As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS7 and the Lumix ZS15) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-P8 and the Cyber-shot DSC-H55)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2004 vs february 2003) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly larger (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs super compact (85×56×24 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (243 g vs 185 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P8 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P8 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-P8 and DSC-P73

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot SD100

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9 months older

Significant advantages of the SD100 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the SD100 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD100 and DSC-P73

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (67k dots vs 460k dots) and is slightly larger (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs compact (103×58×29 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 218 g vs 243 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
8 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ZS15 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 208 g vs 243 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 243 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (243 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (67k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
11 years newer
$785 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 67k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 555 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the T6i and DSC-P73

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
7 years newer
$1,196 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 67k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Much heavier: 570 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-P73

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs professional size (152×116×76 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3"), is much lighter (243 g vs 950 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (67k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 22.3 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
8 years newer
$2,150 (body only)
$2,300 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Much heavier: 950 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and DSC-P73

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.8"), is slightly lighter (243 g vs 538 g), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (67k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
11 years newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.4"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the L840 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 243 g