LCD and Viewfinder
Sony TX66 has a Fixed Type 3.3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,230k dots. The Sony TX66's 3.3″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
TX66 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm X30 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony TX66 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately TX66 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony TX66 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony TX66 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony TX66, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony TX66 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
TX66 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony TX66 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect TX66 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony TX66 is powered by NP-BN battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony TX66 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony TX66 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony TX66 is $349.99