Samsung WB150F compact camera packs WiFi capability and 18x optical zoom

The Samsung WB150F point-and-shoot camera is not Samsung’s first WiFi-enabled camera. We saw one last year in the form of the Samsung SH100 which piqued a lot of interest.

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Imagine not having to remove the disk and plug into your laptop just to transfer photos. You can directly transfer photos to your PC via WiFi or better yet, upload it immediately to Facebook or other social network sites. Just like the SH100, you can also use your Samsung smartphone to see what the camera is seeing and control it remotely. There’s also the option to e-mail the photo straight from the camera or upload it in Samsung’s cloud storage.

With the WB150F, Samsung is giving their WiFi camera more usability in the form of an 18x optical zoom with a 24mm to 432mm (35mm eq.) focal length. It also comes with an f/3.2 aperture at the widest focal length. That’s huge for a compact camera and it makes an ideal everyday portable shooter whether you’re traveling or shooting an event.

The Samsung WB150F sports an outstanding 14.2MP resolution that you can view on its 3.0″ LCD display. What’s also big with this camera is that it allows for some manual action – shutter priority, aperture priority and full manual mode. It can also record 720p HD videos.

It’s not a surprise that Samsung loves to put quirky features on their cameras and the WB150F is no different.

It has the Live Panorama which is just like Sony’s Sweep Panorama where you hold the shutter button and sweeping the camera across the scene to capture a panoramic shot.

It also has what they call Motion Photo where you can make one element of a normal photograph come to life and keep moving while the rest of the frame stays still. It sounds cool on paper but is still limited in real life use. Watch it in action here:

You will also get Split Shot where you can divide the screen into three separate shots and create up to three different photographs simply blending them together to create a whole new view of your travels. Something some iPhone apps are already doing.

The Samsung WB150F is retailing for Php11,990 which is an inexpensive price for a compact camera with 18x zoom and full manual controls. The WiFi system is just gravy on top. Now the only question people have in mind is will this take good photos? Here’s a link to sample photos but is limited to daylight shots of inanimate objects.

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  • Griswold

    Samsung cameras are not really known for their image quality but the specs and price on this one is too hard to ignore. it might be a good compact camera really and you get to learn how manual operation works before going to DSLRs.

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