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Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Announced September 2010
Sony TX66
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 Overview

On this page, we are reviewing the Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66, both Ultracompact cameras by brands Nikon and Sony. There exists a crucial gap among the sensor resolutions of the S80 (14MP) and TX66 (18MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The S80 was introduced 17 months earlier than the TX66 making them a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the S80 grades against the TX66 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Sony TX66

 S80 TX66 
Display dimensions3.5"3.3"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Nikon S80

 TX66 S80 
RevealedFebruary 2012September 2010Fresher by 17 months
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display resolution1230k819kSharper display (+411k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S80 and Sony TX66

 S80 TX66 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera regularly, you are going to need to factor its weight and measurements. The Nikon S80 comes with outer measurements of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) whilst the Sony TX66 has proportions of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") accompanied by a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you select during that time. Below is a front view overall size comparison of the S80 vs the TX66.

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S80 and TX66 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its hard to visualise the gap in sensor sizing simply by checking out specifications. The graphic underneath should provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the S80 and TX66.

Plainly, each of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Sony TX66 to show more detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos more aggressively. The older S80 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S80 Portrait photography features
Sony TX66 Portrait photography features
33
megapixel count good (14MP)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
42
focusing manually
MP count good (18 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S80 Street photography factors
Sony TX66 Street photography factors
63
image stabilization (Optical)
provides touch focus
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
64
image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S80 Sports photography highlights
Sony TX66 Sports photography highlights
40
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (1.3 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (150 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus
49
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18MP)
includes tracking focus
good battery life (250 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S80 Travel photography info
Sony TX66 Travel photography info
60
provides touch focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
terrible battery (150 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
72
good battery life (250 shots)
supports focus by touch
MP count good (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S80 Landscape photography details
Sony TX66 Landscape photography details
36
very good size screen (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
terrible battery (150 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse recording
51
focusing manually
fairly wide (26mm)
good sized screen (3.3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
good battery life (250 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S80 Vlogging details
Sony TX66 Vlogging details
30
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone jack
36
fairly wide (26mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone support
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Nikon S80 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S80 and Sony TX66
 Nikon Coolpix S80Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Brand Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Coolpix S80 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-09-08 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed C2 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 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-175mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.6-4.8 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing range 7cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.5 inches 3.3 inches
Display resolution 819 thousand dots 1,230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech OLED XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.3 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 3.10 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 133g (0.29 pounds) 109g (0.24 pounds)
Physical dimensions 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 150 pictures 250 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL10 NP-BN
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $191 $350