Monday, May 4, 2009

Under the sea, shall we?

We’ve been talking about getting ourselves a new camera. My choice would be any SLR type of camera because I adore people with SLR (like Kay haha). But he prefers point & shoot type of camera. His reason is simple. SLR is too big and heavy so it would be difficult for us who love light traveling. Besides, the sharp pictures can come from SLR or point & shoot camera provided we have the skill to capture and edit the picture. Yeah so I do have to agree to his view. After all he’s the Mr. Gadget of the family. But we did agree on one thing. The camera should be shock & waterproof. We have 2 options to choose from: (1) Olympus μ Tough 8000 and (2) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1. We opt for the second choice because Lumix beats μ Tough at the design (and maybe a few specs but who am I to talk about specs haha).

Last Saturday, before Zatil’s wedding, we stopped by at Alamanda hoping to score ourselves the Lumix. Unfortunately, Lumix is still unavailable at that area. They only have μ Tough to offer us. So we decided to rush down to KL after the wedding. Soon we found ourselves wondering around Sg Wang/ Low Yat scouting around for the camera. At last, we found a shop that has the Lumix on display. Ahh it’s like falling in love for the first time. So we wasted no more time and bought the silver Lumix. Hubby worked his charm to get the gorilla-pod for FOC instead of the normal tripod (He’s been eyeing for the gorilla-pod since forever).

Oh can’t wait to put the camera on heavy test, under the sea :)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1: Specifications
• Built-in microphone: Yes
• Battery Charger: AC Adapter
• Optical sensor: CCD
• Megapixels: 12.1 megapixels
• Light sensitivity: Auto ISO, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600
• LCD display size: 2.7 inch, 230K pixels
• Burst mode: 2.3 fps
• Flash type: Built-in
• Flash mode: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
• Optical zoom: 4.6 x
• Focal length: 28-128mm (35mm equivalent)
• Focus range: Normal: 30cm - infinity. Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm – infinity
• Shutter speed: 8-1/1300 sec
• PC Connection: USB, HDMI
• Camera Type: Digital compact
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 63.1 x 96.3 x 23 mm
• Weight: 162.5 g
• Software: PhotofunStudio
• Accessories: Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Carrying Case, Lens Cap, Lens Cap Strap, AV & USB Cables, Strap, CD-ROM
Still images
• Still image format: JPEG
• Still image resolution (max): 4000 x 3000 pixels
• Storage type(s): Secure Digital High Capacity
• Internal memory: MB
• Video capture format(s): AVI (Motion JPEG)
• Video capture resolution(s): 1280 x 720 pixels
• Video capture speed: 30 fps

More reading:
2. Let’s Go Digital


  1. Here
    is a cheap underwater camera solution.

  2. tp mcm tak bole dipercayai aje kredibiliti benda tu utk menahan air dr masuk :)