Playing with my new toy is my new year resolution

Sony Nex-5TY
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’re all having a blast so far! Somehow, it’s been quite hard to kickstart my blogging mojo and that’s why this late entry into the year. First, I wasn’t keen to discuss the usual R&R—reflections and resolutions—and second, I thought it’s kinda inappropriate to launch straight into the usual topics without some sort of accountability for the new year. HA! So instead of doing either, let me show off my best Christmas present—the Sony Nex-5TY ultra-compact digital camera with interchangeable lenses. This is my new toy that is going to help me fulfil my new year blogging resolution. (Okay, sounds like I contradicted myself but I promise you it’s just one resolution #k8SjZc9Dxk#k8SjZc9Dxk .)

I’m quite embarrassed to say that as a blogger who has been blogging for nine years since 2005, I have always been using one of those really cheap point-and-shoot cameras. I just didn’t find a real need to upgrade, plus I hated all those inelegant DSLR cameras. Sorry if you’re a DSLR lover but pray tell me how do I fit one of those bulky thing in a dainty bag?

But strangely, some of you have asked me what sort of camera I used and a few people I’ve come into contact with were very surprised when they realized it’s just a point-and-shoot idiot-proof camera. Well, to make up for the lack of technology, I’d relied on prettifying my pictures using presentable backgrounds and graphics to improve my visuals and that has worked so far. In addition, I’ve come across pictures shot using DSLR but looking point-and-shoot ordinary and naturally thought I might be a complete noob with such high-end equipment.

Anyway, I’m very pleased with this new toy. While not exactly compact, it’s pretty stylish and pocketable enough. For now, I’m still figuring out how best to use it to optimize my shots and hopefully, I’ll be able to produce better visuals this new year. So, that is my blogging resolution for this year. HEE.

And please feel free to share with me your new year resolution(s) so that I don’t feel like I’m having a monologue! Of course you’re welcome to talk about cameras too.


  1. Huien says:

    Nice present! Look forward more beautiful pictures on your blog!

  2. Paris B says:

    Nice cam! I’ve been contemplating one of these smaller mirrorless ones for toting about so it’ll be nice to hear what you think of this one. I’m told it’s one of the better ones out there. The DSLR doesn’t lend itself to dainty bags that’s for sure although since I don’t carry small bags, it still fits into my handbags. Just. It’s the weight I can’t handle.

    Happy New Year Sesame!
    Paris B last post is: For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

  3. Sesame says:

    I hope so too!

  4. Sesame says:

    Happy New Year! I don’t think I’m the best person to give my opinion as I’ve not well-versed with cameras. I haven’t even dabbled with DSLR to know how this compares. On its own, I find it quite easy to use. Seems not too difficult to figure out the functions. Okay, I was exaggerating about dainty bags cos my bags are not small too but still, I find the DSLR bulky and heavy. Plus I’m not confident that I can handle it well.

  5. Eco Beauty says:

    Oh, I’ve been thinking of getting a ‘real camera’, too. I’m only using my phone most of the time and the quality of the photos is highly dependent on lighting. They come out best under natural light (sunshine) but it’s been a chore setting aside some precious morning time just snapping photos. Also, it’s still a bit tricky as even the slightest change in lighting can already make the photos look grainy.

    Like you, I love big bags but I certainly don’t enjoy dragging around a heavy bag. Were any of your recent shots taken with the new camera? ?

  6. Sesame says:

    Yes, lightings and a steady hand helps! The recent OFTD were taken with the new camera. ?

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