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

Samsung WB150F vs Samsung WB700

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Samsung WB700 over the Samsung WB150F.

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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Size
Smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 106x59x23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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 - $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $259

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $109

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $145

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

              Compact

              $78

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX C3

              Sony NEX C3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $212 body only

              $571 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $269

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              $215

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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