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Behind The Scene …

Some of you might have realized by now how some of my pictures that I share on Instagram and Dayre seem to be higher quality compared to the rest?

Well if you have, you guys have sharp eyes! These pictures were taken by my new camera =) I’m still using my old iPhone 4S and Samsung Note2, both of their cameras are now quite outdated compared to all of those newly released phones like Sony Z1 or iPhone5s!

Anyway, I found a way to share better quality pictures without having to spend RM2k on a phone!

I tot of keeping it as a secret but I was like, “Good things are meant to be shared!” I know I’m a good person ahemmmmm

So, here I am sharing, the secret behind my Instagram and Dayre pictures!

Why not DsLR?

I had been doing a lot of research on cameras a few months ago, and I’ve always wanted something that comparable to a DSLR. Since Jo owns a DSLR, I dont see why I should get one for myself so I decided to just get something smaller. My brain kept telling me DSLR pictures look nicer one le!!! For example our honeymoon in Boracay or my LOTD. They were all taken with our Nikon D300. DSLRs are important when travelling, I know it’s big but I’m not the one who carries it so I dont complain LOL. Jo has been thinking to change our D300 to a full frame camera but that is another story so that will go into another blog post. He used to have a D700 back in the US but he needed it for work. The only bad thing about DSLRs is that it’s too big to be carried around especially to events or dinners T__T I used to carry ours around with me to events; imagine me carrying  a DSLR, handbag, goodie bags and my phone!?!?! That’s when I realized I cant do this anymore… A camera that weighs as much as a small baby is seriously a big nono for me, especially when I’m wearing a heels! FTS

Why Not New Phone?

To be honest, I’m not a very techy person. I use whatever I can get or afford. I don’t follow the trend when it comes to technology. Some of my frens change their phones like its free LOL but not me. I tend to just stick with one until it dies on me, but so far both of my Note 2 and iPhone4s are very loyal to me *touchwood.

Flip screen

Almost all cameras can do a selfies these days, as long as you’re very well trained but not all cameras have a flip screen. Ah Ha! Flip screens makes my life so much easier when I want to take selfies with my friends! One shot gao tim!

Light Weight

Light weight but not too light or small like a pocket camera T__T Sorry I’m super picky.


O yes, how can a camera survive without wifi? Enter the wifi SD card. These days, its essential to have wifi to share our pictures instantly. LOL


  Camera that costs no more than RM1.5k hahaha. I have a very tight budget so…

Anyway, after much consideration and reviews from friends and Jo, I decided to get myself a Sony NEX-3N!


Yup, you’re right it’s not a latest model camera hahha. It has been out in the market for quite a while edi! The price fits perfectly in to my budget. I got it for RM1,100 and the new Sony Nex-5 is around RM1800 but most of the functions like sensor and lens are the same as my NEX-3N. The main difference is that it doesn’t come with WiFi, so I got a  Toshiba Wifi card for only RM120. So, why pay so much for a newer camera with Wifi when I can get a card!

Most important of all, this camera has a DSLR sized sensor! I used to have an Olympus XZ-1 but that has a much smaller sensor, so I cant achieve a shallow depth of field! Very technical explanation but in simpler terms, it just means that with a bigger sensor, I can make the background more blur behind me in pictures. The lens is also interchangable so in the future we can add another 35mm f1.8 lens for even more awesome portraits!

Now a little review on my camera hehe. I figured I dont really do tech reviews on my blog because it’s clearly not my strength haha. BUT, I will try to share what are the things I like about my new camera!

Flip Screen


O yes, this is super awesome because I dont have to remember which angle I need to raise my camera in order to capture my face or my fren’s hahaha.

4I can even selfie with Furry boy!!!! See, he also likes selfies LOL.


20140423_202825Well, almost all camera comes with this function but some of you who are using the same camera asked me, “Why your pic turn out nicer one!” Well, the secret is that I’m using Aperture mode instead of AUTO =) Jo adjusts most of the settings for me so, he says, “just use “A” mode and use the largest aperture (smallest number; very counter-intuitive, I know).”

20140423_202841To achieve a brighter exposure I adjust the exposure using the shortcut button! Usually if I’m taking selfies I will adjust it to 1.0 or 1.5 to overexpose a little bit, but it really depends on the lighting at your location, whether if it’s bright or dim.

Soft Skin Effect


Actually before getting this camera I was thinking to get myself a Casio TR150! Jo warned me not to get that camera because it’s crazy expensive and useless (only can take selfies and nothing else). He insisted I should get myself a real camera so that I can use it to travel or work. Well, he is right! Good thing about this camera is that it comes with a soft skin effect too!! It’s not as awesome as TR150 but it’s perfect for me!

1This is how it looks like without any editing but only the soft skin effect on the camera itself! OMG super awesome!!! My skin looks flawless without looking too heavily edited like TR150.

2Not just faces ok, food pics also look very beautiful one! Hahahahahahhaha Look at the color and everything !!!!


It also works well with the built in flash! Hehe

Wifi Card!

20140423_203127As mentioned earlier, I bought a wifi card so that I can transfer pictures I take instantly into my phone. This is a serious problem for bloggers or most girls these days, we HAVE to share what we eat, wear and do.

The disadvantages of the wifi card are that it drains my camera battery faster compared to using a normal memory card but the battery still can last for at least 24 hours!

Another disadvantage is that I have too many random pictures in this card and I have a hard time sorting it out. To solve this problem, I keep opening new folders in my computer and name them SONY1, SONY2, SONY3….. LOL

I think that’s pretty much about it! I think I did pretty well up to this point so maybe next time I will consider doing a post on which apps I use to edit my pictures!

P/S: Camera sponsors ahemmm you know who to look for if you need someone to do review on your camera LOL.


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  • Reply A Walk With Aud

    Welcome to the NEX family, I’m using NEX F3. Thinking to get 35mm lens too! and hey I just got the wifi card too! but i bought it at RM 88 for one.

    April 28, 2014 at 9:32 am
  • Reply thian

    I’ve been looking for this WIFI SD card for a very long time! Mind sharing where did you get them? I almost wanna buy from an online site that cost RM300+ T__T and yes, it’s very useful.

    April 28, 2014 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Hanie

    I’m using NEX-5R since October last year and I’ve been able to get really nice shots with it 😀 I’m thinking of getting a new lens too but Sony lenses are on the pricier side so I’m sticking to my kit lens for now. They do great too :DnnI love the Wifi function I have on my camera hehe, makes life so much easier~ Oh btw, since mine is NEX-5R (it has been replaced by 5T) it doesn’t have NFC but I don’t need that lol~nn

    April 28, 2014 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    Hey bobo! May I know in which branch do you buy this?

    April 28, 2014 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Adeline Chin

    Thanks for the review bobo! was thinking to get myself an α5000… hmm guess now i should reconsider it since nex 3n is only about RM1,100 ! hmmmmm

    April 28, 2014 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    Haha yea!!! ure most welcome! u can consider 5n if u have higher budget!

    April 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    I got it in Harvey Norman

    April 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Hello Bobo, as you said u get it in Harvey Norman, so do we need to have member card or others to get this price? Which Harvey Norman u went btw? Thanks 🙂

    April 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    nope u don’t need to. I got it in Pavilion!

    April 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Jacelyn

    Thx for sharing this info, im so outdated. I do not know got such wifi card before. I definitely will go to get one and I dont have to buy camera again! Yeah!

    April 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Beatrice

    Yay high five I also have this camera!! Super love the flip screen Hahahahaha. Take really nice sunset photos too! Oh but mine’s black cos my mom don’t let me buy the white one T-T seems very chio.

    April 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    high five!!!!

    April 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply jingyingsia

    After reading your post I felt a little bit regret getting myself the Casio zr1200

    April 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    A few of my Frens using zr12000 too! I think it’s pretty good camera too! The flip screen is bigger than mine and the soft skin mode also pretty awesome he he he.

    April 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Hi bobo! May I know where did you get ur camera and the wifi card? Thanks 🙂

    April 30, 2014 at 2:05 am
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    camera from Harvey Norman, card from low yat

    May 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply jane

    Hi Bobo! Thank you so much for this post! I am so happy to finally found a camera that I have been looking for. Your requirement in looking for a camera is exactly the same as mine! Especially for the price! I think the price for this is perfect. I cannot express how thrill I am right now and can’t wait to get my hands on this camera! <3 Thank you sooo much! T.T *tears of happiness* haha

    May 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    ure most welcome hehhee! have fun selfie

    May 6, 2014 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Cynthia

    Hii Bobo. Just wanna know how long does it takes to charge ur camera? And how fast does the battery drained off (from a fully charged state)? Do you charge from the camera or getting a traveler charger for charging? Sorry for asking so much question. >_<

    May 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm
  • Reply Aegean

    That’s what I’m looking for! dislike the heavy effect of TR/ZR. And I always think that camera like this will cost me about 2k and above. by the way I would like to know the weight of the camera. It seems heavy with the lens. Thanks for your sharing! ^^

    June 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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  • Reply Bobostephanie

    halo! sorry i just saw this comment. I always carry the charger with me when I travel! well the battery last at least 8-9 hours if u continuousky using it but it really depends on ur usage. I just realized if I don’t keep transferring pic from camera to my phone the battery can last longer! I usually leave my camera charge overnight hahaha.

    June 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Su Ann

    Hi Bobo! Does this camera come with the WiFi card or do I have to get it myself? This post helps a lot 😉

    June 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Bobostephanie

    err I think I mentioned that I got myself a wifi card in the post right ==”

    June 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply San

    hie bobo! =D this is my first time commenting in your blog… although being your reader for i think…3 years now? after reading your post, im so attracted to the camera…however, the sony NEX had been discontinued so i bought sony alpha 5000 yesterday =D do you mind sharing a post on what is the settings to take nice photographs? such as aperture … ur photos is great!

    June 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm
  • Reply San

    hie bobo! =D this is my first time commenting in your blog… although being your reader for i think…3 years now? after reading your post, im so attracted to the camera…however, the sony NEX had been discontinued so i bought sony alpha 5000 yesterday =D do you mind sharing a post on what is the settings to take nice photographs? such as aperture … ur photos is great!

    June 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm
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