Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bought a Digital Camera!

I had lost a camera of Canon when I was at university. It was back in 2003 and that was a film camera. Since then our family has a family camera (one from Samsung) which is semi-digital but uses films but I didn't dared to buy one as I had lost a precious item of family. Since then I used to use my Nokia 3110c mobile camera for candid shots and even tour photography.

But recently I was in need of a camera as I had to do some serious photography for one of my client. I had to manage a digital camera which have at least good resolution and a good lense. But I was saving money and was prepared to (I am still) buy a DSLR after a few months. So in this situation, I thought for the prior lose of family due to my foolishness and thought for sacrificing my DSLR fetish for some more months. I went through google and talked with one of my coleague-friend and decided to buy a 'cybershot'.

I have gone through several items and found models like DSC-W370DSC-W350DSC-W320. The prior two has great facilities like - panorama shots and great deal of optical zoom! W350 and W320 has similar optical zoom (4x) but their lenses are of different manufacturers (W350 lense is made of sony and W320 lense is a Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar lens). There are difference of price between the models.

As I did not have much budget, I decided to go with relatively cheaper one. Besides money the thing that helped me taking this decision is the lense. I googled a bit about the lense and found some positive reviews. So at last I decided to buy Sony CyberShot DSC-W320.

I went to a camera shop near my workplace and lokked for that and found that they are taking extra charges for memory card and camera case (later I found that it is the common scenario here in Bangladesh). Everything else was going nice except I didn't 
got the black one as you can see in the picture - instead I got silver one. However that is gorgeous too. I took 4GB of memory stick and a nice black bag. In total the package cost me 15K (approx).

Now lets see what I have got:

  • Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar lens
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 14.1 Mega Pixels
  • 26mm Wide angle lens
  • Advanced Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Supports ISO : Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 standards. 
  • offers ability to record video in VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) 
  • built-in flash has extended range of up to 3.3 meters
  • It offers auto-focusing to  5-cm at wide angle or 50 centimeters at telephoto. 
  • The camera captures 4:3 aspect ratio images at up to 4,000 x 3,000 pixel resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio images at up to 4,000 x 2,248 pixels.
  • But Still it weighs only 101 gm.
I feel like I just gained a great thing and I am happy that finally I have got my family a digital camera.  Now for my personal use I will try to get a DSLR soon.

;-)