Our last hurrah for 2011…or not?

Olympus Pen EP3

Ross has been bugging me for the longest time about buying a camera.  I want to buy too, but I don’t want to shell out a lot of moolah especially now that we’re saving for the wedding.

We initially wanted the EP2, but when we got the time to check out the stores and canvass for prices, all they had was the EPL2 (the one with the flash).  I didn’t like the material as it felt like I was holding plastic.  So we ditched that.

Now, there’s EP3.  I read good reviews about this, so I also toyed with the idea of getting one.   But I was still deterred by having to shell out a lot of money when we could just buy a simple, yet of DSLR-like quality digicam.

Then last December 31, I said okay.  Just to finish this, let’s go to Funan to buy a camera.  I was hoping to be wrong about the camera, that it wasn’t as good as others and Ross claim it to be.  Oh, but it was.  I’m not a photography enthusiast, and I know zilch about cameras except for a few things that I hear from Kim….but this one is good.  Really good.  I tested it out and the pictures were really clear and sharp.  Like a DSLR, you can manually adjust the aperture and ISO and other thingies, thus giving you a wide variety of options for your photos.  Its Art and Scene features allow you to make artistic shots.  You can also edit your photos on the camera itself (although I haven’t tested this feature yet).  Aside from the impressive photo quality, you can also change the lens.  I saw on their brochure that it has a fish eye, a wide angle and another zoom lens.  But we only got the kit lens for now because the cost of a new lens is the same as the camera itself.

As early as now, I have to say that it’s a really good buy.  We got freebies too:  a memory card, a hard case, a voucher and a skin for the camera.  We bought a filter for the lens and the uncle at funan gave us the screen protector for fee.  We just need a spare battery because its battery life is only less than a day and cleaning tools.

At least now, we can roam around the city and take pictures haha.  Di na kami mukhang kawawa 🙂


We tested this camera out during the new year fireworks along Marina Bay.  The camera didn’t disappoint, except that the battery ran out halfway through the fireworks.  The fireworks, while it was beautiful, was, sadly, a disappointment.  It’s just not the same as Pinas’.  It felt like they had the fireworks just for the sake of having one.  Oh well.


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