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A new camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 | 0 comments

Since the Canon Powershot A620 a customer promised me to send to me still hadn't arrived, and I had the feeling that it will take quite some more time (weeks), I decided that enough was enough. So Esme and I went out to buy a new digital camera.

I was looking for either an A610 or A620, even though digital cameras are extremely overpriced in Mexico. Overpriced as in twice as expensive compared to prices in the USA. Why shops try to rip off people who make way less money (about 8 times) compared to the USA is beyond me, but it seems to happen with all luxury goods in Mexico.

But somehow all A610s and A620s were sold out. When we arrived at Wal-Mart, I saw a Canon A410. We asked a girl if we could have a look at it. She handed us the camera. I asked if they had boxed versions since another thing that happens with expensive goods is that there is only one item, so what you see is what you get, notwithstanding that other people have been testing the goods before you.

The girl told us that they had plenty of them boxed. But she recommended us the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600, a 6 megapixel camera. We both looked at it, and I knew for sure, this is what I want, even though I am not a fan of Sony, especially not after the whole root kit incident. But the Cyber-shot DSC-S600 looked way more promising compared to the Canon A410. We also bought a Sony 512 MB memory stick pro duo, and a (again Sony) charger with four AA Ni-MH batteries included.

When we had a drink in Wal-Mart I suddenly thought up another thing we needed: a good camera bag. We decided to turn this in a Sony day, and go with the expensive Sony bag, also since it looked much better then the other el cheapo digital camera bags.

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