My New Digital Camera :)

Hey hey! I’m officially an owner of a brand new digital camera. Surprise sruprise… we bought Panasonic Lumix FX-9 (silver color)!!! Believe it or not, we visited 13 shops in 2 days (within 20 hours) plus 6 phone calls and finally we settled on this shop called Trillion Photo Sdn Bhd at Mid Valley.

The first shop we visited was Canon Concept Store at KLCC. We took a peek at Ixus 55 and evaluated the images taken at the PC. Hmmm ‘boleh tahan’. For the next few shops we checked out Ixus 55 and Lumix FX-9 but mainly for FX-9 because I prefer Lumix than Ixus and because I was doing the talking. Kekeke… My sister started to get into a very ‘bad mood’ after the first shop because all I talked about was IXUS LUMIX!!!. Almost all the shops at KLCC quoted Lumix FX-9 at RM1699. Some come with 1Gb and others with 256Mb or 512Mb SD memory card. If we add 1 extra battery and 512Mb card, the price will be RM18xx. Expensive!

Then we found out at one of the shop that Lumix’s battery can last longer than Ixus’s battery by around 120 photos before the battery run out. From there on, my heart is settle for Lumix. πŸ™‚ Besides, FX-9 LCD’s is more bright and vibrant.

How I managed to persuade my sister? It was rough man! All the way from KLCC to SS2,PJ my car’s rooftop was carrying a very gray looking cloud. At one of the shop, a nice lady told sis and me that quality wise, Lumix and Olympus are better than Ixus. I had no idea whether she was telling the truth or because she supports both brands more than Canon but she save my life from thunderstorm and tsunami. The gray storm has lifted. Yipeee… ohh btw this lady quoted us RM1490 (free 512Mb, case and protective LCD cover) + RM300 (for extra 512Mb and 1 battery). We almost bought our first digi cam from her but unfortunately she has ran out of Lumix.

So off we went looking at Subang Parade but we did not managed to get a better deal than the lady has to offers. Then on Sunday, we checked out Lumix’s price at KL Plaza and then Mid Valley. And of course we get a better deal in Mid Valley and the rest is history…

Lumix FX-9 (free 512Mb, case, protective LCD cover, tripod, extra strap, free 4R 400 prints) = RM1500
1x 512Mb + 1x Panasonic original battery = RM250

In total, our Lumix costs = RM1750 (I guess not bad after 2 days of hard work)

The lowest FX-9 price that I received was RM1350 (one of the shop) but when I totaled up, the overall price is more than RM1800. If you don’t plan to buy extra memory card or battery, etc you can go to this shop.

I’m soooooooooooo happy right now! From now on, all picts posted in this blog will be using Lumix FX-9. πŸ˜€

p/s: There’s rumour that FX-10 will be launch in a couple of month. Additional stuff added are manual function, optical viewfinder and zooming function in recording function.

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  • Reply Jason February 28, 2006 at 10:26 am

    Wahhh… Finally you got a Lumix although you said your sis didn’t like it. I am very jealous fo you. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Wuching February 28, 2006 at 10:42 am

    “13 shops in 2 days(within 20 hours) plus 6 phone calls” what’s gonna happen when u shop for a car! i would have bought the damn camera by 3rd shop! lu memang lihai!

  • Reply LcF February 28, 2006 at 10:45 am

    wow! you are a clever consumer indeed! *bow*

  • Reply 9T9 February 28, 2006 at 11:15 am

    Lumix wins with Che-Cheh veto votes [finally] hehehe… Hopefully worth buying and investment yaa. Waiting for more Chester and his owner higher pixel pictures here.

    Wonder why Nikon not in ur list mate. If you have 13 shop visited, for such investment … Maybe I’ll go for ALL camera shop in town – asal puas hati right πŸ˜‰

  • Reply moz monster February 28, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    I’ve tried Fujifilm, Nikon and Olympus myself, and had tried Canon, Panasonic and Sony on extended loans from friends – guess what – they each have their own plus points, so whatever makes you happy – that’s the right camera !! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 28, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    Jason, until now I don’t know whether she likes it or not because she haven’t tries out/handles the camera. I guess not. πŸ™

    Wu Ching, TQ TQ…me LIHAI!!!
    thank god I only went to Honda and Toyota before I bought my new car nearly 1 year ago.

    LcF, I think I’m a ‘si lai’ consumer. πŸ˜€

    9T9, Nikon is not in my list becoz I keep thinking of Lumix only and I compared to Canon because Canon is a tad little bit more famous than others.

    Moz Monster, yes you are so right! Just that I’ve fallen in love with Lumix…kekeke

  • Reply Jeremy C February 28, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    congratulations, che-cheh got new camera ledi wor… πŸ˜›

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 28, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    Jeremy C, I can be a producer already just like Wu Ching πŸ˜‰ Do you want to sign a movie deal with Che-Cheh Production Company ? 8)

  • Reply 9T9 February 28, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    Need extra… look at me me! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 28, 2006 at 4:32 pm

    9T9, sure will do! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jeremy C March 1, 2006 at 10:44 am

    I wan I wan I wan πŸ™‚

    how much commission i get hor? πŸ˜›

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 1, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    Jeremy C, I give you 20 millions plus 1 million bonus for every 1 million tickets sold in cinema. Satisfy ? πŸ˜€

  • Reply Yvy March 1, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    Wahlau!!! I sked to go shopping with u liow. I dont think I would have survived past the 3rd shop!! And u went on 2 days of shopping????? OMG…..amazing. *bows down in reverence n awe* =P

  • Reply Yvy March 1, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    wei…how come your ads work so nicely for you? mine sux lar… πŸ™

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 1, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Yvy, hahahaha don’t be sked la. I only need few hrs to shop for new clothes πŸ™‚

    I change my ads color code according to my layout. That’s why nice πŸ˜›

  • Reply lilian March 1, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    Gosh, you beat me in terms of camera shopping! Good choice you have there! I only tested the F8 and fell in love with it!

  • Reply Bryan March 2, 2006 at 2:47 am

    Wah lau, you really keng in shopping !! I think I will do the same when I wanna buy some IT products. Usually I will keep what I wanna buy in my list then whenever I got a chance to go to KL, sure I will go to LowYat Plaza and go pusing pusing afew rounds. I can pusing for hours in LowYat. Hahha…

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 2, 2006 at 7:48 am

    Lilian, Kekekekeke. TQ ar…

    Bryan, no lah you also keng…u pusing pusing Low Yat for hrs weh…very pening yet you still can shop. hahahaha

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