Sunday, December 28, 2008

Buying digital camera in Bangladesh

I badly need a digital camera (but I dont know why, may be hudai).
My choice of compact digital cameras:
1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 (for its zoom)
2. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (for its excellent build and canon rocks)
3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 (for its wide lens and picture quality)
4. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (for its usability and value)
5. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (for its price and manual control)

Now I doubt if TZ5 is available in Bangladesh. The price may be much more higher. (my budget is less than 20000 Tk). So "No" vote to number one.
The second one is available and the price is about 26000 tk is Canon showroom. (have to check outside market). So "No" vote wins again.
I would be real happy if I can get the FX35 in local market (and also hope the price will be around 15000 Tk). I went to Bashundhara city today but could not check on Panasonic models as the market was about to close. If price difference is not much then I will go for the FX37.
The next option is SD1100. about 20000 Tk in shoroom and about 16000 Tk outside.
But I think I will choose A590 for its manual control and price (16000 Tk in showroom and 11000 Tk in outside), moreover I would like to use CHDK.

So the final "Ha" vote goes to
if available,
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35
Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Currently I am using my Sony Ericsson K550i with modded Super Cam driver. Images are not that much bad I guess (dont forget to vote :P).