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Sony DSC-TX66/V Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.2MP 5x Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good quality pictures
Good product quality
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Camera expert review website digitalcamerareview.com scored this camera 75%.

Good Brand

We checked 23,306 owner and expert reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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 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”.


Design

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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Easy to Use

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

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”.


Power

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”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who reviewed it thought it was thin.

Light

Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g. The weight of the DSC-TX66/V of only 94 grams is one of the lightest amongst high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2013.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-TX66/V supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-TX66/V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-TX66/V has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-TX66/V has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.3 inches, the DSC-TX66/V has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,229,000 pixel, the DSC-TX66/V has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 1 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 810,000 pixels.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DSC-TX66/V has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-TX66/V has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 7152 x 1080. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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18.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.2 megapixels camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The DSC-TX66/V has a fairly typical digital zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The DSC-TX66/V has a fairly small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x.

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Six Aspheric Elements

Most high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Sony DSC-TX66/V which has six aspheric elements.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 1.8, the smallest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 13. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.8, the DSC-TX66/V has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony DSC-TX66/V has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera range from 3.5mm to 75mm.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-TX66/V features smile detection, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Sony DSC-TX66/V has a wind filter, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-TX66/V has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-TX66/V has a tripod mountable. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a tripod mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-TX66/V has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-TX66/V has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-TX66/V has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-TX66/V has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsctx66p, dsctx66v
Barcodes 00027242844025, 00027242844056

Sony DSC-TX66/V Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-TX66/V review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.
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