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

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)

Items often bought with the DSC-TX66 or DSC-TX30

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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX30

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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
$228.00 vs $267.96
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% 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
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
Thickness
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
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX3096×59×15 mm
              DSC-TX6693×54×13 mm
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.3"
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              1,229k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX300.6"
              DSC-TX660.5"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX30140 g
              DSC-TX66109 g
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $223

              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 Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $492

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $194

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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