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Samsung WB250 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.2MP 18x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Solid feature set
Good battery life

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at review sites Ephotozine and Agdlab.pl both endorse this Samsung camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of one more expert review site concluded that this camera was good. This Samsung camera received a "Very Good" award from Neitsabes.fr.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus this Samsung camera has an average expert rating of 71%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this digital camera as excellent on average. Over 95% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that users think this Samsung digital camera is one of the better digital cameras of a comparable spec and age.

Samsung Has Good Camera Reviews

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

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Features

Solid Feature Set

Nineteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Cnet.com mentioned “The Samsung W 250F Smart Camera has excellent wireless features and an abundance of shooting options for all types of shooters” in their Samsung WB250 review and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fun feature set of creative photo effects” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Digitalcamerareview.com also mentioned “With a retail price of about $250, this camera offers plenty of features -- especially Wi-Fi” in their review.


Power

Good Battery Life

Five owners who reviewed the Samsung WB250 thought it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com said “Battery was forged by the Daedric prince Sheogorath”. Three years ago Gonegolfin01vr6 wrote on Walmart.com “Better than average battery life, 1080p videos, great picture quality, tiny” in their review of this digital camera. Dhinpa wrote “Battery life is excellent as well” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was quick to charge. Stueyb gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Walmart.com “Battery has good life and easy to charge”.

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18x Zoom

Seventeen people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Lots of zoom”. Photographyblog.com mentioned “The optical zoom is impressive enough for a camera of this size” in their review of this digital camera. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag four years ago “The Samsung WB250F has a long 18x zoom lens and a top-notch Wi-Fi implementation.” in their review of this digital camera.

6GB of GDD 5 Video Memory

Eight owners considered that the product was good for video recording. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Sharp 1080 30 video capture” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Examiner.com mentioned “6GB of GDD 5 video memory”. Four years ago Photographyblog.com wrote “A suite of wi-fi options, Full HD movie recording and a hybrid touch-screen interface” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

Five customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good flash. Nicenewcam wrote “I like my new toy! Only thing I didn't like is the flash pop up”. Vicerealist said four years ago “It has a built in mini-bounce flash, which is just awesome” in their review of this digital camera.

The Samsung W 250F Smart Camera Has Excellent Wireless Features and an Abundance of Shooting Options for All Types of Shooters

Fifty-one owners who reviewed it said that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “It's an attractive square of picture taking technology, filled with all sorts of features, filters”. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “With the ability to easily share photos and an extremely versatile zoom lens” in their review of the Samsung WB250. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's a camera that can capture 14-megapixel images with very good clarity” and gave it a score of 75 out of 100.

Three owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Bhphotovideo.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Perfect pixels”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “3440 1440 resolution makes games look amazing” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “The clarity is great, large space wonderful”. One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good in low light. Nando80 mentioned “Battery life is good and low light pictures look great with flash” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Touch-Screen Display

Fourteen people said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Pc Mag gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and said in their Samsung WB250 review on PC Mag four years ago “Touch-screen display”. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Curved screen is a nice touch”. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “A responsive touch screen” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.


Smart TV

Email Functionality

One customer who bought it thought it had email functionality. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “This monitor does well for my needs, which is primarily browsing, email”.


Audio

Quiet Operation

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet. Examiner.com wrote “Quiet operation” in their review of this digital camera and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung WB250 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact for a GTX 1060

Twelve owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Examiner.com scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Small foot print, small and compact”. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Compact body design, yet still very ergonomic”. Examiner.com also wrote “Compact for a GTX 1060” in their review.

Three customers concluded that this digital camera was lightweight. Digital Versus wrote “Lightweight design” in their review of this digital camera but they gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung WB250 is a lightweight point and shoot camera that is easily pocketable”. Catwhofetches wrote on Walmart.com “My Samsung camera has WIFI, so I was able to email pictures AND messages home! I was able to stay connected throughout my trip with one lightweight device”.

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Samsung WB250F is a chunky digital compact camera with an 18x optical zoom, 14 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor”. Four years ago Vicerealist mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Don't want to lug around something bulky, this will get the job done” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's all packed into an attractive, easy-to-use and conveniently sized body” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased the product considered that it was thin. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “Quick TakePros18x optical zoom is a great option in a thin cameraTouch screen LCD is nice option for beginnersLCD screen is very bright”.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung WB250 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A57Y, and the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR is also worth considering.

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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 over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung WB250 is 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 amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB250 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm, and the Lumix DMC-G6 ($549.95) both from Panasonic or the Samsung 200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung WB250 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including the Pentax K-01 ($511.92) which has better reviews.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung WB250 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this type and age. The image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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Design

WiFi Connection is Easy to Set Up

Eighteen customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Three years ago Gonegolfin01vr6 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “For Me, this WB250F by Samsung brings together the ease of use of a beginner point”. Gonegolfin01vr6 also said “I find the remote viewfinder app to be very useful with my S3 phone and easy to use” in their review. Grand10 said “It has all the bells and whistles that I wanted, while easy to use”.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Digital Versus said four years ago “WiFi connection is easy to set up” but they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Also four years ago Walmart.com wrote “Fairly easy to setup”. Cecil53 mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “It was easy to set up and to register for the warranty” .

Four customers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Attractively designed menus”. Gonegolfin01vr6 mentioned on Walmart.com “While searching the features/functions of picture and video, one can easily manipulate the "auto" selection of the dial menu to start taking great pictures”. Nando80 mentioned “Takes great pictures with different option settings that are easily comprehend able” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Looking

Six people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com said “Beautiful picture”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Sleek and stylish” in their review. Digitalversus.com wrote “Samsung has some pretty lofty ambitions for itself in the camera market—the compact camera market, that is” in their review of this digital camera.

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed. Four years ago Examiner.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Dualslot dual 90mm GPU shroud design”. Love2samsungproducts mentioned “Its light weight, beautiful design, ease of use”. Mario2k mentioned “Nice Design on Flash perfect Camera for traveler Excellent”.

Two people reckoned that it was smooth. Examiner.com wrote “Smooth 1080p performance” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com said “Smooth feeling cool look”.

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Solid Feature Set

Five people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was well made. Examiner.com mentioned “Solid feature set” . Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Well Built” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Walmart.com mentioned “This thing is so fast, with a good build quality and optional face plates”.

Two customers concluded that it was reliable. Bhphotovideo.com said two years ago “Reliable Performance” . One customer concluded that it was strong and durable. Vicerealist mentioned four years ago “That also gives it a more durable feel” in their review of this digital camera.

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GREAT BUILD QUALITY

Thirteen people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good quality. Examiner.com said in their Samsung WB250 review “Great build quality” . Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Okay audio quality and okay video quality” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Four years ago Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a rating of 75 out of 100 and said “Samsung's WB250F is a compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi that's designed to appeal to users who want to share high quality photos while on the go”.


Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung WB250 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung WB250 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460 pixels, the Samsung WB250 has one of the lowest display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung WB250 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99), the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99), or the Leica X Vario ($89.95).

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Nikon D4S ($4,489.00) (3.2" and higher rated), or the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung WB250 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB250 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative 5x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung 150F, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung WB250 has a fairly standard optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 18x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229.00) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) (24x), or the Nikon L820 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb250ffprus, samsung ecwb250fbprus, samsung wb250f
Barcodes 00133588917252, 00616932805820, 00887276009179, 00887276009728, 00887276009735, 00887276010052, 07337331795613

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