Confessions of a Sentimentalist

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new love

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Sorry, Nikon I know I cheated your feelings when I decided to spend hundreds of dollars on this brand new Canon Ixus 220 HS .

Tough decision to make on the purchase, to be honest. I thought about the cost, my savings, pros and cons and whatsoever, til one fine day I decide it’s gonna be worth it to have a handy-dandy pocket sized camera with me all the time, I bought it with no qualms or other thoughts.

Then that night I struggled if I had made the right decision. Luckily Mom seemed pretty calm after I came clear with her, but other than my aunt who accompanied me and Hafiza, I told no one else about it. 18 years of living in good ol’ Earth and I’m so proud to tell you this is the first time I’ve ever bought something WITHOUT Mom’s acknowledgement or consent first. That clearly explains moments of regrets and chiding I did to myself the night after I bought it.

But all’s well and I finally got to spend some time with my new love yesterday when school ended at 1. Oh my, the more I played with it, the deeper I fall in love with it. Is this normal? Hehehehe!

So I’m just gonna share some things that I like and don’t like about the new camera!!! It’s like confessing your love BUT.

What I like about my new Canon (oh yeah!):

  • The size! Almost as thick as my iPhone, and a little bigger than the size of my ID. Absolutely LOVE the fact that I can bring this little guy ANTWHERE and EVERYWHERE!
  • The super fast shutter speed in lighted areas! That’s one of Mawar’s favourite and shocking findings just now too!
  • Full 1080p HD video recording WITH ZOOM! This is one of the many reasons why I wanted this camera, it fills the hole in my heart, since my D5000 wasn’t able to take FULL HD videos.
  • BLACK. haven’t you heard black is the new gold? Cool colour for a cool camera!
  • The matt surface, available only in black. Although it feels a little too rough, at least scratches and fingerprints and gross oily surfaces won’t be visible EVER AGAIN!
  • Super slow-mo videos that can do WONDERS in 240fps(or something like that)!
  • Individual ‘record’ button for fast recording! Just one touch of the button and you’re off recording videos in 1080p.
  • NEWEST THING IN TOWN! A 4-second video before taking a picture! Cool or what!?

BUT on the other hand…

  • This little guy should do better in focusing. It takes quite a while for the camera to focus, especially when it’s recording.
  • The placement of the flash! Sometimes the flash gets blocked out my the lens and what happens are those dark corners surfacing in pictures.:(
  • Quite literally, NOTHING ELSE.

Well, here’s my impromptu and roughly thought out review of the new Ixus 220 HS. Which, thanks to Google, is also known as the Canon Powershot Elph 300 HS in the States. And maybe other parts of the world as well. Why not call it a Powershot here in Singapore as well? Why Ixus? Weird. They should have the same names INTERNATIONALLY, you know. Cos’ who knows what a Canon Rebel T2i is when it’s called the Canon 550D in their area?! Haven’t you studied the LAw of Standardisation?! Okay, maybe there isn’t one law like this out yet, BUT STILL!!!

Okay, enough of rants and what-nots. Here’s some sample pictures I took yesterday, and Mawar today:

That’s it for now, TOOTLES!!!


Written by GekTeng

June 1, 2011 at 12:05 PM

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  1. After reading your first line I had to comment. I feel I too may have to cheat on my love of Nikons. Like you, I also have a D5000 and I am mad it does not have full HD, yeah the photos are nice but HD video looks sick on other cameras but I brought it so… shame on me for the lack of research. Plus Canon does have a good camera line-up, so I may check it out the 7D looks amazing!!

    Glad you are happy about your new camera. Plus why is not called powershot universally? Weird.


    June 1, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    • We’re all guilty for this, aren’t we? Totally agree on the video quality for D5000. And the lower-than-other-models screen resolution makes me not feel that good too! Fret not, you’re not the only one who’s mad and not researching (well, I researched, but shit happens sometimes…).

      And I’m not afraid to say my heart’s siding more to Canon now and drifting further and further away from Nikon, especially after I found a dead pixel! Watched really awesome videos shot on the 7D, and it’s mad awesome! Too bad I’m cash-strapped now:(

      I think I can talk about this forever, but yeah, that’s all for now, thanks!


      June 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM

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