The Search for the Perfect Camera

In my last post, I discussed my move toward a further understanding of Visual Communication.  If you haven’t noticed, I’ve become completely engrossed in the WilbWatch project.

Out of devotion to the project, and the concern of getting the most out of my upcoming Photography class, I am caught in an internal debate about which camera to purchase.

This investment will be my first DSLR, though I have used one before.  On one hand, I must be cognizant of my bank account, and an approaching graduation date; on the other, I need a camera that will be able to take a beating along the 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

As the semester approaches, the necessity of securing a camera grows, and so the options have been narrowed to three:

The Pentax K 30 is a 16.3 mp weatherproof option that promises to provide a sturdy option in inclement weather.

The Canon T4i packs in 18 mp with an impressive quality in its video capabilities.

And finally the Canon 7D, which you simply have to watch the video to understand.


Keep in mind, my biggest obstacle at this point is funding, and with a necessary camera budget spanning the gap from $800-$1300, this will be an interesting process.  I’ll let you be the judge, but these seem to be the most appropriate cameras for the future that I am looking at.

Feel free to comment or contact me with any suggestions on funding a camera, and watch out for an update on the endeavor!


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