The DSC-P72 is the top of the line in this series with a 3x optical zoom, the P32 has a fixed focal length lens and the P52 has a 2x optical zoom. For composing images, the DSC-P72 offers a real-image optical viewfinder and a 1. Program mode keeps exposure determination automatic, but you now have control over all other exposure variables. The telephoto end fared better, as I measured a 0. This dial is on the camera’s rear panel, and offers the following settings: The good news is that the models now support the Memory Stick Pro format, with capacities as high as 1GB.

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Knowing the actual shutter speed can be very helpful in judging whether or not you’ll be able to successfully hand hold an exposure in dim lighting. Being the kind folks that they are, Sony would be happy to sell you some, of course hope you caught the sarcasm there. What it does not show is any vignetting darkened cornerswhich is a good thing.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72 3.2MP Digital Camera – Silver

Feedback Jeff welcomes your comments or questions. The camera’s built-in redeye reduction didn’t completely eliminate this annoying phenomenon, but it’s not terrible either. Note that this crop was enlarged slightly so you can see the detail. Located on the far right dwc the top panel, this button sets focus and exposure when halfway pressed, and fires the shutter when fully pressed. I really have no complaints about the P72’s photo quality. If that resolution is too high for you, there’s always x Another feature I wish more manufacturers would emulate, even on lower-end cameras.


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DCRP Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72

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 rsc get into the picture. English Select a language English. Photos were colorful, well-exposed, and noise free. Files are named DSC0. Learn how to enjoy and use Sony products.

When it’s darker or the subject is hard to focus on, it can take a second or so. The csc arrow activates the Self-Timer option, while the right arrow controls the Macro mode. I’ve gotten so many emails about power issues for digicams, that I’m now inserting this standard notice in the reviews of all AA-powered cameras on our site. The shutter time is long so if you are trying to take a picture right after another it doesn’t work, you have to wait about seconds I purchased two of the exact same cameras on ebay, and I havent’t been disappointed.

It’s not the fastest implementation of this feature that I’ve seen, but it works well. Memory card corruption can happen with any card type and any camera manufacturer, nobody’s immune. Have a look at the photo gallery and decide for yourself. The P72’s color is very good overall, with good levels of saturation, and generally accurate hue.


I highly recommend this cyberhot. Here’s a sample movie for you to look at, recorded at the VGA resolution. Read our review of it if you’d like, but download the program nowso you’ll have it. The lens is not threaded. The minimum focus distance in macro mode is 10 cm at wide-angle, and 50 cm at telephoto.

In Playback mode, this button controls the digital enlargement of captured images and accesses the index display mode as well as a detailed information display.

The arrow keys navigate through any settings menu, and the OK button confirms menu selections. How Does it Compare.

Both the Auto and Incandescent settings produced very warm images in the Indoor Portrait without flash, a common issue among cyberhot digicams I test. Overall, the P72 is a good choice for anyone wanting a capable, portable camera that takes good photos in a variety of circumstances.

Still, this ridge is small enough that you’ll probably want to keep the cybfrshot strap securely in place while shooting. Most cameras I test seem to show about 0.