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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35
Samsung TL240 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 front
Portability
97
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 Key Specs

Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 160g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Released January 2010
  • Additionally Known as ST5000
Sony TX55
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Launched July 2011
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Samsung TL240 and Sony TX55, both Ultracompact digital cameras by brands Samsung and Sony. The sensor resolution of the TL240 (14MP) and the TX55 (16MP) is fairly similar and both cameras boast the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TL240 was manufactured 18 months prior to the TX55 making them a generation away from each other. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the TL240 matches up vs the TX55 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Sony TX55

 TL240 TX55 
Display size3.5"3.3"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony TX55 over the Samsung TL240

 TX55 TL240 
LaunchedJuly 2011January 2010Newer by 18 months
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display resolution1230k230kSharper display (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Samsung TL240 and Sony TX55

 TL240 TX55 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera often, you need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Samsung TL240 comes with exterior measurements of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") along with a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs) while the Sony TX55 has measurements of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") accompanied by a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you select at that moment. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the TL240 against the TX55.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the TL240 and TX55 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 top view buttons comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions just by reading a spec sheet. The pic underneath might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the TL240 and TX55.

As you can see, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You can anticipate the Sony TX55 to offer greater detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more aged TL240 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 sensor size comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung TL240 Portrait photography details
Sony TX55 Portrait photography details
28
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
36
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung TL240 Street photography details
Sony TX55 Street photography details
60
image stabilization (Optical)
has touch focus
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
heavier than competition (160 grams)
58
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung TL240 Sports photography information
Sony TX55 Sports photography information
43
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
44
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good battery life (250 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung TL240 Travel photography information
Sony TX55 Travel photography information
60
has touch focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (160g)
does not feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
69
good battery life (250 CIPA)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung TL240
Landscape photography with Sony TX55
37
lovely big screen (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Time Lapse function
50
focusing manually
quite wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3.3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good battery life (250 shots)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX55 as a Vlogging camera
27
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic jack
heavier than competition (160g)
34
quite wide (26mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not offer selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic support
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX55 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung TL240 and Sony TX55
 Samsung TL240Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung TL240 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
Also referred to as ST5000 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2010-01-06 2011-07-24
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti alias 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 -
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 31-217mm (7.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing range 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.5 inches 3.3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - XtraFine OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 3.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 160g (0.35 lbs) 109g (0.24 lbs)
Physical dimensions 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
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 - 250 pictures
Battery style - 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 feature
Storage type MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal microSD/SDHC, Memory Stick Micro
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $171 $350