Saturday, December 27, 2008

My new baby

You must have thought I am going to give birth or something right? *LOL* Gotcha! In truth, my baby is my newly bought Panasonic Lumix LX3 digital camera! Thanks to my mother, who was so kind and generous to buy it for me, partly for me completing my Masters and partly to exchange the new camera with my old one. In case you're confused, it means that the new camera will belong to me while I'll pass her my old one.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Well enough about that history, let me show you my precious baby, weighing 265gram, in solid black. So sexy! The specs are nothing less than impressive, as you can see from this list:
  • 24mm wide 2.5x optical LEICA DC lens - Best lens!
  • F2.0-2.8 maximum aperture range - biggest aperture!
  • MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) - for my shaky hands
  • Venus Engine IV
  • Joystick-operated manual control
  • Large 3.0” 460k dot LCD monitor - Humongous screen!
  • Raw and JPEG recording modes
  • Up to ISO 3200 sensitivity
  • Up to 1280x720 (30 fps) pixel movie capture
  • Manual exposure and focus options
  • 1/2000th to 60 sec shutter speeds
  • Available in black or silver - Oh black, please
I love the wide angle and the big aperture the most. I always had the problem of taking poor pictures in dim light conditions. So with this huge aperture and image stabilizer, I don't have to worry about blur pictures anymore! Plus, the wide angle means that I could take more self-portraits with a larger background behind. :) No more big faces in the pictures. *LOL* Oh I'm so excited to put this baby into good use.


Back view

Front view

I'm sure most of you would be curious to know how much it is. Well, most shops are actually selling the basic package (include pouch + 4GB memory card) at RM1,599. However, after much searching and bargaining, I managed to get my package to be as follows:
  • Camera
  • 4GB SHDC memory card
  • Panasonic Lumix pouch
  • Screen protector
  • Full-sized tripod
  • 1 year all-risk insurance from MAA

Guess at what price? RM1,510! I know, it's not cheap, but it's the best deal around in Penang. I'm not sure about KL though. Anyway, I'm glad I bought from this shop because the owner seems honest and the shop near to where I stay. I could easily go back there for services or repairs in the future, if necessary.

So, what do you guys think? Brace yourself for nicer pictures in the future ok! OK, I take that back, you better not have high expectations in case of getting disappointed. In fact, just forget the fact that I have got a new camera. *LOL* Who am I kidding?


CY said...

the camera looks cool and serious. let me know how it fares. I was never quite satisfied with image quality of panasonic digicams (perhaps applicable to low-end units only).

would love to get a handy small digicam for myself some day.

ck lam said...

Wow... good present from your mum. I have set my eyes for a very practical camera myself too.

chiaoju said...

nice! :) how's the quality of the picture like?

soo sean said...

Congrats! I love it, especially taking in door, night scene and self portrait.

Anonymous said...

do you work in Agilent? I thought I see you before..

Plazzy said...

you gotta let me try it someday MY. :)

have fun with it

meifong said...

Perfect for taking more photos to post in your blog:)

iamthewitch said...

CY: Yea, I know what you mean, I didn't quite like the quality too initially. But this camera proved me wrong. It's amazing for indoor and night shots. Will show you more later. ;)

ck lam: Yea... Small and practical cameras are more convenient to carry around. :)

chiaoju: The quality is definitely not bad. Very good for indoor or poor lighting shots. :)

soo sean: I agree with you! ;)

Anonymous: Nope, not in Agilent anymore. :)

Plazzy: Of course! And you have to teach me how to use the manual controls too! Hehe

meifong: Hey girl! It's been so long!!! Miss you lots! When are you coming back???

J2Kfm said...

wow, worthy lah! which shop? can tell ah?

i find in KL, RM1500, but without some gifts like yours. i want a black one!!!!

iamthewitch said...

I bought from Elite Photo in Queensbay Mall, LG floor just near Old Town Kopitiam. :)