is lacking in fine detail thanks to a crowded sensor and aggressive noise reduction algorithms.

All in all, the WB150F is a tough sell. For those that are after photo capabilities, there are other options at this price point that will produce better images at mid ISO. For those that want quick sharing and connectivity, well, mobile devices most likely do a better job of that. The only true selling point of this device is its exceptional Wi-Fi connectivity. Other than that, there are plenty of better cameras available at this price range.


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