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

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

76

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

65

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x54x13 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x58x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
Slightly 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
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
Much 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
$159.97 vs $266.00
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The best price we've seen is $106 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX66:93x54x13 mm
              DSC-TX100v:96x58x17 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX66:3.3"
              DSC-TX100v:3.5"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX66:0.5"
              DSC-TX100v:0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX66:109 g
              DSC-TX100v:147 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              DSC-TX66:10 cm
              DSC-TX100v:5 cm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX66:5.4x
              DSC-TX100v:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $260

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $248

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $274

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $164

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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