Samsung WB150F

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Samsung WB150F

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Samsung WB30F

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Samsung WB30F

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Great zoom
Zoom
18x
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB30F

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 98x58x17 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung WB30F

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Size
Smaller
98x58x17 mm vs 106x59x23 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 188 g
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More than 30% lighter
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WB30F's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 30% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              WB150F:0.9"
              WB30F:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              WB150F:$149.95
              WB30F:$150.62
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              WB150F:106x59x23 mm
              WB30F:98x58x17 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $109

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $120

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $161

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Samsung WB30F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $138

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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