Customer Reviews for Samsung WB250 Smart Digital Camera Bundle

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Samsung WB250 Smart Digital Camera Bundle

For more information about this product or warranty issues, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) M-F: 8am-Midnight (EST), Sat-Sun: 9am-11pm (EST). Specifications: Effective Pixels: 14.2 MP BSI CMOS Sensor Lens Specifications: 18x Optical Zoom Lens LCD Monitor: 3" TFT LCD (460,000 dot) Motion Video Quality: 1080p at 30fps (Full HD) Image Stabilization: Dual Image Stabilization ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Dimensions: 4.19"W x 2.35"H x .92"D (1.26") Storage Media: SD/SDXC/SDHC Shoot from far away, and share with those close to you Presenting the Samsung WB250, an elegantly designed Smart Camera that simplifies image sharing through enhanced Wi-Fi Connectivity and a Hybrid Touch Interface. It also delivers higher-quality close-ups, candids, and panoramas with the 18x zoom and 24mm wide-angle lens. Image sharing made automatic, convenient and simple. With enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity, the classically influenced WB250 Smart Camera delivers images simultaneously to your smart phone and conveniently to your family and friends. The Hybrid Touch User Interface makes sharing simple – and the 18x zoom, 24mm wide-angle lens and Best Face help you create stunning images, well-worth sharing. Wi-Fi Connectivity with Direct Link Experience the wireless advantages of the Smart Camera’s Wi-Fi connectivity and truly intelligent features. The dedicated Direct Link hot key helps you quickly connect to Wi-Fi networks while MobileLink, Social Sharing & Email, and Family Story let you share memories with friends and family around the world. There’s also Remote Viewfinder, Allshare Play, the Samsung Smart Camera App, and more. Autoshare Simultaneously send every picture you take to your mobile phone via Wi-Fi connection – to make backing up and sharing your high-quality photos super easy. Set up AutoShare once and the camera saves it as the default setting. 3.0” (75mm) hVGA Hybrid Touch User Interface Presenting a user interface with twice the advantages. The Hybrid Touch user interface offers two options: use the 5 way button to quickly move the curser up, down, left, and right to intuitively navigate the menu and make selections on the 3.0” (75mm) hVGA screen. Alternatively, when you want to enter text – such as an email address, for when you’re sharing photos – simply input the characters on the touch screen, much like you would a smart phone. Go far and wide for the perfect shots 24mm, 18x Zoom The whole wide world is yours to capture. Use the 24mm wide-angle lens to capture a quaint row of Tudor houses or a gushing, mile-wide waterfall – it can handle sweeping panoramas, even those wider than can be seen with the unaided eye. There’s also an 18x Optical Zoom that lets you quickly take stunning close-ups from far away. Full HD Capture 1920x1080 Full HD Video with life-like color and extraordinarily sharp details. Capture Brilliance in Low-light Settings 14M BSI CMOS sensor & Low Light Shot A sunset beach party, a dimly-lit dance club – great photo opportunities don’t always have the best lighting. Capture properly exposed images in low light situations with the 14-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS Sensor, which needs less light than conventional sensors. Stylish and Classic Design The quietly beautiful Smart Camera re-imagines the classic professional camera and brings it to the digital era. With a slender body, the design highlights its modern sensibilities with flashes of timeless elegance. The impressive wide-angle lens helps entice your subjects to smile, while the pop up flash surprises and delights. What's Included: Samsung WB250 Digital Camera - Gray, Red or White Rechargeable Battery AC Adapter Strap Quick Start Guide 16GB SD Memory Card Samsung Case
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10 of 16(62%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Samsung WB250 Smart Digital Camera Bundle
Review 1 for Samsung WB250 Smart Digital Camera Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Eureka, CA
Date:April 2, 2013

Perfect for overseas travel

Model Number: Samsung WB250
"Purchased for son day before leaving on 12-day school trip to Europe. He doesn't have a smartphone (no data plan required for this camera!). Opened a Facebook account prior to leaving, set up Wi-Fi, and posted photos for the family to see throughout his travels. Wears case around neck for safety and access (provided). 16g memory card is a bonus (most come with 4)-so we didn't have to invest in additional cards for travels. Excellent zoom - necessary to fully appreciate details at top of cathedrals. Now I want to purchase one for myself. Great Camera."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Samsung WB250 Smart Digital Camera Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:San Diego, CA
Date:March 26, 2013

Great deal!

Pros: great for someone who doesn't have a smart phone!
"I was able to connect to my network very easily. The camera found my network and I typed in the pass code on the touch screen. Done! I was able to email my picture right away. I have not tried any social sites yet, so I can't comment on those, but if it's like emailing I expect no problems."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Samsung WB250 Smart Digital Camera Bundle
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Date:March 23, 2013

Does not deliver

Cons: see above
Model Number: WB250
"This camera claims to be able to send photos to your smart phone as well wifi capable of emailing photos. I spent hours including time spent with a Samsung rep
without being able to perform either of these functions. I also spent 2hrs,and paid for, a very savvy computer and camera "geek" to set it up properly to no avail. It would appear that Samsung should have done more in their R&D dept before releasing this camera!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Samsung WB250 Smart Digital Camera Bundle
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Location:San Jose, CA
Date:May 4, 2013

Not very happy with this camera, returning it

Model Number: WB250F
"I purchased this camera for my mom who would love to take photos of my kids but doesn't have the skills and time to upload and share photos using a computer.
I bought it because of the following features:
- Bigger lens for better picture quality
- Smart + wifi for easy sharing
- Touch screen for ease of navigation and edit/delete photos prior to sharing.
However, I am not recommend this for those who are looking the "smart" features because they're have severe limitations, and because there are better alternatives:
- Google blocked my first attempt to login from the camera. I had to use a computer to temporarily allow "suspicious devices" to login
- There is no full automatic sharing to Facebook, Picasa etc... You have to navigate through a few menus, select a few photos up to a maximum transfer size (at 5M pixel you can only upload around 10-12 at a time). This is painful because if you are uploading 40 or more photos to your Picasa album, you have to remember which ones you already uploaded. I always ended up with many may duplicates every time I upload.
- You just cannot upload HD (720p and up) videos to Youtube. I haven't tried yet, but it says only low resolution videos can be uploaded. You can argue that this is to save battery, but you can't do this with the power plugged in either. So what is the point of being "smart" here? My tiny cell phone and tablet let me upload HD video just fine.
- The touch screen is nice, but only useful for a few buttons like "Menu" and "Yes/No" and select photos from a thumbnail. I don't see a huge benefit for this touch screen. There's no pinching to zoom in/out on photos. Swiping the screen to scroll up and down works, but pretty sluggish so I ended up using the up/down buttons instead. Do not expect Android or iPhone behavior with this touch screen.
I started out with very low expectation on the picture quality knowing this brand, and having read other reviews. I am OK with the picture quality, it takes clearer photos than other point and shoot cameras that I have, but then this one cost twice as much. And I doubt that picture quality can compete with other well known brands for similar prices. I bought it for the "smart" and easy to use features but I have been disappointed. I should just stick with a really good point and shoot camera, and use a wifi SD card (look it up) for easy sharing."