As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-P92 and the Cyber-shot DSC-P71) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD100 and the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is slightly larger (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs super compact (90×59×22 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and is older (february 2004 vs january 2009).

Samsung SL102

Samsung  SL102
4 years newer
$130

Significant advantages of the SL102 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SL102 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No built-in flash
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SL102 and DSC-P73

  • None found

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

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

  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the SD100 and DSC-P73

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P92

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P92 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P92 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-P92 and DSC-P73

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P93

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similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-P93 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P93 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-P93 and DSC-P73

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P72 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P72 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-P72 and DSC-P73

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

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)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-P8 and DSC-P73

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

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 (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (243 g vs 555 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 Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
8 years newer
$549 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 67k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Much heavier: 575 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the T4i and DSC-P73

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
11 years newer
$469 (body only)
$749 - $798 18-55mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 67k dots

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"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the T6i and DSC-P73

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
6 years newer
$640 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 505 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the D3100 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.4"

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 25 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), is significantly larger (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs super compact (95×54×22 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and DSC-P73

  • None found

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
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and DSC-P73

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
7 years newer
$194

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-P73)

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

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-P73

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (february 2004 vs may 1998), is thinner (1.4" vs 4.2"), has a faster max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/400 of a second) 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), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2") and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P71 (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-P71 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-P71 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Mid size (125×58×44 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 284 g vs 243 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.4"

Kodak DC260

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DC260 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DC260 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/400 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 550 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the DC260 and DSC-P73

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Kodak EasyShare Z700

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1 year newer
$271

Significant advantages of the Z700 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Z700 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z700 and DSC-P73

  • Light weight: 270 g vs 243 g
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel