Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Video
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Video Transcript
Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman, senior editor with CNET and this is a really small camera. It's Sony's new Cybershot DSC TX66 which is pretty much the same as 2011's TX55 but with a few changes to keep things interesting. The carryover stuff includes a brilliant 3.3 inch OLED touchscreen and a 5X 26 to 130 millimeter zoom lens, all in an ultracompact body that is no thicker than a AA battery. The new tech includes a 18 megapixel BSI Sima sensor, an improved autofocus system for faster shooting indoors and out and enhanced low light shooting capabilities. The TX66 will also capture AVCH video at 1080cci and you can simultaneously capture 13 megapixel photos. Beyond those things, you get a lot of automatic shooting modes, including Sony's suite panorama and background defocus options, as well as 9 picture effects. What's nicer is Sony's added some extra control over brightness, color and vividness that can be used even in its intelligent auto mode. So if you don't like the camera's color processing, you can tweak it for your tastes. So if you're looking for something better than your smartphone without getting weighed down, this will probably be the one to check out. I'll let you know for sure though if it's worth its $350 price tag when we get down with all of our testing. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the Sony Cybershot TX66
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 (Silver) Review
The good: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 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 bad: The TX66's 18-megapixel 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 bottom line: 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.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 (Silver) Specs
Part number: DSC-TX66
- Product Specifications
- Product Basic Spec