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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35
Samsung TL240 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Samsung TL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • 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
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Additionally referred to as ST5000
Sony TX66
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 Overview

Here is a detailed assessment of the Samsung TL240 versus Sony TX66, both Ultracompact cameras by brands Samsung and Sony. There exists a crucial gap among the resolutions of the TL240 (14MP) and TX66 (18MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The TL240 was brought out 3 years before the TX66 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple view of how the TL240 matches up versus the TX66 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung TL240 over the Sony TX66

 TL240 TX66 
Display size3.5"3.3"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Samsung TL240

 TX66 TL240 
IntroducedFebruary 2012January 2010Fresher by 26 months
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display resolution1230k230kCrisper display (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Samsung TL240 and Sony TX66

 TL240 TX66 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Samsung TL240 provides physical dimensions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs) and the Sony TX66 has measurements of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") and a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

Contrast the Samsung TL240 versus Sony TX66 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the TL240 vs the TX66.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TL240 and TX66 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to visualize the gap in sensor sizing just by viewing specifications. The graphic below will help provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the TL240 and TX66.

Plainly, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You should anticipate the Sony TX66 to provide you with greater detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos way more aggressively. The older TL240 will be behind in sensor technology.

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Portrait photography camera
28
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
42
has manual focus
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
has face detect focusing
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Street photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Street photography camera
60
image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus by touch
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
more heavy than others in class (160 grams)
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch focus
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Sports photography camera
43
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
49
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
has tracking focus
better than average battery (250 CIPA)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung TL240 Travel photography highlights
Sony TX66 Travel photography highlights
60
provides focus by touch
megapixel count good (14MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (160 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
72
better than average battery (250 per charge)
boasts touch focus
resolution is good (18MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (26mm)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung TL240 Landscape photography highlights
Sony TX66 Landscape photography highlights
37
screen larger than average (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
51
has manual focus
fairly wide (26mm)
good sized screen (3.3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (18MP)
better than average battery (250 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung TL240 as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX66 as a Vlogging camera
27
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
more heavy than others in class (160g)
36
fairly wide (26mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
missing microphone socket
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Samsung TL240 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung TL240 and Sony TX66
 Samsung TL240Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Sony
Model Samsung TL240 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Also called ST5000 -
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-01-06 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4334 x 3256 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 4800 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 31-217mm (7.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.5" 3.3"
Display resolution 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m 3.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance 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 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone 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 None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 160g (0.35 pounds) 109g (0.24 pounds)
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 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 life - 250 images
Battery type - 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 feature
Type of storage MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $171 $350