Power in My Pocket

29 August 2012

Power in Your Pocket is definitely not an easy theme for me to write about.
Because my pocket is empty 80% of the time!

10% of the time, my hands are in my pocket. Powerful huh? LOL!

Nah! Give you a powerful punch!
Nah! Give you a powerful punch!

Another 10% of the time, I have my car and house key in my pocket! Worth a lot right? I supposed it could be considered as powerful, no? Oh wait. The car and house isn’t mine. Oh well… =(

Car and house keys
Car and house keys
Do you like my sexy Betty Boop keychain? :p

I know a lot of people put all sorts of things in their pocket like wallet and phone but I can’t! And here’s my explanation…

So here’s my purse. I don’t have a deep enough pocket for such a long purse! But hey, it’s thick. Meaning my spending power is high?

Carlo Rino purse
Carlo Rino purse

Eh…..no. My receipts are thicker than the cash I have…. LOL!

Cash VS. Receipts
Cash VS. Receipts

As for phone, my HTC Desire HD with 4.3″ touch screen won’t fit either… =(

HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD

The next one has got to be my most powerful property ever. What is it? I’m sure all of you know.
It’s my DSLR! But as if it’s not bulky enough, a recent addition of a flashgun has just made it even bulkier. Can you imagine how inconvenient it is for a girl like me to carry so many heavy things around? Oh God!

Nikon D60
Nikon D60

Sometimes, there are events that I don’t wish to bring my DSLR along (like clubbing) but I have no choice because my phone couldn’t snap a decent photo in low light and my ancient Sony digital camera isn’t working properly anymore. Can you guess how old my Sony digital camera is? It’s been a decade. Yes, that’s 10 years! I wouldn’t dispose it off because it has accompanied me for so long =(

Sony Digital Camera
Sony Digital Camera
But recently, I was exposed to Sony’s new camera: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100. At first glance, I thought it was just a normal compact digital camera like my ancient one. But when I get to hands on and try it out for myself, I was literally dumbfounded. IT.WAS.AWESOME. Although the size is compact, but the performance is highly competitive compared with the DSLRs in market today.
The key to why it’s so impressive is that it has a 20MP 1″ sensor, a 1.2 million dot 3.0″ LCD that uses Sony WhiteMagic technology to improve battery life and greater brightness and a Carl Zeiss 28-100mm equivalent F1.8-4.9 lens for a start. Besides that, it also has the capability for 1080p60 and 1080i video capture. The coolest thing is, you are able to shoot 17MP stills while recording a video! I’m not going to touch so many technical stuff here since I’m not a so technical person (that explains why this camera is perfect for me). If you wanna try the awesomeness, head on to your nearest Sony Centre.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100

Here are some photos I took using purely auto mode. Note that the environment was pretty dark but the camera intelligently brightens the photo up, blurs the background and the bokeh effects are amazing, I fell in love right away with this camera! Most importantly, the compact size makes it pocketable so I can bring it anywhere I go! I really really hope to get this camera so that I can finally have “Power in My Pocket”.

From this experience, I’ve learned a thing. You’ve all heard of the English idiom “Don’t judge a book by its cover” but I came up with a new idiom:

“Don’t judge a camera by its size”.

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  1. Oh yes, I remember these shots taken by the new Sony. Are u getting it? That's pretty cool!

  2. Constance Ant

    August 29

    so many new and more canggih camera coming out. how to keep up to date le :/ wallet also doesn't allow us doing so =.=

    but sony products are mostly berry decent and stylish looking!

    • Haha if I get this one, I won't need to change camera for a long time!

  3. Xue Ren

    August 29

    woah!! nice shots!! so clear! 😀

  4. suituapui

    August 30

    Carl Zeiss lens! Good camera, that one!

  5. i got 2 camera at home and I don't use it..
    all using my phone the pictures

  6. Armstrong

    August 30

    Carl Zeiss cameras are the best… My old Nokia phone always took great pics. Sometimes my friend thought the picture not nice but when upload to computer then it looks great.

    And your camera is awesome. Like the pics. Definitely don't judge a book by its cover.

    Happy Thursday, Charmaine.

  7. Tekkaus

    August 30

    Wow…you have so many cameras…I have like…only one dedicated camera. :p

  8. Michelle Jiafang

    August 30

    Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

  9. Ginny Hana ◕‿◕。

    August 31

    I love compact digital camera/ or semi which looks very petite. Because it is extremely inconvenient for me to carry a big bulky camera out. I currently have one very dedicated digital camera. Just got it 2 months ago, and it work really well for me. Haha I wonder when only will I upgrade to even more advance technology. 😀

    Ginny Hana

  10. MichLeong

    August 31

    Wow. Nice pictures from that Sony cam.

  11. Tony Teh

    September 1

    I have more power in my pocket. It can take pictures, go online, message and make phone calls LOL. Malaysian Social Media Agency

  12. de engineur

    September 3

    The RX100 sure takes decent pics judging from the sample shots here. Good thing is that there's that control dial you can fiddle with if you want to manually control ISO, aperture & shutter speed. Cool!

  13. Isabel

    September 6

    wow the tart! Yeah bigger cameras are such a PITA to bring out sometimes.. I had a Sony cam once and it took such nice pics of people! xD

  14. kuromeowiie

    September 14

    Jiayou jiayou for the contest! Then you can bring compact to HA ady LOL

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