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17 June 2007 @ 07:55 pm
new electronic babies  
in two days, i've spent about S$4,000 on electronic goods. teehee! t'is a good thing S$3,000-ish of that was forked out by my boss for my new macbook (suped up to 2gb ram and 200gb HD!). so, yeh... technically it wasn't all from my pocket even though i was the one executing the moves. :)

as my custom-to-order macbook is being built, the littler, immediate gadgets in my life get to retire at last. those who know me will know i've been using very old, very loyal, electronic pals for a very long time.

mobile: nokia 8310 (yes, i communicated in black and white for the past 6 years or so, with no pictures)
camera: pentax optio s4i (my humble little 4megapixel-3xopticalzoom point&shoot)

after eyeing the same mobile for 6 months, i decided to end my 2-year search for a good, white mobile.

did my research and waited out for sony to fix that problem with the cracking navigator pad. new batches should be all fine and dandy. :)

my little pentax reached the end of its illustrious life, after capturing gazillions of pictures of food, funny people and other strange creatures. it has served me well, and i'm sad to see it go - but i sure am excited about its powerful successor.

# 10.4 Megapixel 16:9 aspect CCD
# 28mm wide 4x optical LEICA DC lens
# MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer)
# Venus Engine III
# Joystick-operated manual control
# Large 2.8” 16:9 aspect ratio LCD monitor (207k pixels)
# Raw and JPEG recording modes
# Up to ISO 3200 sensitivity
# Up to 1280x720 (15fps) pixel movie capture
# Manual exposure and focus options
# 1/2000th to 60 sec shutter speeds

it's been a long, long time since i last held my fuji finepix 4900z. i've lost touch with the joys of tinkering with manual controls on a camera... am looking forward to playing with my new lumix baby. even though i've had to give up on my quest for a white camera (i considered the lumix fx01), i find my little black beauty pure sex in its own right, especially with that phat lens.

panasonic does have problems with noise levels at higher iso settings, but i think i'll learn to deal with that, if not, i will procure noiseware for the purpose. the way the lumix handles is like a dream, on top of a perfect range of manual functions for me to play with. and delicious widescreen panoramic settings to boot! i hope by the time i'm ready to move on from the lx2, fuji would have pulled up their socks to make their amazing shooters look as good as they perform.

/geekgirl, out.

feelin': excitedexcited
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on June 17th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
nice phone! i love it! :))
JV: totorodrag0nette on June 17th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
thanks sweetie! i'm still getting used to it! :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on June 17th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
its messaging system is totally different from nokia.

i wanna a SE too! :PP
JV: shootbirddrag0nette on June 17th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
yeh, the whole interface is different. i'm still abit spaz at it... after all, using my old nokia for 6 years does build pretty set habits. :)

get one! :D
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on June 18th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
ya man, totally dig what you mean. i used samsung for a while previously and then change back to nokia cos i still love nokia's way more. :PP
JV: shootbirddrag0nette on June 18th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
i'm still getting used to the fact that my mobile does so much more than just calling and smsing now. it's almost like a little computer!
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on June 18th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
dj should have gotten n95!! ;p
JVdrag0nette on June 18th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
nah... i'm over nokia. don't like any of their designs in the past few years. heard bad things about their software too.
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on June 18th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
ya thats true. but n95 ish fun. :DD
JVdrag0nette on June 18th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
nah, fun is not for me. i change mobiles after a long, long time. i need reliable, not fun. :)
senprojectsen on June 17th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
hay! my brother has that camera, and it's silver!

JVdrag0nette on June 17th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
haha! yeh, i didn't like the silver as much. :)

if it's not white, it's gotta be black! :D
sticker mansilver_crv on June 17th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Good choice!! 850i is one of my choice if i choose to upgrade my hp now.
JV: leaf116drag0nette on June 17th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
yay! :)
Debraolimomok on June 18th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Hee hee, your old Totoro looks like it has served you well...
JV: totorodrag0nette on June 18th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
hehehe! yes, he has! he has showered a few times too... i think i'll pop him into a little tub of soapy water so he can wait his turn to tag along with me again. :)
.that girl.: squishy toastgirlwhowaits on June 18th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
I sort of regret that I went for the n80 instead of this. Or even the n95 ;)

Very sexy camera :)
The Citygent: Burnt-toastgentcitygent on June 18th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
I've got an N80 and it sucks
.that girl.: milk cookie lovegirlwhowaits on June 18th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
I know! At least the upside is I can offload it on reloes since it's not on a contract.

Totally off tangent - icon love!
JV: owldrag0nette on June 18th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
teehee! love all the bread action! :D
The Citygent: younggreygentcitygent on June 18th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
I like your phone!!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on June 18th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
me too! :D
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on June 18th, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
show the mac!
JVdrag0nette on June 18th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
it's being built! :)
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on June 19th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
:drumming fingers: i am still waiting.
JVdrag0nette on June 19th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
hehehe... may be another 2-3 weeks! :p
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on June 19th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
astrorainfallastrorainfall on June 20th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
very sleek and sexy new toys. ;-) well done....

i always thought the lumix is a kickass sharp shooter.
JVdrag0nette on June 20th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
it is... in daylight. :) hehe.

panasonic sensors have problems dealing with low light. not sure why they still haven't changed it after all the flack they've copped.