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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
Good battery life
Price is higher than similar cards

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This medium megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and Agdlab.pl, both of which decided that this camera was good.

The author at one more expert review site wrote that this digital camera was good. This camera received a "Very Good" award from Neitsabes.fr.

Average Expert Reviews

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

Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this Samsung digital camera as exceptional 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 puts this digital camera in the top 18% of all the medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years when ranked by average user review score.

Samsung Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 7,714 expert and user reviews (including 1,218 verified purchases) for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel 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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Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who bought it considered that it had a good battery life. Dhinpa gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Battery life is excellent as well”. Nando80 mentioned “Battery life is good”.


Features

Solid Feature Set

Ten owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Website Digitalcamerareview.com said “Fun feature set of creative photo effects”. C76darpa wrote on expert website Walmart.com “The features are nice” in their review of the Samsung WB250. Dhinpa said three years ago “Went with this since the quality of the images seemed better, more features and zoom”.


Price

Price is Higher Than Similar Cards

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Website Examiner.com said “No specific feature justifies the price” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Price is higher than similar cards” in their review. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “No caps lock really not too big of a deal” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was expensive. Four years ago website Walmart.com wrote “Expensive, though this revision is much, much cheaper”. Guavy mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Very nice camera and not expensive” although they still scored it 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Chixteach wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “It isn't too expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

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Expensive

Three people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was expensive. Four years ago website Walmart.com wrote “Expensive, though this revision is much, much cheaper”.

Guavy mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Very nice camera and not expensive” although they still scored it 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Chixteach wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “It isn't too expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

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

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the SAMSUNG WB850F, or the SAMSUNG DV300F both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR which all of have better reviews.

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Weight & Dimensions

Small Foot Print, Small and Compact

Two people said in their reviews that the Samsung WB250 was compact. Website Examiner.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “Small foot print, small and compact”. Four years ago website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Compact body design, yet still very ergonomic”.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB250 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x digital zoom cameras and we think the Samsung 150F which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429) (14x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung WB250 has a fairly typical optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 18x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99) is also worth considering.

If this Samsung camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated), or the Nikon L820 (£143.99) (30x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB250 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung WB250 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13), or the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated), or the Leica T (£816.44) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. The Samsung WB250 has one of the lowest display resolutions (numeric) (only 460 pixels) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung WB250 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung WB250 supports Full HD video. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

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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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to this 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Amongst 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 highest video resolution of the Samsung WB250 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT2 which has better reviews.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung WB250 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Samsung camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the worst image resolution is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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14.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.2 megapixels camera.

Alternative 14.2MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the D3100, or the 1 AW1 (£549) both from Nikon which and both of have better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Canon 150 (£4,615.54) (16MP and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (16MP and higher rated), or the Nikon L820 (£143.99) (16MP and higher rated).

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung WB250 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung WB250 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Long Zoom

Five customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good zoom. Website Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Lots of zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote four years ago “The optical zoom is impressive enough for a camera of this size” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “With the ability to easily share photos and an extremely versatile zoom lens” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Flash

Two owners reckoned that the product had a good flash.

Good Screen

Four customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen. Website Bhphotovideo.com said two years ago “Curved screen is a nice touch” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “A responsive touch screen”. Four years ago Javelin scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Walmart.com “Touch screen is nice.”.

Sharp 1080 30 Video Capture

Three people considered that it was good for video recording. Pc Mag mentioned “Sharp 1080 30 video capture”. Vicerealist scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “It shoots photo and video quickly and in high quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Clear Image Quality

Twenty-nine people concluded that the product was able to produce good images. Website Bhphotovideo.com rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Monitor has a picture mode that lets you choose between”. Four years ago expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's an attractive square of picture taking technology, filled with all sorts of features, filters”. In the same month expert website Mobilephonereviewss.com said “Enabling users to quickly transfer images from the camera to”.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Perfect pixels”. They also said “3440 1440 resolution makes games look amazing” in their review.

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Design

Lightweight Design

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Four years ago Digital Versus wrote “Lightweight design”. Love2samsungproducts scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Its light weight, beautiful design, ease of use”. Four years ago Mario2k mentioned “Nice Design on Flash perfect Camera for traveler Excellent”.

Four owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Beautiful picture” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Sleek and stylish” in their review. Guavy wrote in their review of the Samsung WB250 “The designs is beautiful”.

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Easy to Setup

Eight people concluded that the Samsung WB250 was easy to use. Gunsandhunting gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “Easy to use with easy to understand features make this camera a great addition to the family”. Chixteach wrote on expert website Walmart.com “It is so easy to use and understand” in their review of this digital camera. Denverguy50 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “Great little camera, easy to use and great price!” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers concluded that it was easy to setup. Website Walmart.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Fairly easy to setup” in their review of this digital camera. Cecil53 mentioned “It was easy to set up and to register for the warranty” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus wrote “Attractively designed menus” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Nando80 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Takes great pictures with different option settings that are easily comprehend able”.

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Solid Feature Set

Four people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Website Examiner.com rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their Samsung WB250 review four years ago “Solid feature set”. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Well Built” in their review of this digital camera.

Clear Image Quality

Nine people considered that it was good quality. Website Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Clear image quality”. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Okay audio quality and okay video quality” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Four years ago website Walmart.com said “This thing is so fast, with a good build quality and optional face plates” in their review of this digital camera.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb250ffprus, samsung ecwb250fbprus, samsung ecwb250ffpwus, samsung ecwb250ffpbus, samsung ecwb250fbpbus, samsung wb250f
Barcodes 00133588917252, 00616932805820, 00617529207881, 00887276009179, 00887276009728, 00887276009735, 00887276010052, 00887276022161, 07337331795613

Samsung WB250 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung WB250 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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