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Light weight high quality SLR to take down the Grand Canyon

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Initial post: May 30, 2012, 7:54:55 AM PDT
Lots of hiking, carrying in over 100 degree heat. Long life battery, 16 days on the river, will be able to charge using a battery that we will be carrying.

Posted on May 30, 2012, 8:49:57 AM PDT
Tom Martin says:
I would concider the Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012, 9:17:09 AM PDT
Does this include rafting the river?

If so, I'd recommend looking for a water-resistant housing (not a full dive pressure case, but a snorkel capable one -- ) compatible with the camera you select.

Rafting/snorkeling/beach is the one place I recommend Canon's D10 point&shoot over an SLR or even the G12 P&S.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012, 6:13:32 AM PDT
baracuda says:
Light weight AND high quality ?
I'm not sure what your definition is of high quality.
The Nikon D3200 is 1 lb, and the Nikon D5100 is 1.2 lbs (body only).
They both come with a kit lens (18-55mm), for $650-700.
They are not water resistant.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012, 2:04:35 PM PDT
Les Schmader says:
Mary Lou,

Can you elaborate? I hike/trek daily with photography gear.

I don't think it's clear whether you are backpacking over days or venturing out daily from a cabin or camp.

For a day, you can manage a few extra pounds and the inconvenience and discomfort. But, for long distance and overnight, 5# can feel like 50.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012, 2:06:47 PM PDT
Light Weight and High Quality >>> Sony NEX 5N - The best you can get for this purpose under 600$ , For a better Pro-shooter NEX 7
Loong Battery Life and High Quality >>> Nikon D7000 , but they dont meet the light weight defintion
Dont bother with M43 , not good enough for landcapes
My suggestion - Get a NEX with 2 New Batteries, a good portrait lens (50/1.8 or 24/1.8) and a few wide angle manual lenses with adapters (Landscape you said - thats why) -- all could end up under $800
And --- always carry a backup megazoom p

Posted on Jun 27, 2012, 2:07:07 PM PDT
Sarah Choi says:
get a pentax k-5. top of the line and weather sealed. if u wait for the k-30, that can probably survive a bath.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012, 3:44:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2012, 3:44:37 PM PDT
go for the reliable Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging (Body) with amazingly long battery life. bring extras, already charged

really more camera than you will need

this is the entry model T3, which I use daily in the mean streets
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