Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thanks chikai for this tagg, it really feel so happy if someone is giving me a tagg , it encourages me more to write frequently in my blog.
Here are the rules:Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.
1. I go to the bathroom 3 times every time I wake up in the morning (metabolism is really fast hahaha).
2. My daughter and I used to sing a Tagalog Christmas song without finishing just the beginning only.
3. When somebody farts in the family of three, always, I say, I don't fart because I only fart during Sundays( Lol).
4. I used to smell my bath towel, Every time I take a shower.
5. Every time I eat milk fish (bangus) its always the belly first get disappeared.
6. I love to wear my old boxer short that has a loose garter even if there is a new one.
7. I can't sleep in my bed with someone sleeping beside me (huhuhuh) (reaction with my wife hahaha.!!!
Now Im tagging lutchi, Denz, Michael, Lisa and texas sweetie.
Friday, December 28, 2007
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The 26-year-old actress, who announced earlier this month that she's expecting, is now engaged to her boyfriend and the baby's father, producer Cash Warren.
"I can confirm that they are engaged," Alba's publicist, Brad Cafarelli, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Thursday. The couple is expecting their first child in late spring or early summer, Cafarelli said.
Alba stars in the thriller "Awake," and recently appeared in "Good Luck Chuck" and "The Ten." The sex symbol first gained fame as an action star on TV's "Dark Angel," then in films including "Fantastic Four" and "Sin City." I really admire Jessica so much because fantastic 4 is my favorite movie and my daughter loves it so much. She has a very sexy body no wonder, she is declared as the worlds sexiest woman on earth.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
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I'm looking to my old phone and right now I'm trying to fix things because I got that phone from my sister Altesse she gave me that phone as a form of gift so I really treasured that Nokia phone . It is a 6510 nokia phone with radio built in and right now I already fixing it and thanks to my tools I really made it good and it works already yehey.
Posted by Noel at 1:24 AM
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
During My stay in Cebu I was accompanied by one of my beautiful cousins, named Gretchen Mae Noel Campo, she is in her 20's, she's taking up hotel and restaurant management in one of the prestigious school there, she cook very nice, no wonder she is a HRM student and she has a lot of pretty looking friends. Right now, she is presently working in a food chain (Mc Donald) cebu city branch. Her friends called her gretch, she's approachable, kind, and friendly. I really appreciate my cousin Gretchen for accompanying me during my Cebu City visit.
To see more pictures of my couzin click her name Gretchen
A big thanks to my cousin Gretchen Mae Noel Campo
Merry Christmas to all and let's all have a Happy New Year.
Monday, December 24, 2007
These aren’t the blurry, fuzzy ultrasound images of the past. Portland Hospital in London can create 4D images of excellent quality that can be downloaded to any media player. That’s right, you can carry precious photos of your little fetus on your iPod!
“Women can visit the clinic, whose celebrity patients have included Victoria Beckham and Sarah Ferguson, in their lunch hour, have a 40-minute scan and then download the high-definition images via a secure website,” the Telegraph reported.
Now a days, technology really makes a difference. amazing, but its true .
I got this tag from Denz, my online davaoeno blogger friend. thanks for passing this tag to me bro, I hope this tag chain of ours will not be broken as the train rolls by and passes many blogger rails. ( Choo-Choo).............
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!!!
Friday, December 21, 2007
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There are a lot of music types but I like most is the Classical Instrumental type of music. Every time I get stress, I immediately turned on the radio and look for the channel that caters the classical instrumental type of music, specially when piano is the instrument used for an instrumental music. I feel myself so relaxing whenever I hear that kind of music, the sound delivers more peaceful and it makes me a little bit sleepy.
Thanks to my online Friend Norms for sharing this tag and I'm passing this tag to other friends namely Bryan, Teebob, Denz, Catsy, Anna, Roselle
The Little bulilit champion of the Philippine Ms. Pempengco is previosly competing in Korea and there were a lot of guest invited during the events. At first, Koreans does'nt know the talent of the girl of course, because she's from the Philippines, but when she sang infron of them, Koreans were shock because she has a golden voice and all of them were amage, they didn't know that this girl had a very powerful voice and they said that there's no one can beat this girl even when she's petite.
As a filipino , Im really proud of her, she's one of the asset that a filipino community has....
I really admire her voice, I can really say that this girl would make it at the top as far singing is concerned.
See the video of the little bulilit champion performing in the stage of Korea.
Posted by Noel at 7:38 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Kawashima already done with their brainstorming and they are ready to make some of their technologies. He said that technologies will be present after 5 years because you will see changes in Toyota's car improvement.
Merry Christmas to all my online friends and may you have a Happy Hew Year.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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Exactly perfect! I'm building my house and I personally choose the right color to blend with the right Filipino-Hispanic design, the preferences that I wanted were all followed and right now, I'm looking for the right bed and the exact bedding design to fit my room ambiance. Then, I surf the Internet, hoping that I could find one and I found this site www.visionbedding.com, this site is offering a customize Asian Bedding that would perfectly match according to your preferences at affordable prizes and if you have your own favorite photo picture that you wanted to be your bedding design, they can have it personalized for you. Your favorite picture is specially dyed into a photo blanket, photo bedding, photo pillows and photo dog beds and the result are really great because they are using the latest technology. There are also pre-designed photo images that you can choose from, there are over 500 unique styles of Asian Bedding that you can choose from kids, teens to adults and if you still don't find the right design? then, you can e-mail them with your design and they will create it for you. It is really amazing!. Their quality of their product is high because it is made of surge stitching and top-quality fabrics that are extremely breathable, soft, and durable. Thanks to this site because it helps me have more ideas in choosing the right bedding's for my new house .
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
This award is so special because I found it yesterday which is also my 34th birthday, blue is my favorite color. I have my special day celebrated with my family.
I'm passing this award to my friends in blogosphere namely, teebob, brian, julia, denz, lolli, norms, rosemarie, texas sweetie
Saturday, December 15, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Posted by Noel at 11:01 PM
My Online friend norm gave me this awards. I am so flattered to received this awards from her, it makes me feel so satisfying and encourages myself to continue and make more time in blogging. Thanks Norm for this wonderful awards of yours.
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Posted by Noel at 10:08 PM
Posted by Noel at 8:52 PM
I got another award from denz, thank you so much for appreciating my blog, you really make my heart beats faster and I 'm so happy to have this award. Thanks Denzzzzzzzzzz....
I wanna share also this award to my friends here namely: Teebob, Julia, lolli and Chikai hope you guys like it... JUst keep on moving to see the next step and at the end you will finally see your gold hahaha. happy blogging!!!
Posted by Noel at 8:26 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2007
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Posted by Noel at 8:51 PM
Here are the exact specifications of my new two way handheld radio:
Exclusive to DSE, Tandy & Powerhouse, Compact Design: Convenient and ergonomic,Range up to 4km, 40 UHF Channels: Allows you to choose from 40 frequencies to transmit or receive messages.
Features: Exclusive to DSE, Tandy & Powerhouse
Range up to 4km
0.7 Watt TX Output Power: Transmit power.
Includes 2 X NiMH Rechargeable Battery Packs, 2 X Belt Clips, 1 X Twin Desktop Charge Cradle with 1 X AC Adaptor
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Friday, December 7, 2007
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Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Apple rolled out the iPhone, which is a mobile phone, music and video player and Internet browser device, in the United States last summer.
Four social networking sites made the top 10, including Webkinz, which grabbed the No. 2 slot. Webkinz is a stuffed animal that customers can register and play with online.
Celebrity news Web site TMZ ranked third, while transformer toys took the No. 4 slot.
Transformers are the wildly popular toys that shift their shapes, for example from cars to alien robots, and they got a big boost from the 2007 hit movie "Transformers."
"There's a lot of interest in the celebrity culture, television and movies," said Mayer.
YouTube, the video-sharing Web site, grabbed the No. 5 spot while Club Penguin, a networking site for children, came in No. 6. Social networking site MySpace took the No. 7 slot. Heroes, Facebook and Anna Nicole Smith rounded out the top 10.
Google also released a list of fastest-rising global search terms and the iPhone topped that list too.
Monday, December 3, 2007
In a 10-page resolution, the four-man panel of prosecutors, led bySenior State Prosecutor Emmanuel Velasco, said that aside from Trillanes, the violation of Article 134 of the Revised Penal Code for Rebellion has been filed against former vice-president Teofisto Guingona Jr., Brigadier General Danilo Lim, Bishop Julio Labayen, Reverend Father Robert Reyes, Captain Gary Alejano, Captain Segundino Orfiano Jr., Lieutenant Senior Grades Manuel Cabochan and James Layug, Lieutenant Junior Grade Arturo Pascua Jr., 1st Lieutenant Eugene Peralta;
Lieutenant Andy Torrato, 1st Lieutenant Billy Pasua, 1st LieutenantJonel Sangalan, ENS Armand Pontejos, lawyers J.V. Bautista and Yassir Gonzales, CPL Clecarde Dahan, Private First Class Juanito Jilbury, PFC Emmanuel Tirador;
PFC German Linde, Antonio Trillanes III, Myrna Buendia,Dominador Rull Jr., Romeo Solis, Roel Gadon, Rommel Loreto, JulianAdvincula, Francisco Bosi;
Leodor Dela Cruz, Sonny Madarang, Elizabeth Siguion-Reyna, Francisco Penaflor, and several John and Jane Does.
On the other hand, lawyer El Cid Fajardo, Herman Laurel, Leonido Toledo Jr., Evangeline Mendoza, Jose Albert, Eduardo Castro, Ferdinand Sandoval, Julio Ancheta, Stella Guingona, Maamor Lanto, Romeo Dacles, Ryan Custodio, Edgardo Viana, a certain Tulalay and Ray Linaac were released for further preliminary investigation.
Another preliminary investigation will also be conducted againstCaptain Nicanor Faeldon who escaped during the siege.
The complaint will be filed before the Makati City regional trial court.
Other members of the government panel are State Prosecutors Philip dela Cruz and Aristotle Reyes and Prosecuting Attorney II Alvin Navarro.
The Spice Girls have opened their reunion world tour with a sell-out concert in Vancouver, Canada.
More than 15,000 fans watched Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown and Geri Halliwell on stage for the first time in nine years. Their last tour date as a five-piece was in Birmingham in 1998, shortly before Halliwell left the group. The singers, who announced their comeback in June, have spent the past three weeks rehearsing for the tour.
The group ended the concert with a rendition of Wannabe, their debut single, and a reprise of Spice Up Your Life. Some fans had travelled from as far away as Italy for the gig. Marlaine Huery, 19, from Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada, drove for three hours and flew across the Rockies to see her idols, paying about £750 for the experience. "I can't believe I am here but it was so worth it," she said. "It has been a lifelong dream of mine. "I was crying for the first half-hour of the show and I paid a fortune for my ticket, but if they come on tour again I would spend it again. They were just fantastic." David Beckham made an unexpected appearance, having flown from New Zealand, where he was on tour with his football team Los Angeles Galaxy. In the coming months, the five will also perform in Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas, New York, Cape Town, London, Madrid, Shanghai and Beijing. Last month the Spice Girls made their first public performance since reforming when they sang their new single Headlines for the BBC's Children in Need charity appeal from Los Angeles. When the group first began storming the charts they sold 55 million albums and had nine UK number one singles.
Elsewhere, online hangout Facebook is mining friends' buying habits, and major Internet portals have bought companies to expand their reach and capabilities for "behavioral targeting" -- all so advertisers can try to hit you with what they believe you're most likely to buy, even as doing so means amassing more data on you.
"When you are online today, you've been labeled and tagged as this type of consumer in milliseconds," said Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. "All of a sudden you are exposed to a vast number of invisible salespeople who are peering over your personal details to figure out the best way to sell to you."
Behavioral targeting, commonly accomplished by depositing tiny data files on personal computers to keep track of surfing patterns, has raised privacy questions and, at least in the case of Facebook, user complaints.
From the perspective of Web sites and advertisers, though, behavioral targeting can bring to the rest of the Internet some of the relevancy Google Inc. and others successfully mined for billions of dollars with text-based search ads.
"Everyone's trying to find the next, best mousetrap to compete with search," said Adam Broitman, director of emerging and creative strategies with ad agency Morpheus Media LLC.
Although behavioral targeting isn't right for all advertisers, it has become increasingly important as companies try to break through the clutter. The research company eMarketer projects that spending on behavioral targeting will nearly double to $1 billion next year and hit $3.8 billion by 2011.
Targeting has been around as long as there has been advertising. Automakers promote themselves in car magazines. Political campaigns send mail to likely voters. As advertising moved to the Internet, ads for diapers clung to parenting sites.
With search came contextual targeting -- the ability to target messages even more precisely based on search terms or keywords appearing in articles. Behavioral targeting brings capabilities to sites without good or reliable keywords -- for example, a social-networking profile that touches on dozens of hobbies and interests at once.
Read enough golf articles online and a data file will be put on your computer labeling you a golf fan. When you're on a Web site on cooking, don't be surprised if ads for golf clubs follow you there.
The concept has been around for years, but enough Web sites are now participating that advertisers can still reach a sizable group even if they target narrowly.
They can also target more smartly using surfing patterns across a broader set of sites, or in Yahoo's case letting United Airlines customize ads by inserting city pairs and prices specific to the individual user.
Consumers are having trouble understanding all that Web sites are up to, said Ari Schwartz, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
The Federal Trade Commission recently held hearings at which consumer-protection and privacy groups including Schwartz' called for the creation of a "do not track" list.
The Web portals, particularly Time Warner Inc.'s AOL, are stepping up their educational efforts in response to privacy concerns, trying to sell Internet users on the idea that if they are to see advertising to support free services, a targeted, relevant ad is far less annoying.
They also stress that they aren't capturing sensitive information like names and e-mail addresses, and in many cases consumers can take steps to decline targeted ads.
Indeed, companies aren't going as far as they could.
"At the end of the day, if behavioral targeting is being used and consumers get annoyed, they are going to take it out on the advertiser or the publisher that placed the ad," said Michael Cassidy, chief executive of Undertone Networks, which contracts with a network of third-party sites to run ads.
Most Web sites and marketers have been shunning the ultimate targeting -- ads that greet you by name.
Yahoo could easily do that using registration information, but "I'm not sure people would like that or not," said Richard Frankel, Yahoo's senior director of product marketing.
Many have declined to sell ads based on diseases you've read about.
"We could track them and target ads for sensitive health conditions and get lots of money from pharmaceutical companies for that, but there are certain things we've chosen not to do," Dave Morgan, a senior AOL advertising executive who founded Tacoda, a behavioral-targeting company AOL bought in September.
"Sensitive" includes all targeting to HIV and cancer. Beyond that, health ads are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, Morgan said.
The Network Advertising Initiative, an industry trade group that counts Yahoo along with AOL and Microsoft subsidiaries as members, began a study about seven months ago to clarify the boundaries.
Carl Fremont, whose advertising agency Digitas handles many pharmaceutical campaigns, said several ideas have been shot down by lawyers at drug companies. He would not name any, and three major drug companies did not respond to requests for comment.
Fremont, the agency's executive vice president, said he sees opportunities in reminding known patients to take their medication or perhaps try a competing drug.
Despite the promises, targeting isn't always appropriate for Web sites and advertisers.
Although sites can charge more per targeted ad, fewer readers see any given one, resulting in less revenue in some cases, said Brian Quinn, vice president of ad sales for The Wall Street Journal's Web site and three other Dow Jones & Co. properties.
"We just end up selling the frosting and not the whole cake," he said.
And while targeting may work for cars and travel, it's more difficult to gauge a person's interest in soda or satellite TV service. In such cases advertisers often prefer mass amounts of cheap, untargeted spots, said Sarah Fay, chief executive of ad agency Carat.
Advertisers and Web sites also have to figure out how far they can push without alienating their users.
Many Facebook users, initially unaware that tracking was occurring, have complained that the site went too far in generating endorsements based on friends' online activities. On Thursday, Facebook agreed to offer better notification and controls, and the company is counting on users to feel more comfortable about the tracking over time.
Users' comfort with data profiling has indeed shifted over the years.
Google faced criticism when it introduced an e-mail service that paired ads with the words inside private messages. Millions of people now use Gmail with scarcely a blink.
Users will eventually embrace the latest tactics, too -- and by then, they'll complain about even deeper levels of intimacy yet to be invented, said Tracy Ryan, professor of advertising research at Virginia Commonwealth University.
"You want to have enough targeting that a consumer notices the message and pays attention, but you don't want it to be so obvious that they are thinking (there) is targeting," she said. "That would be scary."
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack against the Maulvi Yaar Mohammad Madrasa and it was not immediately clear why the Islamic school was targeted, according to the spokesman at the Qilla Saifullah police station.
The explosion happened at midday in Qilla Saifullah, which is about 20 miles from the center of Quetta, police said
The notice falls under California Civil Code 2924b. It means that the bail bondsman wants to know about the status of the $23 million lien on Jackson's only real asset, Neverland Ranch.
Hopp could not be reached on Thursday night, but a source said that when the real story finally surfaced about this latest incident, "It will make O.J. happy to get off the front page" and be replaced by Jackson.
This could mean a lot of things, including: Jackson needs his Neverland Ranch to secure or pay off a bail bond for some reason. Or it could mean nothing. But in Jackson’s world, the possibilities are endless and nothing is surprising.
Jackson’s legal woes are mounting — his lawyer, Thomas Mundell, goes into court on Friday begging the judge in a lawsuit not to make Jackson pay up $3.8 million. It’s really sad.
In a public filing with Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Joseph Biderman presiding, Mundell writes: "it was clearly understood by the parties that Mr. Jackson did not have the cash available to make the settlement payment at the time the settlement agreement was signed…
"Mr. Jackson was undertaking to refinance certain assets, including his Neverland ranch, to obtain the money…the settlement payment would be made from such borrowed funds…Mr. Jackson reasonably anticipated that the refinancing would close by November 15, 2007….due to circumstances completely beyond Mr. Jackson’s control, that has not happened yet, although the closing one refinance transaction appears imminent…as a result, it was impossible for Mr. Jackson to meet the November 15 deadline…"
Will this work? Who knows? Jackson’s pathetic financial situation is crumbling, and there is apparently no one to help him. Neverland is still in default, and the latest news about a bail bondsman’s involvement doesn’t bode well.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
The exhaust thing.
Monday, November 26, 2007
The magazine said the "Harry Potter" author, who has sold nearly 400 million copies of her boy-wizard series that's been adapted into a mega-successful movie franchise, deserved props for getting "people to tote around her big, old-fashioned printed-on-paper books as if they were the hottest new entertainment devices on the planet."
Rowling was in a class by herself on the magazine's list of the year's top entertainers, which was separated by editors into five other categories that evoke school cliques: prodigies, class clowns, most popular, most buzzed-about and valedictorians.
The magazine named George Clooney -- actor, director, activist -- a valedictorian because he has "deftly balanced box-office viability with personal responsibility." Will Smith, Angelina Jolie and the cast of "The Sopranos" also made the grade, among others.
Matt Damon made the list of most popular, as did Carrie Underwood, Katherine Heigl, Johnny Depp, and Kanye West.
The prodigies: Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus.
Tina Fey, creator and co-star of "30 Rock," was recognized as a class clown for her hilariously cringe-inducing portrayal of comedy-show producer Liz Lemon on the NBC sitcom.
"I love going to those uncomfortable places," she tells the magazine. "I'll go down any weird avenue."
Other clowns: Vanessa Williams, "The Simpsons" and director Judd Apatow and his gang of actor buddies including Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. Apatow cast his pals in the acclaimed comedies "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and this year's "Knocked Up," which cracked people up with a winning combination of heart and R-rated raunch.
Amy Winehouse, Gerard Butler, Tyler Perry and the A&E series "Mad Men" were named the most buzz-worthy.
This sounds familiar because Olympus already did this with the mju 725 about three years ago. Then it followed up with the mju 750 in 2006 and now, the company has recently introduced the mju 790 SW. So far, the mju 790 is the most high-tech all-terrain consumer camera from Olympus and it certainly lives up to the hype of the best underwater camera in the market.
The features of the mju 790 are still standard as with the mju 770: it uses a 7.1 megapixel image sensor on a ½.3 CCD sensor. The lens can go up to 3 times optical zoom and 5 times digital zoom. The lens seems completely hidden under a metallic hood. It’s a surprise that unlike most digital cameras with optical zoom, this one doesn’t have any external moving parts since all the lenses (a total of 10) are effectively squeezed beneath the hood.
For the more serious photographer, the mju 790 packs a lot of macro-shooting capabilities. It has automatic and manual ISO film speeds from 100-400 (automatic) to 80-1600 (manual). It also has six white balance modes for different environments and at least five shooting modes for its internal flash.
Olympus has added a “Guide” feature on the unit, ostensibly to help point-and-click users to decide what pre-set scene modes will be useful under certain conditions. It has a total of 23 scene modes, including basic portrait, night shot, sunset, document photography, beach and snow, and underwater shots. It’s almost difficult to actually get confused on how to use the device tanks to the “Guide’ button.
Still recording will give a user an option from as low as 640×480 pixels to as high as 3072×2304 (a photo taken in this mode will show up on a 40″ screen without being stretched or pixellated). Likewise, videos can be recorded in the high-speed 30-frame 640×480, mid-speed 320×240, or low-speed 15-frame 160×120. However, the downside to recording videos is that there are time limits for each of the speed quality recordings. For example, the high-speed mode will only give a user 10 seconds for each recording, 30 minutes for mid-speed and about 1 hour for low-speed. The file format is AVI, which has high memory requirements. A 10-second high-definition video will already need at least 20 MB of space on the XD card; this points to the need for a higher-capacity XD card and it is recommended that you get the 2-gigabyte XD card instead.
Another problem is that the digital camera could only record sound directly in front of it. Any small movement and the mic sensitivity will shift to almost quiet to compensate for the loss of the sound coming from a source. It should be handled steadily in one direction if the purpose is recording sound as well.
And so the actual torture test comes in. Despite any initial hesitation to use the camera under water (in seawater for that matter), I decided to take the mju 790 to the beach where most digital camera users fear to tread due to the corroding effects of saltwater on electronic devices, as well as the fine sand that could clog moving parts. According to Olympus, the mju 790 can be dunked in up to 10 feet of water. The initial test involved dipping the camera in about two feet of water; so far the camera worked perfectly, even with loose sand getting into the lens. One method of removing sand from the lens hood is to put it under running water and switching the power on and off to make the lens hood open and close. While this looks straining to the camera it is how it really works. After its two-feet dip, the camera was sunk in about seven feet of water. The LCD screen can still be viewed even without the aid of goggles or a snorkeling mask, as long as the water is clear up to 10 feet. The camera worked smoothly under different water conditions, including overcast (light penetrating below water surface is reduced) and murky water. It could still take photos and videos and could even record sound at short distances (about five feet).
The downside, however, is the camera’s weight: unless it is attached to a person via the rubber strap, the camera will sink to the bottom so a lot of consideration should be taken before bringing the unit out to sea. It’s also difficult to snorkel while holding a digital camera in one hand and it would have been a treat if it were attached to an armband or a waistband.
And yes, the unit was dropped, albeit accidentally, from about three feet on a concrete floor. It’s still working but did show some scratches on its metal casing.
Overall, the Olympus mju 790 SW is the best waterproof digital camera in the market and is also one that costs nearly the same as regular digital cameras (at a suggested retail price of P24,000). Above water, the camera packs a lot of features that other digital cameras in the same price range have, but its underwater functions can sink the competition — literally.