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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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX3096x59x15 mm
              DSC-TX6693x54x13 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX300.6"
              DSC-TX660.5"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX30140 g
              DSC-TX66109 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX305x
              DSC-TX665.4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Fastest shutter speed 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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              $210

              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

              $259

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $130

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly 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

              $300

              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-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $214 - $248

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $136 - $218

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $344 - $350

              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

              $172

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $246 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $241 - $313

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $222

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

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