Samsung WB250F Smart Camera

The Good The Samsung WB250F Smart Camera has excellent wireless features and an abundance of shooting options for all types of shooters. It has a handy pop-up flash and very good photo and video quality for its price and features.

The Bad Button placement on top of the camera could be better, and accessing some of the setting menus isn't always straightforward.

The Bottom Line For those who want more camera than their smartphone offers without sacrificing the easy sharing, the Samsung WB250F Smart Camera is a good, affordable choice.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Image quality 7.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

An able smartphone camera companion

Samsung is far out in front of its competition when it comes to Wi-Fi implementation in cameras, and it is models like the WB250F Smart Camera that prove it.

For less than $250, you get a capable point-and-shoot camera with an 18x zoom lens and a 14-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. If you stopped there, it would be a pretty average camera. But once you add in all of its Wi-Fi capabilities -- from automatically sending photos to a smartphone while you're shooting to backing up to cloud storage or e-mailing photos straight from the camera -- and you've got something that can get you better photos and videos than a smartphone without sacrificing the easy sharing.

Now, its photo quality and shooting performance -- while very good for its class -- probably won't blow you away (it's still a midrange small-sensor camera, after all). But if you're in the market for a compact megazoom as a companion to your smartphone, keep reading.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $249
  • Brand Samsung
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Weight 6.49 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 14.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 7.8 mm ( 1/2.33" )
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
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model Cobalt Black

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