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What's the Canon 300EG Backpack Like?


Distinguished Member

Has anyone seen the Canon 300EG backpag that is being given 'free' in the promotion on new Canon 650D cameras.

I usually dismiss these sort of offers but as I need a new gadget bag it does have some real value to me.

What I don't know is whether it is any good, and whether it is truely worth £80. In other words if I had £80 to spend would it be a good buy, or would I buy something better for the same money or less?

This is what I'm wrestling with.

I can buy a UK sourced import (so no import taxes to worry about) with a 3rd party 3 year warranty (as Canon wouldn't warranty it in the UK) for £589.

Or, through a work benefit scheme I can buy a genuine UK model from Jessops, with the free 300EG bag, plus a little Quidco if I'm lucky, for £643 (£54 more).

So is paying £54 for a genuine UK model and a 300EG bag a better deal.

The import has a 3 year warranty, but that isn't with Canon. Obviously 3 years is better than 1, but the who knows if the service is on a par.




Distinguished Member
That's what I suspected. I can't find any info or interior pictures of the bag. And I'm always sceptical of the RRP of 'free' goods - they are quite often much higher than they would really sell for to make the deal sound good.

So still none the wiser. Guess I'll wait out for a decent review from dpreview.




Distinguished Member

Pretty much what I was expecting. And I imagine there are much better bags around.

To be honest I need to find a proper camera shop that have different ones I can look at.

Sounds like you may have got your camera from HDEW - that's who I have been looking at.




Novice Member

Hdew was the supplier

Ordered and arrived 5 days later. It contained a UK manual and mains plug, 3 year warranty, UK invoice (which I requested).

Excellent service, I would use them again.


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