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Sony DSC-TX66/V

Sony DSC-TX66/V Digital Camera

18.2MP 5x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera received an expert rating of 75% from digitalcamerareview.com.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago expert review site Evogadget.com wrote “Pics and clips look good” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX66.

One customer who purchased the Sony DSC-TX66 considered that it had a good picture resolution. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote four years ago “Has plenty of fun shooting options for those looking to do more than just take pictures” in their review and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Four Sony DSC-TX66 owners said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-TX66 “18.2-megapixels, Full HD video”.

Good Product Quality

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Robust

One person concluded that the Sony DSC-TX66 was well made. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Sony's newest TX series ultra-compact digicam is a well built little point” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

One customer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was strong and durable.

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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

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Easy to Use

One Sony DSC-TX66 reviewer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use.

Good Quality Lens

One customer thought the product had a good autofocus. Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review “The Sony Cybershot DSCT 66 captures very good snapshots and video, is fast to focus and shoot”.

Nice Design

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Perfect sized pocket digicam, stylish, easy to use, tough enough to go anywhere” in their review and rated it 80 out of 100. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams four years ago “A gorgeous 3.3-inch OLED touc”.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed it thought it was thin.

Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-TX66 had a good battery life. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V, the display diagonal of the Sony DSC-TX66/V of 3.3 inches is one of the largest.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX66/V has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the Sony DSC-TX66/V has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-TX66/V. The average megapixel of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-TX66/V has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-TX66/V has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. The display resolution (numeric) of the DSC-TX66/V of 1,229,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-TX66/V.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-TX66/V has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 7152 x 1080. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-TX66/V the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-TX66/V has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-TX66/V. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Six Number of Aspheric Elementss

The DSC-TX66/V is a six number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-TX66/V is 4,800. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, the DSC-TX66/V has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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OLED Display

The DSC-TX66/V has an OLED display which is better than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LCD display. 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. The best display of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-TX66/V is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 18.9 megapixels, the DSC-TX66/V has one of the more total megapixelss amongst digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of cameras of this age and type is 16MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-TX66/V supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). This camera also support a video resolutions 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 resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-TX66/V has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-TX66/V the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-TX66/V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V.

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

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the DSC-TX66/V has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-TX66/V range from 10 to 200.

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Light

When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V that we have checked, the weight of the DSC-TX66/V of only 94 grams is one of the lightest. The average weight of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-TX66/V is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the DSC-TX66/V does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The DSC-TX66/V is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DSC-TX66/V does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The DSC-TX66/V is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony DSC-TX66/V is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-TX66/V is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-TX66/V are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TX66/V has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-TX66/V. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this spec and age is 0.12s and the longest is 250s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the DSC-TX66/V has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-TX66/V has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-TX66/V has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The DSC-TX66/V has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 4.8) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-TX66/V. The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 6.9, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-TX66/V is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-TX66/V is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-TX66/V.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Sony DSC-TX66/V has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of this type and age range from 5mm to 39mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Sony DSC-TX66/V has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-TX66/V

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

MS Micro (M2) Compatible Memory Cards

MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards

The Sony DSC-TX66/V supports an MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards which is better than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this camera support a microSD (TransFlash) and microSDHC compatible memory cards.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

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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
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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

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Product Identifiers

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