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Samsung WB250F Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Cobalt Black)

by Samsung
591 customer reviews
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  • Capture Detailed Images in Low Light situations with a 14PM BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Share your Best Photos Instantly with Family and Friends with Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 18x Optical Zoom
  • 3.0 TFT LCD Screen
  • Samsung color designation is "Cobalt Black". Black refers to the color of the lens. Camera color is a dark blue.
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Technical Details

Product Description

Color: Blue

Product Description

Take crystal-clear photos and stunning video with the WB250F Smart Camera from Samsung. With features such as a 14.2-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor and an 18x zoom lens, the WB250F gives you the creative freedom to take great photos even in low-light situations. And with built-in Wi-Fi, you can easily and quickly share your best shots.

From the Manufacturer

Take crystal-clear photos and stunning video with the WB250F Smart Camera from Samsung. With features such as a 14.2-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor and an 18x zoom lens, the WB250F gives you the creative freedom to take great photos even in low-light situations. And with built-in Wi-Fi, you can easily and quickly share your best shots.

Samsung WB250F Smart Camera Product Shot

The 14.2-megapixel BSI sensor is optimal for low-light performance. View larger.

Samsung WB250F Smart Camera Product Shot

A brilliant 3-inch touch display features easy navigation. View larger.

14.2-Megapixel Backside-Illuminated CMOS Sensor

The WB250F is equipped with a 14.2-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that gathers more light than conventional sensors. This allows you to take properly exposed images in low-light situations. With the Low Light Shot feature, the camera will automatically merge three continuous shots into one clear photo.

Sharp 18x Zoom Lens Provides Plenty of Range

The built-in lens has an 18x zoom range so you can easily frame the exact shot you want and get in close to the action when necessary. The lens starts at a wide 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm and zooms all the way to 432mm. With such a large zoom range, you'll have no problem getting everyone into the photo or zooming in on something far away.

Compose Shots on a 3-inch Hybrid Touch Display

On the back of the camera is a brilliant, 3-inch display that lets you compose and review your photos comfortably and accurately. The display has a hybrid user interface that lets you use either the five-way button for menu navigation if you prefer traditional controls or your fingers if you prefer touch controls. Either way, the intuitive navigation makes setting controls and sharing images a snap.

Full HD Video Recording

The WB250F captures lifelike video at 1,080p Full HD resolution. The camera shoots video in the H.264 format, which allows you to record for longer than cameras using MJPEG video.

Wi-Fi Connectivity for Easy Sharing and Facebook Upload

Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, transferring your images and sharing them no longer requires memory cards or cables. You won't have to worry about running out of space, either.

With the dedicated Direct Link hot key, you can quickly connect to Wi-Fi networks. Once connected, you can save photos and videos directly to a computer or cloud service as you shoot. Print photos wirelessly or share them with your friends instantly by uploading them straight to Facebook or YouTube. With dual band Wi-Fi support, you'll have faster and more stable connections to the wireless networks around you.

Connect to Your Smartphone for More Features

The WB250F works with Samsung's Smart Camera App (for iPhone and Android), which lets you instantly pair your camera with your smartphone and gives you features such as AutoShare and Remote ViewFinder.

When AutoShare is activated, all the pictures you take on your camera are automatically sent to your smartphone. Remote ViewFinder turns your phone into a viewfinder and lets you preview images, adjust camera settings, frame the scene, and tag the shot location from up to 30 feet away. When you need to take a group shot with yourself in it, Remote ViewFinder makes it easy.

Cloud Service Backup with Microsoft SkyDrive

Never worry about losing your photos, even if your camera is lost or stolen. If your camera is connected to Wi-Fi, the WB250F will automatically copy the images you take to a Microsoft SkyDrive account. This feature not only automatically backs up all your photos, but also lets you easily make more room on your memory card by deleting shots without fear you'll lose them.

Smart Auto 2.0 for Sharp Shots Every Time

The Smart Auto 2.0 feature automatically analyzes the current shooting environment and chooses the right mode to give you the best possible picture. And Smart Face Recognition remembers the faces of up to 20 of your friends and family and automatically focuses on them first, so your important subjects are always clear.

Product Dimensions and Weight

The WB250F measures 2.43 by 4.18 by 0.85 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 0.41 pounds.

What's in the Box

WB250F Smart Camera, Li-Ion battery (SLB-10A), power plug, USB charging cable, wrist strap, start-up guide, and warranty card.

WB250F Smart Camera
Cobalt Black
At a Glance:
  • 14.2-megapixel BSI sensor for optimal low-light performance
  • 18x zoom lens provides versatile range
  • 3-inch hybrid touch display with easy navigation
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing and data transfers
  • Captures Full HD Video
Samsung WB250F Smart Camera Product Shot

Select your shooting mode with the rotator dial. View larger.

Samsung WB800 Smart Camera Product Shot

Automatically send photos to your smartphone with AutoShare. View larger.

Product Details

Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 2.4 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: EC-WB250FFPBUS
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (591 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,424 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at January 26, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

330 of 343 people found the following review helpful By C. Bruce on April 3, 2013
Color: White
I must say instead of purchasing from Amazon I couldn't wait and tested out cameras in Best Buy and was completely sold on this camera and paid $20 more +tax. It feels a little on the cheap side? Maybe just because it's light weight which I do like. It was very easy to connect to security enabled wi-fi and send pictures to facebook and email. Some things I believe require you to connect to a computer. The camera is very intuitive and hints automatically pop up on the screen to further explain what a feature can help you with. I have not picked up the manual yet. As another reviewer said the flash is odd but works very well. I think the way the flash is lends me to lean toward that cheap feeling because it seems as though it could be broken easily the way it is attached. However, the camera detects if you open it and then will allow for auto flash when open or flash off if it's closed.

I wondered how point and shoot cameras were going to keep up and this camera is an excellent example. This camera is by far better than any cell phone just with the wide angle and zoom capabilities. With the added sharing, touch screen, and intuitiveness that is integrated it makes it an very neat relatively compact device. It's not as compact as some but way smaller than the larger zoom cameras and is a great compromise.

I have seen a couple cameras with gps and I know one was powered by android. Nice features but I did not see the benefit of having a lot of those features on my camera when I have them on my phone? Also, the price of that camera was significantly more.

Also something to note. This camera actually has a low light sensor that compensates for the light level versus detecting the light level and adjusting the shutter speed.
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169 of 184 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 1, 2013
Color: White
I was planning on purchasing this camera from amazon, but ended up with a good deal on an open box at Best Buy. I've tested the camera out and have to say for what I bought it for it looks excellent.

Photo quality
This was my main consideration when buying a new camera. I have to say that the camera does not disappoint me at all. I've taken indoor low light pics, as well as outdoor pictures of my dogs running around at full speed with only the automatic settings, and the pictures have all come out better than expected. Action shots are frozen and crisp, and close up portraits are significantly better than I expected, not $1200 DLSR quality, but for a sub $200 point and shoot, WAY better than expected - I doubt the average person could tell the difference. The portraits show clear subject, no distortion, excellent color and shallow depth of field just like a DLSR and all on auto settings.

Video Quality
Video quality is good, the 1080p video looks decent - the image stabilization is good but not great. The main drawback is that there is a very noticeable noise picked up by the microphone when zooming. - again for a cheap point and click to use for occasional video the quality is good. To use as a primary video camera and create your next masterpiece, not so good.
One nice thing about video is that you can just press the red video button on the back of the camera to begin recording. You don't have to find a special setting etc... so it's very quick and easy to go into video mode. The other nice thing is that while videoing you can still take pictures with no effect on the video.

The photo features are what you would expect for a camera in this range.
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224 of 247 people found the following review helpful By M. Sarkar on April 5, 2013
Color: White
I carry a compact camera in my pocket quite often and generally prefer the older models with CCD sensors over the glitzy newer models with their 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensors. For the past 2-3 years, I've looked to upgrade for the wider 24-25 mm lenses and the 12-20x zooms on newer cameras, and had hoped that at least one manufacturer would put in a rotating LCD screen (or even a viewfinder, for those glaring sunny days) in a compact pocketable camera. I am not a pixel-peeper and I try to avoid post-processing on the computer. I do not expect to print any larger than 8x10 inch, so I have reasonable expectations from a compact travel camera. Hopefully, that gives you an idea about my perspective on photography with a point-and-shoot compact.

I'll touch on some points below, having already posted some thoughts in replies to other reviews here and on the older WB150F model's pages. Your opinions might obviously vary from mine, but please TEST the camera before you question/comment :-)

With the WB250F, image quality is quite good. I've used the P (program) mode, the Auto and the Scene modes. I'm planning to post pics on Google+ using the hashtag #POAB and maybe even a comparison with the Sony HX10V and my older workhorse compact, the Samsung v70 (1/1.8 inch CCD sensor).

For indoor use, I set ISO to 200. The flash power was adequate and image quality was good, too.

The ability to change settings using the physical buttons, the touchscreen or a combination of both definitely makes this WB250F camera fun to use - and it's often faster than scrolling though menus.

The placement of the pop-up flash, closer to the middle of the body is much more ergonomic than many other cameras.
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