Camera Dilemma

[This post has been updated at 8:24 PM GMT+8] 

I’ve been so stressed looking for a Sony a6000 camera with 16-55mm kit lens for the past weeks. And now I’m back to watching Canon 70D and 700D reviews and comparison videos. Well, I think I should stop. 

It’s clearly Sony Philippines doesn’t have stocks other than in Sony Centre Filinvest, which is too far from where I live and where I work. I tried asking if they could just transfer the unit to Sony Centre Glorietta but Hazel (a Sony representative from Filinvest) told me that I have to deposit the payment to their bank account before they deliver it. Too much hassle coz I have to go to a bank, line up and wait for 3 days for clearance, then wait for 2 days before they deliver. Not to mention that their price is higher than the other distributors.

Sony Philippines can’t make an arrangement. I’m a sure buyer but I don’t know their policy. I think I should just let it pass.

Or I could just stick to my first choice, which is the Canon 70D. Also a great camera: better battery, articulating touchscreen, better video. But the weight isn’t ideal for a commuter like me. That makes me think to just purchase a Canon 700D, or even a Canon EOS M2 shipping from Japan which will be available this Friday from an unauthorized Canon Philippines distributor. 

Or just simply let it go. Just let this craziness go. I have functional smartphones anyway. The iPhone 5S still takes good photographs. The Lumia 1020 still works perfectly fine and I can use the manual controls easily.

Anyway, I think this blogpost is non-sense. I just want to let it out. 

After watching some more Youtube videos, I learned that the Canon 700D is just enough for me. Firstly, I am not a professional photographer and videographer therefore there will never be a return of investment.

Secondly, the Dual Pixel technology of the Canon 70D is really great but I guess doing manual focusing would make me a better photographer. I would get to think deeper and be more intimate with the camera.

Lastly, instead of shelling out extra money for the 70D, I could just simply spend it to buy better lenses.
I’ll wait until Friday. If Sony Philippines or other local distributors will have the Sony a6000, I’ll buy it. Otherwise, I’ll get the Canon 700D with 18-135mm kit lens.

I hope I won’t regret my decision. LOL!


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