JKS is not the only person busy with all his projects and upcoming FMs; us fans are pretty busy too. Hours of drama to watch, websites to scour for JKS news, lots of things to buy ….
For a start, I have been on the lookout for a better camera for months, and JKS’ scheduled arrival in Singapore in April galvanised me into action. I realised that yesterday was the first day of the (quarterly or half-yearly) IT fair, where there may be worthwhile deals on cameras. Friday to Sunday (last day of the fair) would see very big crowds, so I decided on impulse to go buy a camera yesterday.
Being a fussy customer who wants to get as much as possible for less money, here are my requirements:
– many times zoom (to see JKS more clearly, of course 🙂 )
– can zoom in during video recording (to see JKS more clearly, of course 🙂 )
– reasonable image and video quality
After 3 hours of last-minute frenzied plodding through camera reviews and technical jargon, I was left with tearing, painful eyes and an option between Canon SX30 IS or Panasonic FZ40.
This is the video that made me want to buy Canon SX30 IS.
You must watch this – amazing!
Unfortunately, Panasonic has better picture quality. What a torturous dilemma! Then, while going through users’ comments, I saw one that said that Fujifilm S200 EXR is better than Canon and Panasonic, and after some research I decided to go for the Fujifilm one, only to realize at the IT fair that S200 was extinct already. Their new model is S4000 – it’s so new that there are no online reviews on it yet. Based on a blind leap of faith that the new model should be better than the extinct model, I bought my S4000 and would be familiarising myself with its usage before the FM. Look forward to playing with it tonight!
My only worry is the picture quality, because usually in super-zoom cameras, the pic quality is compromised. Anyway, it is still a fairly good deal at S$499 + $100 for 5-year warranty, with a camera case, 16 GB memory card, rechargeable battery pack, screen protector and tripod thrown in for free. And not only have I busted my budget for March, I’ve busted my budget for April too …. * a poor eel *
So that’s part one of my preparation completed. Whew! So much work to get a camera!
As for part two, I want to customize a cap with “JKS” on it at Far East Plaza. Any Singaporean friends who want to make one as well can let me know. My friend did one for around S$25, depending on what materials one chooses as well 🙂