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Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240

Portability
95
Imaging
32
Features
14
Overall
24
Samsung CL5 front
 
Samsung TL240 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 Key Specs

Samsung CL5
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-4.5) lens
  • 141g - 93 x 60 x 19mm
  • Released February 2009
  • Also Known as PL10
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
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Alternate Name is ST5000
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Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 Overview

On this page, we are reviewing the Samsung CL5 versus Samsung TL240, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both are built by Samsung. There is a big difference between the resolutions of the CL5 (9MP) and TL240 (14MP) and the CL5 (1/2.5") and TL240 (1/2.3") provide totally different sensor sizes.

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The CL5 was brought out 10 months prior to the TL240 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting right into a full comparison, here is a simple summation of how the CL5 grades versus the TL240 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung CL5 over the Samsung TL240

 CL5 TL240 

Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Samsung CL5

 TL240 CL5 
RevealedJanuary 2010February 2009Fresher by 10 months
Display dimensions3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Samsung CL5 and Samsung TL240

 CL5 TL240 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera often, you're going to have to think about its weight and proportions. The Samsung CL5 provides physical dimensions of 93mm x 60mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.7") with 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") with a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are using during that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the CL5 against the TL240.

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the CL5 and TL240 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 top view buttons comparison

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizing purely by reading technical specs. The visual below may give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the CL5 and TL240.

As you can tell, both of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The CL5 because of its tinier sensor will make getting bokeh more challenging and the Samsung TL240 will deliver greater detail having its extra 5 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics more aggressively. The older CL5 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 sensor size comparison

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung CL5 Portrait photography information
Samsung TL240 Portrait photography information
24
provides face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
28
decent MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung CL5 as a Street photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Street photography camera
47
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch focus
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
heavier than competition in class (160g)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung CL5 Sports photography advice
Samsung TL240 Sports photography advice
16
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.5")
lacks phase detect autofocus
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung CL5 Travel photography info
Samsung TL240 Travel photography info
51
flash built-in
no Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
60
offers touch focus
decent MP (14MP)
built-in flash
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (160g)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung CL5 Landscape photography features
Samsung TL240 Landscape photography features
22
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (9MP)
sensor is small (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse recording
37
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung CL5
Vlogging with Samsung TL240
25
provides face detect autofocus
wide angle not great (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
no microphone support
27
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic port
heavier than competition in class (160g)
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Samsung CL5 vs Samsung TL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung CL5 and Samsung TL240
 Samsung CL5Samsung TL240
General Information
Make Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung CL5 Samsung TL240
Alternative name PL10 ST5000
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2009-02-23 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3456 x 2592 4334 x 3256
Maximum native ISO 3200 4800
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 38-114mm (3.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-4.5 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing range 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 6.3 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 16 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1500 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 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
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 141 grams (0.31 lb) 160 grams (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions 93 x 60 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.4" 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 ID - SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $391 $171