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

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

74

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

64

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

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
 

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
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
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
Help
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
$79.97 vs $266.00
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The best price we've seen is $186 cheaper (3.3x less)
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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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              DSC-TX66:10 cm
              DSC-TX100v:5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $250

              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-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Macro focus Significantly 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

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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