Monday, November 01, 2010

Sony Alpha A290 = Novice Moi :)

Yeay alhamdulilah...

Finally moi bought a new camera for moiself. A DSLR to be precise. The wishlist is well-executed thou it shud be next year 2011 wishlist's budget. It's alrite. At least, moi got new sorta activity to get busy with towards the end of the year *wink

Moi have being thinking to get a proper camera but it never be a priority before. This mindset apparently because "moi-loves-to-be-the-subject-of-the-photo-itself-instead-of-being-the-person-to-capture-the-photo" and you got it what moi mean? Yup, moi is an avid cam-whorer instead of an avid photo-taker :D

So, to make this wish happen for real, moi dragged bestie and her brother, A'pit all together with her nephew, Kikiep last Sunday to Digital Mall. We checked every stores and get the best deal for Alpha A290 that cost only RM1550. Previous months price will be between RM1800++ up to 2K. The DSLR comes in with free tripod and external speedlight ( moi just get to know the real name of that extra flash of that small strobe is speedlight *ya ampun, saya budak balu belajaa oo :)

Jom check out the details of each accessories

Kenko Circular Polariser 55mm Filter

Light rays which are reflected by any surface become polarised and polarising filters are used to select which light rays enter your camara lens.

They allow you to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass etc.

They also enable colors to become more saturated and appear clearer, with better contrast.

This effect is often used to increase the contrast and saturation in blue skies and white clouds,polarising filters do not affect the overall color balance of a shot.

Kenko Filters have coatings applied to both surfaces to suppress reflection and increase light transmission.


The a lighting system HVLF20AM is a compact, lightweight flash unit perfect for first time DSLR users. This lens makes it easy for everyone to take beautiful photos in low light and is slim and stylish enough to keep it mounted on the camera at all times.

Equipment Type: Tripod - Digi Eye TR-37
Equipment Brand: Digi eye
Equipment Model: TR-37

Lightweight tripod for beginners. Best for those night shots and fireworks when u need stability. Comes w box and carrying bag. Easy to setup (due to quick release leg log) and stow away. Has mid level bracing system where u can hang extra weight for extra stability.

Free gift from Sony.

Folded Length: 505mm
Extended Length: 1345mm
Weight: 710g

Real Name: Paradigm


DSLR-A290 is introduced in a world of flawless, low noise images, a big step up from classic point-and-shoot models.
It gives more traditional options for novice lens-swappers than Sony’s new NEX range of interchangeable-lens compacts. DSLR-A290 are the latest cameras from the company’s Alpha range. This new model is promoted as affordable, but highly advanced cameras, thanks to the 14.2 megapixels sensor and advanced functions, like Graphic Display , HDMI output and BRAVIA Sync.

A290: Sony introduces new models in the range α (Alpha) DSLR digital camera, stylish, with 14.2 mega pixels. Ideal for users that enter for the first time ever DSLR,

DSLR-A290 offers a dramatic improvement in image quality and creative options for a compact camera point and shoot. They are also really simple to use, even if you’ve never handled a DSLR camera. With a resolution of 14.2 effective megapixels to get perfect images with little noise, this camera offer the fast shutter response so coveted by the users of DSLR cameras.

Alpha DSLR camera is based on the A-mount lens format, which supports older Minolta and Konica Minolta AF glass. The new model has a tougher grip design with a revised button layout. The body include a built-in flash, HDMI output and slots for both Sony’s own Memory Stick Pro Duo memory cards, and SD and SDHC cards. Bravia Sync lets you attach the cameras to a Sony Bravia high-definition telly and control photo slide shows with the TV’s remote control.

To aid beginners, the cameras include an on-screen help function that explains their features, with a sample image showing the effects of each one. An exposure guide graphic makes it clear how the aperture and shutter-speed settings relate to each other.

This camera features a new and attractive design of its grip that allows secure it even more comfortable. Also renewed the buttons on the upper part of both models, to provide a clear and orderly arrangement. Even beginners DSLR in the world will find that exploring the creative features of both cameras is remarkably easy. The intuitive Graphic Display makes it easy to understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and exposure adjustments elected on the final image. The Help Guide help system offers clear and concise explanations of camera functions, illustrated with an example image showing the results you can achieve. Quick access to shooting and playback menus is easier now thanks to the iconic color of the screen.

Least but not last, this new design offering a better grip and a more comfortable handling. The controls have also been repositioned and the result being a more.

Product synopsis taken from


Resolution: 14.2 effective mega pixels
Sensor type: CCD (APS-C size)
Burst rate: 2.5 FPS
Video recording: No
Optical zoom: N/A (varies from lens to lens)
LCD screen: 67mm (2.7-inch)
Lens mount: Sony α
Memory card compatibility: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/ Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™/ Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ HX/ SD memory card/ SDHC memory card
Size (WxDxH): 128.1 x 79.6 x 97.1 mm
Weight: 456g

That's all about the cammy :)

So ladies and gentleman.....presenting u olssss :P

For the very 1st time exploring the cammylicious, here some snapshots taken around moi's bedroom. DIY tutorial from the youtube and google. Hope moi can be a zero to hero ehh no heroin *yeah wuteva moi wish :P

Enthusiastically to learn more skill in creating super cool piccas. Above pics are just the beginning. Lots more to come :)

Enjoy peeps (*_~)V


  1. moi...that was great2 capture!ur zero to heroin (not heroes) hehe =D wish i got my own dslr.argh!

  2. ohh thnks still newbie...acah2 je tu hehe