- 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
- Launched January 2010
- Alternative Name is ST5000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung TL240 overview
Samsung TL240 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on January of 2010. The camera comes with a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4334 x 3256. The camera is referred to as "ST5000" in some regions.
The TL240 ranks at #47 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #945 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can test our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personal criteria.
Here is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung TL240 history
The Samsung TL240 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range below.
TL240 vs TL20535-105mm
TL240 vs TL21027-135mm
TL240 vs TL22527-124mm
TL240 vs TL32024-120mm
Samsung TL240 Gallery
You can see the TL240 from several angles in the gallery below.
Samsung TL240 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Samsung TL240 based on criterias that are often seen as essential in a digital camera.
Samsung TL240 Sensor details
The sensor measurement in the Samsung TL240 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4334 x 3256 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 80 - 4800. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the TL240's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The TL240 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung TL240 dimensions
Samsung TL240 has a weight of 0.35 lb (160 grams or 5.64 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Samsung TL240 is more heavy compared with various rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Listed below is a visual of the Samsung TL240 besides a soda so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the TL240.
Samsung TL240 Lens specs
The TL240 includes a built in lens and a focal range of 31-217mm giving it a 7.0 x zoom which isn't great nevertheless it can be invaluable in some situations.
At the widest 31mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.3 and that is pretty slow and not ideal in low light events and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to up the ISO setting which causes noisy photos. Towards the tele end, 217mm comes at f5.5 making it really sluggish and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Samsung TL240 Connectivity
The TL240 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy files and at times adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Samsung TL240 Video specs
The highest video quality in the Samsung TL240 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You really should target a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The camera doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port which means you have no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to take a look at a different camera in case you require decent sound in your videos.
Samsung TL240 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Samsung TL240 so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Samsung TL240 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung TL240 comes with a 3.5" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you will be able to switch focus point and change settings using your finger.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Samsung TL240 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Samsung TL240 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Samsung TL240 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung TL240 has got only built in flash lacking external flash ability.
Samsung TL240 Autofocusing specs
Samsung TL240 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and accurate compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
Samsung TL240 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to switch focus. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Samsung TL240 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful for low light conditions or you need more accurate control on focus.
Samsung TL240 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest (320) battery life for this class of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Ultracompact cameras with the best battery life:
TL240 vs L32320 nonono
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Samsung TL240 for varying styles of photography
The following illustration indicates a overview of the Samsung TL240 for varying styles of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Samsung TL240 as a Portrait photography camera
The Samsung TL240 has a points total of 28 which is bad, meaning that it is not acceptable for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the option to use off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Samsung TL240
Having a average score of 60, the Samsung TL240 is reasonably suited for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung TL240 Sports photography advice
A bad sports photography points tally of 43 means the Samsung TL240 is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have very good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Samsung TL240
Portability is really crucial when getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung TL240 gets a reasonable 60 as a travelling camera which is somewhat adequate for your holidays.
Landscape photography with Samsung TL240
In case you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Samsung TL240 with it's bad score of 37 as a landscape camera is not acceptable among its rivals.
Samsung TL240 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung TL240 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a bad rating of 27.
Samsung TL240 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the TL240, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall under the category of Ultracompact.
The line graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the TL240 vs it's highest rated competitors mentioned above.
Here are a few more cameras you might view as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.