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Samsung WB250
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Samsung WB250F Digital Camera

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

Good Brand

Digital cameras produced by Samsung have an average rating of 85%, which is in the top 35% of all camera brands that we have analysed.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung WB250 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB250 do not have an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200V which has better reviews.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Samsung DV151 (£65.00), or the Sony ILCE-QX1 (£229.00).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not support Full HD video, the Samsung WB250 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX200V, the NEX-3NL, or the DSC-QX30 (£259.99) all from Sony.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung WB250 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB250 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Sony DSC-QX30 (£259.99) which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung DV151 (£65.00), or the Sony ILCE-QX1 (£229.00).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4.6x. The Samsung WB250 has a quite big digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Four Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Samsung WB250 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found playback mode is Highlights, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes Movie, Single image, Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Samsung camera.

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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 of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung WB250 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more video resolution than the most common video resolution of 1440 x 1080 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. The video resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Short

The heights of comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 23mm to 430mm. With a height of only 60 millimeters, the Samsung WB250 is one of the shorter cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB250 amongst digital cameras of this age.

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MP4 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WB250 the minimum focal lengths range from 24mm to 36mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB250 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WB250.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Samsung WB250 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the WB250. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Very Thin

Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 21mm to 270mm, and the average depth is 70mm. The Samsung WB250 is one of the thinner comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 23 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Samsung WB250 does not support video recording.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Samsung DV151 (£65.00), or the Canon EOS 1D Mark III.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB250, the Samsung WB250 does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the DSC-HX200V, or the NEX-3NL both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Samsung WB250 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB250, the Samsung WB250 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung WB250 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras of this spec and age have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 930,000 pixels. The Samsung WB250 has a quite low display resolution (only 460 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung WB250 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AC3, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The Samsung WB250 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Lens priority, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Auto and Program are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Samsung WB250 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 3,200) amongst cameras of this age. The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB250 is 3,200, the highest is 16,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 12,000.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 8s to 30s. At only 16 seconds, the Samsung WB250 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB250.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Samsung WB250 has a quite few total megapixel count (only 16.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB250. The total megapixel counts of cameras of a similar type and age to the WB250 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 Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Samsung WB250 has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the WB250.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX200V.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 18 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB250 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this Samsung camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-QX30 (£259.99) (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Samsung WB250 has a fairly typical megapixel count (14.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the NEX-3NL (16.1MP and higher rated), or the DSC-QX30 (£259.99) (20.4MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
Mac Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple wb250, apple wb250f, samsung wb250, samsung wb250f, samsung ecwb250, samsung ecwb250f, samsung ecwb250fb, samsung ecwb250ff, samsung ecwb250fbp, samsung ecwb250ffp, samsung ecwb250ffpr, samsung ecwb250fbpb, samsung ecwb250fbpr, samsung ecwb250ffpb, samsung ecwb250fbpru, samsung ecwb250ffpbu, samsung ecwb250ffpru, samsung ecwb250fbpbu, samsung ecwb250ffprus, samsung ecwb250fbpbus, samsung ecwb250fbprus, samsung ecwb250ffpbus
Barcodes 00133588917252, 00616932805820, 00617529207881, 00887276009179, 00887276009728, 00887276009735, 00887276010052, 07337331795613

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