I went to HCM City Vietnam 4 days ago and I dropped by at my favorite electronic shop at District 1. The shop's name is PHONG VU located at 125 CMT8 Phuong Ben Thanh, Quan 1, Thanh pho Hoh Chih Min. It's somewhere around the Ben Thanh Market area. This shop sells a variety of gadgets like laptops, mini notebooks, personal computers, digital and video cameras, printers, fax machines and other computer parts and accessories. I had visited this shop several times already and had bought a number of items, too. This time, I was scouting for a compact and affordable digital camera which I can easily carry during travels. I wanted something that can be easily kept inside my pocket or small hand bag. Upon browsing through their display section, I had an eye for this SONY DSC W530. This is 14.1 megapixels camera with a 2.7" LCD Display. It comes in silver and black. I wanted to have the silver one cause our other digital camera in the house is already black but they don't have the silver color available that time. So, no choice, I have to take the black color. This model is considered a "good buy" for it's affordable price of $162, considering the good features and specifications. It comes with a 2 year warranty on parts and services...so I guess, it's considered a good deal.
The features of this camera is not very far from what we are using at home, so I didn't have a hard time trying to get used with it's features. I'm still trying to check on the other features at the moment but this model has been having good reviews so far from the previous buyers.
This shop accepts both USD and VND currencies but it's best to have VND available on hand as you may lose on exchange rate. They had good items and a wide selection. The only problem that I have here is that sales clerks cannot really speak and understand English well, so communicating with them is really a struggle. But anyway, I'm able to buy several items with them already so you just have to bring a little bit of "patience" when you go there and everything would be fine, though. (lol) ...
This shop is still worth a visit.
Good luck to my new toy! :)