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

Great zoom
Zoom
18x
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

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
              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
              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

              $139 - $150

              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

              $150

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $178

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $529 body only

              $598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $488

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $99

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $97 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Much lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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