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Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38
Samsung ST600 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Announced January 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
  • Released February 2012
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 Overview

Here is a in depth overview of the Samsung ST600 versus Sony TX66, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Samsung and Sony. There is a considerable difference between the sensor resolutions of the ST600 (14MP) and TX66 (18MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ST600 was released 3 years before the TX66 and that is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving through a complete comparison, below is a concise summation of how the ST600 scores vs the TX66 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Sony TX66

 ST600 TX66 
Display dimension3.5"3.3"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Samsung ST600

 TX66 ST600 
ReleasedFebruary 2012January 2010Fresher by 26 months
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display resolution1230k1152kClearer display (+78k dot)

Common features in the Samsung ST600 and Sony TX66

 ST600 TX66 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry your camera regularly, you should take into account its weight and proportions. The Samsung ST600 comes with outside measurements of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Sony TX66 has measurements of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") and a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

Analyze the Samsung ST600 versus Sony TX66 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the ST600 vs the TX66.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the ST600 and TX66 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its tough to envision the difference between sensor sizing simply by reviewing technical specs. The photograph underneath will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the ST600 and TX66.

As you can tell, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Sony TX66 to deliver more detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The older ST600 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung ST600 Portrait photography information
Sony TX66 Portrait photography information
30
decent megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
42
manual focus
good MP (18 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung ST600 Street photography information
Sony TX66 Street photography information
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than average in class (150 grams)
64
image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus by touch
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung ST600 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Sports photography camera
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
49
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (18MP)
provides tracking focus
great battery life (250 per charge)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung ST600 Travel photography info
Sony TX66 Travel photography info
65
features touch focus
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (27mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (150g)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.3)
72
great battery life (250 shots)
boasts focus by touch
good MP (18MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung ST600 Landscape photography factors
Sony TX66 Landscape photography factors
44
really wide (27mm)
big screen (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse recording
51
manual focus
decently wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3.3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (18 megapixels)
great battery life (250 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung ST600 Vlogging information
Sony TX66 Vlogging information
30
really wide (27mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (150 grams)
36
decently wide (26mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have mic support
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung ST600 and Sony TX66
 Samsung ST600Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Make Samsung Sony
Model Samsung ST600 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-01-06 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 18MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 4800 12800
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-135mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.5 inches 3.3 inches
Resolution of display 1,152 thousand dots 1,230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.00 m 3.10 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 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 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic 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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150g (0.33 lbs) 109g (0.24 lbs)
Dimensions 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" 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 pictures
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB07 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $330 $350