Excerpt: Acquire my P73 in mid 2004, complemented the P93 so my wife and i had access to a camera each. I still use the P73 as I have the 40M marine pack for it, and when its holiday time it goes in the luggage with my D90 and D300S, without fail.
Excerpt: Compared to the DSC-P73 that followed it (see my review), the DSC-P72 offers less features (a.o. shutter speed limited to max 2", less modes), has a slow memory access (using Memory Sticks), the same tiny screen and, most of all ...
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Summary: I've had this camera for three years now. I've experienced all the same issues as many folks here. The strange power off/with lens open, then reversing. The only thing I've done is immediately remove the batteries after turning on the camera while pushing the lens in. it works!
Summary: a good first camera, it is cheap and has good simple to use auto modes. The macro mode was a bit disapointing, it is difficult to get clear pictures with alot of detail but not imposible. low light videos or pictures with out a flash tend to have a red tint to them.
Excerpt: My first digital camera ever, and what can I say, it started the entire revolution for me. Fast, responsive, had the cool picture effects, MPEG movie support and was a great beginner's camera. I esp. loved the bright AF illuminator lamp.