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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX66

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.00 vs $241.99
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.5" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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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
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              DSC-TX66:3.3"
              DSC-TX100v:3.5"
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX66:93x54x13 mm
              DSC-TX100v:96x58x17 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX66:0.5"
              DSC-TX100v:0.7"
              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 - $249

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $318 - $329

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $289

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S02

              Nikon Coolpix S02

              Ultra compact

              $95 - $97

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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