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★★★★☆

“Someone mentioned the OM-10 - the Minolta X-300 is...”

Written on: 28/07/2008 by opopododo (3 reviews written)

Good Points
Well laid out controls.
Viewfinder prism focus screen is my favourite type - works really well.
Simple and well thought out LED viewfinder metering giving suggested and actual shutter speed while in manual mode.
Shutter trigger.
Self timer.
Solid build.
Reliable.

Bad Points
Fabric shutter (slow flash sync (1/60th) and prone to rot in the wrong conditions (rare but it happens)).
A bit heavy.
No window to see the film case (is handy if you don't know how many on the roll) - instead it has a pocket for you to slot the label from the box you got the film in.
Difficult to see auto shutter speed in viewfinder in low light.

General Comments
Someone mentioned the OM-10 - the Minolta X-300 is much better laid out - like the OM-2 - the advantage with an OM-2 or OM-10 would be lenses available but the controls on the OM-10 are a nightmare - you turn a knob and you accidentally turn another at the same time.



The X-300 is well engineered with everything having a good positive feel.