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Sony T90 vs Sony TX66

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
26
Overall
31
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Sony T90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-10.0) lens
  • 148g - 94 x 57 x 15mm
  • Released February 2009
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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Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 Overview

Let's look closer at the Sony T90 and Sony TX66, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both are offered by Sony. There is a considerable difference between the resolutions of the T90 (12MP) and TX66 (18MP) but they possess the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The T90 was introduced 4 years before the TX66 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving through a complete comparison, below is a concise summation of how the T90 matches up vs the TX66 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony T90 over the Sony TX66

 T90 TX66 

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Sony T90

 TX66 T90 
RevealedFebruary 2012February 2009More modern by 36 months
Display dimension3.3"3"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1230k230kSharper display (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Sony T90 and Sony TX66

 T90 TX66 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry around your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Sony T90 has outer measurements of 94mm x 57mm x 15mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.6") and a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Sony TX66 has dimensions of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") having a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the T90 versus the TX66.

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the T90 and TX66 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's hard to see the difference between sensor sizes purely by looking at a spec sheet. The picture underneath will give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the T90 and TX66.

Clearly, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Sony TX66 to give you extra detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more aged T90 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony T90 Portrait photography highlights
Sony TX66 Portrait photography highlights
27
focusing manually
no manual control
external flash not possible
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
42
manual focus
decent MP (18MP)
provides face detection focusing
no manual control
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony T90 Street photography features
Sony TX66 Street photography features
55
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than competition (148 grams)
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch to focus
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sony T90 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Sports photography camera
25
image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
49
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery power (250 CIPA)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony T90 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Travel photography camera
51
has built in flash
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (148 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
72
great battery power (250 per charge)
offers touch to focus
decent MP (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony T90 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Landscape photography camera
37
focusing manually
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse mode
51
manual focus
reasonably wide (26mm)
nice screen size (3.3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18 megapixels)
great battery power (250 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony T90 Vlogging highlights
Sony TX66 Vlogging highlights
27
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone support
more heavy than competition (148 grams)
36
reasonably wide (26mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic support
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Sony T90 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony T90 and Sony TX66
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2009-02-17 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-140mm (4.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-10.0 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3.3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 2.90 m (Auto ISO) 3.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (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 1280x720 1920x1080
Video 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 148 gr (0.33 lb) 109 gr (0.24 lb)
Dimensions 94 x 57 x 15mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.6") 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 photographs
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $259 $350