As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S60 and the Cyber-shot DSC-S90) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III and the PowerShot SD100)

Competitor classes

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 slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 35 mm), has a much 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 2008).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S60

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-S60 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S60 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-S60 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-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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 39 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the DSC-P73)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W120 and DSC-P73

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

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
  • Significantly 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

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

Canon PowerShot SD100

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9 months older

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

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

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

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the SD100 and DSC-P73

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

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 slightly less expensive ($470.11 vs $2,099.00), is thinner (1.4" vs 3"), is significantly 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 significantly 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
$2,099 - $2,149 (body only)
$2,685 - $2,699 24-105mm lens

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

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 1.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Compact (116×56×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 950 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/3.5) 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 compact (102×58×29 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
7 years newer
$290

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)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-P73

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds