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Canon EOS 300D

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  1. Broch

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    Any review sites that have actually handled this machine that was recently announced ?
     
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    Thanks I'll have a look at the article.
     
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    This weeks Amateur Photographer have a nice two page spread and pics.
     
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    DPreview have posted a review of a pre production model today.

    Does look a bargain at the USA prices.

    Mark.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Good to see that we are starting to get some hands-on reviews.
     
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    How could you buy this from the US though without a massive customs charge?
     
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    Hello Tommy,

    China / Hong Kong is the place to buy.
    Often customs friendly shipping ;)

    Not sure that I would import a camera though, lenses no problem, camera has more to go wrong with it, but at around £650-700 imported (rough guess), might be worth the chance.

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    Thanks for the info Mark.
     
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    Has anyone any experience of buying something of this value.
    $999 verus £999 is a big incentive !
     
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    Seriously considering getting a friend to post me one over from Hong Kong but i think the peace of mind of a UK waranty and all its benefits might persuade me otherwise.
     
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    Interesting thing is, what will this mean for prices of new prosumer Cameras such as Fuji S7000 and Nikon equivalents.
     
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    The EOS300D is available in the UK for around £730 body only or £819 with the 18-55 lens.

    Don't know if it helps anyone:D
     
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    It does help thanks, :)but where exactly have you seen these prices,any links? and I take it they are excluding VAT?
     
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    Yep - that's the one I had in mind.

    Inc VAT.
     
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    Thanks Wilber, this is cheaper than some sites for body only.
    Wonder how QED-uk are on delivery and customer service ?
     
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    Anyone know of a website that tells Hong kong prices?

    I got a friend going soon who will pick one up if its worth it.

    Has anyone bought from Hong Kong?
    If so what happens with your warranty?
     
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    hong kong price for an official 300D is I think $9000hkd.

    The demand is so high, that there are no need to lower the price.
    You will get international warranty if you buy a official Canon. If you buy a greyimport, that is, sourced from Japan, you only get Japanese warranty, prices should be a bit less.

    Her is a website that has linked all the important digital camera sites and the reviews on eos300D including steves-digicams & imaging-resource etc, they are all almost equally important to read I reckon -
    http://www.dcviews.com/_canon/300d.htm

    and here is another good picture comparison between several slr's - http://www.a-digital-eye.com

    Lastly, Nikon has just announced their Nikon D70, a direct competitor to Eos300D, and dpreview is hinting that it is even better than 300D - http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond70
    "This also raises another note of interest, the D70 is already looking better than Canon's EOS-300D"

    Wasabi
     

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