Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66

Last Updated (18 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 is a 18.2 MP Digital Camera with “Exmor R” CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance. It features Full HD 1080/60i video, high speed Auto Focus (AF), 5x optical zoom, 10x Clear Image zoom, up to 10fps, 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode, slim as a AA battery, and 3.3″ OLED touch screen. The camera measures 92.9 x 54.4 x 13.4mm and weight 3.8 oz. (109g).

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Reviews

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 and writes;
“Movies captured by the TX66 are very good. The 60i frame rate and image stabilization make for some smooth movement, too.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 and writes;
“for sharing photos on the web, the picture quality is actually very strong, even in dark settings—yes, obviously better than a smartphone camera.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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User Opinions

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 User Reviews

Pretty good camera with ups and downs
“This is a pretty good camera that works best if you have small hands. It sets itself apart by having all controls on the touchscreen, and thankfully has a very responsive screen. Photos are generally good quality, though some of the modes seem useless, and videos range from excellent to average depending on the video format you record in.” – By Ryan Winkleman
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pretty darn great if you can handle it
“Perhaps its the white color, or the mini size, or the touch screen that lends itself to small fingers, but girls seem to love this camera. All the girls I’ve dated have preffered Sony Point and shoots because of their good looks and thin bodies. This camera is roughly the size of a pack of playing cards. Its that small. It also is very easy to use and takes pretty great photos.” – By A. Reader
Rating: ★★★★★

What A Tiny Marvel
“Overall I’m really impressed with the quality feel of the camera itself and the performance has been a dream. I’ll use it a lot this summer and it’s just the right size to slip into my shirt pocket and head out. It’s just an amazing camera that you have to see to believe – both it’s size & it’s performance!” – By Rick L. Parrish
Rating: ★★★★★

Very small camera, but big on functions and features
“We went on a road trip recently and we took 3 cameras with us. The big P&S camera (Panasonic FZ28K) rarely came out of the bag. We used this camera (TX66) and Panasonic ZS9 and took hundreds of pictures. I observed that the success rate of TX66 is very high. Almost all pictures are usable (no blurring, no shake, in focus, good light, etc.)” – By Sudarshan Karkada
Rating: ★★★★★

Sweet, Sweet, Sweet Little Camera
“The Cybershot is the perfect camera to toss in your purse or pocket when you don’t want to carry a full-sized camera. Slide the lens cover down and it is ready to go at a moments notice. You can shoot beautiful, clear stills or HD video at the touch of a button.” – By Kat Yares
Rating: ★★★★★

Perfect Small Camera
“this is the best camera at 18.2 MP, best possible size for a pocket camera, and for the size, quality and speed, this is the best on the market.” – By E. Clark
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 User Manual (PDF)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Features

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 is equipped with 18.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor which enable the camera capture beautiful images by offering advanced images processing to reduce noise levels up to 6 times more than other sensors. It ensure you get low-light images results with incredible details. The Exmor R CMOS sensor also use its rapid throughput to improve focusing speed and sensitivity which makes the camera has high speed AF like speed of DSLR even in low light.


The camera also has capability to record Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD video with less distortion which will be a great images quality when you play back the video on your HDTV. There are dual record of stills and movies which allows you shoot both at the same time. With up to 10fps, the camera ensure you can capture the decisive moment such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. There is an Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode which effectively compensate the blur effects of your movie ensure you get sharp movies.


Moreover, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 also lets you capture an exceptional images in a new dimension with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. There is a Clear Image Zoom which combines with optical zoom to ensure you get closer photos resulting in more realistic images with higher quality. This camera also comes with Picture Effect features for more expressive photos by adding a new level of expression to photos.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Highlight Features:

+ Photo Creativity
+ Superior Auto mode
+ Face Detection technology
+ Smile Shutter technology
+ Anti-blink Function
+ Soft Skin mode
+ Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
+ Natural Flash
+ Motion Detection

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