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Canon 600D

by on Mar.07, 2011, under Personal, Tech

Looks like I finally made up my decision on getting a DSLR to join the crowd of photographer. It’s Canon 600D which about to release by end of the month of March 2011. Lets hope the news from
Canon Malaysia Facebook is true.

Why I choose this DSLR.
Let eliminate the common brand, well know Nikon DSLR which seem to be best in price/feature. The reason I did not go for Nikon camera because I find hard to understand the camera. I was given few chances to handon with Nikon camera by I fail to take a decent photo. My Canon 200SX produces a better picture during the shooting. I know I know. I am not saying Canon 200SX is wpid-2011-03-22-23.24.22.jpg

better but I just do not know how to use Nikon camera.
Sony DSLR is a good camera and ease to use when first touch of it and without much setting I am satisfied with the output of the photo. One thing the worry me about Sony is all their lens are too pricey. So there goes out of my list.
My second candidate was micro four third Panasonic GF2. I was really excited when this camera about to release back in December 2010. However after a few handon with the camera, I found that the touch screen really bad as it uses pressure sensitive touch technology which was famous 6 years ago. In addition to that, the grip is really bad for a camera. With the weight of the lens on interchange lens camera, size does matter and the feel of stability need to be there.
Canon 60D will be my only choice as I really like the rotatable screen. Especially taking marco shot, You able to comfortably look into the live view without twisting your neck to the max. The size of 600D really over kill for beginner like me. That leave me hopeless until the announce of 600D. 600D seems to the birth of 60D and 550D. It has the screen like 60D and the size of 550D. It just perfect. I hope my hand on when it reached Malaysia does not disappoint me.

The Canon 600D price and availability in Malaysia were announced as below. The price look attractive to me as it is lower that retail price of current 550D.

**Availability: End March 2011 (tentative).
EOS 600D (Body): RRP RM2,549
EOS 600D (18-55mm IS II): RRP RM2,999
EOS 600D (18-135mm IS): RRP RM3,688

Update 22 March 2011:

Finally, I bought it at one of the camera shop in Angsana, Johor. Price RM34xx for Canon 600D with 18-135mm lens. It comes with free cleaning kit, tripod, camera bag, 8GB memory card and screen protector.

I top up RM 500 for additional 50mm/1.8 lens, filter for both lens, additional battery. Got addition free item after heavy bargain, 1 remote shutter, dry silica gel.

Price breakdown
Canon 600 Kit II(18-135mm) – RM 34xx
Additional Lens(50mm/1.8) – RM 300
Additional Battery – RM 100
2xDecent quality lens filter – RM 200
Remote, Silica-gel, Etc – RM 50
Total after heavy bargain – RM39xx

Remember to pamper your camera with an Eye-Fi card.

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