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14 years of Livejournalling, and hopefully, more to come.

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Originally opted for Casio's Exilim Z3 after doing much research on the internet, but a lucky bidding on Yahoo! Auctions got myself a windfall: an Optio S4 for only $640!
The orignal owner bought it a couple of weeks ago, but was long sighted and hence could not read off the LCD.

Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash
Effective Pixels: 4.0 megapixels
Image Capture Device
Type: 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter
Total Pixels: 4.23 megapixels
Color Depth: 10 bit x 3 colors
Recorded Pixels: Still –2304x1728 pixels, 1600x1200 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, 640x480 pixels; Movie – 320x240
Focus System
Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus system
Autofocus: 7 point AF, Spot AF & Infinity Landscape Mode
Manual Focus: 2.4 inches (0.06m) to Infinity
Focusing Range: Normal: 1.31 ft (0.4m) to Infinity; Macro: 7.1 inches (0.18 m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m); Super Macro: 2.4 inches (0.06m) to 7.9 inches (0.2m) at 10.2mm
Type: smc Pentax power zoom
Focal Length: 5.8mm - 17.4mm
35mm Equivalent: 35mm - 105mm
Aperture Range: F2.6 - F4.8
Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups (2 dual-sided aspherical elements)
Optical Zoom: 3X
Digital Zoom: 4X
Combined: 12X
Exposure Control
Light Metering Method: TTL metering with choice of: Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Sensitivity: Auto, or user select ISO 50, 100, 200
Exposure Control Method: Program AE
Exposure Modes: Program, Picture mode, Night scene, Movie, Panorama assist, 3D image, Digital filter, User
Exposure Compensation: +/-2 EV (1/3 steps)
Shutter: Type - Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter; Shutter Speed – approx. 1/2000 - 4 second
White Balance: White Balance Control - TTL Auto, Pre-set, Custom White Balance; Available Settings - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light, Manual
Flash: Operation Modes - Auto, Flash-Off, Flash-On, Auto + red-eye reduction, Flash-On + red-eye reduction

And now it's up to me to live up to my promise of taking enough memories for the precious memory bank.

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where are the pictures we took together man?

Will post it customised, later in the week prolly.

*takes a deep breath*

woah u finally got 1!!! Wah, lucky you, got it cheap, sometimes i wonder if i should get it from those online auction sites where its cheaper, but dont know if they can be trusted...

I've been 'beoing' the casio cameras for very long liao, they have a mini booth at isetan(shaw)...

have u tried this camera yet, are the shots nice?

Still testing. For night shots, there seem to be those "snowflakes".
Must be the dirty lenses.

oh, for mine, my nightshots are always not clear... wonder if it's the same for all cameras...

impressive features .. esp the ICD. take a few sample shots and let us see can :)

I'm only using 1024 resolution; a picture is about 500+ kb in size.
still have to read more about the camera to harness it's abilities.

Are you going develop yr photos?

I like Pentax Camera too! Read the reviews and drooling after its sleek look! Ok, I must admit I am still happy with my Casio. :>

Hmm.. looks like you got yourself a good deal! I would still prefer to get something with more zoon though...

A 3x Optical Zoom is good enough for me.
The Digital Zoom I usually avoid...

Yeah digital zoom sucks... probably time for me to get a new camera next year! Hmm..

How come you put up a Casio pic when the Pentax Optio is also a beauty? =)

I hope the owner throws in a good size of memory card for you too. Other than that, I have to say, this camera is definitely one of the best 4 MP categories.

Casio Pic?

*looks under the laptop*

damn, ur camera is smaller, cheaper and has a longer zoom and higher MP than mine! arghs!!! i hate technology...

p.s. where's that pic u took at the room?

Will post it customised, later in the week prolly.

*stretches arms*

check out Sony new digi cam.
Small with 5 mega pixel.
Large LCD display.
I've tried it. Pretty cool!

That's beyond my budget, and the review's not out yet.
Heard mixed comments about the picture quality, but we shall see.

Gotten myself a Canon Powershot A80 over the weekend too. Quite a big bulky camera, but has full manual functions. Quite interesting as I'm also trying to figure out the camera myself. Enjoy your new toy!!!

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