Excerpt: Samsung WB250F is a compact camera that offers a powerful 18x zoom, Wi-Fi and a touch screen in an incredibly low price. The Samsung WB250F is one of the first cameras to convince Samsung in full.
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: 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.
Pros: 18x optical zoom is a great option in a thin camera, Lens fully retracts inside the camera, protecting the glass, Menu structure is smartly organized and is very easy to use, Pop-up flash unit is a nice feature in this price range, Built-in Wi-Fi is another nice feature in this price point, WB250...
Cons: Camera has some shutter lag problems, Start-up is a little slow, Image quality has some slight softness, Some images seem to almost be over-processed, giving them a slightly odd look, Pop-up flash unit isn't automatic and must be opened manually, High ISO settings have a bit of noise, 14MP of res...
Summary: The touchscreen LCD is another great touch with this camera, as it provides beginning photographers with an easy-to-use menu structure, making the WB250F as natural to use as a smartphone, but with much greater photography features.
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.
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.
Summary: Samsung has spent the last few years revitalizing their imaging product line. Most recently their additions include the NX300 , EX2F , NX20 , and the subject of this review, the WB250F. With these new cameras, Samsung is further cementing their reputation as a leader in the smart camera genre.
Pros: Compact body design, yet still very ergonomic, Fun feature set of creative photo effects, Advanced Wi-Fi functionality
Cons: Zoom lags, Wi-Fi on phone is not in use while downloading images from camera, Body of camera does not feel durable
Summary: The WB150F is a great-looking camera that produces a punchy set of snaps. The built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to share your pictures directly without first downloading them to your computer, but we'd have liked to have seen Samsung push this feature a little further. Still, at £190, it's a bargain.
Pros: Low price; Long zoom; Great colours; Built-in Wi-Fi.