Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200

Okay, so I thought I wouldn't want anything more than the Canon PowerShot G1X. It turned out that I was wrong because I just found REAL LOVE with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200. It's the newest offering from Panasonic under the compact camera category packed with superzoom which is smaller than the typical DSLR but slightly bigger than the usual Micro Four Thirds.

It has a 24× optical zoom lens and 12.1 effective megapixels. The maximum aperture is f2.8 for the whole 24X zoom range which is really the selling point. It is capable of zooming a distance of 4.5mm to 108mm which is also equivalent to 25mm to 600mm (full-frame).

It also has a built-in electronic viewfinder of its own so you won't have to buy it as a separate accessory anymore. This time, you can use the hot shoe for an external flash alone and still use an electronic viewfinder at the same time.

Another selling point of this magnificent camera is the articulating LCD which is really handy for that dramatic low angle shot effect.

It currently has a price tag of $545.89 in amazon.com & ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

PS. You might want to join the fun by liking our Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200 Facebook page. Thanks a lot!

Sensor Type:                          CMOS
Sensor Size:                           1/2.3"
Aspect Ratio:                          4:3
Effective Megapixels:           12.1
Total Megapixels:                  12.8
Maximum Resolution:           4000 x 3000
Sensor Filter:                         RGB - Bayer
Shutter Speed:                      1/4000 – 60 seconds
ISO:                                         100 – 6400
Continuous Drive:                 12.0 fps
Red Eye Reduction:              Yes
Type:                                       Superzoom
Dimensions:                           3.4″ × 4.9″ × 4.3″
Weight:                                   20.7 oz (includes battery and memory card)
View Screen:                          3.0″ 460,000 dots
Viewfinder:                             Electronic
Built-In Flash:                         Yes
Flash Range:                          44.00 feet max
Supported Memory Cards:   SD • SDHC • SDXC • UHS
Battery:                                   DMW-BLC12PP (7.2V / 1200mAh / 8.7Wh)
Self Timer:                              Yes
Flash Hot Shoe:                     Yes
Environmentally Sealed:       No
Max Video Res:                      1080p 60fps
Supported Video Modes:      AVCHD • MP4
Built-In Lens
Optical Zoom:                         24.0x
Focal length:                          4.5mm – 108mm
Focal length (35mm):            25mm – 600mm
Aperture:                                f/2.8 – f/8.0
Minimum Focus Distance:   11.80″
Additional Features
HDR:                                       Yes
Remote Included:                 No
Wi-Fi:                                      No
3D Capture:                           Yes
GPS:                                       No
Panorama:                             Yes

Below are more pictures of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200 from different angles.

Friday, September 21, 2012

JLo Dance Again World Tour Manila on November 26, 2012

Whoever said that Filipinos are "POOR" obviously hasn't been to the Philippines yet. JLo can already retire with the money she'll be getting from  her World Tour's Philippine leg alone because we Filipinos love to waste our money on foreign entertainers on a regular basis. Just look at the most expensive sections below - SOLD OUT! It's crazy!

NOTE: If you're on your PC, just right-click on the picture below and select Open link in new tab to view the original size for a better view. Otherwise, just click on the pic because it will look very clear on mobile.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fibisco's Factory-Priced Cookies

I am thankful that my grandmothers were smart enough to have chosen to buy a house in Kapitolyo during the 60's.

Kapitolyo is home to both the class A and class B crowd. Although there are some class C and D scattered somewhere, I really don't mind because it's inevitable.

Anyway, Kapitolyo is also where most factories are located. They are somewhat concentrated in one area to make sure that the fumes from the factories don't go near the residential areas. Dunkin Donuts and Figaro Coffee are just some of the factories around.

The oldest one I remember is the Fibisco factory where my mom would take me to buy lots of cookies. It's been decades since I last went there so I was thinking that maybe they have turned it into a modern-looking facility by now.

Well, guess what? I went there this afternoon to buy some factory-priced cookies and found the old place looking exactly the same way as I remember it. It was an awesome experience because I felt like going back in time. It had the same ambience with a post office and a train station that you won't feel like they're actually selling cookies in there. I felt like a child again.

If I could wish for something right now, I want to go back in the late 80's and early 90's and stay there for good. It was the best time in history for me.

Kuya, is this the cookie factory? Kuya? Pssst! KUYA!!!!
PNR Station, isdachu?
Post Office, isdachu?
They post and update the available products on this blackboard everyday.
My tray had little as compared to the others who bought a lot!
These students bought A LOT of cookies!
Wait for your number to be called out at the claiming area.

Christmas in September

The Christmas season has officially started. Yes, we know it's only September! However, we Filipinos are known for celebrating the Christmas season the longest.

The coming of the "ber" months tells us that Christmas is just a few paydays away so shopping early would be necessary. This is the perfect time to start buying grocery items little by little so by Christmas Eve, you'll have everything you'll need for Noche Buena and New Year's Eve Media Noche.

This is also the right time to start planning and probably buying those gifts for your family, friends and inaanaks. That way, you won't feel the financial aspect too much when it comes to holiday spendings.

SM Megamall's department store is one of the earliest establishments to welcome the Christmas spirit with their festive display of merchandise. Anyone would definitely feel the holiday spirit in the Basement level where the Christmas trees and colorful decors are being sold.

If you feel like taking some pictures, I suppose they allow it since the saleslady didn't mind snapping a picture of me and my mom in front of the giant Christmas tree in between the escalators.

I just hope that SM management will still let people take pictures around their Christmas section during mall hours and not tell them that taking pictures is not allowed. Merry Christmas!!