Monday, October 18, 2010

Nikon D3100

Not sure you feel the same or not, when a lot of folks try to invest to for their first SLR, usually they will have a lot of hard time in choosing which SLR worth to spend their hard earn $$$, go for Canon, Nikon or Sony? of course there are other brand out there but in Malaysia this 3 are the top runners. I group top 6 considerations that bugging their mind the most
  1. Cost of the camera
  2. Branding (which one better, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax)
  3. Lens choice
  4. Weight & Size
  5. Image quality
  6. Do i really need SLR??

But if you are looking for the first SLR that won't put a big hole to your pocket and answer all the worries above, personally i would recommend Nikon D3100. Why? price is very attractive loh, tag at RM1988 in Shashinki with free SLR bag & 4GB memory. Sui leh...Compare to Canon still selling 1000D as their budget line with dated features, Nikon really outshine in

  • 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 3.0" LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
  • Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • IS0 100-3200 range (12,800 expanded)
  • HD movies (1080, 720p or WVGA)
  • Live View
  • Ability to shoot Raw + Fine JPEG
  • Expeed 2 Image processing engine
Image below compare side by side between Canon 1000D & Sony A390. Three of them almost the same in size. D3100 is quite lightweight, so no worry to carry around. 

Ok, let review again the top 6 considerations for D3100

  1. Cost of the camera - Cheap, less than RM2k
  2. Branding - Nikon leh, big brand, no worry on build quality
  3. Lens choice - plenty out there, but your lens need to have build in motor lo..
  4. Weight & Size - only 505grams. lightweight lah.. small in size, easy to carry around
  5. Image quality - impressive for a budget SLR standpoint
  6. Do i really need SLR?? - ask back yourself
Alright, i hope i do provide a little help before you make up your mind which SLR to go. Watch the quick hands on from youtube, the ISO performance is remarkable good for a budget camera, good job Nikon. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hong Kong - Giant Buddha or 天壇大佛

It is photo time again, this round i would to share the photos i took from my last Hong Kong trip in 2009. Pai seh i am not going to share all in single post because there are a lot and i prefer split into few post. 

Today i will just share the giant Buddha photo. If you never went there before, Giant Buddha is located in Ngong Ping, Lantau island. To go there you can take MTR to Tung Ching station and change to cable car or bus if you scare of height or kiam siap :). Giant Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs 250 metric tons (280 short tons) and it is one of the world's tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha. If you like to know more about Giant Buddha... Google it yourself lah.. 

It was December at that time, not so hot but not cold either, perfect timing for travel. ok lah. stop talking liao, here you go the photos.

That's all for this round, next post i will share others location photo from HK, stay tune.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Canon 60D price released!!!!

All right!!!!!!!! Malaysia finally released the price for 60D and you should able to get it by October. Compare to Amazon US and Shashinki Malaysia. Malaysia price is very attracting and i believe a lot of 350D, 400D, 450D & 500D user already start to prepare their pocket money for this upgrade. Unfortunately 50D body still sell at MYR 2998, i don't think still have anybody will go to get 50D right now unless you have special reason. 

60D body - USD 1099 (MYR 3383)
60D with 18-135mm - USD1399 (MYR 6134)

60D body - MYR 3198
60D with 18-135mm - MYR 3998