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Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
34
Overall
35
Samsung ST80 front
 
Samsung TL240 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 Key Specs

Samsung ST80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 118g - 92 x 55 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2010
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
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Additionally referred to as ST5000
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Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 Overview

Following is a extensive review of the Samsung ST80 and Samsung TL240, both Ultracompact cameras and both are manufactured by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the ST80 (14MP) and the TL240 (14MP) is fairly close and they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ST80 was revealed within a month of the TL240 so they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief summary of how the ST80 grades versus the TL240 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung ST80 over the Samsung TL240

 ST80 TL240 

Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Samsung ST80

 TL240 ST80 
Display dimension3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")

Common features in the Samsung ST80 and Samsung TL240

 ST80 TL240 
IntroducedJanuary 2010January 2010Same age
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Samsung ST80 has external dimensions of 92mm x 55mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.7") along 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") and a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Below is the front view over all size comparison of the ST80 and the TL240.

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ST80 and TL240 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 top view buttons comparison

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes only by researching a spec sheet. The pic below may give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the ST80 and TL240.

As you can see, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same MP so you can expect comparable quality of photos although you would want to factor the age of the cameras into account.

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 sensor size comparison

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung ST80 Portrait photography information
Samsung TL240 Portrait photography information
30
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
28
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung ST80 Street photography advice
Samsung TL240 Street photography advice
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus by touch
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus by touch
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than average in class (160 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung ST80 Sports photography highlights
Samsung TL240 Sports photography highlights
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung ST80 Travel photography highlights
Samsung TL240 Travel photography highlights
62
boasts focus by touch
megapixel count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
60
offers focus by touch
megapixel count good (14MP)
flash built-in
no Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (160g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung ST80 Landscape photography factors
Samsung TL240 Landscape photography factors
39
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
37
lovely big screen (3.5")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung ST80 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung TL240 as a Vlogging camera
28
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone socket
27
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone support
more heavy than average in class (160 grams)
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Samsung ST80 vs Samsung TL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung ST80 and Samsung TL240
 Samsung ST80Samsung TL240
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung ST80 Samsung TL240
Also Known as - ST5000
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-01-06 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 area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4334 x 3256
Highest native ISO 4800 4800
Highest boosted ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-105mm (3.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing distance 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3.5"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 5.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync 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
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 118g (0.26 lbs) 160g (0.35 lbs)
Dimensions 92 x 55 x 19mm (3.6" 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 BP70A SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $249 $171