Cheap (used?) DSLR for *continuous* recording

Started Jun 24, 2013 | Questions thread
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Cheap (used?) DSLR for *continuous* recording


I need to record some long-ish performances (our ensemble), and the camera will be unattended (= starts 5'-10' prior the beginning of the show, ends when I can go back to it).

I was considering a camcorder (Canon Legria HF-R406), which ticks all the boxes, including price (audio will be a separate thing).

Then I though that I already have a lot of excellent Pentax lenses and started looking at the K-01 (under 300E, fantastic still camera IMHO), but it apparently has a 25' limitation on video, plus memory issues (4Gb FAT32 limit, no automatic splitting).

Question: is there a Pentax or Canon (I'll use an adapter) or other (not Nikon, flange distance too short for Pentax lenses) DSLR I can get for relatively cheap (used) AND has no overheating issues/30' tax-related limits in EU/splitting issues (AVCHD?)?

I'll have to record up to 2hrs continuously.

Thanks in advance.

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Pentax K100D Super Pentax K-01 Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS Lens +1 more
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