I’m my current state I almost bought a digital camera yesterday. I guess ever since I got back from my short trip back home I realised that I want to take photos for keepsake purposes so with that I kind of got into a digital camera hunt yesterday…. online =p So I kind of narrowed it down to like the following Canon cameras: Powershot A430 (4 megapixels) , Powershot A530 (5 megapixels). Powershot A540 (6 megapixels). The only real difference is the megapixels and I guess price. So I just went out to look at the prices yesterday. The A430 is going for around ~S$280 and is bundled with a 512MB SD card and a bag. The A530 was around ~S$360 with the same bundle. This being my first real digicam I thought I would just start low and actually S$300 is more or less my price point for gadgets like PDA’s, phones, handheld consoles and digicams. Perhaps I’m a bit stingy with the money but I also feel its not really worth paying so much for a gadget, plus if anything happens it won’t cost that much to replace. Anyway I was a good thing that I decided not to buy it yesterday as my sister says she has an old Nikon camera that I can use. Kind of felt it was too rushed to buy it, guess it was God telling me there is a way to get a camera without paying for it =D. As Dominic shared before how God not only just provides but helps you save money ;-). She says its the Nikon Coolpix 3200 which seems pretty good for a novice like me. So I will wait for my brother to bring the camera over probably this weekend when he comes. Yay! =D Thank you sis!
Need to thank the following websites during my camera hunt hehe
CNET Asia (more for rough Singapore pricing)
Steve’s Digicams (for great reviews)
During the search I kind of ran into Creative‘s Star Buy promotion. You can get a Zen Vision for half price!!! First 5 customers get 50% off, the next 20 get 30% off, the next 50 get 20% off while the rest get 10% off. It’s some online offer which is a pretty good deal if you are looking for a portable media player which is better than the iPod in terms of performance, screen size, file formats and extra features. Now I wonder if ladyada will make a media player device as a possible successor to MintyMP3.
Also met up with Denise, Dominic and Ruyi yesterday. Had a great time just chatting and eating. It’s going to be different when I go back, going to miss the fellowship of the trippers. BTW the photos I took when I was bored are up here (need to add me to your contacts first so I can share with you, on request of Mr. Tee =p). Nothing much to see except people sleeping haha. Anyway I need to go school later and after that run some personal errands. A great new week that the Lord has blessed us with: don’t waste it. Take care and God bless! =)