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Samsung L73

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and value for money also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the features and lens. There are some mixed reviews about the storage.

portability, value for money, usability, design, screen

flash, performance, shutter, lens, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung L73 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Samsung L73 First Impressions Review


The Samsung L73 is a compact 7.2-megapixel camera that takes a number of cues from Samsung's NV range. It doesn't have a profusion of buttons and control dials. Instead, it uses the new Smart Touch interface, a cross between a touchpad and a...

- Smart Touch Interface - Sharp, clear LCD screen - Face recognition AF and AE

- No image stabilization - Fingers sometimes cover the flash - Auto Focus has difficulties in low light - Seemingly limited burst mode

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Samsung L73


As they often do, Samsung Camera unleashed a whole mess of new cameras at CES today. The first one, the L73, looks to be a "light" version of the NV10 model that I reviewed last year.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung L73


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Samsung L73 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, value for money, usability, screen, design

flash, performance, shutter

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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It is a good entry level camera for someone looking to take simple snapshots. If you are a little more picky about the quality of your pictures, then I would recommend a camera with a larger lens.

Superb settings and interface, bright LCD screen, very light and portable. The touch pads on the back make it fun to use

I am unhappy with the Quality of the pictures compared to my old 3.2 MP Fuji FinePics. For being more than twice the resolution, the picture is not that sharp even with flash. And the defaults on the color aren't quite as nice. Mine will probably be...

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Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin


I am not so into photography, and this camera is really great. I take pictures with it and it does it well. It just keeps movin. I'm impressed

Menus are not as simple as touted

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Features, but lacking performance


It's neat, but it doesn't do best what it ought to - take pictures.

The camera has some cool features. You can shoot in a widescreen aspect ratio, which is neat

Photos are grainy, even at 5 MP

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Awesome compact camera!


I bought this camera because I needed something to carry around for those times I don't wanna lug my DSLR and lenses around. So far it works great. Pictures are very good quality. LCD is bright and sharp and this camera looks so sleek!

Very sleek and slim, nice touch interface, tons of features, records video

Bad in low light, but hey I have a dslr for that

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My Second Samsung


You may want to turn the AF lamp off to conserve a bit of battery power. I was looking at three other cameras when I came across this one. For the price and the options this camera has.. it just cant be beat. Also I suggest you invest in a fairly quick...

No need to buy batteries.. excellent image quality(just keep ISO under 400) ASR does wonders. Takes great pics even in low light w/o the flash. This thing will snap a picture almost as soon as you hit the shutter button. Though in lower light...

There was no combo available

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Its a Samsung


I was looking between this and a Leica D-LUX3. Could not afford the Leica. You should put felt pads on the back of the camera, becuase if you put it in your pocket, the smart touch buttons are forced to be pushed in. The felt pads also help protect...

The Samsung L73 is an amazing camera. Their are tons of features. The camera takes very good still pictures even when the camera is moving. The ASR is good. In text mode, you can read every word on a page of text. Smart touch is amazing and fun

The camera is advertised to shoot at ISO 1600, but it does not take good pictures above ISO 400. The pics become grainy above ISO 400

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Samsung L73 is a great compact camera for the casual picture-taker


Awesome technology with the smart touch buttons and extremely easy to transfer pictures to PC.

A bit pricey for what I was originally looking for but worth the money.

Product Specifications

Navigating complicated menu systems is a thing of the past! The brilliant new Smart Touch user interface makes accessing menu functions and reviewing your images an absolute pleasure. This unique touch-sensitive system gives you easy, intuitive control over the camera, and the large 2.5" LCD gives you a great view every time. ASR reduces the effects of camera shake in low light conditions and macro shooting. Flash photography can sometimes result in harsh, over-exposed images, but ASR guarantees bright, crisp and natural images without using a flash at all. Flash or no flash? Wise Shot can take both at once. This clever feature allows you to choose the best picture by taking 2 shots simultaneously - one using ASR and one using a flash. So if you're unsure, let the camera do the work for you and simply choose the image you prefer when the hard work has been done! Regardless of the composition of the picture, the face of a subject is automatically recognized and focused. Even in backlight, the flash automatically fires in order to take a picture with appropriate illumination. Face recognition technology supports more beautiful portrait picture taking. This function automatically recognizes the face of a subject and optimizes focus and brightness in shooting. The L73 supports SVGA quality for an enhanced video shooting experience. You can even edit your movies on the camera itself, making these clever models brilliantly portable but powerful movie makers. The L73 allows the use of the optical 3x zoom to get closer to the subject while still recording. This offers a camcorder-like recording experience. This mode is used to select and cut desired scenes from a recorded movie, and save the scenes. The mode is very convenient because editing a movie can occur within the camera itself, immediately after recording the movie. The high-speed continuous shooting function makes it possible to take 30 high resolution images VGA size in one sequence. When the shutter is pressed down and held, 30 shots are taken per second. Using this function, you can analyze your golf swing, capture a racecar speeding by, or study other sequences of motion. You have a choice of scene modes to help you get the perfect shot in any situation. By automatically adjusting the camera's setting according to the situation, you can be sure of getting great pictures effortlessly. The scene modes provided are Night Scene, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach and Snow. A special Red-eye Fix algorithm on the camera automatically eliminates red-eye from your pictures. You can remove red-eye during image payback, or for even greater convenience, set the camera to automatically detect and eliminate red-eye from your shots as they are taken. When viewing the images on the LCD, it is possible to listen to music provided by the camera or add special effects to the images to be displayed on the LCD. Diverse slide effects make image viewing more interesting.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-0837

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sunset / Text


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Frames / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None