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.
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. You're also getting a new touchscreen display and an all new hybrid touch user interface.
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, WB250F is a lot of fun to use, Several special effect features are available and can be added through in-camera editing, Comfortable to use with small right-hand grip, Nice looking...
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 resolution is a bit lower than some other cameras released this year
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.
Summary: If you're happy with the photos from your smartphone, but wish you had an actual camera with a long zoom lens and wireless sharing and backup, check out the Samsung WB150F.
Pros: The Samsung WB150F has built-in Wi-Fi that's easily set up for wireless sharing and backup. It has an abundant set of shooting and editing options.
Cons: Samsung's smartphone apps are only guaranteed to work with Samsung Galaxy devices and its autobackup software is Windows-only. The camera's photo quality is barely better than a smartphone's and its shooting performance is somewhat slow.
Samsung's Wi-Fi-enabled WB250F camera is an able smartphone companion
21 May 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.
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: Samsung has spent the last few years revitalizing their imaging product line. With these new cameras, Samsung is further cementing their reputation as a leader in the smart camera genre. Enabling users to quickly transfer images from the camera to their smart phone or tablet, this technology makes sharing your images easier than ever before.
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.