For cheap and cheerful in an SLR, consider the Bronica ETRSi or SQ-A(i). Both have mirror lockup, which is important for many. I have an ETRSi, but if you want a small portable kit, don't rule out the SQ-A, because then you can get by with just a waist level finder and a lighter tripod, as you wont have to tilt the camera on its side. Both sync at up to 1/500 if you like fill flash. I like that the shutters are electrically timed, as that means they stay accurate.