Product Reviews (18)
I've previously owned a SONY...
Strengths: This camera takes very sharp and high quality pictures! In addition, it is very easy to use. Using the inexpensive and long lasting AA size NiMH batteries is also a big plus.
Weakness: None so far.
I've previously owned a SONY DSC-P50 digital camera for two years, and very happy with it! Many of my friends who saw the pictures taken by this camera where very impressed. As a result, some of them bough the same ones. Now, I wanted to upgrade to a higher resolutions. Since 4-5MP CCD is too much for me, I bought the SONY DSC-P72 with 3.2MP CCD. Today, I did the comparisons of the pictures print-out from this P72 camera with the ones came from Canon S400, S230, and Olympus 550, P72 is much better! I really like it.
(Note: Both print-out were from CostCo 1-Hour Digital Photo)
By jeannied1024 - Aug 26, 2003
I had a Canon A70 Powershot prior...
Strengths: Ease of use, Not to big not to small (fits well in hand). GREAT PICTURE!!! Awesome features.
Weakness: Uses Sony Proprietary Memory cards
I had a Canon A70 Powershot prior to getting this camera. This camera is 110% better as far as features, quality, accessories, and everything else I've seen so far. The Canon was nice, but not nearly as nice as this camera. Highly Recommended
By blacklexusgs - Aug 26, 2003
What else could you possibly ask...
Strengths: Great pics, easy to use.
Weakness: The included battery charger is slow, takes 6 hours to fully charge the two batteries.
What else could you possibly ask for in a point and shoot digital camera? It gives mostly great pictures in auto mode (every camera made spits out a bad pic now & then, mainly in adverse lighting conditions). It also has a few limited manual controls and an excellent macro (close-up) mode. The length of mpeg movies are only limited by the size of your memory stick. (A lot of Digicams limit you to a couple of minutes no matter how much memory you have installed).
The included 16mb stick will give you 10 pics (at highest resolution), or about 45 seconds of a mpeg movie. I got a 128m stick which yields 82pics or about 5 minutes of video. I have shot about 80 pics (and downloaded them to my computer using the cameras batteries) and there's still quite a bit of juice left.
Recommended accessories: At least a 64mb memory stick and an extra set of batteries.
If you want an easy to use point & shoot digital that yields great pics (up to 8 X 10) then go out and buy this camera now!!
By rhoff14048 - Jun 15, 2003
This is my second Sony digital...
Strengths: Solid body,good price & reliable name.
Weakness: None Found
This is my second Sony digital camera. The Mavica F88 being the first. I looked at the Cannon S45, nice but to much $$$ and more camera than I need. Cannon A70 to small and chrome refective band around LCD screen. Most of the New cameras are very small, the Sony P72 is a little bit larger in size and fits in my hands perfect. I looked at the Sony P8 as well and it was too small for me. The P72 seems to be enough camera and takes great pictures indoors and outdoors as well. Get another set of NIHM batteries. Purchase a larger memory stick, the 16 mb somewhat small. I got a 128 stick for $49.00. Very Happy with this purchase and would highly recommend the Sony P72 Camera.
By pnr0011 - May 24, 2003
I am a novice at digital...
Strengths: 3.2 P, 3X optical zoom, exposure control, ISO choice, white balance control, flash control, price
Weakness: Lag between pushing shutter button and when actual picture is taken, although this may be common in most digital cameras. I have no basis for comparison for the Sony is my first digital camera.
I am a novice at digital photography and actually had to take a community service course on how to buy a digital camera. From the course I was able to establish my needs and desirable features of a digital camera for us.
The Sony has met every expectation so far, not the least being the very reasonable price of $175.00 on sale at a local electronics outlet.
With PriceGrabber's help, I purchased a rapid battery charger w/4 batteries for under $25.00, a 128 MB memory card for $44.00, and a Sony Cyber-shot soft carrying case for $17.00. I was good to go for a total outlay of $268.00, complete. I just recently ordered another 128 MB card.
When shooting in a fully automatic mode, it is pretty much a point and shoot camera, but I am finding the more familiar I become with its capabilities, the more options I am choosing to exercise.
I've taken pictures, got them into my computer, but have been unable to "send" them anywhere, which is a product of my lack of computer expertise. I cannot fault the camera in any way.
It may not have the most up to date "bells and whistles" that would appeal to the typical "gear head," but it sure fulfills our needs and my expectations.
By marfacko - Oct 26, 2004
I am happy with the camera and...
Strengths: Easy to use, nice pictures, packed with features for the price.
Weakness: Included memory card is small.
I am happy with the camera and would buy it again.
16mb memory card that comes with camera is a waste, it is to small.
usb access via cable camera direct to computer = no cradle which makes it nice and easy to connect to any computer adn get photos with or without SONY's included software.
By stp - Apr 29, 2004
Decided to spend the extra bucks...
Strengths: weight, quality
Weakness: Needs a bigger memory chip, but 16MB is ok, picky on batteries
Decided to spend the extra bucks for the 72 because of it's 3X capability.
Just got my two Sony cams dvc2000 and dvc72 in the mail. They were in factory sealed boxes with a full US warranty from an authorized dealer(6TH AVE). And they work fine straight from the box.
Be aware to use the batteries they suggest or you will get intermttant functions. Alkaline or the batteries inclosed will work fine.
OK! The 2000 came with PIXELA and Picture Gear. The 72 came with imagemixer. Everything was double boxed and my charge card was charged well after the merchandise was shipped. This is my 3rd years of buying stuff from 6th ave. I have never been less than pleased with their great service. I will buy again and again. Thanks guys.
By SIMPSONEARL - Nov 8, 2003
I'VE HAD THIS CAMERA FOR 2 YRS....
Strengths: VERY COMPACT! EXCELLENT QUALITY PICTURES!
Weakness: BATTERY CHARGER TAKES 6 HOURS TO CHARGE TO FULL LOAD
I'VE HAD THIS CAMERA FOR 2 YRS. UPGRADING FROM ANOTHER DCS-P. I WILL UPGRADE TO THE DCS-P150 OR 200 NEXT BUT AS OF NOW I'M COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THIS ONE. I'VE TAKEN OVER 4000 PICS USING THE SAME BATTERIES THAT CAME WITH IT AND THEY'RE STILL GOING STRONG. I BOUGHT A 30 MINUTE CHARGER AND THESE BATTERIES CHARGE IN IT IN 30 MINUTES TOPS. IT'S VERY WELL BUILT! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CAMERA TO ANYONE. IT DOES A GREAT JOB.
By gigglezoh - Mar 25, 2005
This was my second digital cam...
Strengths: Price, Brand, Unlimited Video shooting mode
Weakness: Image quality is not so super, even in sunny days, bulky for today's standards
This was my second digital cam after 1.2 MP Olympus, although the resolution was lower, I did have beter daylight shootings with Olympus. Sony seem to make this model without much attantion to the detail.
3.2 MP is great but the pic quality should have been greater.
Price is great (around $290), don't pay more.
Continuous video shooting at 640X480 is a great asset, no need to get a digicamcorder.
Sony should stop making fifty different style of he same model, and concantrate on few good ones.
Plastic body is too cheap.
AA chargable batteries are great, get 4 more from Radio Shack for $20, and be mobile for a long time.
Over all, GOOD. (not great)
By online_buyer_since_1996 - May 17, 2003
I am using this Camera since last...
Strengths: Very Nice Performance
Weakness: Just 16MB Memory :-( ....
I am using this Camera since last 2 weeks, and found it to match my expectations..I find it better not to use the software included with the camera , but just to cut & Paste from the removable device..
By vikasjain - May 1, 2004
I have owned this camera for 3...
Strengths: Takes very good quality pictures. The body has a nice design and is solid enough. The cam is easy to use, yet has all the features you would expect.
Weakness: Only drawback is it comes with 16 mb memory stick and memory sticks are more expensive that other types of memory so upgrade is a bit of a problem.
I have owned this camera for 3 months now. The only complaint that i have is there is no intermediate level resolution 1280x960 and 640x480. If you want to take pictures that have a small size, yet have a better resolution that 640x480, you are stuck with 128x960.
Other than that, the camera is very good. I recommend it.
By jchamcham - Apr 1, 2004
This is my first digital camera...
Strengths: Excellant battery life, easy operation, excellant manual
Weakness: Tends to underexpose in sunlight shots. Need to use "always on" flash. Occasional left side "halo"
This is my first digital camera and I am very please with its ease of operation and quality of pictures. It provides a great range of resolution and quality of picture. Even my wife enjoys using it!
By parrm - Jul 1, 2003
My first Digital Camera and still takes nice shots
Strengths: Macro mode is decent and so are the pictures. They come out pretty nice up to an 8x10 with the right software. Compact size can fit in a large pocket. No red eye!
Weakness: Uses up AA batteries quickly. Most pictures are blurred wen the object moves...bad shutter and bad ISO so it doesn't do well in low light.
I've had this camera for 3 years solely for taking pictures of place I travel to and my baby. It holds up well for a 3.2 in comparison to my newly upgraded Canon A620.
Unless the price for this camera drops below $100 there is no reason to purchase it as other cameras $200 and below are much better.
I will point out that many people were very impressed with the photos I've taken and the quality of them even though this is 3.2 megapixels.
I use the video mode a lot to take short clips of my baby as she grows but it does not do good in low light at all. I've also dropped it a few times and it amazingly is working fine. It is a very strong and sturdy camera. I don't worry about mishandling it at all. I actually give it to my 10 month old to play with sometimes. Use a tripod when taking pictures to keep from blurring.
I've been very happy with this camera and still think it is of great quality. And the pictures are not too far off from my 7 mp Canon A620 surprisingly. I just needed a higher resolution to print bigger photos.
I'd recommend this camera for novices who are looking for a decent resolution, a high quality product, taking still and scenic shots, or for fun.
By evebellisimo - Sep 13, 2006
SONY CAMERA PSC-P72
MAY BE YOU CAN HELP ME TO FIND THE SOFTWARE DISK FOR MY COMPUTER AND DE CABLE USB COMUNICACION, TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO MY PC.
SOMEBODY STOLEN MY CAMERA ACCESORIES IN A PARTY, FEW DAYS AGO
By anonymous; - Oct 22, 2005
Sony Cybershot DSC-P72
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By testseek.com - Feb 9, 2009
Sony Cyber Shot DSC-P72
Sony Cyber Shot DSC-P72 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.87 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #331 standard digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a...
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By TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008
As a three mega pixel camera this Sony is very good
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By pocket-lint.co.uk - Dec 16, 2003
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72
Sony's P72 is the latest in their midrange, mid-sized Cyber-shot "P" series line. A 3.2 megapixel CCD, 3x zoom, and host of useful features make this a solid all-around digicam, a great choice for a "family" camera.
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By Imaging Resource - May 8, 2003