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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes it worth having a separate device for better quality pics!, April 3, 2013
This review is from: Samsung WB250F 14.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi Digital Camera with 18x Optical Zoom, 3.0" Touch Screen LCD and 1080p HD Video (White) (OLD MODEL) (Electronics)
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. When your shutter speed is slower to allow more light in this gives you more time to move the camera and means image stabilization has more to process. In other words it doesn't work very well. The samsung has a quick shutter speed in low light situations and does a nice job of compensating for the light therefore also making your pictures clearer and brighter. This is from my experience and the BB rep gave me a demonstration of it when I had narrowed my choices between a canon elph with wifi and the samsung.
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Initial post: Jun 21, 2013 4:06:33 PM PDT
G says:
I've got a quick question for you since I can't find the info anywhere on the page or a contact seller button. What comes with the camera? Is there a rechargeable battery, cables, software, etc..?
Thanks for your time.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 7:24:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2013 6:44:34 PM PST
Brent says:
I received my white WB250F new direct from Amazon sealed in the box but without a wrist strap. It took a one hour online chat with Samsung for them to finally agree to ship me a strap (after emailing them various forms of proof). They kept telling me that the serial number on their camera box was incorrect (even after I sent them a photo of it!). Who knows if I'll ever receive the replacement strap.

UPDATE: Samsung kindly called me the next day to confirm the transaction for the replacement strap and advised that it would arrive within 14 days.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 6:48:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2013 6:51:45 PM PST
Brent says:
Dear "G",
The following comes with the camera: A rechargeable battery, a charging cable, a wall adapter (for the charging cable), a teeny tiny little quick start manual in multiple languages, and a wrist strap. (Note: mine was missing the wrist strap.)
No software comes with the camera.
I downloaded the full pdf manual from the Samsung website and spent $17 at to have it printed.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 2:21:07 PM PDT
Dani says:
Hello, can you tell me what type of memory stick does this card take? Also, I noted there is a delayed shoot button, is there a spot for a small tripod at the bottom?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2014 3:30:41 PM PDT
Brent says:
It takes an SD card and, yes, it has a standard tripod mount on the bottom.

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 3:05:36 PM PST
Does this camera have an actual viewfinder?? (You know, the old fashioned one where you look through sort of a hole and can actually see what you are taking a picture of.)?? I don't mind if it has the LCD screen but I really would like a compact camera that also has a regular viewfinder. Your help with this would be gratly appreciated. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2015 4:13:13 PM PST
Brent says:
Unfortunately, this camera has no viewfinder. I tried to find a compact camera with a viewfinder for under $300 but had no luck. There is a Canon Powershot A1400 model with a viewfinder in the price range of this Samsung but it is very low-end and lacking in features. The loss of viewfinders in affordable point-and-shoots for the ordinary user is very frustrating and makes it very nearly impossible to frame a shot outdoors unless you're in deep shade. My mother frequently complains (understandably) that the camera I got her is difficult to use outside. If you are willing to spend $300-$600 on a compact camera then you have options.
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