|SAMSUNG S73 SILVER-LARGE SCREEN-LIGHT WEIGHT-EASY TO USE-RECONDITIONED|
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|Ideal for producing poster size images, the Samsung S73 digital camera features 7.2-megapixel CCD with up to 3,072 x 2,304-pixel resolution. Take crystal clear pictures without blur, even in poor light conditions, as this Samsung 7.2 MP camera features auto sensitivity up to ISO 1000. The ASR technology of this high resolution digital camera minimizes the impact of hand shake, producing bright and sharp pictures without using flash. With 11 scene modes, the Samsung S73 digital camera lets you choose the ideal mode, according to the surrounding, for that perfect shot. Enhance your pictures even better, by adding special effects with the Special Photo Effect and Editing function of this Samsung 7.2 MP camera. Supporting latest SDHC memory card, this high resolution digital camera lets you instantly share your wonderful memories with friends and family or store them.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||7.2 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||5-80cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||1 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 50, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.5 m - 2.5 m|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.0 - 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP|
|Digital Video Format||AVI, MPEG-4|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Additional Features||Automatic Face Tracking, DPOF Support, Direct Print, PictBridge Support|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Anti shake, Back light, Beach/snow, Children, Close-up, Dawn/dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night mode, Portrait mode, Sunset, Text|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Blue, Composite, Frames, Green, Highlight, Negative, RGB, Red, Sepia, Soft, Vivid|
Average review score based on 5 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Bought one of these Samsung S73's for my wife, for her trip to Ireland,after several failed attempts to find a budget camera that was easy for her to use,had decent battery life and took good photos and video. The S73 survived her,the trip, rain, general misuse and she brought back great photos. So I bought another one, for her a back up of course.
This model has manual,program,anti-shake(pushes up the ISO,supposedly as high as 1600),auto,portrait,night mode,scene(which are listed in menus)and a very passable video with sound, all accessible from a top mounted control dial. That it has 'some' manual control is amazing at this price point. Can set speed,a 'little' aperture control,ISO-80 to 400,white balance(even a custom setting),megapixels(1mp through 7.2mp,has a super-fine setting which I assume has less JPEG compression),exposure +or- contol and a few other useful settings. Has 3x optical zoom along with digital and many other parameters in the menus,such as sharpness,contrast,center or multi auto focus,sound control and an on/off AF lamp, all from center menu/ok button on the 4-way control button. The other menu options such as B&W,sepia color tinting,saturation,image adjustments and a 'fun' option which has many selections for your creativity, accessed from the top button next to the 2.5in. LCD screen(no optical viewfinder). Middle button accesses exposure and many camera settings and works as delete in playback mode. Play back mode is the bottom button. Very simple to navigate and is intuitive, but read manual anyway. Delete of a photo is simple and fast.
The size is compact(3 3/4",2 1/2",1"), but not so small that you can't hang onto it and easily fits into a pocket. Uses 2 AA's and as other reviewers have stated, forget the alkalines and buy good NiMh batteries. I recommend Sanyo Eneloops with a good smart charger. All controls are well placed and build quality seems to be fairly decent at this price point.
If you want just a point and shoot, the S73 takes great photos in just the auto setting. To have more control in the manual/program settings is a nice bonus. Uses widely available SD cards. Keep the ISO low as higher ISO can be 'noisy', typical of this camera segment, but does just okay in low light situations if you just 'have' to get the shot. The lens extends and contracts so be careful as any binding or abuse could strip the gear system.
I have been messing with photography for over 40 years as an amateur and have Nikon,Pentax,Canon,Fuji SLR's and high end 'bridge'cameras. For a reasonably priced,pocket,snap shot camera, this works just fine for snaps and gives me a little control if I don't have one of my other heavier,bulkier cameras with me. Quality control can possibly be an issue according to some reviewers but I've not had any problems. Believe useable prints up to 11x19 are possible on the highest settings.
I bought this S73 off ebay for $15+ship with a nice case, 2GB card and I'm quite happy with it as a budget camera. And of course my wife thinks I bought it for her as a back up camera. Hope she's not on to me.
this is a great digital camera. I have owned two of these over the years and just bought another one here on eBay for around $10
camera is for sure worth the money. I highly recommend if you are on the fence about getting it to purchase it, you won't regret it
This camera is pocket sized. The lens completely folds into the camera body, unlike later models. The camera is extremely durable, I have several of them, and use them for all my ebay work. I don't need to make 11x14 prints. Easy to operate with one hand, turn OFF the flash, and do great macros. No need to spend additional money on features you may not need. You could still buy 2 of these, and save the rest of the money. AA batteries are common, even though I use recycle batteries.
Of the three digital cameras of various megapixel generations that I own, I like this Samsung S73 camera the best. This is going to be a gift for someone else.
Why do I like it?
- it has full manual operation, if desired;
- it has threads on the bottom for attachment to a standard camera tripod;
- it uses SD memory, making it compatible with my other digital cameras;
- It is compact, but has all of the features of bigger / 35 mm film cameras (full manual operation, ability to use a tripod, etc.);
- it takes good pictures. I use it to take all of my pictures for eBay listings, they almost always come o0ut very sharp;
- It has many special effects features, such as framing the picture while the exposure in still in the camera, filtering, such as the Sepia filter, making a picture look like an old-fashioned black and white picture, etc.
- it has taken excellent "existing light" (night shots taken using only the light within the scene, without the use of a flash) pictures, with correct exposure right out of the box;
I think it is a very good choice for a beginner / intermediate photographer who might want to learn more on how to fully control the exposure through full manual operation down the road after some experience. It operates just like a 35 mm film camera, having aperture settings, shutter speed settings, and the like.
Because of this, a photographer just starting out can gain fundamental experience using it and learning of its ability, then perhaps take a photography class and get some experience with people critiquing their photos, and vice-versa.
For an electronics company such as Samsung, which never manufactured film cameras, to come out with a digital camera so full-featured, having features that "pre-electronics" film cameras had, it says something about Samsung as a company. Samsung has taken all of the features of film cameras (which they never had manufactured), changed the camera exposure medium from film to digital electronic, and came out with a low priced digital with features that could stand with some of the best 35 mm film cameras that were ever produced.