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. 😛 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