Hubby's New Toy aka New GF!!!!

If you are planning to shop for a new camera, what are those questions pop up in your mind? Brands? Panasonic, Sony, Olympus, Canon, Nikon and many more.... Function? Reliability? Trendy? Design? Price? Next thing you might ask yourself, what type of camera do you want? DSLR? Point & Shot? or the latest GF1 or Pen???

All these questions was bothering hubby & myself since early March when we planning to get a new camera for ourselves! We were having so much hard time to decide what should we go for, point & shot? Canon S90 or G11? or even a basic DSLR?? As we are having limit budget on camera, that's why need to play within the limit and maximize it to get the best camera with our budget!

Where do we start? Of course we start at the upgraded version of point & shot which is Canon S90, reason being was it's handy and quite reasonable price. Then we moved on to Canon G11 where it's cool as it comes with DSLR like function where we can adjust the lens when shooting.

So coincident when we shopped for camera that time, Canon & Nikon was having promotion on their DSLR camera where for Canon you can get a basic DSLR camera with an extremely affordable price. Hmm.. we were tempted! Then my dad stopped us, saying that DSLR is too bulky to carry around and eventually it might become burden for us when we need to carry DSLR camera to do shopping! Why not try to carry 1 out when we go shopping then decide whether we want to go for DSLR type of camera!

Then we happily borrowed one of my dad's collection of DSLR back home! Happily carry it out for shopping on the next few days! Day 1, it was quite excited and fun as though we are using the DSLR and looks like professional photographer! Day 2 & 3, I personally started to feel it as a burden especially when I need to do shopping and carrying it on my shoulder/neck, then I decided to keep it inside my handbag, well it doesn't help much as it's heavy! Aaarrgghhh... then we decided DSLR probably not so suitable for our lifestyle!

We continued with out camera shopping, browsing online to check out what's the latest trend, reviews & so on!! We found Olympus PEN EP-L1 & Panasonic Lumix GF1!! Both are smaller & lighter type of DSLR liked function camera! Hmm... most importantly, this must be expensive, we both think! In fact after checked the price, we both went home sadly! Because it was so EXPENSIVE!!!!

Thought of giving up on buying camera and save it for later... we found that purchasing a Panasonic Lumix GF1 in Japan cost much cheaper compared to Malaysia! However, the only constraint is that they only available in Japanese language as it is meant for Japan market ONLY!!!

In conjunction of my Japan business trip, we finally decided to go for Panasonic Lumix GF1 and buy it from Japan!!! Good news is, they are currently having promotion, if you purchase Lumix G1 & GF1, you will get rebate for 5000 yen and if you are buying G2 & GH1, you will get 10,000yen rebate!! The camera itself already cheaper than KL and with this further promotion, we save even more!!! Muahahaha... so happy!!

okok... let me show you my package! I had chose the Lumix GF1 Pancake lens in RED color! The package comes with GF1 body, 20mm pancake lens, Lumix GF1 strap, battery, charger, lens bag & other cables. Then the same time, I also bought another lens of 14-45mm kit lens which will arrive next week.

After I got the camera, too excited and forgot to snap picture before opening the box.. hahaha... anyway, I went to Yodobashi to get the UV filter for pancake lens - 46mm (which we tried to search in KL, but most of the shop told us 46mm is irregular diameter, only unfamous manufacturer have it! Anyway, Kenko is like bro of Hoya, so I guess the quality should be good as well!), a screen protector & saw this cute Hello Kitty camera screen cloth, so I get it since I also need one! What is missing now?? A nice Camera Bag! That will have to wait till we found something we really like!!

Guessing how much I spent for this camera in total? Try to guess the price, don't be surprise that the price I am paying will definitely shock you!! ^_*


sheau wen June 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

how much how much... so curious to knw ler....^^

Candygal's Precious Box!! June 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM  

give a guess la...

Abby June 21, 2010 at 1:04 AM  


Candygal's Precious Box!! June 21, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

Abby: babe, got to be realistic la... do u think 600 can get GF1?? then i will buy few more units and bring back to sell liao la...

coffretgorge June 21, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

$850? :) GF1, thats on my wishlist. :)

caixiuxiu June 23, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

so nice...molest molest molest..i wanna molest d smokin hot GF1!

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