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- Samsung WB150F
- Samsung has introduced their new WB150F. We find out if image quality could match the feature set.
Samsung WB150F Digital Camera Review$229.00
Lens & Sensor
The 18x lens is massive for a camera of this size and we're guessing this alone will sell some units. The Schneider Kreuznach barrel is accented by four chrome bezels, but the mechanical action is jumpy and imprecise. The zoom lever also has a tendency to become physically stuck to one side, causing the lens to extend or retract out of control. Construction isn't sturdy either, and the two inner elements feel loose.
In the absence of an optical or electronic viewfinder, framing is limited to the 3-inch rear LCD. This is a rather low quality monitor, with a narrow viewing angle and less detail representation than its 460,000-pixel resolution suggests. Lining up a typical portrait of friends will not be a problem, but any sort of creative handling (low angles, overhead shots, etc.) will probably require blind framing.
A single proprietary USB terminal resides underneath a plastic cover on the right side of the body. This port is used for PC interfacing, A/V output, and charging the battery via an included adapter. Unfortunately an A/V cable does not ship with the WB150F, so you'll have to purchase a separate adapter to stream content directly to a TV. Battery charging may be accomplished using either a wall socket or a USB connection to a computer.
Of course the final method of connectivity is Wi-Fi, however we find this method slower and less reliable than simply plugging in your memory card.