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Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Samsung TL205 front
 
Samsung TL240 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 Key Specs

Samsung TL205
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.0-5.6) lens
  • 177g - 99 x 59 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Also referred to as PL100
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
  • Announced January 2010
  • Also referred to as ST5000
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Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both created by Samsung. The resolution of the TL205 (12MP) and the TL240 (14MP) is very close and both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TL205 was revealed very close to the TL240 so they are of a similar generation. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the TL205 grades against the TL240 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung TL205 over the Samsung TL240

 TL205 TL240 

Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Samsung TL205

 TL240 TL205 
Display size3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Samsung TL205 and Samsung TL240

 TL205 TL240 
AnnouncedJanuary 2010January 2010Same generation
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera regularly, you should think about its weight and measurements. The Samsung TL205 provides external dimensions of 99mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 177 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Samsung TL240 has proportions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") along with a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

Take a look at the Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is a front view size comparison of the TL205 against the TL240.

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the TL205 and TL240 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 top view buttons comparison

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by looking through a spec sheet. The pic below may offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the TL205 and TL240.

Clearly, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Samsung TL240 to provide you with more detail because of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics way more aggressively.

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 sensor size comparison

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung TL205
Portrait photography with Samsung TL240
21
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
28
good MP (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung TL205 Street photography highlights
Samsung TL240 Street photography highlights
47
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than others in class (177g)
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch focus
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
heavier than average in class (160 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung TL205 Sports photography information
Samsung TL240 Sports photography information
25
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung TL205 Travel photography information
Samsung TL240 Travel photography information
50
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (177 grams)
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
60
supports touch focus
good MP (14MP)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than average in class (160 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung TL205 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung TL240 as a Landscape photography camera
23
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
37
screen larger than average (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung TL205 Vlogging features
Samsung TL240 Vlogging features
22
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone port
more heavy than others in class (177g)
27
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
heavier than average in class (160g)
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Samsung TL205 vs Samsung TL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung TL205 and Samsung TL240
 Samsung TL205Samsung TL240
General Information
Make Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung TL205 Samsung TL240
Also Known as PL100 ST5000
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-01-06 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
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 surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4334 x 3256
Highest native ISO 3200 4800
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-105mm (3.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.6 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Display resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/1500s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.40 m 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 177 gr (0.39 lb) 160 gr (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions 99 x 59 x 20mm (3.9" 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 model - SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, SD/SDHC Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $180 $171