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Collection of random rants and photos from my life experiences shared to the world.

New Gear

It was something unexpected. Yesterday I came home after going out to have breakfast, and saw Yeo's facebook status saying something about the Sony Cybershot DSC-T90. I was looking to buy a compact a few months ago, but decided against it during that time as it there was no good deal around.

When there was a pre-launching sale at the Sony Center, where by the purchase of the newly launched Sony Cybershot DSC-T90 and a free Sony Ericsson w595 was given. I could not pass up on the opportunity. The catch was that it was only for the first ten buyers. The eleventh till the fifteen would get a J series phone.

I went to the Sony Center at Boulevard to queue, when I arrived at 12:45pm Yeo was the first in line(he was there since 10am), and I was the ninth in line. So I had to sit and wait for about two hours, not being able to leave the seat. Because if anyone who leaves the seat to go pee, eat or what ever, the place would be lose and others would gain it! What a gimmick. Well thankfully Kuching people were not so kiasu. So in the end, only about twelve people were in queue, some were just sitting down to watch the Blue-ray movie.

This was taken at home with my DSLR.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T90

Specs (stolen from DPreview):

Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Low resolution 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 12.1 million
Sensor photo detectors 12.4 million
Sensor size 1/2.3 " (6.16 x 4.62 mm, 0.28 cm²)
Pixel density 43 MP/cm²
Sensor type CCD
Sensor manufacturer Unknown
ISO rating Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Zoom wide (W) 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) 140 mm (4 x)
Digital zoom Yes, up to 8x
Image stabilization Yes, Lens
Auto Focus TTL autofocus (9-point)
Manual Focus Yes, 5 steps
Normal focus range  
Macro focus range  
White balance override 10 positions
Aperture range F3.5 - F10.0
Min shutter 1 sec
Max shutter 1/1600 sec
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash range 2.9 m (Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Exposure compensation -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV Steps
Metering Multi-Pattern, Center-Weighted, Spot
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Focal length multiplier  
Lens thread No
Continuous Drive Yes, 1.8 fps 100 images
Movie Clips Yes, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps, 640 x 480 @ 30 fps
Remote control No
Self-timer Yes, 2 or 10 sec
Timelapse recording No
Orientation sensor Yes
Storage types Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage included 11 MB Internal
Uncompressed format No
Quality Levels Fine, Standard
Viewfinder None
LCD 3 "
LCD Dots 921,600
Live View Yes, (LCD)
USB USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)
Wireless Unknown
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery & Charger
Weight (inc. batteries) 148 g (5.2 oz)
Dimensions 94 x 57 x 15 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)


I was quite excited about the DSC-T90 because of the Super Macro mode and the 720p movie mode. Heh~ for all the wrong reasons I guess. In any case I think I will have a lot of fun with this purchase. The camera did not come with memory card. It uses the Memory Stick Pro Duo. Lucky for me, I have 2 Memory Stick Pro Duo for my  PSP. Both 4GB but one is not original one. Was using the original one on my  PSP, the non-original one is usable but transfering stuff from PC to PSP takes 30 mins while the same files takes only 5 mins on the original Memory Stick Pro Duo.

Here are some images taken last night.

As you can see from the pictures, the colors are quite natural. Unlike the previous Sony CyberShot that I had which had really strong reds and greens. This one overall seems to be less saturated. I had to slightly increase the saturation in one of the pics. Everything was shot in full auto mode. I want to test how well it copes. It even detects what sort of mode it should be in best to shoot in. From twilight mode to protrait in twilight to macro mode and many more. With face detection and smile detection. It even told me that a BLINK was detected(!!!) when it captured the smile and my mom blinked. ~_~ Do I need to have a camera tell me that the person in the image blinked?

Sony Ericsson w595


Specs can be found at Sony Ericsson website. Well, I'm not so impressed with this Walkman phone as compared to the w800i which I bought many many years ago. In terms of packing, presentation and build. I would not say much about the phone as I gave it to my Dad. LoL

Well time to go get ready to go to the airport. I'm leaving Kuching for about a week. Hopefully will have time to update during the week!

And happy birthday to me! HAHA!