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

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

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

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
 
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        18x
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        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 Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        WB150F:106x59x23 mm
        WB700:99x59x22 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 WB35F

        Samsung WB35F

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $99

        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Travel zoom

        $220

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

        Travel zoom

        $275 - $306

        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger

        Samsung WB150F Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $120

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $150 - $225

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Samsung DV300F

        Samsung DV300F

        Ultra compact

        $280

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

        Samsung WB700 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,147 body only

        $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Size Much larger
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        $125

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Weight Lighter
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $259

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Samsung WB750

        Samsung WB750

        Travel zoom

        $488

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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