I’m a sucker for gadgets. Cameras is one of them. One thing that I felt that my DSLR lacked is the functionality of uploading pictures to the internet. Sometimes, it’s just too much hassle to transfer certain pictures from the camera to the computer (pictures of my drawings for example to be used in this blog). I get a chance to review this Samsung Camera which could do exactly what I had been hoping my camera be able to do.
Let’s proceed to the unboxing of the Samsung Smart Camera WB150F shall we?
I would actually prefer it to have a glossy white finishing though but the rough surface for the camera might be better for gripping.
Options available on this camera. As you can see, there’s an option for Wifi uploading there. Manual mode, Aperture-priority mode, Shutter speed priority mode and also Program mode. A SMART mode which will automatically detects the best settings for your shot is available too. Pretty good if you are new towards photography and don’t want much trouble in setting it up yourself.
‘The 3.0″ inch display is quite good. These are the following available options for wifi connectivity. Social sharing enables you to share over facebook, flickr and picasa.
18X Optical zoom lens with 24mm wide angle. It’s a pretty lens for a compact camera if you ask me. I brought along this camera to several events and food reviews to be tested out. I had even shared some pictures via the sharing option on my Facebook.
Pictures below are the photos taken with this Samsung WB150F for your viewing pleasure and be the judge yourself on how this camera performs.
The macro focussing is not bad here. The flash is not too strong though but I like how the colors turn out.
Good coverage of the area. This would be good for scenery shots.
By standing at the very same spot with the optical zoom. Would give you an idea on how much the lens can zoom in. Pretty impressive length.
All the above shots are done with ISO 400 with P-mode except for the last two picture which I uses the SMART function to help me automatically detect the settings. Colour are definitely good for outdoor shots.
Forgot what settings I shot it with but I uses Manual mode for it. The bokeh is minimal and pretty average for a compact camera. With the correct settings and photo composition, it would be good though.
I can’t say the same for indoor shots though. The quality is just average and the colour depth is lacking. The noise is not really helping to improve the picture quality. But I wouldn’t say it’s bad, it’s just average to me and I was expecting a little more from this camera in terms of indoor shooting.
These are the several portraits shots I had done with the camera. I set the last two picture to SMART mode and it did helped in making the colors a bit more vivid for me. I assume that I had to do some tweaking to get the best color out of it. The image stabilization helps me to stabilize my shots and it’s pretty good. It just that there is a certain delay in processing the photo which I think could be improved,
The amount of details captured by this camera macro function is pretty good though. I like how much details it could capture and it’s better than a lot of compact cameras out there. All these were shot using the Macro focus, and I’m quite happy with the amount of details it could capture. I would say that this camera is quite good for macro shooting capabilities
My overall verdict is that this is a pretty average camera to me. If you like to share your photos instantly, this would be one of the cameras to be considered.
1. Sharing Capabilities
3. Flexibility in settings
1. Noise quite apparent
2. Long time for processing a photo or starting up the camera
3. Lack color depth
4. Video recording only at 720p
Below are some specs of the camera.
- 14 megapixels
- ISO at Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200
- Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted, Face Detection AE
- Smart Filter : Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Classic, Retro, Palette Effect 1, Palette Effect 2, Palette Effect 3, Palette Effect 4
- 18x optical zoom
- Schneider-KREUZNACH 18x Zoom Lens f = 4.0 – 72mm (35mm film equivalent : 24 – 432mm)
- Shutter speed at 16 – 1/2,000 seconds
- Optical Image Stabilisation
- Mode: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure
- Built-in flash
That sums up my review of the camera. So how smart actually is this phone? Well.
Well, apparently not smart enough to get this blog post done for me. Pfffttt…