Samsung WB150F

The Good Built-in Wi-Fi that's easily set up for wireless sharing and backup. Abundant set of shooting and editing options.

The Bad Samsung's smartphone apps are only guaranteed to work with Samsung Galaxy devices. Auto-backup software is Windows-only. Photo quality is barely better than a smartphone. Shooting performance is somewhat slow.

The Bottom Line If you're happy with the photos from your smartphone, but wish you had an actual camera with a long zoom lens and wireless sharing and backup, check out the Samsung WB150F.

Editors' Rating
6.6 Overall

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Samsung WB150F

Design and features

While camera manufacturers like Sony, Panasonic and Canon are dabbling in Wi-Fi cameras, Samsung's really invested in the concept for 2012, offering several cameras with a big helping of wireless functionality. Included in those models is the WB150F compact superzoom.

The camera's built-in 802.11n wireless can be used to connect to your Wi-Fi network for automatic backups to a Windows computer or Microsoft SkyDrive, viewing photos and movie clips on DLNA-equipped devices, or sending them by email; to connect to other Samsung Wi-Fi cameras for direct sharing between cameras; to connect to hot spots or wirelessly tether to a smartphone; and to connect to an Android 2.2-powered Galaxy S smartphone or 7- or 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab.

That last option can be used to upload content to sharing sites, but it will also allow you to control the camera remotely. Your display turns into a viewfinder and you can move the camera's zoom lens as well as hit the shutter release. It'll also use the device's GPS receiver to geotag your shots. (Samsung plans to extend these features to other non-Samsung Android smartphones as well.)

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