Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

100

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

96

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x54x13 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x59x15 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
Slightly cheaper
$198.00 vs $266.00
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (around 30% 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 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
93x54x13 mm vs 96x59x15 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
109 g vs 140 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              1,229k dots
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX30:96x59x15 mm
              DSC-TX66:93x54x13 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX30:0.6"
              DSC-TX66:0.5"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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-TX30:140 g
              DSC-TX66:109 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX30:5x
              DSC-TX66:5.4x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $260

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $248

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $326

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $257

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $266

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $160

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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