Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 26-130 mm (5x) F3.5-4.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 93 x 54 x 13 mm, 109g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 is a 18 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Sony TX66 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66

Sensor resolution of Sony TX66 ~ 4892 x 3678 pixels.

Sony TX66 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 17,992,776 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony TX66


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
12800 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
1230k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
3.5 Lens at Wide
109g Light Body
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.8
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #238 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #583 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony TX66 Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
51
Value for money score
63
Portability score
100
Overall score
46
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Sony TX66


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 weighs 109g and has external dimensions of 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.66 x 2.13 x 0.51"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Sony TX66 is 29 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony TX66 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony TX66
109g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony TX66
13mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Sony TX30 141 g 109 g 96 x 59 x 15 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 Sony TX55 109 g 109 g 93 x 54 x 13 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Sony WX220 121 g 109 g 92 x 52 x 22 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Sony TX200V 129 g 109 g 96 x 58 x 16 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 109 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 109 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 109 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 289 g 109 g 112 x 66 x 40 mm 93 x 54 x 13 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Announced February, 2012
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.10
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BN
Physical
Weight 109 g
Physical Dimensions 93 x 54 x 13 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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