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Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240

Portability
96
Imaging
46
Features
32
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix S3700 front
 
Samsung TL240 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 Key Specs

Nikon S3700
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.7-6.6) lens
  • 118g - 96 x 58 x 20mm
  • Released January 2015
Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 160g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Released January 2010
  • Also referred to as ST5000
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Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240, both Ultracompact digital cameras by brands Nikon and Samsung. There exists a considerable gap between the sensor resolutions of the S3700 (20MP) and TL240 (14MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S3700 was released 5 years after the TL240 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving right into a full comparison, here is a simple summation of how the S3700 grades vs the TL240 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S3700 over the Samsung TL240

 S3700 TL240 
ReleasedJanuary 2015January 2010More modern by 62 months

Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Nikon S3700

 TL240 S3700 
Display size3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon S3700 and Samsung TL240

 S3700 TL240 
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Nikon S3700 comes with physical dimensions of 96mm x 58mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 118 grams (0.26 lbs) and the Samsung TL240 has dimensions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") along with a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

Examine the Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. The following is a front view over all size comparison of the S3700 and the TL240.

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S3700 and TL240 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizes purely by looking at specs. The picture below may provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the S3700 and TL240.

All in all, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same resolution. You can anticipate the Nikon S3700 to give you extra detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos way more aggressively. The more recent S3700 will have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 sensor size comparison

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S3700 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Portrait photography camera
39
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
comes with face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
28
good resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S3700 Street photography advice
Samsung TL240 Street photography advice
59
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than others (160g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon S3700
Sports photography with Samsung TL240
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
good battery life (240 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S3700 Travel photography information
Samsung TL240 Travel photography information
70
good battery life (240 per charge)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
60
supports touch to focus
good resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (160g)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S3700 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Landscape photography camera
44
reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
good battery life (240 CIPA)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
37
lovely big screen (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon S3700
Vlogging with Samsung TL240
32
reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
27
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than others (160g)
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Nikon S3700 vs Samsung TL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S3700 and Samsung TL240
 Nikon Coolpix S3700Samsung TL240
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix S3700 Samsung TL240
Also referred to as - ST5000
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2015-01-14 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed C2 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5152 x 3864 4334 x 3256
Max native ISO 3200 4800
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-200mm (8.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.7-6.6 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500s 1/1500s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 2.80 m 5.00 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 118 gr (0.26 lbs) 160 gr (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 96 x 58 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 240 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL19 SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $175 $171