Summary: I am working with a big Nikon DSLR, but for just point and shoot this Sony TX66 is perfect for me. I can zoom in and so and get great results. With my big one too but I am using a wide angle lense so I cannot zoom in and to save time before I change lenses, I take my Sony TX66 out. This small camera is perfect. It takes really great pics and you can take fun pics as well. Panorama IS GREAT and easy to use.
Summary: How the hell can people write like 5000 word reviews? I'm sure I could go in to depth about the features of this camera but hell, it works. It takes pictures. Good ones. 'Nuff said. I got it for $200. Great deal.
Summary: For a simple pocket camera it exceeds all others I have used. My phone will take pictures but no where near the quality I desire.I prefer a camera that can always be with me to the more advanced cameras. With film I used a Nikon but often did not have the camera bag with me unless I planned to take pictures.I often stopped at a store to pick up a disposable when caught off guard. I have used a Cyber-shot for years and upgraded a beat-up (though still working fine) TX1.