Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Digital camera...which to buy?

My latest "graving" will be none other than digital camera. I always wanted a very good camera so that I can capture every moment through the lens. And I also understand very well that good things do not come with cheap price. I'm not an expert photographer or whatsoever, I just want a good camera that can capture photos as clear as possible.

My digital camera, which is from Sony is starting to show some aging sign. And I always complaint that I do not have enough memory to take all the photos if I'm out for a trip and the battery does not last long enough to stay till the night. What to do, it's going to turn to 4 years old in this December and the memory stick was super expensive back then. 128MB of memory stick cost approx. RM150 if I'm not mistaken. It was more than RM1 per MB.

Since I'll be going to Taiwan for holiday and I'd like to capture every moment there, it's time for me to get a new baby. Sony is totally out of my list now as I feel that it's not so worth it paying so much when you can get something similar but with cheaper price from other brands. Another reason why I'm not planning to get Sony is because of the memory stick. Sony digital camera is using its own type of memory stick, which is in another word...costly!! As for other brand like Canon, Casio and Nikon, they are all using SD card which is more common and most important thing of all...cheap!!

I've been checking out Casio Exilim EX-Z77 and Nikon Coolpix S200.

Casio Exilim EX-Z77

  • 7.2 MP and 3x optical zoom
  • 11.4 MB of internal memory
  • 2.6 inch LCD screen
  • takes SD/ MMC card
  • YouTube capture mode
  • anti shake dsp
  • 10 faces detection
  • Price: RM870 (free 2GB of SD card, 3-in-1 Casio original larnyard, original leather casing)

Nikon Coolpix S200
  • 7.1 MP and 3X optical zoom
  • approx 20 MB internal memory
  • 2.5 inch LCD screen
  • takes SD memory card
  • face detection
  • Price: RM890 (free 1GB memory card and original casing)
So tell me...which one to buy? I personally think that Nikon camera is better than Casio camera. But Casio's package is more attractive and it's one of the newest model in the market. Arghh...so which one to choose? Can someone please suggest to me??!!


sab said...

hey gal, i think i would buy the casio - silver colour!
great feature & stylish too!
check out more info at http://www.steves-digicams.com/2007_reviews/ex-z77.html

anyways, u should choose the one u really really like! =) happy shopping!

Anonymous said...

casio... good

Lisan said...

Sab and Faye...thanks for the suggestion. Casio is actually in my mind now. It's really a very good deal...