Surrounded by the Mode dial, this button sets focus and exposure when halfway pressed, and fires the shutter when fully pressed. Because the camera employs a slower shutter speed in both Twilight modes, a tripod is highly recommended to prevent blurring from camera movement. Pressing the display button once adds the exposure information and a small histogram to the overlay, pressing it again removes the information overlay entirely, and pressing it a third time turns the LCD off altogether. See menus and descriptions below. Program mode keeps exposure determination automatic, but allows user control over all other exposure variables.

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The DSC P73 takes very good pictures across the board. Surprisingly good low-light performance, with good color and fairly low image noise. Half-pressing the shutter button causes the camera to display the shutter speed and aperture setting it ;73 chosen for the current lighting conditions.

The camera’s top panel includes the Shutter button surrounded by the Mode dial. In all settings menus, these arrow keys navigate through menu options. Very good low-light focusing as well.

Its sleek, smooth styling is free from any significant protrusions except for the lens, which telescopes outward when powered on. This one is easy to use and takes good pictures.

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The scenes were recorded as a very close reproduction to how each scene was at the time the shot was taken. A Self-Timer mode provides a second delay between the time the Shutter button is pressed and the time that the camera actually takes the picture, giving the photographer time to run around and get into the picture.


A ” Dave’s Pick ,” although I have to say that I’d be happier with it if its noise-suppression processing were a little less aggressive Despite their being packed in the box with many cameras, they simply don’t have the juice to handle typical digicam demands. Given the dsx of email I’ve dssc on the topic, I now include this paragraph in all my digicam reviews.

This is the most reasonable approach to “digital zoom,” and one dec I wish more manufacturers would adopt.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73

See my test images and detailed ;73 here. A sliding plastic door protects the compartment, and features a latch that prevents it from accidentally popping open while shooting. Suggested Retail Price At time of introduction. This allows you to switch between the different shooting modes such as automatic, movie, scene modes and manual exposure.

Sony DSC P73 Review

The Zoom control in the top right corner of the back panel adjusts both optical and digital zoom when the latter is activated through the Setup menu. Located just to the right of center on the rear panel, this rocker control features four arrows, each pointing in a different direction up, down, left, and rightand a Set or OK button in the middle Sony describes it by its shape: A newer version of your browser may be available.

Combine this with the ease of automatic exposure control, a handful of preset “scene” modes including two new settings for snow and beach scenesand the creative Picture Effects menu, and the DSC-P73 is an excellent choice for novice consumers who want to take great pictures without hassling with exposure decisions.


In fully manual mode you are able to select different apertures and shutter speeds. I still strongly recommend that you purchase a couple of sets of spare cells though, so you’ll always have a pair ready to go.

The maximum resolution of x provides television quality. Chromatic aberration was low to moderate, showing about four or five very faint pixels of fairly faint coloration on either side of the target lines.

Bundles that include this product. You can shoot movies with the DSC P Better than average noise levels, but somewhat heavy-handed noise-suppression.

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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. This camera is great in all areas! This would be a fun way to catch someone crossing a finish line during a race, or to analyze golf and tennis swings. Simple pro lighting and use tips let you snap stunning photos. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of one of the following browsers: A small depression and associated sculpted ridge serve as a finger rest when holding the camera, improving your grip to a surprising p773.