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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
 

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
 
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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 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 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"
              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-TX30:140 g
              DSC-TX66:109 g
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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

              $223

              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

              $340

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has much 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

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $340

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $207

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

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $278 - $298

              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

              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $103

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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