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Samsung WB150F Camera Review

By on July 9, 2012
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Image quality that you expect with unmatched innovation in features. WiFi, anyone?

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Good: Strong and appealing design; Accessible interface; Built-in WiFi is very handy and innovative; Long zoom lens; Manual controls.
Bad: Decent but unremarkable image quality; Low light delivers fair amount of noise; Sometimes sluggish interface.
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Build & Design

Samsung have been stepping up their game when it comes to designing their products, and this camera fits that bill. It’s a very strong body that is one of the best looking cameras of its class that I’ve seen with an impressive matte finish that looks slick, and makes it look so much more refined and upclass and most of its competitors.

The big lens is beautifully placed on the side instead of smack in the middle and it’s a little detail that makes the camera look more thought out. The front is the best part of the camera as the design makes it look simple yet elegant. Once again, I’ll stress on the build quality which feels rigid and expensive and something that you don’t have to worry about breaking accidentally.

From the back, things are more traditional as we get a 3 inch LCD screen with various buttons around the right side. There’s the trustworthy scroll, a menu button, a playback button, a delete button among others. At the top, you’ll find the traditional knob which allows you to quickly change the recording mode to photos or video, a well-placed power button as well as a nicely finished zoom slider.

When it comes to the interface, I actually really like the way Samsung has laid out their menus and it looks very clean and accessible to use. They’re well-designed and clearly marked, making them easy on the eyes compared to some other camera interfaces which is more cluttered and hard to use. The only problem is that it’s a little bit sluggish and not as zippy as it could have been, but that doesn’t end up being too much of an issue.

Next, we test out the image quality of the camera.

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  • http://www.nystedt.org Magnus Nystedt

    As a rather passionate photographer, I applaud some things that Samsung is doing with its cameras, but at the same time I get very confused.

    About the review, some 100% crops would be nice, and from a competing camera too, so we can compare the IQ :)

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