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