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Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240

Portability
97
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24
Nikon Coolpix S220 front
 
Samsung TL240 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 Key Specs

Nikon S220
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 2000
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 100g - 90 x 56 x 18mm
  • Launched February 2009
Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 160g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
  • Other Name is ST5000
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Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Nikon S220 and Samsung TL240, both Ultracompact cameras by brands Nikon and Samsung. There is a crucial difference among the resolutions of the S220 (10MP) and TL240 (14MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S220 was unveiled 11 months before the TL240 and they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go into a thorough comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the S220 matches up vs the TL240 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S220 over the Samsung TL240

 S220 TL240 

Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Nikon S220

 TL240 S220 
LaunchedJanuary 2010February 2009Newer by 11 months
Screen dimensions3.5"2.5"Bigger screen (+1")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon S220 and Samsung TL240

 S220 TL240 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera, you'll have to factor its weight and size. The Nikon S220 provides exterior measurements of 90mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.5" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 100 grams (0.22 lbs) and the Samsung TL240 has specifications of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon S220 and Samsung TL240 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the S220 and the TL240.

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the S220 and TL240 is 97 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to see the gap in sensor dimensions merely by researching a spec sheet. The image underneath will help give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the S220 and TL240.

As you can see, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Samsung TL240 to provide you with extra detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively. The more aged S220 will be behind in sensor technology.

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 sensor size comparison

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S220 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Portrait photography camera
19
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
28
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S220 Street photography details
Samsung TL240 Street photography details
48
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus by touch
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than others (160 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S220 Sports photography details
Samsung TL240 Sports photography details
16
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S220 Travel photography highlights
Samsung TL240 Travel photography highlights
52
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low resolution sensor (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
60
provides focus by touch
megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (160 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S220 Landscape photography advice
Samsung TL240 Landscape photography advice
22
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.5")
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
37
lovely big screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S220 Vlogging details
Samsung TL240 Vlogging details
22
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic jack
27
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone support
more heavy than others (160g)
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Nikon S220 vs Samsung TL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S220 and Samsung TL240
 Nikon Coolpix S220Samsung TL240
General Information
Brand Nikon Samsung
Model type Nikon Coolpix S220 Samsung TL240
Otherwise known as - ST5000
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2009-02-03 2010-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4334 x 3256
Maximum native ISO 2000 4800
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-105mm (3.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing distance 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inch 3.5 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting rate 11.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 100g (0.22 lbs) 160g (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 90 x 56 x 18mm (3.5" x 2.2" x 0.7") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID EN-EL10 SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (3 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $56 $171