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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
28
Overall
33
Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z2000
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 99 x 58 x 17mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Sony TX66
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Announced February 2012
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 Overview

Here is a extensive assessment of the Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66, both Ultracompact cameras by competitors Casio and Sony. There is a large difference among the sensor resolutions of the EX-Z2000 (14MP) and TX66 (18MP) but they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z2000 was announced 3 years before the TX66 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting in to a in-depth comparison, below is a short summary of how the EX-Z2000 matches up against the TX66 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z2000 over the Sony TX66

 EX-Z2000 TX66 

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Casio EX-Z2000

 TX66 EX-Z2000 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012January 2010Fresher by 26 months
Screen dimension3.3"3"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k461kCrisper screen (+769k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z2000 and Sony TX66

 EX-Z2000 TX66 
Manual focus More precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and volume. The Casio EX-Z2000 provides physical measurements of 99mm x 58mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") along with a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Sony TX66 has sizing of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") having a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are employing during that time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the EX-Z2000 and the TX66.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-Z2000 and TX66 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to visualize the gap in sensor sizing just by going through specifications. The photograph below will offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-Z2000 and TX66.

Plainly, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can count on the Sony TX66 to provide extra detail with its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The older EX-Z2000 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Portrait photography advice
Sony TX66 Portrait photography advice
35
you can focus manually
good megapixels (14MP)
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
42
focusing manually
MP count decent (18MP)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Street photography info
Sony TX66 Street photography info
55
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
more heavy than average in class (152 grams)
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus by touch
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Sports photography camera
38
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14MP)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
49
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18MP)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery (250 CIPA)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Travel photography camera
62
good megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (152g)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
72
better than average battery (250 CIPA)
boasts focus by touch
MP count decent (18MP)
built-in flash
really wide (26mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Landscape photography highlights
Sony TX66 Landscape photography highlights
47
you can focus manually
relatively wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
51
focusing manually
really wide (26mm)
decent sized screen (3.3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18 megapixels)
better than average battery (250 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-Z2000
Vlogging with Sony TX66
28
relatively wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (152 grams)
36
really wide (26mm)
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone jack
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z2000 and Sony TX66
 Casio Exilim EX-Z2000Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Brand Name Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-01-06 2012-02-28
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus range - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3.3 inch
Screen resolution 461k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 3.10 m
Flash options Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 × 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 152 grams (0.34 lb) 109 grams (0.24 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 58 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 250 pictures
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-110 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $0 $350