WB150F http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/wb150f/videos en-GB CES 2012 – Samsung WB150F camera http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/ces-2012-%E2%80%93-samsung-wb150f-camera <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung attempts to lure you away from your smartphone camera with its range of Wi-Fi-equipped smart cameras, which includes the WB150F. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="382" height="263" title="Samsung WB150F camera" alt="Samsung WB150F camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20WB150F%20camera.png?1370532902" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1382313287001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1382313287001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/ces-2012-%E2%80%93-samsung-wb150f-camera#comments Cameras Samsung WB150F Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:28:31 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423888 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung WB150F http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-wb150f/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does Wi-Fi make Samsung’s big zoom compact the most social snapper around? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-EC-WB150FBPBGB-main_2.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-EC-WB150FBPBGB-2_2.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-EC-WB150FBPBGB-1_2.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-EC-WB150FBPBGB-3_2.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-EC-WB150FBPBGB-4_2.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-EC-WB150FBPBGB-5_2.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Samsung WB150F isn’t your average compact camera, for two reasons: first, there’s a large 18x optical zoom to get you closer to the action; and second, you get built-in Wi-Fi to make sharing your shots easier – a definite boon if you’re a cable-hater.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £220.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung WB150F – Wi-Fi uploading </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Wi-Fi isn’t simply for sending photos direct to your PC (although you can do that using the backup mode). You can share optimised versions of shots (or videos in some cases) to Facebook, Photobucket, Picasa and YouTube, or email them to any address. You can backup to the cloud, beam photos to your Android or iOS device , or use said device as a remote viewfinder, tapping on-screen icons to take a shot, zoom or alter basic settings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-wb150f-cnetre.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung WB150F – hitting the limits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All that sounds very exciting – and it brings compacts vaguely in line with where smartphones are – but there are issues. The wireless backup only works with Windows PCs, and while the remote viewfinder and mobile phone sharing ran fine on iOS, neither app would play nice with our Android phone (the brand new HTC One S). A more minor criticism is that typing in email addresses and social media logins is laborious using a cursor – a touchscreen may have been a better choice here.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-wb150f-sync.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung WB150F – camera skills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wi-Fi aside, this is an impressive little camera. There’s a nod to enthusiasts with the inclusion of manual controls (no RAW shooting though), while those less inclined to fiddle with settings can flip through the usual scene modes, employ a range of Instagram-style filter effects or simply turn the dial to the fully automatic ‘Smart’ mode and let the camera do the thinking for you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-wb150f-lcd.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung WB150F – picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Picture quality is decent, with vivid colours (red in particular leaps out with the default settings), but a little more contrast would make things punchier. There’s 720p HD video too, and again, it’s acceptable without being outstanding – although you can use the full optical zoom range while filming, which isn’t something all cameras can do.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-wb150f-top.jpg?1373334439" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung WB150F – build and design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The metal-bodied WB150F is a little chunkier than some compacts – possibly to make room for that big zoom lens – but will still squeeze into the average jeans pocket without forcing you to limp like a mad scientist’s assistant. There’s a reasonably sharp 3-inch screen on the back, along with the usual range of controls, while a dial at the top lets you quickly switch between different shooting and settings modes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung WB150F – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Samsung WB150F is certainly more interesting than the average point-and-shoot, but while the big zoom is welcome, those Wi-Fi skills could benefit from a bit of honing.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A capable superzoom compact with interesting Wi-Fi talent squeezed in – but the Samsung WB150F isn't the game-changer it might’ve been</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-wb150f </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-wb150f/review#comments Cameras Samsung WB150F Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:07:29 +0000 Paddy Smith 420803 at http://www.stuff.tv