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Samsung 250F Digital Camera

$311.99
Compact Camera 14.2MP 18x May 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good brand
Quite large display diagonal
Very big digital zoom
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 7,330 user and expert reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases) for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung 250F features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung 250F has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Samsung camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 5.5s. With a flash recharging time of only 4 seconds, the Samsung 250F has one of the faster flash recharging times amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung 250F supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Samsung camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung 250F has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung 250F has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung 250F supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Samsung 250F does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Memory

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB. The Samsung 250F has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung 250F has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Samsung 250F has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the NEX-6Y both from Sony or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F is also worth considering.

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489) (3.2") all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung 250F has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung 250F has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 250F has one of the lower playback zoom (max) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The lowest playback zoom (max) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 1x and the highest is 16x.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Samsung 250F is a digital camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung 250F has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung 250F has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung 250F has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99).

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung 250F has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 2832 x 2832, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung 250F has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type. The image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels to 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung 250F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the 200, and the 150F both from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Samsung 250F does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the digital zoom of, the Samsung 250F's digital zoom of 90 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Samsung 250F has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.8, the Samsung 250F has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 18 times zoom factor, the Samsung 250F has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 18x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon S9300, or the Fujifilm S2980.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the DMC-TZ35 (20x and higher rated), or the DMC-TZ55 (20x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Samsung 250F has a fairly standard weight (184 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb250ffprus, samsung ecwb250fbprus, samsung ecwb250ffpbus, samsung ecwb250fbpbus, samsung wb250f, ecwb250fbpbe3
Barcodes 00133588917252, 00617529207881, 00806085362659, 00887276009179, 00887276009728, 07337331795613, 08594158690821, 08594158690852, 08806085343016, 08806085362659, 08806085363625, 08806085363649, 08806085363670, 08806085363687, 08806085373938, 08806085373976, 08806085402867, 08806085497030, 08806085521063, 08806085576209, 08806085576629

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