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Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
44
Overall
40
Samsung WB250F front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

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
  • Released January 2013
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Below is a complete overview of the Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both designed by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the WB250F (14MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is fairly close and both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The WB250F was released 13 months later than the WB850F making them a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a thorough comparison, here is a brief view of how the WB250F scores vs the WB850F with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB250F over the Samsung WB850F

 WB250F WB850F 
RevealedJanuary 2013January 2012More recent by 13 months
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB250F

 WB850F WB250F 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display resolution614k460kClearer display (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB250F and Samsung WB850F

 WB250F WB850F 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to lug around your camera, you have to think about its weight and proportions. The Samsung WB250F features exterior measurements of 106mm x 62mm x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 226 grams (0.50 lbs) and the Samsung WB850F has measurements of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") and a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the WB250F vs the WB850F.

Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the WB250F and WB850F is 93 and 91 respectively.

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Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements only by looking through specs. The photograph underneath might give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the WB250F and WB850F.

All in all, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Samsung WB850F to result in more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The fresher WB250F should have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB250F Portrait photography features
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography features
36
megapixel count decent (14MP)
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
43
has manual focus
MP count decent (16MP)
offers face detection focusing
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung WB250F
Street photography with Samsung WB850F
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (226g)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (250g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung WB250F
Sports photography with Samsung WB850F
52
long zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
has tracking autofocus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
52
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB250F Travel photography factors
Samsung WB850F Travel photography factors
69
lighter than competition (226 grams)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
very long reach (432mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
69
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung WB250F
Landscape photography with Samsung WB850F
44
rather wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
49
has manual focus
pretty wide (23mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB250F as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB850F as a Vlogging camera
35
rather wide (24mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (226g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone socket
34
pretty wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone support
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Samsung WB250F vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB250F and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB250FSamsung WB850F
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB250F Samsung WB850F
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2013-01-07 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-432mm (18.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-5.8 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 16 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 226g (0.50 pounds) 250g (0.55 pounds)
Physical dimensions 106 x 62 x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - SLB-10A
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $250 $599