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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX66 Digital Camera, Silver - Bundle - with 8GB micro SD Memory Card. Camera Case, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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About Sony DSC-TX66

The Sony DSC-TX66 Digital Camera (Silver) is an 18.2Mp point-and-shoot with a number of things going for it, including superb high-definition capture. Capable of capturing 1080/60i movies with dual record of stills and movies, the TX66 is an All-in-One memory making machine. Quality features like a large 3.3" OLED touchscreen, 5x optical and 10x clear image zoom and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens all work hard to provide you with high-quality memories that will last a lifetime.

In addition, the TX66 is a super-slim camera. It is only as thick as a single AA battery, making the TX66 an ideal companion at all times. Other features include 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode, Picture Effect and a feature called Background Defocus for images where the subjects pops out of the scene. Brightness, color and vividness can all be adjusted with the Photo Creativity mode and of course face detection and Smile Shutter technologies ensure that everyone looks their best in every shot.

iSCN automatically adjusts the camera's settings by detecting 36 different scene conditions and deciding what is best for that individual shot. Natural Flash, meanwhile, corrects color balance for lifelike shots. Anti-blink, Face Priority, Red-eye Reduction, Motion Detection and more save your memories from what used to be the hazards incumbent in shooting snapshots.

Sony DSC-TX66 Features

  • 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization
  • Photo Creativity: Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces
  • Slim and stylish design: At just over 1/2" thin and only 3.3 oz, this stylish camera is the perfect size to take with you almost anywhere. Slip it into a pocket, purse, or backpack and be ready to shoot memorable moments
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 36 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10 fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • Picture Effect: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • Anti-blink function: The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects

Sony DSC-TX66 Specifications

Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture
f 3.5-4.8
Optical Zoom
5x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 26-130mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm(SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction
12 elements in 10 groups(including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Minimum Focus Distance
iAuto:AF(W:Approx.3cm(0.1'') to Infinity, T:Approx.60cm(1.97') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.8cm(0.26') to Infinity, T:Approx.60cm(1.97') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements
6
Clear Image Zoom
10x
Macro Mode
Yes
Steady Shot Mode
Active: Yes
AF Modes
Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF(Face Tracking Focus)
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Flash Modes
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx.0.08m - 3.7m(3 1/4 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.0.6m - 2.6 m(1 feet 11 5/8 inches to 8 feet 6 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.5.2 m(17 feet 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.3.7 m(12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(T)
Memory Card Slot
MS Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2) and Micro SD/Micro SDHC Compatible
HD Output
Micro HDMI
USB Port(s)
Multi Type3b(AV/USB/DC IN), Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor
BIONZ
Pixel Gross
18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution
18.2MP
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Metering Modes
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-Motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Hi-speed Shutter
D-Range Optimizer
Standard
ISO
Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode
Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Red-Eye Reduction
Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect
Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Media Type
Optional Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
Still Image Mode
JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
13M(4896x2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3
18M(4,896 x 3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size
Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size
2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode
AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Yes
Dual Record
Yes
Audio Format
AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker
Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction
Off/on
LCD Type
3.3" Xtra Fine OLED display (1,229K dots)
Brightness Control
5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Grid Display
Yes (Off / On)
Touch Panel
Yes
Self-timer
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds
Auto(2" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur
Yes
Sweep Panorama
Sweep Panorama / Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection
8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology
Yes
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing
Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Yes
Shooting Tips
Yes
Background Defocus
Yes
Superior Auto
Yes
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Yes
Picture Effects
HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type
Lithium-ion NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements
AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.66 x 2.14 x 0.53" / 92.9 x 54.4 x 13.4 mm
Weight
3.8 oz / 108 g
Main unit only: 3.3 oz. (94g)
Mfr #
DSC-TX66 A
SKU
ISODSCTX66SA

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3.0

Super compact; Not compatible with MicroSDXC

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I like the camera except that it's not compatible with the not that new technology microSDXC which is really too bad because now I can't use the much larger 64gb microSDXC cards. The files on this thing especially shooting 1080p are really big so I'm limited to 32gb microSDHC cards which are also slower in speed than the microSDXC cards.

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