Samsung WB150F compact camera in-depth review: a jack of most trades
The impression carries on to the features as well. This is probably one of the most feature-rich cameras you will see at this price point. It has tonnes of features, and the amazing thing is that the WB150F tries to bridge the gap both ways towards the Smartphones and also the entry-level DSLRs. You have the Wi-Fi connection to quickly share your photos to facebook, and full manual mode for advance users.
Smart Auto 2.0 mode
This lets you rest and the camera takes over all decisions. Good for first-timers.
Automatic and different manual modes
Like the DSLRs, you have a P mode that controls the compositions automatically, an aperture priority mode that lets you set the aperture, a shutter mode to do the vice-versa and a full manual mode to adjust both to advance users.
This feature lets you upload photos straight to online backups like Skydrive or image hosting sites like Picasa and Photobucket or share on Facebook and YouTube. This also lets you make it a Wi-Fi hotspot for the mobile to connect to for using the remote viewfinder and mobile link apps.
Different scene modes like night, text, sunset and a more than 10 scenes that optimizes the camera settings according to the situation.
One unique feature is that you can not only click horizontally but also vertically. Also you can preview the whole picture before finalizing it.
Lets you insert your photo into fancy frames
Awesome little feature that lets you take horizontal and vertical split pictures. It brings in the multiframe function of the DSLRs that lets you click different objects and club them together. Check out the review video for details.
Picture in a picture
You can click a background and the place another one in the middle of the background.
This has three great effects called ink painting, cartoon and sketch that look like paintings of different natures.
This has a cool collection of 14 filters that will let you make videos, or click snaps like in an old film, zooming shot, fish-eye, retro, soft focus, oil painting, vignette and what not!
The in-camera editor lets you adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, fix red-eye or maybe you would like to retouch your face a bit? You can also apply filters from here.
This feature allows you to browse your camera content on an Android Smartphone with the help of the MobileLink app available for free in the Play store. Note that you DONOT need a Galaxy series of Smartphone. During testing, it ran perfectly on my HTC Desire HD (see video). You can also copy the content quickly to your device.
Ask a wildlife photographer how important this feature is. Of course it’s much more powerful on a professional DSLR but it does a world of good to click the birds around your garden or in the zoo. You place the camera at a place near the subject, come away from it (thus the name remote J ), start the remote viewfinder app on your Android handset (you would’ve already downloaded it for free from the Play store) and there the camera viewfinder becomes your Smartphone display. Click the button on your Smartphone and the camera clicks, how cool is that!
Another feature we like is the exclusive, separate video mode which lets you concentrate on shooting the video without being tensed about accidentally moving to the photo mode.