Summary: I bought this camera to replace one I lost while on vacation. This camera has all the features I need to take wonderful pictures and is very easy to download to the computer. It's compact and fits in pockets easily.
The Best Inexpensive Point and Shoot Digital Camera Of Its Day
24 March 2013
Summary: This is about a 10 year old model of the Sony Cyber-shot. I have owned and used one extensively since 2002. For the ease of use, reliability and quality, I don't think any of its period peers could match it. In macro mode, the detail and sharpness are hard to beat at this price point. I use it mostly for casual shooting of industrial installations and equipment in addition to photos for ads to post on Ebay!!!
Summary: Only 3.2 megapixels but who cares. The camera takes excellent snapshots. For the low price you pay for one on ebay, it's a bargin and it runs on just two inexpensive AA Batteries. It also has an aoptical viewfinder which seems to have disappeared on today's cameras. I say Buy one.
Summary: I love this camera. I had one previously but lost it in my house fire in May. One of the things I missed most from the fire was this camera. So I hopped on e-bay and found another exactly like mine but it also had some extras to go with it. It takes great pictures and is easy to use. My kind of camera. Thanks E-bay!
Summary: I love the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72 3.2 Megapixel I got through an auction. It has been used almost every day since I got it and I have not had a single problem with it. It is easy to operate, very user friendly (and this is from someone who is NOT technologically inclined at all!). I found the camera's sleek design impressive. I highly recommend this camera to anyone looking to buy.
Summary: I have used mine for about 6 years now. I just bought a second used one to replace a lens focus gear damaged in a drop. The used one works well as is so I now have a good one and a usable one. I paid about USD $300 for my first one when new. I paid USD $6 (shipped) for this used camera (only minimal testing). You can probably get a used one for $10 to $20. If used cameras work this well, I don't need to ever buy a new one again.
Summary: The proprietary memory is inconvenient because it is not interchangeable with other cameras, but it came with the camera and it works well. Rechargeable AA batteries & charger which were included are a plus. The camera serves my needs well.
Summary: I love this little camera. I am familiar with the L1 and it takes fabulous pictures. I got the P72 for a great price including very nice accessories. The camera case is beautiful. I feel guilty that the bidding did not go higher. I decided to buy because it was a Sony Cyber-shot which I know are very good units.