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Cheap Good Used Camera.


Last Edited: January 13, 2016, 1:22 pm

Samsung Digimax S73 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

New is good enough, but they now sell a few used ones, if they are not damaged then they should still be good.

It is of course no-state-of-the-art camera, but should be more than good enough, it does have 2 things that might not be so great:

1st: It eats batteries up big time, so you might need either high capacity batteries and or rechargeable batteries.

2nd: Same as most small digital cameras it can't be connected to an external flash, so most of these cameras need good enough light if you want to shoot things that are far away.


Also, it comes with some zoom, both optical (3X) and digital (5X) = 15 total zoom, so it doesn't have a super zoom, optical zoom is always the best zoom to use and not so much digital for better quality pictures.

The image sensor is good enough, but of course not the very best:

1/2.5" 7.4 Megapixel CCD


It gives a JPEG picture image same as with most digital cameras and that of course sucks!

Image File Formats

JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)


But it is good enough:

Recorded Resolution 7M: 3072x2304
6M-P: 3072x2048 (3:2)
5M: 2592x1944
5M-W: 3072x1728 (16:9)
3M: 2048x1536
1M: 1024x768
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG with Audio
640x480 @ 30or 15 fps
320x240 @ 30 or 15 fps
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording WAV Format
Voice Recording up to 1 hour; Voice Memo with Still Image up to 10 seconds


Maximum Aperture


This kind of thing sucks on cheap digital cameras.


Lens Focal Length 5.8 - 17.4mm (35 - 105mm equivalent)


Focus Control
Focus Type TTL auto focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Multi AF, Manual AF, Macro
Focus Range Normal: 31.5" (80cm) - infinity
Macro: 2.0" (5cm) - 31.5" (80cm) wide
Auto Macro: 2.0" (5cm) - infinity wide


Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Type Mechanical and Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1 - 1/1500 seconds (up to 8 seconds in Night Mode)
Aperture Range f/2.8-4.9 (max.)

Far from the best specs, but not the worst either, just good enough.


Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red-eye Fix)
Effective Flash Range 1.3 - 9.9' (0.4 - 3.0m)


Burst Capability 1.0 fps continuous
Self Timer 10 seconds


Built-in Memory 16MB
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD)
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
MultiMedia Card (MMC)
Recording Capacity Includes 16MB Built-in Memory

Still Image Capacity


Battery Type 2x AA-Size Batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH)
Power Adapter SAC-45 AC Adapter/Charger (included)
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)


But you might need WinXP to use it, but not really just get a card reader.


System & Software Requirements Windows System
  • Pentium II 450MHz Processor (Pentium 700MHz recommended)
  • Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista
  • 64MB RAM (128MB for XP)
  • 200MB of available hard-disk space
  • USB port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 1024x768 pixels, 16-bit color display (24-bit color recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0 or later

Macintosh System

  • Power Mac G3 or later
  • Mac OS X (10.0-10.3)
  • 64MB RAM
  • 110MB of available hard-disk space
  • USB port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • MPlayer
  • DivX (For movie clip)


Small nice camera:

Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.0" (98 x 59 x 24mm)
Weight 4.9 oz. (140g) without batteries


Should come with:



And also get if needed:



Find camera info here:


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