For the Trip of a Million Lifetimes, you have to capture all those memories with a camera. Neither Lady Tocqueville or I are photo geeks, as long as the photo depicts the moment and looks alright, it is good for us. However, we are trying to step up our game for our trip. We consulted our wedding photographer who lives, breathes, and smells cameras, about the right camera for us. What we wanted in particular was:
- Something that could take decent photos and video
- Something relatively small
- Something for less than $600
I never really realized how expensive really nice cameras were. At first we looked at Canon’s highest end cameras, like the T3i and the 60d, but couldn’t get ourselves to justify the cost. I can tell they are high quality cameras with great optical lenses for zooming. But we just don’t value photos that much. And we want something smaller.
That is why the Canon Powershot G15 was right for us. Still better than the point and shoot variety, with just enough features and tweaks that once we learn more about photography we can make some good pictures great. Amazon had a whole kit on sale for $499, and I had a $500 amazon gift card. So it was meant to be.
In addition to the Camera, the kit came with a 32gb memory card, a SD to USB adapter, a small tri-pod, cleaning material, an extra high-capacity battery and high-capacity charger.
Now we’ll be able to bring you high-quality shots from the road.