The Samsung WB250F is intended for an audience that is looking for a compact camera with the latest technological advances, an excellent optical zoom, 14.2 Megapixels and a wide angle to cover more field of vision in each picture.
Despite all its features, the camera has a user interface that guides us at all times and explains the different options we have available. Do you want to know what features we talk about?
The Samsung WB250F camera comes in a small box in which we can see in a few seconds its most remarkable features. Fortunately, the best thing is inside it so after removing the little seal and opening the packaging, the first thing that remains because of the user is the camera.
In our case, it is the WB250F in white, although there are other available colors: gray, red and blue.
At the bottom of the whole, we find more material accompanying the camera. Here we can see the USB wall charger, micro USB cable, documentation, the battery and a string that we will put in the chassis of the camera to secure it while we use it.
As you can see, the equipment is the classic that all cameras usually have so, first of all, we will need an SD card to be able to store all the videos and photographs that we make.
After taking an initial look at the camera, we can see that it has a very cool aesthetic, being one of the most attractive in the market right now.
The white color helps to provide that pristine image of the well-finished product although it may be the least recommended color due to the dirt issue.
For its manufacture, Samsung has used plastic as the primary material that has been given a soft touch and a matte finish instead of the typical glossy plastic. Again, this point favors the overall finish of the product since having this camera in your hand is very pleasant.
After examining it externally, it is necessary to insert the battery, turn on the camera and start the initial configuration process. The most advisable thing is to set the language first so that the rest of the options are much easier to understand if we do not know English.
The camera is already set up in just a few seconds, and we can start using it as it deserves.
To control the Samsung WB250F camera, we have a hybrid system that combines the classic buttons and the three-inch capacitive touchscreen.
The combined use of both will make navigating the camera interface become a virgin. For the menus, we may get better results through the four-way pad and the central button, however, the touchscreen seems necessary to enter text and select some more complex options that with the switches take more time to choose.
Of course, each one is free to choose the modality that best suits them, and that is where we see that this camera adapts to the needs of all types of users according to their preferences.
In the upper part of the camera we find the classic selector wheel that allows us to choose one of the different modes that the product offers when taking photographs:
- Auto: the camera is responsible for selecting the type of scene that best suits the circumstances.
- Program: allows us to take a picture with the settings that we have manually set
- ASM: it is the manual mode in which we can give opening priority, shutter priority or adjust both values manually.
- Smart: the camera shows us different situations, and we choose the one that best suits our needs.
- Better face: make several photographs, detect faces and show them to us so we can choose the one that interests us. Ideal to take pictures in a group and avoid someone leaving with eyes closed or clueless, that is, it is almost mandatory to use the tripod to prevent the background from moving.
- Filters to edit photos and videos from the camera
- Settings menu in which to configure the main aspects of the camera
to use the functions MobileLink, Remote Viewfinder, Backup, Email, AllShare Play, SNS, and Cloud.
Taking pictures with the Samsung WB250F
As we mentioned at the beginning of the post, we have a compact camera that allows you to make quality photos without frills by pressing the shutter button.
However, we find quite useful the ASM mode with which the user can play with the aperture and shutter speed to get fascinating results.
The macro mode allows you to approach the surface of objects almost until you touch them with the objective and the optical zoom of 18 increases is more than enough to capture objects that are at a considerable distance without losing quality in the final photograph.
For night shots it is likely that we need the help of a flash and for this, the Samsung WB250F incorporates one that protrudes from the body of the camera when we press a button behind the shutter release button. To save it, we will only have to push down, and it will be protected until the next time we use it again.
In short, the photos taken with this camera are excellent in all aspects thanks to the versatility of the Samsung product. If we want simplicity, we just have to activate the automatic mode, and if we prefer something more complicated, this camera offers a large number of ways and parameters that we can modify at will.
Wi-Fi connectivity for everything
Another of the great attractions of this camera is its Wi-Fi connectivity that we can use for very different tasks.
For example, we can send the photos we make with the WB250F to our Smartphone through the Samsung Smart Camera application. This application can also be used to control the camera remotely, ideal to use the phone as a remote trigger, being able to see the photo made on your screen without having to go to the camera.
We also have other possibilities such as transferring the photos to the computer wirelessly, sending the images by e-mail from the camera itself or viewing the snapshots through a device compatible with the AllShare Play protocol.
Undoubtedly, the Samsung WB250F is a compact camera that offers the latest technology and connectivity to make photos easy, regardless of our knowledge in this world.
Its price is around 220 euros although in the network there are already some stores that offer it below the barrier of 200 euros.