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.
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|
|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|
|Flash range||2.9 m (Auto ISO)|
|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|
|Focal length multiplier|
|Continuous Drive||Yes, 1.8 fps 100 images|
|Movie Clips||Yes, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps, 640 x 480 @ 30 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes, 2 or 10 sec|
|Storage types||Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal|
|Storage included||11 MB Internal|
|Quality Levels||Fine, Standard|
|Live View||Yes, (LCD)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)|
|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!