It really seems that sometimes, we get the short end of the stick on consumer deals in Asia – perhaps because there’s always somebody a bit lower down the consumer food chain than us who’ll happily pay a bit less for a slightly older model.
Backstory: I’ve been thinking about a waterproof compact to muck around with at the beach for some time, and then I come upon this on Amazon:
Panasonic Lumix TS20 Waterproof Digital Camera – US$137. It’s half the price of what I’d pay locally…except, they frustratingly don’t ship to Malaysia. Sigh. Anyway, I thought I’d post it for the benefit of readers living in the US who might be wanting to pick up one of these for the holidays.
On a better note, memory cards are on sale, too – these I will be picking up a few of. One can never have too much storage, especially with the D800E’s enormous raw files.
Sandisk Extreme 45mb/s 32GB SDHC UHS-1 – $33.60, reduced from $79.99 (again, we pay about $90 locally). Good for OM-D, D800 etc – I’ve got faster cards but don’t notice that much of a speed difference.
Transcend 32GB Class 10 SDHC – $17.99, reduced from $32.99. Normally I wouldn’t recommend a slower, older card, but these are the only ones I’ve used so far that don’t give me write errors in the Leica M9. The above Sandisk Extreme is NOT recommended at all for the M9, I’ve seen failures, corruptions and lockups on four different M9s and M9-Ps. There’s also a 16GB version here for about $10, but you might as well pay $8 more and get double the storage.
Full disclosure: It doesn’t cost you any more, but using these links to Amazon do give me a small percentage of your order value as a referral fee – which I hope will eventually contribute to running this site. (Last month was all of $65.00, so we’ve got a long, long way to go yet). For now and the future, I will only share interesting stuff that I myself will order. Thanks! MT