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Samsung WB250
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Samsung WB250 Digital Camera

14.2MP 18x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Samsung Cameras Have Good Reviews

Digital cameras manufactured by Samsung are some of the better digital cameras according to average reviews from users and experts.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung WB250 has an image stabiliser, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB250 do not have an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WB250 which do not support Full HD video, the Samsung WB250 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX200V[pl_2082742_price], the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price], or the DSC-QX30[pl_2444747_price] all from Sony.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung WB250 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB250 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to the WB250 range from 2x to 10x, and the average digital zoom is 4.6x. At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB250 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung WB250 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB250. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung WB250 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more video resolution than a 1440 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the WB250. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Very Short

The shortest camera of this type and age is 23mm tall, the tallest is 430mm, and the average height is 100mm. With a height of only 60 millimeters, the Samsung WB250 is fairly short compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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MP4 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 28mm. The Samsung WB250 has a quite short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB250.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Samsung WB250 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Samsung digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the WB250. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 23 millimeters, the Samsung WB250 is one of the thinner digital cameras that have been around for more than two years amongst digital cameras of this age. The depths of cameras of a similar age and spec to the WB250 range from 21mm to 270mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Samsung WB250 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB250 also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Samsung WB250 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung WB250 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Samsung WB250 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung WB250 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 460 pixels, the Samsung WB250 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB250 is 230 pixels and the highest is 930,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung WB250 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum ISO speeds of between 3,200 and 16,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 12,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the Samsung WB250 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 24s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 8s to 30s. The Samsung WB250 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 16 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 16.4 megapixels, the Samsung WB250 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the total megapixel counts range from 16MP to 21MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Samsung WB250 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung WB250 has a relatively typical optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WB250.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.2 megapixels, the Samsung WB250 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price] (16.1MP), or the DSC-QX30[pl_2444747_price] (20.4MP) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Sharpness Level
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Networking
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00133588917252, 00616932805820, 00617529207881, 00887276009179, 00887276009728, 00887276009735, 00887276010052, 07337331795613
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