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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z35
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 124g - 99 x 57 x 20mm
  • Introduced February 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
  • Introduced February 2012
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 Overview

The following is a in depth overview of the Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66, both Ultracompact cameras by brands Casio and Sony. There is a substantial difference among the sensor resolutions of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and TX66 (18MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z35 was brought out 24 months earlier than the TX66 which makes them a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving into a detailed comparison, here is a concise overview of how the EX-Z35 matches up vs the TX66 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Sony TX66

 EX-Z35 TX66 

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Casio EX-Z35

 TX66 EX-Z35 
IntroducedFebruary 2012February 2010Newer by 24 months
Screen size3.3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.8")
Screen resolution1230k230kClearer screen (+1000k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX66

 EX-Z35 TX66 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to travel with your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-Z35 comes with physical dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) whilst the Sony TX66 has measurements of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") along with a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you select at the time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the EX-Z35 compared to the TX66.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z35 and TX66 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions only by viewing specifications. The picture below will help give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-Z35 and TX66.

Plainly, both the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Sony TX66 to provide you with more detail having its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The more aged EX-Z35 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-Z35
Portrait photography with Sony TX66
27
manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
42
you can focus manually
decent MP (18MP)
offers face detect focusing
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z35
Street photography with Sony TX66
48
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus via touch
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Sports photography camera
17
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
49
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18MP)
offers tracking focus
great battery life (250 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-Z35
Travel photography with Sony TX66
52
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
72
great battery life (250 per charge)
comes with focus via touch
decent MP (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography highlights
Sony TX66 Landscape photography highlights
28
manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording
51
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3.3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18MP)
great battery life (250 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging info
Sony TX66 Vlogging info
22
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
missing mic jack
36
reasonably wide (26mm)
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of mic port
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX66
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Company Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-02-21 2012-02-28
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine 5.0 BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 36-107mm (3.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance 10cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5" 3.3"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed - 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.20 m 3.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None 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 124 gr (0.27 lbs) 109 gr (0.24 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-82 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Storage slots One One
Price at release $99 $350