As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, super zooms and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H55 and the Cyber-shot DSC-P71) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3700 and the D5300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 6x), has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is older (february 2004 vs february 2005) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-S90 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S90 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-S90 and DSC-P73

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-S800 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much more zoom: 6x vs 3x
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S800 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 1/8 of a second vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-S800 and DSC-P73

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P10 (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-P10 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-P10 and DSC-P73

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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)

  • 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

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 (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (243 g vs 575 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), 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 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
8 years newer
$1,269 18-55mm 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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
9 years newer
$430 (body only)
$500 - $550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 67k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 480 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-P73

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 243 g

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/3.7), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 10x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), is significantly larger (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs super compact (96×58×20 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
11 years newer
$90

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S3700 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 118 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 more zoom: 10x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • 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

  • 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 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 (120×81×92 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (243 g vs 493 g) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 50fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (67k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ62 (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 DMC-FZ62 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FZ62 and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 493 g vs 243 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (february 2004 vs february 2002) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

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)

  • Shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-P71 and DSC-P73

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