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Samsung TL240
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Samsung TL240 Digital Camera

14MP 7x CCD Mar 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Samsung's innovative features make taking photos easier and more intuitive. The Slanted Shutter is designed to better fit your finger; a full-size lens takes in more information; and a 7-degree... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Size

A number of Samsung TL240 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “The 14-megapixel Samsung TL240 delivers a 3.5-inch widescreen LCD in a compact body by banishing buttons from the back” . Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of the Samsung TL240 “The Samsung TL240 is a 14-Megapixel compact camera with a 7x optical zoom lens”. Steves-Digicams.com also wrote “The TL240 is a 14.2-megapixel compact digital camera with a 7x optical zoom”.

Samsung Has Good Camera Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung TL240 was a good design. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “There is an ongoing balancing act in compact camera design, with the desire to keep the body size small competing for real estate with buttons”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the TL240 is 1" and the largest is 4.8". When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the TL240, the screen size of the Samsung TL240 of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

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SD Memory Card

The Samsung TL240 supports a better memory card type than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports an SD memory card, whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it support an MSXC memory card. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. The best memory card type of all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the TL240 is SDXC and the worst is MicroSDXC.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the TL240, the Samsung TL240 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung TL240 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the TL240.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung TL240 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the TL240.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Samsung TL240 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung TL240 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the TL240. In addition, this Samsung camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the TL240.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Samsung TL240 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Samsung TL240 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Very Thin

At only 19.3 millimeters, the Samsung TL240 is quite thin compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the TL240 the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The Samsung TL240 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung TL240 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung TL240 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung TL240 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TL240 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung TL240 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the TL240 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Samsung TL240 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Cameras of this age and type optical sensor sizes range from 1/2.5"" to 2/3"".

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the TL240 the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TL240 that we have assessed the maximum memory card size of, the Samsung TL240's maximum memory card size of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung TL240 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Samsung TL240 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the TL240. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The Samsung TL240 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung TL240

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Samsung digital camera was released over five years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 7 times zoom factor, the Samsung TL240 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Samsung TL240 has a fairly typical megapixel count (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TL240.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Recharging Time
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Sharpness Level
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Camera Dimension
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

2 August 2010

Samsung's latest touchscreen model (as of 7/2010), the TL240 is a 14.2-megapixel compact digital camera with a 7x optical zoom and a large 3.5-inch display. The features are numerable, but I was...

There is an ongoing balancing act in compact camera design, with the desire to keep the body size small competing for real estate with buttons and dials that can be controlled comfortably. In this...

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