As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T4i and the EOS 70D) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W1 and the Cyber-shot DSC-P93)

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 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is slightly larger (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs compact (91×60×36 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (february 2004 vs february 2005).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

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similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W1 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W1 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W1 and DSC-P73

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel
  • Very long exposure times: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel
  • Very long exposure times: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-T30 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T30 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-T30 and DSC-P73

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90
1 year newer

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

  • Much 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel
  • Very long exposure times: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

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 much lighter (243 g vs 575 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 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
8 years newer

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P73 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (116×56×35 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (243 g vs 755 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 significantly lower resolution screen (67k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 years newer
$1,580 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 755 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the 70D and DSC-P73

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 755 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 (114×89×96 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.8"), is slightly lighter (243 g vs 538 g), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 37.2x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (67k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
11 years newer
$319

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

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

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

  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 538 g vs 243 g

common strengths of the L840 and DSC-P73

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
8 years newer

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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)
  • Light weight: 493 g vs 243 g
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel