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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35
Samsung TL240 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 Key Specs

Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Raise 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
  • Alternative Name is ST5000
Sony TX20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 Overview

Lets examine more in depth at the Samsung TL240 versus Sony TX20, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Samsung and Sony. The sensor resolution of the TL240 (14MP) and the TX20 (16MP) is pretty close and they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TL240 was manufactured 3 years earlier than the TX20 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before going in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple summary of how the TL240 matches up vs the TX20 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Sony TX20

 TL240 TX20 
Screen dimension3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Reasons to pick Sony TX20 over the Samsung TL240

 TX20 TL240 
IntroducedFebruary 2012January 2010Newer by 26 months
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Screen resolution922k230kCrisper screen (+692k dot)

Common features in the Samsung TL240 and Sony TX20

 TL240 TX20 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The Samsung TL240 has got exterior dimensions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs) while the Sony TX20 has specifications of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen during that time. Here is the front view dimension comparison of the TL240 and the TX20.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TL240 and TX20 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 top view buttons comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its tough to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions simply by researching a spec sheet. The pic underneath should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the TL240 and TX20.

Clearly, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Sony TX20 to provide you with more detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged TL240 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 sensor size comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung TL240 Portrait photography advice
Sony TX20 Portrait photography advice
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
40
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
comes with face detect focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung TL240 Street photography features
Sony TX20 Street photography features
60
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus via touch
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
more heavy than competitors (160g)
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus by touch
weather sealing
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung TL240 Sports photography details
Sony TX20 Sports photography details
43
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
50
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery pack (250 CIPA)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX20 as a Travel photography camera
60
comes with focus via touch
good MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (160g)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
72
better than average battery pack (250 shots)
weather sealing
offers focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung TL240 Landscape photography information
Sony TX20 Landscape photography information
37
lovely big screen (3.5 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
52
focusing manually
rather wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
weather sealing
better than average battery pack (250 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung TL240 Vlogging highlights
Sony TX20 Vlogging highlights
27
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than competitors (160 grams)
35
rather wide (25mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing mic support
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung TL240 and Sony TX20
 Samsung TL240Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
General Information
Brand Samsung Sony
Model Samsung TL240 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Also called ST5000 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-01-06 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4334 x 3256 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 4800 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 31-217mm (7.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.00 m 3.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance 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, 15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 160g (0.35 pounds) 133g (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 life - 250 images
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB-11A NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Price at release $171 $330