Updated March 31, 2014
Although I have not yet purchased a Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera as planned, I have, in the meantime, recently purchased a Canon EOS M, which is not so much of a temporary compromise as it is a worthy addition to my new and expanding kit — for both photography AND videography.
The EOS M, Canon’s mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, in my opinion, and in terms of image/video quality, is extremely comparable to any of Canon’s current EOS line of prosumer or even professional DSLR cameras. And it’s one hell of a step up from my old Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi (450D).
However, at some point I’ll likely end up needing a 70D, or preferably a full-frame 5D Mk III (or future Mk IV) with additional lenses and filmmaking equipment. Not to mention the need for a new MacBook Pro that can actually handle intense video editing in Final Cut Pro X, unlike what I have now, a slow 2010 MacBook Pro on its last leg. So if and when I upgrade it will probably be to the MacBook Pro 15” 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 Retina Display version.
Unfortunately, it’s not cheap being a photojournalism & documentary filmmaking student, but it’s an investment. Nevertheless, the following is what my kit is comprised of, so far:
[EDIT: LIST MOVED HERE]