Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB750

Samsung WB150F

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Samsung WB150F

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Really small
Size
Compact 106x59x23 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 213k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
188 g vs 245 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung WB700

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 106x59x23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              18x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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
              WB700:99x59x22 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $109

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix AV250

              Fujifilm FinePix AV250

              Compact

              $91

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Fujifilm Finepix S700

              Fujifilm FinePix S700

              Super zoom

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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