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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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x54x13 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 
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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 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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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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $220

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $315

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $149

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $218

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $299 - $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $299

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

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