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Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
27
Overall
31
Samsung TL210 front
 
Samsung TL220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
27
Overall
31

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 Key Specs

Samsung TL210
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 177g - 99 x 59 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
  • Also Known as PL150
Samsung TL220
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-124mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 169g - 100 x 60 x 19mm
  • Launched August 2009
  • Also Known as ST500
Photography Glossary

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Samsung TL210 and Samsung TL220, former being a Ultracompact while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are sold by Samsung. The resolution of the TL210 (12MP) and the TL220 (12MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras provide the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TL210 was revealed 5 months later than the TL220 and they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Samsung TL210 being a Ultracompact camera and the Samsung TL220 being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the TL210 matches up against the TL220 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung TL210 over the Samsung TL220

 TL210 TL220 
Screen size3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Reasons to pick Samsung TL220 over the Samsung TL210

 TL220 TL210 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Samsung TL210 and Samsung TL220

 TL210 TL220 
LaunchedJanuary 2010August 2009Same age
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera often, you need to consider its weight and size. The Samsung TL210 offers external measurements of 99mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 177 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Samsung TL220 has specifications of 100mm x 60mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7") having a weight of 169 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilising at that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the TL210 vs the TL220.

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TL210 and TL220 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 top view buttons comparison

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements only by going through a spec sheet. The visual underneath should give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the TL210 and TL220.

Clearly, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size and the identical megapixels and you can expect comparable quality of pictures although you should always factor the age of the cameras into account.

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 sensor size comparison

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung TL210 Portrait photography details
Samsung TL220 Portrait photography details
21
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
21
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung TL210 Street photography features
Samsung TL220 Street photography features
59
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus via touch
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
heavier than average (177g)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch to focus
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung TL210
Sports photography with Samsung TL220
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung TL210 Travel photography information
Samsung TL220 Travel photography information
59
comes with focus via touch
flash built-in
decently wide (27mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (177 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
62
includes touch to focus
has built in flash
pretty wide (27mm)
no Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung TL210 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung TL220 as a Landscape photography camera
37
decently wide (27mm)
very good size screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording
37
pretty wide (27mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not possible
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung TL210 Vlogging information
Samsung TL220 Vlogging information
28
decently wide (27mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic socket
heavier than average (177 grams)
31
pretty wide (27mm)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic jack
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Samsung TL210 vs Samsung TL220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung TL210 and Samsung TL220
 Samsung TL210Samsung TL220
General Information
Brand Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung TL210 Samsung TL220
Also called as PL150 ST500
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2010-01-06 2009-08-13
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 27-135mm (5.0x) 27-124mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.40 m 3.40 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync, Manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported 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 data 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 177 grams (0.39 lbs) 169 grams (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 59 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") 100 x 60 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7")
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-07B SLB-07A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, internal
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $230 $90