• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX150 IS advantages over Samsung WB30F

  • More telephoto lens reach
    336 mm vs 240 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 0 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB30F advantages over Canon SX150 IS

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    16 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    128g vs 312g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Optically-stabilized 12x zoom lens, large 3" LCD screen, full PASM exposure control, super-close macro shooting, 1280x720p HD video recording, low price.

  • Slow performance, poor battery life (good with NiMH rechargeables, though), no HDMI output to connect to HDTV.

The Competition

Compared to Canon SX130 IS

Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX130 IS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Samsung WB30F
Canon SX130 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung ST200F

Canon SX150 IS
Samsung ST200F
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung WB30F
Samsung ST200F
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon SX160

Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX160
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Samsung WB30F
Canon SX160
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon SX150 IS
Panasonic SZ3
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
Samsung WB30F
Panasonic SZ3
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon SX170

Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX170
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung WB30F
Canon SX170
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
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