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Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F

Portability
59
Imaging
41
Features
48
Overall
43
Samsung WB2200F front
 
Samsung WB250F front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
44
Overall
41

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F Key Specs

Samsung WB2200F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 20-1200mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 708g - 119 x 122 x 99mm
  • Released January 2014
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
  • Announced January 2013
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Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F Overview

Here, we will be evaluating the Samsung WB2200F and Samsung WB250F, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are offered by Samsung. The resolution of the WB2200F (16MP) and the WB250F (14MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras have the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The WB2200F was announced 13 months later than the WB250F which makes them a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Samsung WB2200F being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung WB250F being a Compact camera.

Before we go right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief view of how the WB2200F scores versus the WB250F in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB2200F over the Samsung WB250F

 WB2200F WB250F 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014January 2013More recent by 13 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focus

Reasons to pick Samsung WB250F over the Samsung WB2200F

 WB250F WB2200F 
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Samsung WB2200F and Samsung WB250F

 WB2200F WB250F 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Screen resolution460k460kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to lug around your camera often, you will want to factor its weight and volume. The Samsung WB2200F comes with external dimensions of 119mm x 122mm x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9") with a weight of 708 grams (1.56 lbs) and the Samsung WB250F has sizing of 106mm x 62mm x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") and a weight of 226 grams (0.50 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at that moment. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the WB2200F vs the WB250F.

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the WB2200F and WB250F is 59 and 93 respectively.

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is hard to imagine the difference between sensor measurements simply by reading through technical specs. The visual underneath may offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the WB2200F and WB250F.

As you can tell, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should expect the Samsung WB2200F to give you extra detail with its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures way more aggressively. The newer WB2200F should have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung WB2200F
Portrait photography with Samsung WB250F
44
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
36
MP count good (14 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
manual focus not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB2200F as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB250F as a Street photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
heavier than competition (708 grams)
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (226 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung WB2200F
Sports photography with Samsung WB250F
53
great zoom range (20-1200mm 60.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
52
incredible zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB2200F Travel photography information
Samsung WB250F Travel photography information
51
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (20mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (708g)
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
70
lighter than competition (226 grams)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
great zoom (432mm)
missing Timelapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB2200F Landscape photography advice
Samsung WB250F Landscape photography advice
47
you can focus manually
decently wide (20mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
44
relatively wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB2200F Vlogging advice
Samsung WB250F Vlogging advice
25
decently wide (20mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly display
no external mic support
heavier than competition (708 grams)
35
relatively wide (24mm)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (226g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not have a selfie friendly display
missing external microphone support
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Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB250F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB2200F and Samsung WB250F
 Samsung WB2200FSamsung WB250F
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB2200F Samsung WB250F
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2014-01-07 2013-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 20-1200mm (60.0x) 24-432mm (18.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focus distance 10cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 200 thousand dots -
Features
Min shutter speed 1/8s 16s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames per second 8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6.00 m (ISO Auto) -
Flash modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920x1080(30fps), 1280x720(30fps), 640x480(30fps), QVGA(30fps, 30s, Streaming) * High Speed : 360fps(176x128), 240fps(384x288) 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 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 708g (1.56 pounds) 226g (0.50 pounds)
Physical dimensions 119 x 122 x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9") 106 x 62 x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model BP-1410 -
Self timer - Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD, SDHC, SCXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at release $599 $250