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.
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.
Excerpt: Usually, Samsung think up a nice name for their products such as Jet or Galaxy. But the WB250F has nothing. Just the name WB250F. Quite a sterile approach to what looks like a nice little camera. The front design is not too dissimilar to a prosumer with its large lens bezel dominating the majority of the façade To the side is a handy grip for one handed shooting.
Excerpt: Samsung's WB250F is a compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi that's designed to appeal to users who want to share high quality photos while on the go. It's a camera that can capture 14-megapixel images with very good clarity and these images can then be wirelessly transferred to a smartphone or computer, and in turn shared on your favourite sites.
Summary: You get an unbelievable amount of kit for your money with the Samsung WB250F, and it's all packed into an attractive, easy-to-use and conveniently sized body. There have inevitably been a few compromises, but Samsung has done well to balance features, price and performance to produce a competent all-rounder.
Pros: Built-in Wi-Fi; Long zoom; Touchscreen; Inexpensive.
Cons: Some softening at edges of frames; Movies could be better.