If you want this for Autoshare geotagging (gps), the US version of the iPhone app can't do it.
Bill Barrick, Amazon
28 May 2014
Summary: It's a really nice point-and-shoot and i'd love it for that but the sales lit that says you can Autoshare pics to your iPhone and the Samsung SmartCameraApp will use the iPhone's GPS to tag appears to be untrue. I spent about 40 minutes online with Samsung on this and they finally admitted the app doesn't work. So--if you don't care about the geotagging (or maybe it works with Samsung's own Android devices) it's a really nice point-and-shoot.
Summary: The camera did not come with a US AC charger cable, which is disappointing. The AC cord was for another countries electrical outlet, which means the camera was actually not a US model. That is NOT in the description and I purchased this as a gift.
Summary: I've had this camera for about 6 months and I've tried many settings but the quality photos are all over the board, with lots of clunkers that cannot be saved. In the same scene, some photos are excellent but many out of focus or fuzzy because the exposure is off. I even tried setting it to Program mode (not automatic) and also setting it to iso 1600 but simple photos are often out of focus even in good lighting. And the pop-up flash is annoying to use.
An inexpensive high zoom camera, but didn't do as good as I hoped.
Steven Hurd, Amazon
13 February 2014
Summary: I really wanted to love this camera. Samsung is one of my favorite electronics manufacturers, and it was at a great price point considering all the features. But I have to say, I am a bit underwhelmed. Based strictly on the number of megapixels and power of optical zoom, this should be a great camera, but it consistently underperformed a beat up old high zoom Panasonic that I have had for years, that was roughly half the megapixels and half the zoom.
Summary: I was very excited about this purchase after the price dropped so much and very disappointed when I received it and ended up returning this camera. I only had it for about a week and used it to take photos at a Beyonce concert. The optical zoom is amazing, I was able to get great shoots and you could not tell that I was far away from the stage. My problem with this camera is that it seemed cheaply made and the flash did not work properly.
Summary: this is my first "advanced" digital camera, as i'm used to the $70 point and shoot canons. i'm still trying to get used to it, and it has many fun settings. however, i got it to take mostly inside pictures of my daughter playing. the action shot setting in inside lighting doesn't allow me to use the flash and is extremely dark photo. i had a professional photographer friend help me out with it, and she didn't understand why it won't allow a flash on most settings.
Battery Drains Too Quickly...Flash Seems Like It's Just Waiting To Break Off...
4 November 2013
Summary: I'm giving this camera a 2-star rating for several reasons. The first being a crazy fast battery drain while shooting video...I shot 20 minutes of 1080p video and took maybe 25 flash photos and the battery was in the red...and since there is no stand alone wall charger for the removable battery you're stuck carrying the charging cord and wall wart everywhere you go. I needed this camera to last through a full day if possible..
Summary: I've had numerous problems with this camera. It can take some nice photos however overall it seems shoddily put together and the housing is weak, sometimes to point that the flash is obstructed and doesn't always pop up when needed. Slow to view photos. The lever holding the battery in place broke within the first 2 months.
Summary: The first WB250F I ordered started off working fine. I took it on a weekend vacation to test its functionality ahead of a big trip to Hawaii. I'm glad I did because after a day I had problems with the camera. It froze up when trying to switch between modes and if I turned it off then back on, it would automatically take a picture. I returned it without hassle and ordered a second version.