Summary: Samsung WB250F has hit the target with this small but handsome : it offers very good performance and user experience at a very affordable price fulfilling, even and especially in view of the specific manual controls, 18x zoom from 24 to 432 mm equivalent screen Touch, Wi-Fi connectivity, video recording Full HD 30p.
Pros: 18x zoom, Touch screen, Affordable price, Integrated Wi-Fi, High quality video capture.
Cons: Lack of sharpness at long focal lengths and at high ISO.
Summary: On their own, those hardware features aren't all that much to brag about these days. Other cameras have bigger lenses, higher megapixel counts and come with wireless capabilities as well. But what sets the WB250F apart from the crowd is its simple to use interface and sharing capabilities that are on par with what you find on the latest smartphones.
Excerpt: Image quality is a bit of a drawback, but the Samsung WB250F digital camera has such a large number of other really nice features, including a smart touchscreen LCD menu system, that it will appeal to quite a few different photographers.
Excerpt: Building upon last year's WB150F, Samsung has announced the flagship in its WB series of long zoom cameras for 2013; the WB250F. This camera offers a 14.2-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor mated to an 18x optical zoom lens. You're also getting a new touchscreen display and an all new hybrid touch user interface.
Conclusion: The WB250F is a pretty neat little camera that offers an impressive set of features at a decent price. The biggest challenge that Samsung or any other DSC manufacturer faces is to convince you to buy one. Even looking at Samsung’s own portfolio, the Galaxy S4 takes pictures good enough to share online on your favourite social networks, or alternatively, spend a bit more and get the Samsung NX20 which takes brilliant shots.
Excerpt: You may question why I selected the Samsung WB250F for review after my less than positive review of the Galaxy , a camera replete with all sorts of problems like dust on the sensor, poor ISO performance and an inordinately long startup time! My reasons : Samsung is now a major player in electronics, especially smart phones and the like, so a reasonably priced device such as this is worthy of attention.
Digital Camera Review: Samsung WB250F Smart Camera
14 April 2013
Excerpt: This camera has everything you'd want in a mid-range shooter, from a megazoom lens (18x) to 1080p video capability to good auto and manual control. Samsung adds one significant feature on top: Wi-Fi connectivity. The company's smart camera line keeps getting better, bringing better optics and good image/video quality to the table alongside easy wireless sharing.
Summary: Conclusion The WB250F is a nice option for those casual photographers on a budget. With a retail price of about $250, this camera offers plenty of features -- especially Wi-Fi. That being said, discerning point and shoot photographers will want to look for another option...possibly the Samsung EX2F , which received much praise in our recent review. Image quality is not the best feature of this camera. It is good, but not great.
Samsung's Wi-Fi-enabled WB250F camera is an able smartphone companion
22 February 2013
Summary: For those who want more camera than their smartphone offers without sacrificing the easy sharing, the Samsung WB250F Smart Camera is a good, affordable choice.
Pros: The Samsung WB250F Smart Camera has excellent wireless features and an abundance of shooting options for all types of shooters. It has a handy pop-up flash and very good photo and video quality for its price and features.
Cons: Button placement on top of the camera could be better, and accessing some of the setting menus isn't always straightforward.