Saturday, April 02, 2011

A Canon EOS 550D!

Thanks so much for your comments here peeps! Recently, I've been chatting about cameras with my friends Rizal, Shemah and Mariuca on Twitter. Ralph also did some in depth research on the internet, went to the stores that carried DSLR cameras and tested them out. Lo and behold, I've finally bought a brand new big-ass camera yesterday!

Canon EOS 550D (including EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens)

and,

the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD macro lens.

Here's a list of some of the features:

• 18 megapixels APS-C sized CMOS sensor for high resolution images of superb quality and details.

• DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor’s 14-bit A/D conversion gives rapid processing speeds while maintaining fine detail and accurate colour reproduction.

• Auto Lighting Optimizer function with 4 settings (Standard, low, strong and disable) - Analyzes the brightness of the photographic subject, and automatically corrects the dark parts to make them brighter.

• Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting to automatically even the brightness across the image.

• Full HD Video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution with flexible frame rates (30p, 25p &24p) for up to 4GB per clip with HDMI output (CEC compliant) for HD viewing of stills and video.

• External microphone terminal provided for recording sound via an external microphone.

• SD quality (640 x 480) movie recording equivalent of about 7x magnification of regular movie shooting.

• 3.7fps continuous shooting speed, up to a maximum burst of 34 shots.

• Fast 0.1sec. startup time (CIPA specification standard).

• Shooting from the LCD monitor allows easy verification of focus, composition and exposure.

• Enhanced live view focusing methods, including Quick mode, Live mode and Face detection mode.

• Wide, 3.0-inch (3:2) Clear View LCD (1, 040,000 dots) with multiple coatings for improved viewing and smudge-resistant protection.

• Precision 9-point auto-focus (AF) system provides high degree of focusing accuracy.

• Flexible setting of ISO speed to adjust camera’s sensitivity to light for best exposure (ISO 100 – 36400, ISO expandable to 12800).

• 8 White Balance settings to fine-tune white balance as desired: - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.

• Includes Self Cleaning Sensor Unit and Dust Delete Function.


Camera accessories that we bought:

Memory Card - 8GB Class 10
LCD Protector
Ultra (UV) filters - 58mm and 62mm
CPL filters - 58mm and 62mm
Cleaning Kit


Total damage: RM(Ouch!), but well worth it.

With all that enthusiasm and excitement almost blasting through the roof, here's the beginning of my journey as a photo hobbyist!



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45 comments

LadyJava said... @ 2/4/11 7:03 PM

8-) 8-) 8-)

LadyJava said... @ 2/4/11 7:04 PM

woweee you bought it!!!

LadyJava said... @ 2/4/11 7:05 PM

wow 18megapixel.. OMG!!! woweee again.. lol!!
your picture after this sure canggih for sure .. congrats on your buy dearie.. how much lah..!

LadyJava said... @ 2/4/11 7:06 PM

no wonder you say you pokai.. lol!

Mariuca said... @ 2/4/11 7:12 PM

:-D :-D :-D

Rizal said... @ 2/4/11 7:13 PM

Whoahoa... Time for a saturday chicken dance.. hehehe.. camera looks awesome and kick ass. =-O =-O =-O :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 2/4/11 7:13 PM

Yay for photo hobbyist, finally u own a BAC Monica! :* :* :*

Rizal said... @ 2/4/11 7:13 PM

2011 is the year of techno gadgets for all of us eh? :-P :-P :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 2/4/11 7:13 PM

More great photos here at TUO and rhe features all sound so hi-tech wah! =-X =-X =-X =-X

Rizal said... @ 2/4/11 7:14 PM

Pokai? nevermin, now i am sure you jalan2 apa pun senyum2 suka hati.. now go and shoot everything hokey... : )

Mariuca said... @ 2/4/11 7:14 PM

Congrats on ur new buy, I always say if u love it, go for it... don't worry too much on the cost if u can afford it and then enjoy!!! Have fun with ur new toy sweetie! :* :* :*

Rizal said... @ 2/4/11 7:15 PM

70 - 300mm macro lense =-O

i only have the 15 - 45mm hehehe..

What you want to see with that lense eh? spying arrr?

Bella Enveeus said... @ 2/4/11 8:39 PM

Wow! Congratulasi with the new buy sweetie! I oso coming into the DSLR-owner picture soon.. Hehehe.. When I get my baby, I'll blog about it. Hihihi... Wahhh this year everybody buying new gadgets lah.. :-D

Bella Enveeus said... @ 2/4/11 8:39 PM

Easier to zoom people mandi la Rizal! :-P :-P :-P

kenwooi said... @ 2/4/11 10:11 PM

enjoy taking photos with it! :)

Aybi Dyoy said... @ 3/4/11 12:04 AM

After reading your popst, it makes me want this camera even more! I have read comparison review's between Sony's digital SLR cameras and this one but still I'm not sure how they fare against each other in terms of lens compatibility, though.

FREEMAN said... @ 3/4/11 12:09 AM

Welll can expect more good photo at this blog :)

tekkaus said... @ 3/4/11 1:00 AM

War...for all those features...I would love to have one too... :p

tekkaus said... @ 3/4/11 1:00 AM

How much all of these cost? RM3000?

cerebro_98 said... @ 3/4/11 1:22 AM

Congrat!, and enjoy, that is a great DSLR camera, Canon is really nice. 8-)

gagay said... @ 3/4/11 4:38 AM

;) ;) ;) ;)

gagay said... @ 3/4/11 4:46 AM

great cam te mon! ;) ;) ;) ;)

*Michael said... @ 3/4/11 7:57 AM

:* :* :*

*Michael said... @ 3/4/11 7:58 AM

A wonderful choice! :* :* :*

*Michael said... @ 3/4/11 7:59 AM

I am looking also for one which may be a Micro Four Thirds system. :* :* :*

*Michael said... @ 3/4/11 8:00 AM

I would like to carry my camera around and shoot wherever I go so a full DSLR may not be the choice for me 8-) 8-) 8-)

*Michael said... @ 3/4/11 8:00 AM

Seems that you are going serious with photography!!! =-O =-O =-O

*Michael said... @ 3/4/11 8:01 AM

Expect to see many more PRETTY you in the future with more details... hahaha. :-P :-P :-P

*Michael said... @ 3/4/11 8:01 AM

Cheers to the future great professional photographer!!! :) :) :)

Bill said... @ 3/4/11 8:44 AM

=-O Wow nice camera Monica. Looking forward to some awesome pictures from your new camera. Congrats :*

Shemah said... @ 3/4/11 5:19 PM

Hey Mon!!! Canon EOS 550D!! Wow, that's a really really great camera Mon!! <3 So happy for you that you finally get your first camera to start your journey into photography. I know how much you're into it and you have a great eye for it too! It must've cost a fortune yeah? rm6k++ at the very LEASt yeah??

But it's a start and here's to many many great pictures on TUO!! CHEERS!! <3 You'll never forget your first, they say.. so take good care of it!! <3 Again, congrats on your buy!

Namz said... @ 3/4/11 5:55 PM

Sweet... :)

iamthewitch said... @ 4/4/11 12:01 PM

Congrats dear! You've taken the first step to a wonderful journey! ;) Looking forward to your gorgeous pics!

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 4/4/11 1:13 PM

congrats on new toy sweetie! :* :*

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 4/4/11 1:14 PM

hehe i tot u're getting nikon one? cz nikon well known for their dslr n many canon user swicthed to nikon dy. =-O =-O

Life Ramblings said... @ 4/4/11 4:27 PM

congrats on your new toy Mon. this is a fabulous camera. i'm sure you'll love playing with it. i'm proud of my nikon d90 too. it takes excellent pictures out of the box.

Life Ramblings said... @ 4/4/11 4:28 PM

i can't wait to see more pics from you. have fun with your new babe.

foongpc said... @ 5/4/11 1:39 AM

Congrats on your new DSLR! So you will be lugging around your big ass camera everywhere you go? :)

foongpc said... @ 5/4/11 1:41 AM

So I expect beautiful sharp pictures from you from now on! Haha!!

foongpc said... @ 5/4/11 1:42 AM

I don't plan to get a DSLR anytime soon. I am still pretty happy with my Lumix LX3 camera. Good enough for blogging purposes :)

Nessa Henry J said... @ 5/4/11 11:28 AM

Hi Mon!! :-D :-D

omaigod.. ur kemera.... so big!! Tahniah cos now you've graduated edi... hehe. So now must klik klik here there all d time, no excuse tau ;) ;)

Banyaknya the features... not that I faham any of them la :-[ :-[. I'll stick with my henpon kemera for now... blurry and all. kenot afford DSLR yet... maybe in 20 years time! :-E :-E

bingkee said... @ 7/4/11 1:54 AM

Yipee for you.......you've got a handsome, cool cam there.YOu really need one for such a photobug like you.....you've got a talent in photography dear.

Bluedreamer said... @ 7/4/11 3:59 AM

not really much into photography but i wish i could have owned a DSLR camera... that would be fun!

Ane said... @ 19/5/11 10:55 AM

Hey Mon! Yay to your new camera! :-D I remember how excited B was when he got his first DSLR as well.. :) I however don't like the huge ass camera because it's too heavy for me.. :-P Plus I can't take good pictures of anything, except my face, hahaha.. :) I have no artistic eye whatsoever! :-P

Ane said... @ 19/5/11 10:56 AM

I would love to have my own point and shoot camera though, because my phone is over used.. :-P I hope I can save enough so I can buy me my own and I don't have to bring B's huge ass camera whenever there are events and such.. :-P

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