Great Buys at Megatech Show 2010!

Today was one of those odd days when we woke up early even though we didn’t need to work.  Guess what? I actually crawled out of my comfy bed at 8am. Why? Because Daddy wanted to go Singapore Expo early to grab a Digital SLR camera at Megatech Show organised by Courts.  We set off from our house at about 8.30am and reached there by 9am.  And Megatech Show starts only at 10am…hahahaha!  We are typical Kiasu Singaporeans as we are very afraid of traffic jams and filled up carparks.

It was kinda great to just reach there early to relax and have breakfast.  Wanted to hv some food at one of the Macau restaurant but most of the eateries there only open at 10am, even Burger King.  We ended up having a bowl of Bak Chor Mee in the foodcourt.  Surprisingly wonder, the stall won so many awards.

We took our time to eat and I even had dessert after that.

At about 945am, we took a leisure walk towards Hall 4B and was surprised to see a queue forming.  Daddy thought that we have to queue to enter so he went to join it, while I go to the Ladies.  When I joined him, I was still puzzled over why we need to queue.  I don’t remember seeing any queues in the IT shows, PC shows, etc when Lexmark took part in them during those years when I was there.

After a while, a staff from Courts briefed the crowd that in order to buy the special items advertised in the newspapers, each person can only buy one item and have to requeue if you want to buy more.  Oh…. so that’s the reason why people are queuing.  Daddy asked him if we need to queue since we are there to buy a camera which is not under the special item section but the man was nice enough to advise him to queue and consider if we wanted any special items.

In the end, I decided to get a USB fan which is only going at S$5!!  The fan is under the brand of Mistral, which makes powerful metal fans and since I am always working hard at my desk, getting a USB fan will help save electricity since I won’t need to turn on the big fan.

Woah… it is a miniature of the metal fan!  Absolutely loves the blue colour. My fengshi colour. Nice.
Daddy was there to source for an entry level Digital SLR camera and we were deciding between Sony and Canon.  In the end, Daddy settled for the Sony DSLR-A330L.  Reasons being:-the Canon EOS500 which we wanted to buy was more expensive at about S$899 and comes with an older version of camera lens.  The free gift bundle was not as fantastic.
Daddy said that his friends said Sony takes more vibrant pictures.
Sony salesman seemed more genuine in helping out compared to Canon one who seems to be suffering from “I can’t wake up” morning syndrome.
Sony salesman told us straight up that the profit they are earning is only 7% and they are giving an additional 5% off the sales price as they still need to make some profit.
The free gift bundle from Sony is more attractive.
Sony gift bundle comes with a 3 section tripod which I was initially going to buy, a Lowerpro Alpha Bag, a 8GB memory stick and a free workshop on how to use the camera.
Daddy’s very new SONY  DSLR-A330L which costs S$759.05 after discount, comes with a SAL 18-55 lens.  Was voted Best Entry level DSLR camera by Tech Awards 2010.
Maga Pixels: 10.2
LCD Screen: 2.7 inches
Stamina: 510 shots
ISO: 3200
Frames/Sec: 2.5 fps
Live View compared to A230L
Ok…. here is the best part…
Daddy said that he is not going to lend this precious to anyone at all, so pls don’t even try to borrow from him. But he said that if I help him to register the warranty online, he will lend it to ME…………. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Planning to self learn photography as a hobby…. YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hopefully can get some photography tips from Bro Tuck Loong, Junda and many other pros out there when there is a chance!
Almost forget…we bought a Garment Steamer SS11 from Novita since Daddy is very particular about how his shirts must be wrinkled free at all times.
Looks quite easy to use cos it is using steam to make the clothes straight and lesser risk of damage to clothes.  I have some delicate dresses as well so better be safe than sorry.
  Cost only S$119 so we decided to grab it as there are only 8 sets left.
Overall verdict: Daddy managed to get his beloved camera.  I got my USB fan and garment steamer.
We are both happy people.
P/S: can’t wait to lay my hands on the camera…kekekeke!