Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

72

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x54x13 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 10 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66. Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V.

differences

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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
93x54x13 mm vs 96x58x17 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 27 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
109 g vs 147 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.5" vs 0.7"
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Around 30% thinner
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 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX100v

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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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3.5" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.99 vs $272.95
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The best price we've seen is $93 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent 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-TX6693x54x13 mm
              DSC-TX100v96x58x17 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX663.3"
              DSC-TX100v3.5"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX660.5"
              DSC-TX100v0.7"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX66109 g
              DSC-TX100v147 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              DSC-TX6610 cm
              DSC-TX100v5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX665.4x
              DSC-TX100v4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $485

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $289

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

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20

              Compact

              $283

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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