Which older DSLR for backpacking trip with a limited budget?

christiandransfield

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Hi everyone,

I'm going travelling for around 6 weeks in May, and would like to take a DSLR with me. Around 2006, I had a Canon 350D, which I was pretty impressed with at the time (with supplied lens kit).

I have a limited budget, and want to go down the route of buying an older DSLR, instead of a new 'all bells and whistles' new one, so that I don't mind if it's stolen, but is also good enough quality to warrant taking instead of a compact camera. My budget is as cheap as possible, without sacrificing too much quality of picture.

Does anyone have any particular recommendations?
 

bjornl

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Very different cameras.
The d300 is an older professional camera. The Pentax k-50 is 4 years newer but a consumer grade camera. The difference in "class" impacts controls, layout and build quality. The newer sensor in the k-50 should result in lower noise images in low light.

Both cameras are weather sealed if you also get a weather sealed lens.
 

bjornl

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Mar 16, 2016
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Very different cameras.
The d300 is an older professional camera. The Pentax k-50 is 4 years newer but a consumer grade camera. The difference in "class" impacts controls, layout and build quality. The newer sensor in the k-50 should result in lower noise images in low light.

Both cameras are weather sealed if you also get a weather sealed lens.
 

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