Yesterday I got myself a new toy! I read about the camera from the email newsletter sent to Sony Camera owners. Looks so impressive. Do you know it automatically takes photo when it detects someone smiling? Yes, their "smile shutter" really works! We were trying it in the office today with colleagues all smiling.
I was actually thinking about a DSLR. But I carry my camera with me daily, so I wanted a small light and powerful one to replace my current Sony W1 that is 3 year old. (If you don't know, I carry the W1 in my pocket daily to take photos)
Short story about what happened since 3 days ago. Friday nite, I went to Comex to catch a glimpse of it. Listed price is $699. No way you can bargain in Comex with all the zillions of people around. Also, people who serve you are just contract workers who are paid by commission. They just want to get a sale. If you notice, they just memorize a few lines and repeat them. You can easily detect contradiction when they talk. So, no deal there.
So, I thought I will like previous years, I will get them at Sony Gallery. I know you can't get discounted price, but you can get freebies like memory cards, batteries etc thrown in. So on Saturday I went to the Sony Gallery at IMM. I bought 2 cameras there before. This time, I just walked out after this salesperson showed an 'attitude'. I shall not anger myself mentioning it. The locals will say "kiam pak". Totally no deal. I think Sony Gallery should do something about it.
So, I walked a floor up to Best Denki just to ask. This guy serving was OK, but mentioned so many things about the camera that I know is not very true. Beep. Cross off this guy. Sis and I politely listened to him and said thank you. Even my sis can tell that we can't really trust him. haha..
Yesterday, I just happened to be in Centrepoint Mall walking around. Discovered there's a new Harvey Norman and walked in. A mature age lady served us. Hey, a few words and you know, there's no pretense, no pushing of products, not very technical about things, but you know you rather give her business for her excellent service and attitude.
She gave an instant discount without me asking. I had with me some gift vouchers, so it offset even more the retail price. Oh yes, thrown in some freebies too! *Happy glee*
Here's my camera. The front view.
The back view of the camera, no more dials or buttons etc. It's a 3.5 inch touch screen! One colleague said it's like an iPhone!
When you turn it on, the soft keys come out on both sides. It's quite responsive the touch screen. I hope it stays that way! My deal included a extra 2 year warranty I paid, so no worries if it fails for the next 3 years! With the disc, my vouchers, added extra warranty, the total was still less than the $699 at Comex.
Read all the other fun stuff at http://www.sony.com.sg/cybershot/t200/ if you wish to know. hehe... (no, I am not a pay per post member, so this is not paid advertisement haha)
I am happy with the purchase of this compact camera. It's the once a year in a particular month and you get something for yourself, and have every reason to say I deserve it. LOL...
Hmmm I still want a DSLR. The pictures comes out so much more different, I know, I know... But I keep trying to justify buying it. I have a compact camera daily with me, I will only use the DSLR on weekends! 365 days verses 52 days a year. I shall save up more money.
Over the weekend, I met some really Singapore celebrity food bloggers and they use DSLR, even my Pastor has a DSLR and recommends one. Yes, you can talk to Pastors even on DSLR other than spiritual matters. haha...
This might just be my wordiest post of the year! haha...