Our New Compact Digital Camera

We bought a new compact digital camera last Saturday. Our first digital camera; Lumix FX-9 was ahem damaged by yours truly due to carelessness over 2 months+ ago. 5 days after the incident, I bought a new DSLR camera; Nikon D80 (a Valentine babe!). I’m really happy with this DSLR. But still a family camera must be convenient & user-family-friendly. We’re still missing a compact digital camera.

So when we go and buy this new compact digital camera we have every reason to do so. πŸ˜› Now I’m very happy. You know I still find it a bit troublesome to bring my DSLR everywhere. Psst don’t let my D80 hear this. Hehe

Okay I know you’re itching to know which brand & model we purchased.


This is the new…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Yes, we love Lumix very much.
And yes we’re a Lumix sucker.

2 main reasons why we choose TZ7 are: HD movie capability (AVCHD Lite) and iA mode (automatic control of ISO, exposure, face recognition, face detection AF/AE, mega OIS, intelligent scene selector & AF tracking)

Retail price: RM1599.

I called up almost a dozen shops in the Klang Valley. Most of them said they have no stock or the stock has not arrived yet as this is a very new model or their best price is in the RM1500 range.

The best price that we managed to get is RM1399 but no stock leh!!! Two other shops quoted us RM1430 with the same set of free gifts. Thing is they each have 1 set left. No worry as all ends well.

You know Harvey Norman? Yeah that’s where we purchased our camera. I’ve never thought that they will give discount. I thought they sell their products at retail price. It was just plain luck when I just simply call up Harvey & decided to do what’s best… haggling. Now I know we can bargain in Harvey. Do you know that?

I must give kudos to the sales consultant. Nice to haggle with him. Hahaha Now this is one place I will return again and again. The same cannot be said with Foto Selangor (or better known as Selangor Photographers) the shop where I bought my DSLR. I almost got ripped off!! (actually sudah kena ripped off la but we came back with vengeance) Hate people (especially biatch) who squeeze everything off you. I know I’m one myself (a biatch) but I don’t do that to people.

If you purchase Panasonic camera/camcorder before 31st May, you get to enjoy 33 months warranty & free gifts. This promotion is in conjunction with Panasonic 33rd Anniversary celebration.

p/s: Ferrari finally scored some points. 3 points to be exact. Hehe

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  • Reply Bryan April 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Lumix camera is not bad and feature-packed.
    Oh, this one has ultra wide angel!

    How’s the picture quality and battery life like?

  • Reply Neo April 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Wah, this one looks more sexy than D80 ler… so, what happen to Ferrari?.. tell me how did they score the points.

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Bryan, yup with wide angle. Day one ok. Night one… biasalah so-so. Battery life dunno yet. Haha

    Neo, yeah lo. Supposedly they can score more points. They made a mistake with Massa. DUH Kimi just drove a straight race. Their car average on 1min 35sec range per lap. Brawn & Red Bull can average 1min 34sec range. Even Hamilton who was at first competing with Trulli & Vettel failed to do so after that. Tyres matter. They said the next race onwards, the usual front-runners supposedly will get better. Car development is going to be completed.

  • Reply hcfoo April 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Not cheap wor. But seriously it does look ‘cun’leh especially lying horizontal like that in the second pic. I don’t really use camera so have no intention to get a new one to replace my antique IXUS II :blush: I just admire your camera enough liao πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Dawn April 28, 2009 at 12:53 am

    My sis :love: Lumix too. Die, die also have to get Lumix. Like the wide angle feature tho.

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 28, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Hcfoo, really? I thought cheap. Haha. As long as the camera can snap stunning picture antique or not no matter ma ya. Hmm why you don’t like to take pict? :tongue:

    Dawn, haha looks like we have found a new gang.

  • Reply Neo April 28, 2009 at 1:12 am


    Why not get a Sony! Stylish mah… :devil:

  • Reply xin April 28, 2009 at 9:11 am

    wow new camera sure :love: :love: but it’s so :kaching: :kaching:

    p/s: i watched the race too. sadly ferarri is just slightly ahead force india.

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 28, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Neo, don’t like. :phbbbt:

    Xin, really :kaching: :kaching: ar? I thought berpatutan. Hahaha Ferrari must up their game if not habis. Funny McLaren seems to have the same luck but a bit better la.

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