Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.5"

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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX30

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Lowest price
Cheaper
$218.00 vs $272.95
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX66

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-TX66's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
93×54×13 mm vs 96×59×15 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
109 g vs 140 g
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More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.5" vs 0.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent ultra compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.3"
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              1,229k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX3096×59×15 mm
              DSC-TX6693×54×13 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX300.6"
              DSC-TX660.5"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX30140 g
              DSC-TX66109 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX305x
              DSC-TX665.4x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              DSC-TX301/1600s
              DSC-TX661/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              26 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $349

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $243 - $289

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $466

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Much larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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