Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F

Nikon Z7 front
Samsung WB250F front

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F Key Specs

Nikon Z7
(Full Review)
  • 46MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 64 - 25600 (Boost to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 675g - 134 x 101 x 68mm
  • Released August 2018
  • Newer Model is Nikon Z7 II
Samsung WB250F
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-432mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 226g - 106 x 62 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F Overview

In this write-up, we will be looking at the Nikon Z7 versus Samsung WB250F, one is a Pro Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Nikon and Samsung. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the Z7 (46MP) and WB250F (14MP) and the Z7 (Full frame) and WB250F (1/2.3") come with totally different sensor size.

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The Z7 was announced 5 years after the WB250F which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Nikon Z7 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Samsung WB250F being a Compact camera.

Before diving in to a detailed comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the Z7 grades against the WB250F when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z7 over the Samsung WB250F

 Z7 WB250F 
RevealedAugust 2018January 2013Newer by 69 months
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k460kClearer screen (+1640k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung WB250F over the Nikon Z7

 WB250F Z7 

Common features in the Nikon Z7 and Samsung WB250F

 Z7 WB250F 
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you will have to factor in its weight and size. The Nikon Z7 has got outside measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7") with a weight of 675 grams (1.49 lbs) while the Samsung WB250F has specifications of 106mm x 62mm x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") with a weight of 226 grams (0.50 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the Z7 and the WB250F.

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Z7 and WB250F is 62 and 93 respectively.

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to visualise the difference between sensor dimensions only by reading technical specs. The picture below might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the Z7 and WB250F.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Z7 with its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field less difficult and the Nikon Z7 will deliver more detail with its extra 32 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs a little more aggressively. The newer Z7 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F sensor size comparison

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z7 Portrait photography highlights
Samsung WB250F Portrait photography highlights
has manual focus
resolution is excellent (46MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focus
supports RAW formats
megapixel count decent (14MP)
includes face detect focus
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z7 Street photography highlights
Samsung WB250F Street photography highlights
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
weather sealing
very good ISO range (25,600)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (226g)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z7 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB250F as a Sports photography camera
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is excellent (46 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
not so great battery pack (330 shots)
incredible zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
includes tracking focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z7 Travel photography information
Samsung WB250F Travel photography information
weather sealing
has bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
resolution is excellent (46MP)
not so great battery pack (330 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
lighter than competitors (226g)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (432mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z7 Landscape photography details
Samsung WB250F Landscape photography details
has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is excellent (46 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
not so great battery pack (330 CIPA)
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z7 Vlogging advice
Samsung WB250F Vlogging advice
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone port
display is not selfie friendly
really wide (24mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (226 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of mic port
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Nikon Z7 vs Samsung WB250F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z7 and Samsung WB250F
 Nikon Z7Samsung WB250F
General Information
Make Nikon Samsung
Model type Nikon Z7 Samsung WB250F
Category Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2018-08-23 2013-01-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 6 -
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 46 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 8256 x 5504 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 25600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 102400 -
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW support
Min boosted ISO 32 -
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 493 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens support Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-432mm (18.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.2-5.8
Total lenses 15 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 2,100k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 16 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 9.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash -
Flash options Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/200 secs -
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 675g (1.49 lbs) 226g (0.50 lbs)
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7") 106 x 62 x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 99 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 26.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.6 not tested
DXO Low light rating 2668 not tested
Battery life 330 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage XQD card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $2,797 $250