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Samsung WB250
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Samsung WB250 Digital Camera

14.2MP 18x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Get The Best Shots, From Far Away Or Up CloseIntroducing the new Samsung WB250F, an elegantly designed SMART Camera with Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and an intuitive touch user interface 18X Zoom... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average digital cameras from Samsung are rated 85 out of 100, which is in the top 38% of all digital camera manufacturers that we have looked at.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung WB250 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the WB250 do not have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer 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

The Samsung WB250 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the WB250 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB250 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the WB250 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB250 is 3.5x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 5x. At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB250 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the WB250.

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Manual Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection

This camera features an Auto|Manual auto Focus (AF) points selection, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Four Camera Playbacks

The Samsung WB250 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found camera playback is Highlights, but this camera playback is not found on this digital camera. The camera playbacks Movie, Single image, Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Samsung WB250 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB250. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Samsung WB250 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of a 768 x 512 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to 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. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the WB250 the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Samsung WB250 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WB250 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 24mm to 36mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB250 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the WB250, the Samsung WB250 does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Samsung WB250 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the WB250 also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Samsung WB250 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the WB250 are not 3D. The Samsung WB250 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung WB250 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the WB250 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 460 pixels, the Samsung WB250 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB250. Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB250 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 930,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

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

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Samsung WB250 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Sensitivity priority, but this shooting modes is not found on this Samsung digital camera. The shooting modess Auto and Program are also found on this camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Samsung WB250 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 3,200) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the WB250. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this age and type is 10,000, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3,200 to 16,000.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 16 seconds, the Samsung WB250 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The slowest camera shutter speeds of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 8s to 32s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 25s.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Samsung WB250 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 16.4 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB250 have total megapixelss of between 16MP and 21MP.

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Very High Minimum Hard Disk Space

The lowest minimum hard disk space of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the WB250 is 60MB, the highest is 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 480MB. At 1,024 megabyte, the Samsung WB250 has a very high minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB250.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB250

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the WB250 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung WB250 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] is also worth considering.

If this Samsung digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lytro Illum[plb_2509977_price] (4").

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung WB250 has a relatively standard optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the WB250.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] (30x and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

The Samsung WB250 has a fairly typical megapixel (14.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the DSC-QX30[pl_2444747_price] (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 the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Sharpness Levels
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Networking
Wi-Fi
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Excellent responsiveness in P mode (Program mode)
WiFi connection is easy to set up
Attractively designed menus
18x optical zoom
Lightweight design
Disappointing picture quality
Disappointing video quality
Graphic interface can be slow
Slow to processsave photos
Crazy screen calibration

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 19 May 2014 by Tmdstttt
Tmdstttt would recommend the AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Socket FM2

This was for my old computer it was slow new its like a whole new computer...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers wb250f, samsung wb250, samsung wb250f, samsung ecwb250, samsung ecwb250f, samsung ecwb250fb, samsung ecwb250ff, samsung ecwb250fbp, samsung ecwb250ffp, samsung ecwb250ffpr, samsung ecwb250fbpr, samsung ecwb250ffpw, samsung ecwb250fbpb, samsung ecwb250ffpb, samsung ecwb250ffpbu, samsung ecwb250ffpru, samsung ecwb250fbpru, samsung ecwb250ffpwu, samsung ecwb250fbpbu, samsung ecwb250ffprus, samsung ecwb250fbprus, samsung ecwb250ffpwus, samsung ecwb250fbpbus, samsung ecwb250ffpbus
Barcodes 00133588917252, 00616932805820, 00617529207881, 00887276009179, 00887276009728, 00887276009735, 00887276010052, 00887276022161, 07337331795613

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