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Sony DSC-TX66
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Sony DSC-TX66 Digital Camera

18.2MP 5x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Skinny Mini. Say hello to the thinnest camera in the Cyber-shot lineup. As slim as a AA battery, you can slip it in your pocket or purse and head wherever the warm wind blows you. Capture... More
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29 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au and digitalcamerareview.com.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony DSC-TX66 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Expert website Evogadget.com mentioned “Pics and clips look good” in their review.

One Sony DSC-TX66 owner who purchased the Sony DSC-TX66 thought it had a good picture resolution. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their Sony DSC-TX66 review four years ago “Has plenty of fun shooting options for those looking to do more than just take pictures” .

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Good Video Capture

Four people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Four years ago expert website Technobuffalo.com mentioned “18.2-megapixels, Full HD video”.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX66 thought it was good quality.

Robust

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was strong and durable.

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX66 considered that it was well made. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Sony's newest TX series ultra-compact digicam is a well built little point” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Quality Lens

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-TX66 had a good autofocus. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The Sony Cybershot DSCT 66 captures very good snapshots and video, is fast to focus and shoot”.

Nice Design

Several Sony DSC-TX66 owners who bought the product thought it was good looking. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Perfect sized pocket digicam, stylish, easy to use, tough enough to go anywhere”. Steves-Digicams.com said in their Sony DSC-TX66 review on Steve's Digicams “A gorgeous 3.3-inch OLED touc”.

Good Size

One Sony DSC-TX66 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin.

Good Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-TX66 “As slim as a AA battery, Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 is currently the world's thinnest point-and-shoot digicam on the market (as of 8/2012”.

Quite Large Screen Size

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the DSC-TX66's screen size of 3.3 inches is one of the largest. The average screen size of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.8".

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-TX66 range from 1x to 810x. At 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TX66 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony DSC-TX66 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Cameras of this age and type have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 18.2 megapixels, the Sony DSC-TX66 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-TX66 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-TX66 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-TX66, the DSC-TX66 has a built-in flash.

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Very High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-TX66 is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX66 that we have assessed the display resolution of, the DSC-TX66's display resolution of 1,229,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-TX66 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 7152 x 1080. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Six Aspheric Elements

The Sony DSC-TX66 is a six aspheric element digital camera.

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OLED Display

The DSC-TX66 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

An OLED display is in fact the best display across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The DSC-TX66 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX66 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 18.9 megapixels, the DSC-TX66 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of cameras of this age and type is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-TX66 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-TX66.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-TX66 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-TX66. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony digital camera support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-TX66 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-TX66 is 99, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600. At only 80, the DSC-TX66 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The widths of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-TX66 range from 16mm to 470mm. With a width of only 92.9 millimeters, the Sony DSC-TX66 is one of the narrower digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX66 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Short

The heights of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-TX66 range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The DSC-TX66 is one of the shorter cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-TX66 (only 54.4 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Light

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX66 that we have assessed the weight of, the DSC-TX66's weight of only 94 grams is one of the lightest. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-TX66 the weights range from 20g to 710g.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-TX66 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-TX66 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-TX66 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-TX66 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX66 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX66 do not have a GPS. The DSC-TX66 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-TX66 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-TX66 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. At only 2 seconds, the DSC-TX66 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX66.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-TX66 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-TX66 the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-TX66 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The DSC-TX66 has a quite big maximum aperture (only 4.8) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-TX66. The average maximum aperture of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX66 is 6.8, and the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-TX66 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-TX66 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-TX66.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the DSC-TX66 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-TX66 the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the DSC-TX66 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX66 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-TX66

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-TX66 over three years ago.

MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

The DSC-TX66 supports an MS Micro (M2) memory card which is better than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most cameras of a similar spec and age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this camera support a microSD (TransFlash) and microSDHC memory card.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TX66 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-TX66 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

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The major reason that cell phones are competing so effectively with P&S digicams is because people always have their cell phones with them, and a camera that's on hand always beats the camera you...

Perfect sized pocket digicam, stylish, easy to use, tough enough to go anywhere
The Sony Cybershot DSCT 66 captures very good snapshots and video, is fast to focus and shoot, and has plenty of fun shooting options for those looking to do more than just take pictures
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T 66 captures very good snapshots and video, is fast to focus and shoot, and has plenty of fun shooting options for those looking to do more than just take pictures
Expensive, poorly designed movie stopstart b
The T 66's 18megapixel resolution results in large file sizes, but doesn't make the photos any more usable for enlarging and cropping
Plus, its size and controls will be too small for some users
The T 66's 18-megapixel resolution results in large file sizes, but doesn't make the photos any more usable for enlarging and cropping
31 August 2012

Sony has been making ultra-compact T-series cameras for quite a while, and each year that goes by they seem to get smaller. For 2012, they added a couple new models, including the Cyber-Shot...

1 June 2012

Sony's CyberShot DSC-TX66 is a point-and-shoot with consistency. Pics and clips look good. The size, though, might be too small for some of you...

13 April 2012

18.2-megapixels, Full HD video, a 5x optical zoom, 1.2 million-pixel capacitive touchscreen and dozens upon dozens of shooting features and technologies in a camera the size of a stack of business... Read more…

16 March 2012

Think of ultra-thin, ultra-stylish cameras, and Sony Cyber-shots should spring to mind. The TX66 is one of the newest models in the fashion-forward lineup?neither here or there, just kind of... Read more…

9 March 2012

Sony's slimmest Cyber-shot, the DSC-TX66, is a fun and powerful snapshot camera that might be too small and have too many megapixels for its own good...

28 February 2012

Sony's slimmest Cyber-shot, the DSC-TX66, is a fun and powerful snapshot camera that might be too small and have too many megapixels for its own good...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsctx66, dsctx66v, sony dsctx66, sony dsctx66p
Barcodes 00027242844025, 00027242844056
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