my Nikon D60 is a great little camera, but then again, it is limited in the range of lenses that can be mounted on it, flash sync speed, shooting options, degrading picture quality at higher ISOs etc. It's nice, but I would like to try something a bit more advanced. If I could buy new, I would probably go for a D7500, but the body alone is quite expensive (at least in the 500-600 EUR range), so I was thinking of buying refurbished or lightly used older models (APS-C format).
Now the Nikon D300 (and the 300s upgrade) are both models from around the time that the D60 was released (2007-2009) - which means they're pretty old! Of course, them being old, means that shooting in low light and at high ISO will not be as good as with newer models, but they do have the advantage of being reasonably prices (200-300 EUR).And, at the same time, they were designed as professional-grade APS-C cameras.
I would like to get a model that I won't have to replace soon and that will have all the functionality I could reasonably require. Video is nice (300s), but not a deal breaker.
Are these two models still a good buy today? Or should I look into some newer used models in the 5xxx or 7xxx range?