Like I’ve always mentioned, I don’t normally go to events, so I don’t know what’s missing in my life. My blog is more of a personal diary so a point & shoot camera does the work. Taking a photo for me is as simple as 1-2-3, Point, then shoot! But I do edit all the photos before uploading them to my entries because I’m not very happy with how they come out. Madilim, lackluster in color. So yeah, I edit ALL the time, which is very time-consuming. Whenever I take a lot of photos, I always dread the inevitable -photo editing right after huhu.
Then, I got invited by a couple of new blogger friends to chill (and eat) with them in their events. HOMAYGAS! Ang lalaki ng camera nila! And not only that, ang lalaki pa ng lens nila! :| Mga seryoso! Na-inferiority complex to the highest level naman ang point & shoot ko, lels! I thought to myself, shiyet, kelangan ko na talagang mag-level up! @_@
Now I don’t know anything about cameras. As long as it can take pictures to preserve memories, I’m quite happy & contented. What I was sure of was I didn’t want anything big like a DSLR that will occupy the entire space of my bag -or worse, make me carry yet a separate bag on top of what I already have which is quite heavy as it is if you ask me. So I asked around from my blogger buddies & they all had the same answer for me, get the “3rd generation” camera.
A 3rd generation camera is one that’s between a DSLR & a point & shoot/compact camera. These types of cameras have the capability to provide high quality pictures with the help of modern technologies even with its compact size. The facility to change lens will provide professional quality to the pictures. Third generation cameras also have the facility to connect external devices such as flash, remote, mic etc. Strings of different lens are the main factor of the professional cameras.
2 weeks ago, the girls dragged me to a mall to window shop for cameras. Yes, that was the word they used. “Mom, let’s just look around & window shop. See what cameras are nice for you. We won’t buy, just take a look so you have options when you do decide to buy.” Oh di ba? Ang ganda ng pagkakasabi. :P So mother goose went along. The girls however, already had a camera for me in mind. They also had a breakdown of how much, freebies included, discount to be availed, installment scheme, etc. HUWAW! They didn’t need me along na naman pala, I thought. Oh wait, they did. I had to sign for the credit card purchase! :P
16.1-megapixel, 23.5mm x 15.6mm Exmor APS-C-size HD CMOS sensor
With RGB primary color filters captures high-resolution images up to 4912 x 3264 pixels. Antidust design helps eliminate debris buildup for clear image results.
16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens included
With Optical SteadyShot stabilization, approximately 3x optical zoom and approximately 4x digital zoom for rich, intricate picture detail. Lens mount accommodates a wide range of Sony E-mount lenses.
3″ TFT-LCD touch screen
With 921,600 dots and 100% coverage makes it easy to compose and review shots in stunning clarity. The screen tilts upward up to 180° and downward up to 50° for customizable positioning.
Allows you to record movie clips with up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p, 60i or 24p, so you can create high-definition videos on the go. Built-in stereo microphone and Dolby Digital audio ensure crisp sound capture.
Continuous shooting speed up to 10 fps (frames per second)
Makes it simple to capture dynamic action scenes and fast-moving subjects in clear, smooth detail.
Enables shooting in most lighting conditions.
Fast Hybrid AF system
Combines phase-detection autofocus with 99 focus points for tracking rapid-motion subjects and contrast-detection autofocus with 25 focus points for added precision. Built-in LED illuminator enhances autofocus lighting.
1200-zone evaluative metering exposure
With multisegment, center-weighted and spot metering modes.
Included external flash
With flash off, auto flash, fill-flash, slow sync., rear sync. and red-eye reduction (on/off selectable) modes provides efficient illumination for taking shots in a variety of lighting environments.
BIONZ image processor
Allows you to wirelessly connect to compatible mobile phones or other devices for simple image transfer. NFC (Near Field Communication) technology lets you connect with select Android mobile phones and tablets with just 1 touch.
Sweep Panorama technology
Makes it easy to capture shots of expansive landscapes by simply pressing the shutter and sweeping the camera horizontally or vertically up to 202°. Face detection recognizes up to 8 faces to simplify portraits.
Auto HDR mode
Combines the best highlight detail from 1 shot, the best mid-tones from a 2nd shot and the best shadow detail from a 3rd shot to create a single, breath-taking image.
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Allow you to personalize the camera by adding self-chosen features to suit your needs (download may be required).
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo formats (card not included) for direct storage of photos and videos.
Oh, siguro naman I can now say goodbye to photo editing & never look back??? Abangan ang new & improved (hopefully) picture qualities sa Sugar & Spice! ;) As for the artistry & creativity of the shots, ah sorry, wala na tayong magagawa diyan.