• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 432.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB150F advantages over Panasonic ZS20

  • Less expensive
    $229 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

Panasonic ZS20 advantages over Samsung WB150F

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Very long zoom lens; Full HD video; Great grip; Built-in GPS; HDR and Handheld Night Shot modes.

  • Poor image quality due to excessive noise suppression; Flash too close to the grip; No GPS logging; Battery only charges in the camera; Limited touchscreen.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS10

Samsung WB150F
Panasonic ZS10
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS10
  • $217
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Panasonic ZS8

Samsung WB150F
Panasonic ZS8
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS8
  • $217
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS19

Samsung WB150F
Panasonic ZS19
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS19
  • $217
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB150F
Samsung WB250F
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoots 1080p video
Panasonic ZS20
Samsung WB250F
  • $217
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • HDMI out
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Samsung WB150F
Panasonic ZS30
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS30
  • $217
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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