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Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 front
 
Samsung TL240 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 Key Specs

Panasonic FP5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 141g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Released January 2011
Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 160g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Also Known as ST5000
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Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 Overview

Its time to look more in depth at the Panasonic FP5 versus Samsung TL240, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Panasonic and Samsung. The image resolution of the FP5 (14MP) and the TL240 (14MP) is very comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FP5 was unveiled 13 months later than the TL240 making them a generation apart from one another. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a concise summary of how the FP5 grades against the TL240 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FP5 over the Samsung TL240

 FP5 TL240 
IntroducedJanuary 2011January 2010Fresher by 13 months

Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Panasonic FP5

 TL240 FP5 
Display dimensions3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")

Common features in the Panasonic FP5 and Samsung TL240

 FP5 TL240 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FP5 has got external measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") and a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs) whilst the Samsung TL240 has measurements 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 Panasonic FP5 versus Samsung TL240 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is a front view scale comparison of the FP5 vs the TL240.

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FP5 and TL240 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizing merely by going through technical specs. The photograph here might provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the FP5 and TL240.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical MP therefore you should expect comparable quality of images although you will want to consider the production date of the cameras into account. The younger FP5 should have an edge in sensor tech.

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FP5 Portrait photography info
Samsung TL240 Portrait photography info
33
good resolution (14MP)
comes with face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
28
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FP5 Street photography info
Samsung TL240 Street photography info
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has focus via touch
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than others in class (160g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FP5 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Sports photography camera
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
great battery power (260 per charge)
slow frames per second (6.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FP5 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Travel photography camera
65
great battery power (260 per charge)
features touch focus
good resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
no Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
60
has focus via touch
decent megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (160 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FP5 Landscape photography details
Samsung TL240 Landscape photography details
40
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
great battery power (260 shots)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
37
very good size screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FP5 Vlogging information
Samsung TL240 Vlogging information
30
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic support
27
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
heavier than others in class (160 grams)
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Panasonic FP5 vs Samsung TL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FP5 and Samsung TL240
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5Samsung TL240
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 Samsung TL240
Alternative name - ST5000
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2011-01-05 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine IV -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4334 x 3256
Highest native ISO 6400 4800
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 11 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-140mm (4.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing range 10cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology TFT Touch Screen LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter speed 6.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.90 m 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 141 gr (0.31 lbs) 160 gr (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 life 260 images -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID - SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $199 $171