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Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
46
Overall
43
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 front
 
Samsung TL240 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 Key Specs

Olympus TG-870
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400 (Push to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-105mm (F3.5-5.7) lens
  • 221g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2016
  • Superseded the Olympus TG-860
Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Push 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
  • Alternative Name is ST5000
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Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240, both Ultracompact digital cameras by brands Olympus and Samsung. The resolution of the TG-870 (16MP) and the TL240 (14MP) is fairly similar and they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The TG-870 was manufactured 6 years after the TL240 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the TG-870 grades against the TL240 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-870 over the Samsung TL240

 TG-870 TL240 
ReleasedJanuary 2016January 2010More modern by 74 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Olympus TG-870

 TL240 TG-870 
Display sizing3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus TG-870 and Samsung TL240

 TG-870 TL240 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-870 features physical measurements of 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") along with a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs) while the Samsung TL240 has proportions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Below is the front view scale comparison of the TG-870 and the TL240.

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the TG-870 and TL240 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizes purely by reading a spec sheet. The pic here will give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-870 and TL240.

As you can see, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Olympus TG-870 to offer you greater detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics far more aggressively. The more recent TG-870 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-870 Portrait photography features
Samsung TL240 Portrait photography features
36
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
features face detection focus
no manual focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
28
megapixel count decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-870 Street photography features
Samsung TL240 Street photography features
65
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than average in class (221 grams)
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (160 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-870 Sports photography highlights
Samsung TL240 Sports photography highlights
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery (300 per charge)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
offers tracking focus
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-870
Travel photography with Samsung TL240
69
better than average battery (300 CIPA)
environment sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (21mm)
more heavy than average in class (221g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
60
supports focus by touch
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (160g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-870 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Landscape photography camera
50
rather wide (21mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
environment sealing
better than average battery (300 shots)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
37
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-870
Vlogging with Samsung TL240
32
rather wide (21mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone port
more heavy than average in class (221 grams)
27
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (160 grams)
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Olympus TG-870 vs Samsung TL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-870 and Samsung TL240
 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870Samsung TL240
General Information
Brand Olympus Samsung
Model Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Samsung TL240
Also referred to as - ST5000
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2016-01-06 2010-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic VII -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4334 x 3256
Max native ISO 6400 4800
Max boosted ISO 12800 6400
Min native ISO 125 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-105mm (5.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.7 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 921k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting rate 7.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m (at ISO 1600) 5.00 m
Flash options Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (60p) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 221g (0.49 lbs) 160g (0.35 lbs)
Dimensions 113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") 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 300 photographs -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model Li-50B SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $280 $171