Samsung WB250F summary
Samsung WB250F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on January of 2013. The camera uses a 14MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The WB250F comes in at #127 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & overall #656 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
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Samsung WB250F family
The Samsung WB250F is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full range underneath.
Samsung WB250F Gallery
You can check the WB250F from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung WB250F Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung WB250F based on criterias which are usually considered important in a camera.
Samsung WB250F Sensor specifications
The sensor measurement on the Samsung WB250F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels . The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 14MP and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath illustrates the WB250F's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The WB250F sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Samsung WB250F dimensions
Samsung WB250F is 0.50 lb (226g / 7.97 oz) & has outside dimensions of 106mm x 62mm x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Samsung WB250F is less heavy when compared to other competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a picture of the Samsung WB250F beside a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the WB250F.
Samsung WB250F Lens specifications
The WB250F comes with a built in lens featuring a focal range of 24-432mm making it a 18.0 x zoom which is perfect and does make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, it has an aperture of f3.2 and that's very slow and not very good for low light conditions and you may find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to boost the ISO which causes noisy files. At the tele end, 432mm is superb zoom and comes to f5.8 which is very slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Samsung WB250F Connectivity
The WB250F has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send pictures and oftentimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Samsung WB250F Video specifications
The max video quality on the Samsung WB250F is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance between quality vs file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to crop. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone socket so you have little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to order a different model in case you need better audio for your video clips.
Samsung WB250F Weather Sealing
Samsung WB250F does not include environment sealing so wet conditions may affect the camera.
Samsung WB250F Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung WB250F houses a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you can change focus points plus adjust settings by using your finger.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs for Samsung WB250F are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy during sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Samsung WB250F Shutter specifications
Samsung WB250F continuous shooting rate is 8.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Samsung WB250F Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Samsung WB250F has only built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Samsung WB250F Autofocusing specifications
Samsung WB250F has just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.
It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Samsung WB250F lacks manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful during low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate focus control.
Samsung WB250F Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the maximum (600) battery life within this type of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:
Samsung WB250F for varying categories of photography
The following diagram gives a outline of the Samsung WB250F for varying categories of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Samsung WB250F Portrait photography highlights
The Samsung WB250F gets a points tally of 36 which is awful, meaning that it is just not suitable for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the capability to use off-camera flash.
Samsung WB250F Street photography highlights
With a very good points tally of 62, the Samsung WB250F is a very decent choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Samsung WB250F
A moderate sports photography points tally of 52 suggests the Samsung WB250F is fairly adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs great focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung WB250F Travel photography factors
Portability is very critical when picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung WB250F gets a very good 70 as a travelling camera which is a fine option to buy for your travels.
Landscape photography with Samsung WB250F
For anyone who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung WB250F at it's awful rating of 44 as a landscape camera is just not suitable within the current marketplace.
Samsung WB250F as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Samsung WB250F is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a awful rating of 35.
Samsung WB250F Alternatives
If you want replacements to the WB250F, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the WB250F versus it's top ranked competitors listed previously.
These are various other cameras you might consider as alternatives. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.