The family’s ancient Cybershot DSC-P3 passed away in early September. It died in a rather humiliating way. Some medical seniors from uni were posing for me and then DSC-P3 just kaput like that. Format Error was the cause of its death. I brought it to a photoshop in Central Square, Sg. Petani where a pregnant lady attended to me but she could not revive the camera and she looked at the specs, laughed and said, “It’s time to get a new one.”
The old girl only had 2.8 megapixels and I was too embarrassed to bring her out. Adrian once laughed at me somemore saying that his handphone got more pixels than my camera. Sniff. Adrian it’s all your fault!! You have stimulated me to buy a new camera. 😀 But she did serve me well… the file number even went back to DSC00000 three times!!! Meaning I took nearly 300K photos with it. Wahahaha. It was a good experience.
It has been a good four years.
I’ll miss the way you zoom in on something and sharpen yourself. I’ll miss the way you distort images with your night vision. I’ll miss the fact that you’re the only camera whose flash I am immuned to. I’ll miss pressing your buttons without having to see.
Naomitabha. Rest in piece, my metallic companion.
I’ve been thinking of getting a new camera for ages. Especially so after my cybershot died. No more SONY for me definitely, forking out RM300 for new batteries was a painful memory. Sony’s expensive, right?
I dug into my baby bank account(meaning Ang Pow collected since 1987) and there’s not much there since I’ve used bits of it for other stuff. Took out RM500 from there, mum returned me RM700 which is money I used to buy things to prepare for national service and Kedah, then there’s the “extra allowance” from loving relatives who are worried about me going all the way to Kedah.
I am finally getting a new camera. FINALLY. I’m using my own money as well because I don’t want to get my parents to buy me one since they paid so bloody much for my education already. (Dad’s been doing that “I must eat roti canai everyday now” routine on me again. -__-).. so if I tell him that I’m getting a new camera, he would think that I’m asking for it. So I shall buy first without telling him! 😀
I got Chung Lern and Esther to come along with me for this milestone of mine! Chung Lern recommended me to go to Summit because he knows the guy there who could give me a good price. Spent quite a while there moaning about how I’m damn poor now and was so undecided. Chung Lern’s greatest passion lies in photography so he was the perfect person to help me evaluate which was the best camera.
We decided on the Panasonic Lumix FX8. I wasn’t too pleased with the size at first but you know what? It grew on me. I am so in love now. The guy sold it to me for Rm1320..and I bought an Rm90 256mb memory card from him. DON’T ANYBODY DARE TELL ME THAT I COULD’VE GOTTEN IT CHEAPER ELSEWHERE…OR I’LL…i’ll…well, i’ll cry.
Painful wei. I’m only left with a couple of hundred bucks to my name. Zilch in my bank account. Esther said she could smell the money when I was counting it. Damn eeyer lah to count money in public like that. But what to do? I’m only a lowly student. No cheques to write, no credit cards to swipe.
We celebrated the occasion with some bubble tea and oligatory camwhoring.
Chung Lern is loving my new toy!! Once again I must thank him for all his wonderful advice..!
Met Sher Lyn ..surprising though. Thought we were the only people who still bother visiting Summit. Damn kesian, Chung Lern was telling me that Summit is known as “air con Pasar malam.”. Wahaha.
l-r: Chung Lern, Sher Lyn, Me, Esther.
All in all, it was good to catch up with a few friends. Haven’t met up with alot of people yet.
AnywayyYy..let’s look at my new baby!
It’s a 2.5 inches screen! Much much bigger than my old cybershot one. Now can camwhore betul betul adi.
It’s a Leica lens, good stuff, or so Chung Lern says. I trust him!
This is my first big purchase. I’ve never bought myself any clothing items that cost more than RM100..basically I’ve hardly ever spent more than Rm200 on something for myself. It’s all the miscellaneous buys that I make which eats up my money. But THIS..this.. earrings, cute hair clips, magazines, cheap skirts and tops can wait in line. THIS is good.
Since I don’t know how to rave properly about its features as I’ve yet to look at the manual properly.. here’s a review on the Panasonic Lumix FX8.
1 thought on “My Camera’s Funeral”
Name Jan 24, 07 Delete
Jayelle Nov 06, 05 Delete
twinuzz: ahh.. not muchchanges only i heard! 🙂 how have u been doing btw? it’sbeen a while!
twinbuzz Nov 05, 05 Delete
jealousnya……i buy FX7 and then FX8 and FX9 comes out soon after….but it’s cool….enjoy your new ‘baby’!! and u got urs for quite a good price……*sulks*
Jayelle Nov 04, 05 Delete
miracle: it’s at Summit..:) Thanks for the tips!
sush: ahhaa, you think so? thanks;D
estee: lol .. yaAALaaaa..sheesh. nevermind, they wont be so mean now.:P
bren: haha i never knew…! will go there next time for other electronics;D
chien: *claps hands for myself*
ali: hahaha yes yes sifu. you have taught me well.
name: it’s okay. i managed! fromSummit. Rm1310.
arshana: you’re right about the battery life!
arshana Nov 04, 05 Delete
FX7 and FX8 is the same thing. FX8 has longer battery life. Can take more shots. That’s it. But FX9 should have some major improvements though.
And it wasn’t even 2 months since I bought mine. Sheesh.
Name Nov 03, 05 Delete
shud have asked ur parent’s to buy that camera for u or partially fund. poor jo seems to have struggles to pay for this camera.
for how much and from where u bought the camera?
ali Nov 03, 05 Delete
HEY! no bady laughs at that poor sony camera k!? poor thing… 🙁
Btw, just a lil tips I wanna share here! A good camera is not defined by its MP! I’m currently using a 5MP camera but is set only at 2MP!
I can prove to any of you all that my 2MP settings can outperform any other 8MP P&S camera owners man! Bwahahahahaaah! >:D
chien Nov 03, 05 Delete
just wait for your bananas to brown furthur why dont you? since you like grossing me out so much. never once have you failed.
bren Nov 02, 05 Delete
congrats on the new cam jo =) looks sweet.
summit is pretty cheap for getting electronics.. like low yat also.. i got my thumbdrive there =)
estee Nov 02, 05 Delete
ahahahahaha. yes now i remember clearly. adrian and kwo kuang used to laugh at your camera. hehehe. hiliarious! and they used to make fun of it too. horrible boys. *grin*
Sush Nov 02, 05 Delete
hehehe. hey joey. 🙂 i like your hair back to its original colour btw. and, GREAT camera! 🙂
Miracle Nov 02, 05 Delete
Hey I use a Panasonic. You gotta love Panasonic. Their shots are amazingly good. They work well with shaky hands.
However, when you use the night shot, make sure your hands are super steady. The slow shutter works magic, however your hands have to be resting on something or is REALLY steady to get a good shot.
90 bucks for a 256mb memory card?? OMG can you bring me there?! I think I paid 100+ for a 128!! *envy* hehe..
Jayelle Nov 02, 05 Delete
din: ahah, go summit! if u want that price.
swee: hahaha thanks!! *camwhores*
jason: ahhahh..eh… if for blog that’s more than enough. but i’m sick of ugly washed-out photos. 🙂
slinky: hehe new cameras are fun:P yahhhhh!! must record from now then join guiness world record next year
Tan yee wei: heh, thanks for the compliment.:) i’ve been around the blogosphere for quite abit..been to the meets, been on pps, pimped by kennysia and minishorts before. maybe our paths never crossed?:)
arshana: ahhh! i read about the Fx7. they changed the battery life. but they say FX7 pict quality is better
allan: Fx7 issit?
expectation: ahahha..apa-apa sweat sweat. no condolences meh? yeahhH!! camwhore esok ya
brenda: ahah phew..thanks. i was not clear if it was the right choice. eheh, read ur manual lah! but playing around, will be able to get the hang of it one la.
brenda Nov 02, 05 Delete
congratz for getting a new camera!
wise choice for choosing panasonic. i think my sis’s camera is the same model as urs. itz really user friendly. im still bit blur in using mine. hehehe
expectation Nov 02, 05 Delete
damn sweat man your amitabha picture. =.=’
I can’t wait to camwhore with your new baby tmrw! not gonna bring my bulky one lah. paiseh.
allan Nov 02, 05 Delete
Congratualtions on ur new camera!! =]. I got one recently, and then the new model with 2.5 screen came out :(…
black is nice!
arshana Nov 01, 05 Delete
I just got my FX7 awhile ago. Awhile later FX8 and FX9 comes out. *bangs head*
Tan Yee Wei Nov 01, 05 Delete
I’m here after reading your minishorts guest entry. I’m also wondering how i managed to not notice this blog for so many months.
Slinky Nov 01, 05 Delete
Wahhhhhhhhhhliaooooooooooooo ! 300K pictures taken …. That’s like a world record wei! Hehehehe yeaah your Sony really has served you well …
I want new camera also !!! ;O
Jason Nov 01, 05 Delete
Wah… I am so damn jealous of you now! I only got a 2.0 Megapixel Cybershot U20 camera! *sob sob* Even a handphone can have a 2.0 Megapixel picture nowadays. I am even more pathetic than you.
Congrats to your new camera!
I envy you… and that camera looks so sexy wei…
swee Nov 01, 05 Delete
2.5″ screen!!!! *jealous*!! .. but of course.. happy camwhoring! 🙂
Din Nov 01, 05 Delete
oh my oh my….you got myself salivating at that camera. one of my managers is using that camera.
…*waiting for bonus*
Jayelle Nov 01, 05 Delete
mann!! kidchan is here! it has been a tough time and thank you!! hahah.. coming from a professional, do you think it was a good buy?
Kidchan Nov 01, 05 Delete
Please accept my condolences & congratulations to your new partner?:)