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Sony CyberShot DSC-P72
Sony CyberShot DSC-P72

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Sony CyberShot DSC-P72

Editor's Review

The 3.2-megapixel Sony CyberShot DSC-P72 is ideal for photographers in search of a simple point & shoot with a very capable video mode. Offering the convenience of AA batteries (Sony has even taken the unusual step of including a charger) and the added benefit of a high resolution movie mode limited only by the size of the Memory Stick, the P72 should be a hit with consumers looking for a flexible, easy to use camera.


  • 3.2 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/3.2x digital zoom
  • auto and preset manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG file format only
  • ISO range 100 - 400
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • UPC: 00027242624252
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2003

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Sony CyberShot DSC-P72 Reviews

Sony CyberShot DSC-P72 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Solid work camera (Dan — 10/30/2008)

This camera is 4 years old, used daily for work.

Super Camera!

  • 1.0 out of 5
dont buy (jess and — 07/08/2008)

terrible, never works

  • 4.0 out of 5
Outstanding - Sony's planned obsolesence lasts at least 3 years! (Paul Mac — 06/01/2007)

I have used this camera for three years under all conditions except underwater and it will not break. It has survived a drop or two. Recently the lens cover started sticking once in awhile. Also, sometimes the lens moves in and out or doesn't. It seems confused sometimes. Resetting it seems to fix it.

Inside low light things are blurry unless I hold it very still. I thought there might be a shutter speed setting so I'm looking for the book. This camera is so easy to use. Other cameras are tedious and obnoxious.

Always keep a couple sets of recharged batteries though. It only takes 100 pics before exhaustion. Fewer if you use flash.

I am a property inspector and construction superintendent and *must depend on this camera* and it has never left me in the lurch. It has, however, stopped my heart a few times.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Cyber-shot rocks! ! ! (pattie benes — 05/19/2007)

I have had this camera for about two years now, and I have had great results with it, I have trusted this camera to perform @ all of the special events in my life, the only reason I am still not using the camera is I feel like I have outgrown it, and my boyfriend got me a new 7.0 sony cybershot 4 Christmas, LOVE IT ! ! Go SONY! I have the greatest pics @ every family event, and my friends have camera envy.

  • 4.0 out of 5
it was great while it lasted. (shayla — 01/27/2007)

I own a sony cyber shot DSC-P73. I've hed my camera for about 3 years now, and I just realized that the lens is stuck. There should be a recall or something for this camera. I paid almost $ 300 for this camera, and 3 years is NOT a long time to own a camera. I guess i will be purchasing a new camera, it will probably be a sony also just because I love the pictures it takes !

  • 2.0 out of 5
Motor/Lens problem (Scott — 01/05/2007)

After about a year, the motor for the lens started making noise after shutting off. It would not focus wide angle but took great pictures otherwise. It finally gave up the ghost and the lens would not extend all the way and the camera would power down. I wanted to be able to use the memory card we have and decided to buy a used one off Ebay. It had a similar problem but would not happen all the time. I was fortunate that the seller was willing to have it returned. I guess I won't buy another one after all. For those reviewers without problems, you seem to be very fortunate and should immediately buy a lotto ticket (before your Sony goes as well).

  • 1.0 out of 5
Good Only For One Year (Yoshie Ewing — 11/16/2006)

Camera was great for one year. Then the shutter got stuck and the lens wouldnt extract or go back in. shutter doesnt close and I'm mad. I will take the piece of crap apart tonight and try to fix it. If I can''s going in the trash.

  • 5.0 out of 5
50,000 pictures and counting! (Lincoln — 10/24/2006)

I have taken more than 50,000 pictures with this camera and let me say it is the best digital camera I have used (even better than my Minolta A2 digital SLR). It has great colour and durability still. Unlike newer models, it has the most user friendly menu and controls. It has lasted four major falls, in which the moving parts were 'derailed' and was fixed by more force. The opening has endured greasy finger prints, paint dust, sand from preventing it to close. It fell over on a tripod in windy weather. I can go on and on, but any digital camera which takes pictures just as high quality as the first after 50,000 deserves a mark of excellence. I have won two more imagestation photos of the day this past month, to prove that the camera's picture and colour quality is superb among photo lovers and critics. 3.2 MP may seem like a small number now, but it's a good print size for 8x10 photos. I take roughly 1000 pictures a month with this thing and it has endured it all. If I lose this camera, I would probably get another one just like it, hands down.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Power/Shutter Problems (bob golick — 09/28/2006)

After a few months, camera lens would extend then power down. Power up, retract lens, power down. Eats batteries. Serious problems. Silly me, I dropped the first one and replaced with the same. NO MORE SONY

  • 4.0 out of 5
Better than average (Daniel — 08/30/2006)

Owned this camera for 3 years now. Got it because it had unlimited video capture compared to cameras in the same category. I find the apeature and shutter info to be quite useful to prevent blur. Images are not too processed in my opinion, which suits my taste. Some might find the colours to be too dull, but accurate IMHO. Drawbacks is the rubber door to cover the usb port. Mine seems to be getting bigger by the day, and now it's practically sticking out, to big to fit. After some incident in the beach, the lens cover is now open all the time. Noisy pictures, but at least at iso 400, the picture seems to retain details (no noise reduction?) Anyway, i just try to use iso 100 all the time, higher iso for emergency use only.

  • 4.0 out of 5
good whilst it lived (Martin Sellar — 08/28/2006)

I had no problems with this camera except for low/night light pictures not much good. Things move! However soon after giving camera to my daughter as a present the lens cover started sticking it use to stay open now after I gave it a dunt they won't open I am now going to operate on said camera and either fix lens or use super glue to keep it open.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Battery Problems (dekokspam — 08/10/2006)

This was my first digital camera, shot well over 5,000 images with it since May 2003. Many wonderful shots. Lots of options for a compact. Got some good use out of the video too.

Some of the drawbacks: as with many compacts, the flash feature strobes too much in any setting, making it difficult to capture anything well indoors. I took a lot of indoor shots without flash and just learned how to hold still and/or position subjects in the best lighting possible. The shutter lag is also a bit long, with or without flash.

As for the batteries, I think the internal battery sensor was poorly designed or something, as I've read many comments now about this... it goes through new AA's very quickly, and the rechargeables always seem to drain out too quickly after charging (less than 20 shots later). I verified this by purchasing a battery tester and finding out that all the new AA's that my camera told me were drained actually had 80% of their capacity left!! I've had some problems with the camera locking up too, with error message more recently. *sigh* guess it's time to give this one up, and kiss Sony cameras goodbye...

  • 1.0 out of 5
Don't lose your money (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought the camera brand new a week ago, and in only a week it became a battery eating monster with problems with lens retraction. I have never bought something that broke in a week before. Will go tomorrow and try to return it! Do not waste your money!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
built not to last (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera two years ago to replace my Mavica (which also lasted two years). I think Sony does not how to build cameras. I sent it o be fixed and they said the motherboard has to be replaced and cost over $300.00. The same thing happened with Mavica. Therefore I believe Sony does not know how to build cameras. Next time I'll get a Kodak, Minolta or any well-known camera builder.

  • 2.0 out of 5
starts out well (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

My uncle bought me this camera for Christmas so I've had it for about a year and a half. At first it worked great. Every picture came out clear and the colors were amazing. A few months ago I started having problems. I take a lot of pictures of bands inside clubs with dark lighting, and the lag between my pictures has gotten quite frustrating. It sometimes takes at least 5 seconds before I can take another picture... assuming the camera lets me take a picture at all. Often I have to press the button 3 or 4 times before the camera even takes a picture, and then takes about 3 seconds after I press it to take. Also, my pictures aren't nearly as clear as they used to be.

Overall, it's a decent camera for playing around, but if you are really hoping to get good shots, stay away. I'm on the search for a new camera, and judging by the ratings Sony has gotten, I'm probably going to stay away from them.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fantastic camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I'm really amazed to read some of these reviews. I received my camera as a gift some 3 and a half years ago and it has been absolutely fantastic.
I have been studying photography at my local college over the last year and have used it throughout to produce photographs of an extremely high standard.
The sharpness of the images is amazing.
The camera is kept in my handbag or jacket pocket most of the time (without a case!) It has had sand in it, been rained on, been in the hands of very small children (!) and is very scratched but it simply withstands all these demands.
I am also using the same set of batteries that I originally received with the camera, I simply re-charge them about once a week.
I would highly recommend this camera to anybody and am more than happy to stick with Sony.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Mediocre Camera! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Owned the DSC-P72 about 2 years now and takes pretty good bright daylight pictures, but night time...FORGET IT! Flash does a strobe thing, takes about 5 seconds to capture image after releasing shutter, images at night are always blurry and smeared and this thing eats batteries like no tomorrow! I spend 6 hrs. charging the supplied batteries to have about 15 minutes of shooting image time. Sony, this is RIDICULOUS! My wife has the Kodak EasyShare DX6340 and her battery charge lasts ALL DAY with 300+ images (probably more, never tried).
Well, the DSC-P72 I have is in good shape and takes good video and excellent "bright, daytime" images...damn shame about all the times in between! Sorry Sony.....Canon or Olympus get my business next time. Not impressed at all!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Good while it works - the lens motor crash (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Easy to use camera while it worked, then suddenly the lens motor froze. Was quoted $375 to fix the camera - by replacing the whole lense system. Disappointing and very unsatisfactory for such a quality name camera to last so short a period. Considering that the Sony TRV33E (brought at the same time)also needed repairing after less than 6 months - I am not inclined to buy Sony again.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Broke after 14 months (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The camera worked well while under warranty,then started turning off with lens extended and vica versa.Now wont turn on at all.NOT HAPPY.

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love this camera! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have had this camera for six months but my daughter had it for 2 years before that. She travels a lot with her work and had used it quite heavily. When she upgraded to a $1500 camera she gave me this one. I absolutely love it. The movie feature is very good, sound is great and good crisp images. I may be a bit of a slow learner but I am still finding out neat things to do with it. The macro feature for closeups of flowers is wonderful. I was having trouble with blurriness when shooting flowers up close but then I discovered this feature and I am thrilled and impressed with the clear closeup images. The manual is written in easily understood language and good pictorial instruction. Very easy to use. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 2.0 out of 5
no more sony cameras (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have had this camera for 1 year and after 4 months pictures started to get blurry. I takes forever to take a picture so if you have kids or pets forget it! This is the second camera I bought from Sony and both lasted less than a year! Thats it! I started blaming myself but I see I am not alone. This is their marketing strategie! We think we get a good deal but if you have to buy a new one every year Sony is making the big bucks. They lost me as a customer and I hope everybody else will wake up and start looking at durability and quality. I am willing to pay 4 or 5 times more for that.

  • 2.0 out of 5
used to take good pictures, now most are blurry-out of focus (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I enjoyed the camera for two years, then most of the pictures taken seemed to be out of focus. I read and re- read the manual and blamed myself until I gave up. It takes so long for the camera to snap that taking pictures of children is a total loss. I have never dropped it yet it seems to be totally useless at the moment. 3 out of 5 pictures I tried to take yesterday were blurry or out of focus. Unless someone at Sony can help me adjust settings better than I have,or tell me what I am doing wrong, then I'll purchase a Canon from now on.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Pictures are great............. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

But having trouble trying to down load pictures on to my computer and near impossible to find customer service. Have not been able to down load my pictures at all......very disappointed after reading all the previous reviews. Wish I could find their customer service representative!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Focus failure (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Used the camera for over 2 years. Worked very good at he beginning. After awhile started getting blurry pictures on occasion, then one day started camera and had complet failure while lens was extending. Now it is locked solid half way extended. Very dissappointed after spending $280. Found it to be a very easy to operate camera. I always thought Sony made a quality product, but now I see its all just big business. (Go buy a replacement) Now I replaced it with a Nikon hoping I get more years out of it.

  • 2.0 out of 5
2 years old (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera as reversed ( see other review )itself and now takes blurry picture. Looking at the other reviews, it seems i will need to throw away, but is that not the world we know live in!
My wife as a 20 year old Cannon that knocks spots of this sony but is big and clumsy! I think we are being duped by Sony and other companies and will have to look very closly at my next camera purchase! Any recommendations!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Simply a piece of junk. Sony refuses to back it up. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After about one year, the lens will not extend. We contacted Sony and found out that even when it is in warranty, they charge $160 for labor to fix any problem the buyer may have with the camera no matter how small the repair is. That's just about what we paid for the camera! With such a policy, Sony probably hopes that their products will fail because they have have nothing to lose and they actually make more money when their products are lousy. Sony's attitude when we called them was unbelievable. They were downright rude and obnoxious. I mentioned this to someone else and they told me that their company no longer purchase any products manufactured by Sony because they have experienced terrible customer service too. They said Sony was taken off of their preferred vendor list and I can certainly see why. I will NEVER buy another Sony product. When I finish this review, I am going drop the camera in the garbage.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Dont waste your money (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is garbage. Mine stopped working altogether after about 4 or 5 months. I live in New York and they dont have a service center anywhere in this humungous city. Had to spend $170 to fix it at a camera-repair place. I felt like using that money to add to purchasing another camera. I feel duped by what I thought was a strong Sony brand-name. Same thing happened to me with their digital walkman. I should've bought an IPOD!

  • 3.0 out of 5
lens doesnot work (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have hade this camara fore 2 years but seemed like
lens was gating stuck. itwas still working for about
month then it started eating batterys every 1 minut
then lens would not come out.that was the end.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Draining Batteries (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I liked this camera for the except for the red eye and the slowness of it. However, after 2 years it eats through batteries to the point where it is no longer useful. I have purchased rechargeable batteries but I still only get about 3 pictures before the batteries are dead. Garbage!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
P93A (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After getting the lens stuck I took it apart because it was too expensive to fix. I actual did get it working again. I found that the slots in which the pins slide in were not smooth enough or deep enough. So the pin came out of the slot and got stuck. Very sloppy design.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not built to last (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

During first few months after I bought the camera, there were several occasions where the outside shutter didn't close all the way. One of the cover shutters was crooked. Sony phone support was not helpful and acted as if that could never happen.
It worked OK for a little more than a year, now the camera will not function. I have the same problem as listed in other reviews. I.e. the camera has reversed itself, power off and the lens extends, power on and the lens re-tracks. It will not take pictures.
I bought it on the Sony name and reputation, never again.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Shutter stuck (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

First the retractable lens cover would not close, now it won't open. It was better when it was stuck open, at least I could take pictures.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Takes a lickin' keeps on tickin' (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have had this SONY DSC-P72 for about 2 years. I was skeptical because the one I had before this one I had for a few hours and quit working altogether..but I love anything SONY so I brought it back and replaced it. I have sence thrown it around,dropped in mud,tossed into golf carts,exposed to bad weather..and this thing deas a excellent job!!! Yeah the batteries die but so what...but some rechargeable ones and keep them on you when you do a lot of flash photos. The only one thing I am bothered with is the way the flash is a strobe light. If anyone knows how to make it a single flash please tell me!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
let me down at Disney on Christmas eve (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Just stopped working, but did take good pictures.

I will not buy again, Sony
Cyber Shot 5.0 mega pixels Camera.

Looking at a Cannon!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Lens failure (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Worked great for about a year then started having focus problems. Pictures were blurry. Then about 6 months later the lens motor broke and the camera is now junk. Cost of repair is around $200. Will never buy another Sony camera.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Failed after 1 1/2 yrs. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The camera worked fine, other than going through batteries like there was no tomorrow, for about 1 1/2 yrs. I didn't use it that much during this period. Then the display became purple and blurry. It doesn't seem to focus, but I don';t think it is a mechanical problem. The lens seems to lag and hesitate when innitially turned on. It appears Sony has a flat fee 0f $170.00 to repair it- almost the cost of a new one. I also have a VAIO laptop and started to have problesm with it...its out of warranty too. How convenient, huh? I doubt I'll buy another Sony product.

  • 1.0 out of 5
locks up (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

worked great for six months. locks up and loses all but 14 pictures/ must remove batteries to to shut off.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Hit and miss (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Takes good pictures when it work's
Some picture's come out blurry for no reason
I have a lot of pictures I've had to delete
The vidio works well

  • 1.0 out of 5
Waste of money! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is rubbish. I don't see how anyone can avoid blurry and fuzzy pictures. Focussing indoors is impossible - I've tried every setting possible. What a waste of time. I'm upgrading as I'm fed up with it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
7 megapixel images were helpful for my medical work collections in an offshore environment (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The lens stopped retracting suddenly while I was shooting images last week,and did not know what to do with it.I have bought it from Heathrow airport when I was in a trip to the U.K.,unluckily there is no sony service in my country.NowI'm struggling to work without it.I wish if I could know what to do to fix it.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Display doesn't work, recalled by Sony (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After about 1 1/2 years the camera was fine for a multiuse camera, then it started working when it wanted to, burn through batteries, after 5-6 pictures. now the display doesn't work. Sony has recalled alot of the DSC series cameras produced before March 2004. My next camera will be a Canon or a Nikon. Not happy with Sony right now(computer monitor quit after a year also)

  • 3.0 out of 5
Need a help (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I get a gift of DSC-P72 digital camera for one year, it works fine for me till yesterday, the LCD was not working( didn't show any field) any more,I wonder it is broken or need some setting or something I can do for it?

  • 2.0 out of 5
Power problems, delays, etc. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

On several occassions the camera reversed itself in that you would turn the power on and it would close the lens. Now after two years it is a permanent problem. The delay that occurs when taking a picture is annoying. The camera itself took some nice pictures when it worked, but Sony reliabilty is suspect (TV stopped working after two years as well).

  • 2.0 out of 5
Issues with Lens (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera worked fine for a year and abruptly stopped working. The lens wouldn't retract and the camera was stuck. When I contacted Sony they quoted about $165 to fix, which is close to the price of a new camera! Even when the camera was working, the flash recharge time was very long and hence I missed several shots.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Camara has "System Error" and will not work (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I used this camara three times and recently, it stopped working. I called Sony customer service and they told me it was an enternal system problem and would cost $200 to repair! They said they could not fix it without payment due to my not sending in the warranty card! Don't buy any Sony products!!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Wonderful starter camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought the camera to take pix of grandchildren and plants in my gardens. Very happy with it. It has a nice size to transport and ease of handling. Great instruction book. It has more features than I will ever figure out.

  • 3.0 out of 5
It's okay camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This Camera is okay, sometime takes blurry pictures and sometimes it doesn't. I don't really know much about the controls so it's really confusing such as controlling the shutter speed and all those things. Then again I'm not really into photography, I thinking about changing another one, but it's a good digital camera to start with.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Gets the job done (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've owned this Camera for over 2 years now and am satisfied. I find it tough and reliable. I've dropped mine a couple of times, had children play with it and it still works fine. It's also been around the world a couple of times. As stated by others above, it's not perfect. My one major complaint is that in low light it can be tricky to get a good image. I do feel I got my monies worth and then some however.

  • 1.0 out of 5
junk! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

died after six months junk that is all I have to say!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Lens motor failure after 8 months! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The camera was great until the lens motor failed at 8 months. The auto focus and zoom lens would not reliably work after that. I even tried to send it to Sony under the warranty and agreed to pay the $160 flat labor charge (the year warranty only covers parts). To make a long story short, they said they couldn't find anything wrong and sent it back to me un-repaired. After two photos, the zoom lens wouldn't work, the focus was blurring the photos, and the lens wouldn't even retract when I cut the power. I've never had this poor a service from a technical product and would expect better from a company like Sony.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not built to last (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Well the photos taken are blurry most of the time (too much lag) if object moves or slight shake of hand. After 1 year, the batteries drain off too fast. Just before reaching 2 years, the LCD display is dead (first the picture start jerking... now the LCD screen is completely black... the pictures taken are also black... maybe CCD failure or something).

  • 2.0 out of 5
Short Life Expectancy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Worked great for a year then lens motor broke. Short life expectancy for any camera I'd say.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Sony Cybershot DSC-S60 - Easy to use, Great Picture and Video Quality (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-S60 has Sony quality throughout. This camera is compact enough to fit into a purse or pocket but just big enough to fit comfortably in your hand. The camera feels solid and the new design is suitable for big or small sized hands. This cameras learning curve is very low, you'll be taking pictures within a few minutes of taking it out of the box. Because of the easy to use pre-programmed modes my 11 year old daughter picked up on the main features of this camera in no time. But don't be fooled, this camera has plenty of features for everyone. The Zeiss lens produces excellent, sharp photos, there is macro mode, burst mode, picture resizing, smart zoom, 32 mb of internal memory, seven scene modes, 2 inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, and manual modes if you want a little more creative control. I am also impressed with the "smart" digital zoom, which seems to be a huge improvement over the old technology. The pictures show very little noise or "grain" even at the highest zoom rate and there is none at the lower digital zoom rates! The video capture is Sony quality with sound. The two double AA batteries supplied with the camera lasted about 90 shots so I replaced them with MIMH. After literally hours of playing with this camera and taking about 150 pictures the battery meter still reads "full". However, knowing that you can use alkaline batteries in a pinch surely eases the mind. The pictures I've had printed from this camera are excellent. I think once you read about the innovative technology hidden inside this camera you'll be full impressed.

  • 2.0 out of 5
not a good camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am not pleased with this camera, after trying many of friends' cameras. Pictures are blurry if the subjects move too much, awful AWFUL red-eye and the delay between touching the button and actually taking the picture is too long. Get a different camera - trust me.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Poor camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The lens motor broke after 5 months and even though it was under warranty Sony wanted $140 to repair it. This is a common problem with the DSC line.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not too happy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

When I got this camera it was working well and I had nothing to worry about, but it started giving me problems very soon like a year after. Camera just falls apart. Batteries die, Power problems, and a lot more NOT HAPPY WITH IT

  • 3.0 out of 5
Need to Own A Battery Factory (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have a DSC-P30 1.3 MP and I love that camera for what I am doing, However it is no good outdoors. Now I purchased a DSC-P72 and I am sorry to say I think the buttons on front are to easy to touch by mistake and change your settings, the next thing is I don't like the pictures I have it set on Auto and Auto Flash and taking pictures under normal indoor lighting gives me dark and sometimes yellow or orange, I have tried so many settings and did so many tests, I don't know when I will have it set for my surroundings, that never change, I always take pictures in the same location same lighting but pictures are not good, not as good as my P30. The Batteries are terrible, I bought NIH rechargeable batteries and charged them for 20 hours and still they take a hand full of pictures then stop and have to recharge, totally no good, I like the battery that is in the P30 I have had that camera for 2years shooting everyday and have never run out of battery power. What do you think, I don't like the AA Battery System at all, and it is in most latest Sony Cameras. I love the way Sony is so easy to use, but maybe I will think about going to Canon.

  • 2.0 out of 5
too slow to take the pictures, missed a lot of good pictures... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am very dissapointed with this camera, I thought it was going to be great after reading the reviews and looking at the functions, but the truth is that is extremely slow I have missed many good pictures because by the time the camera finally snaps is already too late (sometimes over 10 sec later) I think that the pictures are great, once you get them (if you are lucky to get what you wanted) I wish I would have bought another camera, right now, this one is just useless.

  • 2.0 out of 5
eyes red / camera died (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

no matter what setting, indoor eyes are ALWAYS red. went to use camera this morning, no power. tried 3 sets of batteries, hit reset button, still no power. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Takes crisp, beautiful photos and is very user friendly (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I love taking close-ups of flowers, and this camera has not disappointed me. The colors of the flowers are so vivid and accurate! Since early spring, I have taken hundreds of photos of various subjects in my backyard. Each afternoon, I found this such a relaxing way to end a work day. What a delight to spend time capturing a beautiful flower being visited by an insect, etc., and then to go to the computer and instantly see the results. You cannot go wrong with this little Sony.
  • 5.0 out of 5
very family friendly, snap and enjoy, that's all there is to it (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
  • 5.0 out of 5
great low-light shots without shadows (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I have two digital cameras, but this one is the best--I will never buy another brand again. The picture quality is great, the camera takes great low-light shots without shadows and the digital movies are priceless.