Aug 10
Panasonic SDR-H250

Panasonic SDR-H250

I have been using the Panasonic SDR-H250 camcorder for 2 years. This is a great small size camcorder for family use. Sometimes I use it to shoot Dr Lee health seminar for 2 to 6 hours in a day. This HDD camcorder is an upgrade from my previous Panasonic NV-DS65 camcorder with DV tape. I would say the difference in video quality and feature are very significant.

Here’s my review of this camcorder.

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Jul 30

After shooting a lot of blurry baby photos using the Nikon D60 kit lens, I finally decided to buy a new lens. I wanted to shoot moving baby photo in low light condition, without using flash. So the choice is quite straight forward. It is a single-focal-length lens with large aperture, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G.

I bought it for RM 820 at Mee Too Plaza Angsana, the shop where I previously bought the Nikon D60 camera. Let’s see how it compares to the original D60 kit lens.

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Apr 24
My HP Compaq 6520s laptop

My 1-year-old laptop

This is my 1-year-old HP Compaq 6520s laptop. I must say I’m very lucky to have this laptop with me. It was also a coincidence for me to have bought it. Previously, I used an Acer laptop. But since my younger brother furthered his study to China, I borrowed it to him.

After that I spent a lot of time online searching for the laptop I like. My budget was below RM 3000. I needed a reliable laptop but not a high spec one. Acer and Compaq laptop didn’t came to my consideration because of their lack of quality feel. Then I looked at Dell, Toshiba, Fujitsu, NEC, Lenovo and HP laptop.

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Apr 17

Do you find your laptop hotter than before? Does your laptop always blow hot air from the vent even you don’t use any heavy duty program? Do you feel your laptop keyboard or touchpad getting hotter?

A hot laptop usually means a short life span laptop. You should always keep your laptop temperature low to prolong its life span. Using a cool laptop feels better too. You won’t feel as if your laptop just came out from the oven.

So what should you do if your laptop gets hotter than before? Here is a simple tip to lower your laptop temperature in one minute.

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Apr 15
It's a HP

It's a HP

Recently, my relative asked me which laptop to buy. He is a beginner in using computer. So he will mainly use it for browsing internet and watch movie.

Initially I recommended Compaq CQ40-338 with Intel Core Duo T4200 2.0Ghz, 1Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD and 14 inch display. I chose Compaq over Acer and Dell because it looks more solid with chromed body finish which won’t get stained. Good experience with my current HP 6520s laptop also influenced my choice for Compaq since both are from the same company. And this new Compaq laptop is much better built compared to the previous generation Compaq laptop.

We almost bought it. But later we ended up buying another laptop instead…

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Apr 10

My wife just finished a flower arrangement for a newly opened shop. Everytime she completed a flower arrangement, she would take photo for her future reference.

7 years ago, she used her Olympus C-50 point and shoot digital camera for all her flower shooting. 1 year ago, she used her Panasonic FX36 camera. And now, she used my Nikon D60 SLR camera. How does this 3 different cameras compare? Let’s check out.

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Mar 14

What is ISO? What you should know about ISO setting in order to get good photo with your camera?

In photography, ISO stands for light sensitivity for the camera sensor. Lower ISO means lower light sensitivity. For low ISO, the camera sensor needs more time to receive enough light to frame a picture. At high ISO, the sensor needs a much shorter time. Therefore, lower ISO needs longer exposure time (slower shutter speed). And higher ISO needs shorter exposure time (faster shutter speed).

But if the subject is moving or your hand is not steady, low ISO (longer exposure time) tends to produce blurry photo. So you need to use higher ISO with shorter exposure time. But if higher ISO has the advantage of producing blur free photo, why don’t you just use high ISO all the time? Why bother with lower ISO?

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