Samsung WB150F vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Winner
Samsung WB150F

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Great macro
Macro focus
5 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Really small
Size
Compact 106x59x23 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x24 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 30 mm
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20% better wide angle
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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Almost the same
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 1s
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16x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W150

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Size
Smaller
93x58x24 mm vs 106x59x23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
173 g vs 188 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              WB150F5 cm
              DSC-W15010 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              WB150F720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W150480p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $109

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $120

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $344 - $399

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

              Compact

              $89

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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