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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35
Samsung TL240 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
42
Features
48
Overall
44

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V Key Specs

Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • 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
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Additionally Known as ST5000
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Announced January 2012
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V Overview

Here, we will be analyzing the Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Samsung and Sony. There is a large difference between the image resolutions of the TL240 (14MP) and TX200V (18MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The TL240 was released 3 years prior to the TX200V and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief overview of how the TL240 matches up vs the TX200V in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Sony TX200V

 TL240 TX200V 
Screen size3.5"3.3"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Samsung TL240

 TX200V TL240 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012January 2010Fresher by 25 months
Screen resolution1230k230kClearer screen (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Samsung TL240 and Sony TX200V

 TL240 TX200V 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera regularly, you will have to factor its weight and measurements. The Samsung TL240 has outside measurements of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs) whilst the Sony TX200V has proportions of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") and a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at that time. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the TL240 compared to the TX200V.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the TL240 and TX200V is 95 and 96 respectively.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V top view buttons comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

Often, it's tough to envision the difference between sensor sizing just by reading specifications. The photograph underneath may give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the TL240 and TX200V.

Plainly, both cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Sony TX200V to offer extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will let you crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The older TL240 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung TL240 Portrait photography details
Sony TX200V Portrait photography details
28
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
36
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
includes face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung TL240 Street photography advice
Sony TX200V Street photography advice
60
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than competition (160 grams)
68
image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
environment proofing
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Sports photography camera
43
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
49
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
includes tracking autofocus
environment proofing
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Travel photography camera
60
comes with touch focus
good resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (160 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
71
environment proofing
supports focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Landscape photography camera
37
very good size screen (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
47
rather wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3.3")
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
environment proofing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung TL240 Vlogging features
Sony TX200V Vlogging features
27
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than competition (160 grams)
35
rather wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic socket
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung TL240 and Sony TX200V
 Samsung TL240Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Brand Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung TL240 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Also called as ST5000 -
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-01-06 2012-01-30
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - 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 14 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4334 x 3256 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 4800 12800
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 31-217mm (7.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.5" 3.3"
Screen resolution 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 3.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
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 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 160g (0.35 pounds) 129g (0.28 pounds)
Physical dimensions 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
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 life - 220 photographs
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID SLB-11A NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $171 $500