Samsung is coming up with a huge number of electronic devices. Their phone cameras are improving, but a dedicated camera like the Samsung DF150F with front and back image sensors, is a great buy, specially at this cheap price of just about $110.
It is definitely better than a phone camera, and is good at taking photos is low light. The ISO expands from 80 to 3200, giving beautiful images in dark situations.
The DV150F is a newly introduced 16 Megapixel point and shoot camera that has a front and back LCD displays, a WiFi connection, and is basically designed for taking self pictures or for picture sharing. The back LCD panel is larger (2.7” TFT LCD) than the front (1.5″ only).
Being a point and shoot camera, the DV150 produces quite good, crisp, sharp, clean images. It is easy to use and easy to navigate the menu right off the box.
Plus, it has a WiFi connection, which means that you can transfer your images to the printer right away, or post it on the Internet / Facebook etc. within seconds. If you have a Android phone like the Galaxy S3 or S4, you can easily transfer photos from the camera to the phone, using WiFi, and share it on Social Media sites. Plus, you can store cool images and video directly from the camera to Microsoft SkyDrive.
Control your camera from your smartphone: Control your camera by using your smartphone as the viewfinder. Remote Viewfinder lets you preview images, adjust the camera settings, zoom in and out and frame each scene— all from your phone, wirelessly.
The optical zoom is 5x, not very high, but good for a living room.
Focal Length for the Samsung 5x Zoom Lens f = 4.5 ~ 22.5mm.
Shutter Speed Modes: Smart Auto : 1/8 ~ 1/2,000 sec., Program : 1 ~ 1/2000 sec., Night : 16 ~ 1/2,000 sec., Fireworks : 2 sec.
Exposure Compensation: ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
The camera uses Lithium ion battery, which was good for over 280 shots without any problem, and there is still quite a lot of juice left. The camera comes with the battery and the charger included in the box.
Product Size (WxHxD): 3.74″ x 2.22″ x 0.72″ (0.78″)
For low light images, the lens has a quite big aperture at 2.5, and is good. However, at 1600 ISO, where it captures low light images, the image do turn a bit grainy, if the background is too dark. The images were quite sharp within the room though, even with average bulb lighting. In such cases, the ISO may drop to 400 or 800, delivering good quality, clean images, with hardly any noticeable noise.
Conclusion: As a pocket point and shoot camera, with this low price, it is a pretty decent camera, specially considering the WiFi abilities, and image stabilization capabilities.
Pros: WiFi, Low Light Shooting, Image Stabilization, Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, easy to use, quality of pictures, panoramic pictures
Cons: No touch screen
If you plan to shoot in very low light situations, you must go for a better, and even a DSLR camera, like the Canon 700D. The WiFi connectivity is a very useful feature for me, as is the dual screens, so for a point, shoot and share camera, it is a great deal!
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Vinai is an avid photographer, who loves to further the art and craft of photo taking. He loves to experiment with different photography styles and has reviewed many a professional and consumer cameras.