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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x54x13 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.5"

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
$198.00 vs $272.95
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The best price we've seen is $75 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
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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recommendations

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 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"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX30:140 g
              DSC-TX66:109 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              DSC-TX30:1/1600s
              DSC-TX66:1/4000s
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $250

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              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

              $291

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

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $406

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $219 - $347

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350 - $480

              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $312

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169

              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 Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $100

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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