Samsung WB150F compact camera in-depth review: a jack of most trades
The WB150F clicks very good pictures where there is enough light. In fact it does a pretty decent job of not making light colors soft under harsh light – even when you zoom in completely. In the pictures below, you can see the yellow color not washed away, and also can make out the lines on the petals below even under harsh light.
Under low light however, you will see lot of grains if the ISO is set to too high. But the good side of this is that the camera can crank up to ISO 3200 which means you can atleast come back with a fairly well-lit picture which can be post-processed to remove the noise easily.
IS is not perfect at low light, but that also depends on how steady your hands are. Mine are not very steady I must tell you here.
It records incredibly sharp videos for its price-point under normal conditions. See in the video below – the colors are sharp and looks exactly how they look in real life. The face tones are perfect – heck you can even make out the sweat on the Rickshaw puller if look closely.
When zoomed in fully and go to pixel level detail – you’ll see a bit of haziness which is common in case of a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. So no worries there as 720p videos are not supposed to be viewed on your HDTV anyway.
Even under low light, the details are very clear – only with some amount of noise.
Let’s see some pros and cons –
- Insane collection of effects and filters
- Wi-Fi media sharing and cloud storing out-of-box
- A good design with mostly metallic body
- AP, SP and full manual modes
- Vertical panorama
- Exclusive video mode
- Good 18x optical zoom
- Decent battery life
- Pricing is right
- Unusual grains under low-light
- IS not perfect
The WB150F is for the modern crowd who wants everything on-the-go. You would not want to carry your bulky laptop to be able to transfer the files and then upload somewhere. You also are knowledgeable enough to be able to customize setting according to your liking. You don’t want a delicate darling on your next hiking trip, nor do you want to wait till launching Picasa or other image editing and effects tools to spice up your media. The WB150F will have you covered in all this. If you want a kind of all-rounder who takes care of the whole imaging process for creating till sharing – the WB150F is what you want. Now we all know that the all-rounders in cricket are not often the best bowler or batsmen in business, but they are like jack of all trades – you will know after this article what that means in the camera market!