Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sony Cybershot HX100V

This post is not about any particular place in Singapore. When you click on the photo above, the slideshow will bring you through photos that I have taken with my new camera, the Sony Cybershot HX100V that is equipped with a 30X zoom and a Carl Zeiss lens. Yes, I have been reminded that the Comex Fair is just a few days away and that I should have waited for the deals one usually gets for electronic equipment, gadgets and cameras. Well, I could not wait because I got a free 8G SD card, an extra Sony (original) battery and a carrying case for the price of SGD $799 and to me this is a good deal and I am not going to jostle with the crowds at the Comex Fair. 

Anyway, I have done my homework before my purchase. I knew what I wanted which was a camera with a superzoom and one that responds fast with sharp photos. So I was comparing prices and features amongst three cameras - the Canon SX30IS with a 35x zoom, the Nikon P500 and the Sony HX100V. I went to the shops to get a hands-on on all the three cameras and decided on the Sony. This was a big decision because for the first time, I broke my loyalty to Canon. Though I still think Canon cameras win hands down when it comes to colour richness, I am very, very pleased with my Sony HX100V because it gives me a totally new experience that is a combination that is almost like using an SLR without the inconvenience of carrying a bulky camera around. 

So to see the proof of what I have been saying about the wonders of this Sony HX100V, just look at the photos I have taken and they will speak for themselves. Not everyone will agree with my choice but what is important is that this camera meets all my needs except one - it cannot shoot in the wide format (4320 x 2432) that I was used to in the Canon  Powershot SX210 IS that I am still using. The plus point is that the largest Sony picture format of 3648 x 2736 reduces the storage space substantially being only 1.68MB compared with canon's wide picture format of 3.45MB.

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