Samsung WB30F vs. Samsung WB150F

Comparison

WB30F image
vs.
WB150F image

 

Samsung WB30F Samsung WB150F
Megapixels
16.20 14.20
Max. resolution
4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Price
Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama

Sensor

Sensor type
CCD CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm) 1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm)
Sensor resolution
4642 x 3490  4346 x 3268 
Diagonal
7.70 mm  7.70 mm 
Surface area
28.46 mm²  28.46 mm² 
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera. Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality.

Bigger sensors are more effective, because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.

Learn more about sensor sizes »
Actual sensor sizes:
Samsung WB30F
vs.
Samsung WB150F
 
Surface area:
Samsung WB30F
Samsung WB150F
Difference: 0 mm² (0%)
Samsung WB30F and Samsung WB150F have the same surface area.
Pixel pitch
1.33 µm  1.42 µm 
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.

The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Pixel pitch
Samsung WB30F
Samsung WB150F
Difference: 0.09 µm (7%)
Pixel pitch of Samsung WB150F is approx. 7% higher than pixel pitch of Samsung WB30F.
Pixel area
1.77 µm²  2.02 µm² 
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered. The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.

Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
Samsung WB30F
vs.
Samsung WB150F
Pixel area difference: 0.25 µm² (14%)
A pixel on Samsung WB150F sensor is approx. 14% bigger than a pixel on Samsung WB30F.
Pixel density
56.79 MP/cm²  49.78 MP/cm² 
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor.

Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Pixel density
Samsung WB30F
Samsung WB150F
Difference: 7.01 MP/cm² (14%)
Samsung WB30F has approx. 14% higher pixel density than Samsung WB150F.
To learn about the accuracy of these numbers, click here.

Other specifications

Crop factor
5.62  5.62 
Total megapixels
n/a n/a
Effective megapixels
16.20 14.20
Optical zoom
10x 18x
Digital zoom
Yes Yes
Iso
Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto focus
Yes Yes
Manual focus
No Yes
Normal focus range
n/a 80 cm
Macro focus range
n/a 5 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
24 - 240 mm 24 - 432 mm
Aperture priority
No Yes
Aperture
f3.1 - f6.3 f3.2 - f5.8
Aperture (35mm equiv.)
f17.4 - f35.4  f18 - f32.6 
Metering
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation
±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps) ±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
No Yes
Min. shutter speed
8 sec 8 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Flash modes
Auto, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Built-in flash
Yes Yes
External flash
No No
Viewfinder
None None
White balance presets
5 5
LCD display
Yes Yes
LCD size
3" 3"
LCD resolution
230,400 460,000
Min. image resolution
1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Selftimer
Yes Yes
Storage types
SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Batteries
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger Lithium-Ion SLB-10A rechargeable battery & charger
Weight
128 g 341g
Dimensions
98 x 58 x 17 mm 122x90x40 mm
Year
2013 2012



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Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Samsung WB30F diagonal

The diagonal of Samsung WB30F image sensor is not 1/2.3 inch as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal =  6.16² + 4.62²   = 7.70 mm

Samsung WB150F diagonal

The diagonal of Samsung WB150F image sensor is not 1/2.3 inch as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal =  6.16² + 4.62²   = 7.70 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

Samsung WB30F surface area

Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm

Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²

Samsung WB150F surface area

Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm

Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

Samsung WB30F pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4642 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.16  × 1000  = 1.33 µm
4642

Samsung WB150F pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4346 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.16  × 1000  = 1.42 µm
4346


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

Samsung WB30F pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.33 µm

Pixel area = 1.33² = 1.77 µm²

Samsung WB150F pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.42 µm

Pixel area = 1.42² = 2.02 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels )² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

You could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

Samsung WB30F pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4642 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm

Pixel density = (4642 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 56.79 MP/cm²

Samsung WB150F pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4346 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm

Pixel density = (4346 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 49.78 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always. 22.8 × 15.5 sensor for example has a ratio of 1.47.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

Samsung WB30F sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 16.20
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33
X =  16.20 × 1000000  = 3490
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3490 × 1.33 = 4642
Resolution vertical: X = 3490

Sensor resolution = 4642 x 3490

Samsung WB150F sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 14.20
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33
X =  14.20 × 1000000  = 3268
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3268 × 1.33 = 4346
Resolution vertical: X = 3268

Sensor resolution = 4346 x 3268


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


Samsung WB30F crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.62
7.70

Samsung WB150F crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.62
7.70

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

Samsung WB30F equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 5.62
Aperture = f3.1 - f6.3

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f3.1 - f6.3) × 5.62 = f17.4 - f35.4

Samsung WB150F equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 5.62
Aperture = f3.2 - f5.8

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f3.2 - f5.8) × 5.62 = f18 - f32.6


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