300v: Should I buy or should I wait (Clash Remix) :-)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Konstantinos M, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Hi all,

    I would like to buy my first SLR and I have already decided the Canon 300v
    would cover my needs. I can buy it right away but I can wait a bit if there
    is a reason. I was thinking that since this camera is not new, is there a
    newer, better model that would be replacing the 300v going to present itself
    any time soon ? I mean how often are these models renewed anyway ? If I am
    not mistaken this camera is already about 3 years old, right ?

    Thanks for your opinions

    Konstantinos M, Aug 19, 2003
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  2. Konstantinos M

    Lisa Duskis Guest

    not that I recall... the 300 itself is about that (i've had mine since 2001)
    but if i remember correctly, the 300V didn't come out until last year....
    Lisa Duskis, Aug 19, 2003
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  3. IMHO the 300 is a better camera.

    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Aug 19, 2003
  4. Well, the US name for the 300/500/1000 series of cameras is the Rebel and
    rumours are rife of a "digital Rebel" to be announced imminently
    Tony Parkinson, Aug 19, 2003
  5. Konstantinos M

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    The 300v (aka Rebel Ti) is the latest model and came out only last year. It
    will probably be around for two or three more years -- by which time there
    might not be bottom end film cmaeras made any more. Go for it. Even if they
    come out with a new model next month you will have a fine camera with all
    the essential features.

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    Tony Spadaro, Aug 19, 2003
  6. Why is that ? I thought it was a model with (a few) less features.
    Konstantinos M, Aug 19, 2003
  7. But then again this would cost probably at least 3 times more than the 350
    euros that would buy me the 300v in Belgium. Besides, I already have a digi
    Canon p&s, but wanted a normal ("analog" ?) SLR.

    Konstantinos M, Aug 19, 2003
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    dslr Guest

    The QD version has a date-back - which can put the date/time on your
    negatives. Useful if that's your thing, not otherwise ;-)

    I have an EOS300 (the predecessor to the 300v) with the QD back - all I
    used the date for was to put the date on the first (blank) frame of a
    roll, so that I would have a record of the order that I might have run
    off many films over, say, a fortnight. Other than that it remained
    firmly turned off.
    dslr, Aug 19, 2003
  9. Konstantinos M

    mike Guest

    The (aka Rebel Ti QD) model has a date back & IR wireless remote the
    regular Ti has no IR wireless remote.
    I am looking at this and the Rebel Ti QD & QD Elan but the QD Elan eye
    focusing did not work as well as I had hoped maybe it is my bi-focal ? any
    mike, Aug 22, 2003
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