Samsung ST150F Review
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The credit card-sized flat-fronted 16 megapixel Samsung ST150F with retractable lens is basically the same camera as its WB30F bigger brother, save for the fact that the latter fields a 10x optical zoom as opposed to the ST150F’s 5x optical zoom. This camera is £50 cheaper at a suggested £150, as opposed to its sibling’s £200 manufacturer’s asking price, so in a nutshell you’re paying £50 extra for the additional zoom power and a gently curved handgrip on the WB30F.
However, also in its favour along with the cheaper asking price is the fact that the ST150F has a slightly brighter/faster maximum lens aperture of f/2.5 as opposed to f/3.1. Both cameras can be found a fair amount cheaper than the headline retail price however – a quick search found them both roughly £50 less than their maker’s asking price.
At £99 then, the largely metal constructed Samsung ST150F is really a camera you can’t go much wrong with. However, you might want to pay £150 nevertheless for the WB30F that gives you a bit more ‘poke’ in the zoom department. Which in doing so further distances the camera from whatever your smartphone is capable of, whilst at the same time the app-like filters of both the ST150F and its sibling make for a familiar operational experience.
|Ratings (out of 5)|
|Value for money||4|