Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Digital Camera

It’s a “bit late” to tell you guys but I have actually bought a digital camera. Actually I have been surfing the net and finding information in regards to the best compact 7 mega pixels camera. I have actually narrow down to 2 models. The first one is Canon Ixus 700 which cost around RM1899, 7.1 mega pixels and the second one it’s the Casio Ex-Z750 a 7.2 mega pixels cost around RM1799.

Canon is a more established brand which has a good range of lens. I have a cannon SLR rebel XT which I have bought 4 to 5 years ago, its still working fine. I have a few friends which uses Canon Digital camera and they have not much complains. My wife uses the Casio Exilim 3.2 mega pixels which we have bought 2 to 3 years ago. It’s quite a robust slim little machine. My wife has dropped it once and it’s still working. Quality wise it’s acceptable but nothing to shout about.

On last Saturday morning, I actually woke up a bit early to surf the net to do the last minute survey. I have visited quite a number digital camera sites. Most sites actually lean towards Casio Ex-Z750, although most did not actually put it down explicitly except for one site. Most sites pointed out that there are 2 weaknesses. The first is the flash, it’s a weak flash it has less than 40 percent of the canon Ixus 700 range. The second is that the colour is too sharp and saturated. This could be rectified by adjusting the default settings.

In the afternoon, my wife and I went to Low Yat as there is a fair on digital camera. We went straight to the Casio counter and get hold of the Z750 and we ask them how much they can lower their price. As usual they say cannot as they have actually bundled in the 512 Mb SD card and other free gifts. If I choose not to take the 512 Mb, then they can lower it down to RM1650. They bundle in a screen protector and a mini tripod also. So I used my normal way of bargaining, I said “If you could give me Rm50 discount including the SD card and all the freebies, I would immediately take out my card and swipe”.

I went back to my house with the Casio Ex-Z750 and below are some photos that I took using it. I have yet to adjust the settings.

This is the camera box together with all the free gifts.

This is the view from my house, evening view ready for sunset.

This is the morning view.
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Twin Tower.

Star LRT Station.

Dayabumi.

High Court, I find this a bit unreal. I guess really need to adjust the saturation settings.

Another angle of the high court.

I love this angle, with the clouds...

The biggest flag.....

14 comments:

Jon said...

How does this compare to say the Casio P700? I have the P600 and the quality is outstanding for what I paid for (£190).

Lynne said...

Wow, nice pictures!!! I especially like the high court with the clouds in the background too! Hmm, seems like you are really good at bargaining, next time I got BKK must "jio" you along, then you can help me bargain, then I swipe, swipe, swipe! Hehee.

Lynne said...

Oh, forgot to mention that I also just ordered a digital camera. I am opposite of you, I bought a Nikon CoolPix S1 ( about US$320). Hopefully I will have some nice pics to show soon!

SooHK said...

Jon, thanks for dropping by. The P700, is a lot of differrence. First is the price (higher), then the P if I am not mistaken stands for Professional, Heavier, Lens is Cannon Lens (Z750 is pentax). In terms of pixels is the same but not sure about the quality.

Lynne, umm I am not good at bargaining... my sister is the best. I am in the middle.. my wife ummm coughing.... on the other side of the scale.. Oh S1, the small camera... umm will wait for your pictures...

RaY7 said...

Another Great Entry!! Good Job!!

AdieJin said...

Arghhh.. Argggh..Not fairr..i want one of those also..PLease please..arghhhh..ok..tsk tsk..isk..nice camera..sob sob.nice pic..sob.sob...ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

Lrong said...

That's a lot of presents there, all for just purchasing a camera? Nice pics, especailly those with the sky backdrop...

leecs said...

yoooo new toy!!!
seem like u get yourself a toy every month!!!(last month the creative ZEN) kekekeke good good...

i am checking on the review for the JVC MC-100 DV, any comment?
if I buy this then i can get back my Minolta X1 from my wife liow. as the DV with 2MP still photos too, the storage media is 4GB microsdrive, here in Beijing about RMB8400, I wonder what is the best price in KL now? (last time was about RM3999)

laypeng said...

hmmm .. is Low Yat still having the promotion??? i think i might be interested. Since you said that this CANON not bad, and price is acceptable for me too.

SooHK said...

Ray7, thanks mate...

AdieJin, sob sob... you could cook tons of nice food, sob sob I could only cook maggi mee...

Lrong, yeap all for purchasing a camera, thanks...

LeeCS, hahaha I am man with a mission. Be happy and swipe, swipe else do not know give to who... Oh the new JVC (saw advert)... is it... if I am in Low Yat this week will look see for you...

Laypeng, the sales over on sunday... you could try Denki in KLCC as there is clearence sales on old models (Display set only). The other I was interested at the Sharp Aquos LCD TV, hahaha 30 inch for RM9999... my head growing bigger.. Before you buy any camera, I recommend this 2 site for you to see.. click on the reviews http://www.dpreview.com/ and http://www.dcresource.com/

Monica said...

I got a really good digital MANY MANY MANY years ago.......I still have it and its sucky now, only a 1.3 mega pixel, but it does its job!!

congrats on your new toy!!

SooHK said...

Oh Thank Monica....

Selba said...

I want to buy a digital camera. Canon Ixus has been already on my mind for quite awhile, but now, after reading your blog... I'm getting confuse, is it better to buy the ixus or casio like yours (see your pictures, it's really nice and price is cheaper than the ixus).

Can you give your suggestion please...

SooHK said...

Selba, its very hard to say which one is better as I have only casio. You could read the review in the site that I recommend in my previous comment.

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