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

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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-TX100v

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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 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 Slightly cheaper $259.00 vs $298.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% 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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              1,229k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX66:93x54x13 mm
              DSC-TX100v:96x58x17 mm
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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 - $214

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $258 - $279

              Macro focus Slightly 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

              $328 - $329

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $225

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $298

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $494

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $377

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $91

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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