Samsung WB150F Smart Camera
Samsung Philippines sent us a review unit of the Samsung WB150F Smart Camera. We’ve been playing around with it for the last few days while we’re on vacation here in Boracay and so far it’s definitely a fun camera to use! It may not have the best image quality but the user interface as well as the variety of features make it a truly enjoyable Smart Camera. We’ll have more for you guys next week when we do the full review but for now we’d like to share the unboxing.
If you don’t have time to read the whole thing here’s a quick 30-second video we made:
Packaging and Hardware
There’s nothing wrong with the packaging of the WB150F itself. My real beef with this is the actual name of the product. Why would you call a camera meant for mainstream consumers the “WB150F”? There’s no recall to it. I hope Samsung would seriously reconsider their product branding strategy.
Anyway, what’s inside the box? Well you’ll find the WB150F, a leather case (yay), USB cable, outlet charger, micro-SD card 8GB, and a bunch of manuals. Here are some photos for your appreciation:
The camera is not bulky and it’s quite easy to bring around with you. The controls and buttons are mostly on the right side with the 3.0″hVGA LCD Display at the back. In terms of optics, the WB150F has 14.2 Megapixels, 18x Optical Zoom, and 24mm Wide Angle Lens. It can record HD video as well but only up to 720p @ 30 fps.
The WB150F has a bunch of cool features as well including the ability to take different kinds of photos in the following modes: Live Panorama, Magic Frame, Split Shot, Picture in Picture, and Photo Filter. There are also several filters available for video. We’ll tackle this in detail once we do the review.
Lastly this camera can connect to WiFi. You can instantly send or share your photos. You can also connect your camera via WiFi to your Samsung phone and turn your phone into the view finder. Again, we’ll show a demo during our full review.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung WB150F is already available in different gadget shops nationwide. SRP is pegged at just Php11,990 making it a budget-friendly summer camera. Like what we said earlier it doesn’t have the best optics but it’s definitely fun and enjoyable to use.
Full review coming soon!