2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3776 times:
The 300D and 10D have the same insides, but some functions on the 300D are limited. Externally the 10D has a more solid body and the command screen is on the top with view screen on the back. The 330D has everything on the back. The 10D has the Canon dial on the back to page through functions while the 300D uses arrow keys.
Some people really don't like the "cheap" appearance of the 300D and it's light weight and fear damage to it. (Having used a film Rebel that has the same type of build I think the fears are not warranted. I am hard on my cameras and the Rebel got beat up but still hangs in there with no serious dings.)
The 10D currently has no replacement in the offing. Certainly it will be replaced, but by looking at the photo news areas, not this year.
Either camera is a good buy. If money is an issue go with the 300D. If you can pop for the extra couple of hundred, go with the 10D. Both very good cameras that will meet your needs.
10D samples (but remember everything has been post processed and edited to meet anet standards.)
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3757 times:
I was seriously considering the 10D. I opted for the 300D and I am very happy with it. It is very light weight. With the Canon 100-400mm L IS, feels kind of awkward, but, Ill get used to it. I am not one to carelessly bang my camera around (accidents do happen I know), so I didnt really care about the body being made of plastic. I feel it is well put together. Just my opinion though.
Good luck in trying to decide.
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3596 times:
Think along the lines of film cameras.
10D = EOS-33
300D = EOS-300
Check the Canon website for the specs to see what the 300D is missing in terms of functionality. Perhaps these other functions are more important in other areas of photography - for example, functions like mirror lockup and rear curtain flash sync would not be much use if all you wanted to do was take photos of aircraft in daylight.
Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3572 times:
Hi! First of all - welcome to the forums!
I bought my Canon 300D about 1 month ago - after all - I'm very happy with it. I got used to its features very quickly.
Another (big) difference between these 2 is:
Canon 300D is less expensive! If you have enough money, go for the 10D, but the 300D is a very very good camera! If you want to wait a few weeks, Nikon will launch its D70 programme. Should be same standard than the 300D.
MartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
Does anyone think that the 300D is worth the money or is it a waste of $1400 (with 2 lenses)?
For a whole $800 i can get the 10D.
Also, if there an Autofocus problem with the 300D or is is like any regular SLR camera. I ahve a Minolta 5000i SLR which autofocuses like a beauty. Would the D300 be on an equal or above level?
Mikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3489 times:
I hardly think people could describe a 300D as a waste of money! It's like a 10D on a diet If you've never used the extra 10D features then you probably won't miss them on the 300D. If you've maybe come from one of the higher end film SLRs to a 300D you may miss some features and be better off with a 10D. As far as image output goes, they both produce stunning pictures with the right lenses and photographer. Look at Florian's excellent pictures above - a DSLR costing less than $1000 (USD) and producing pictures like that isn't a waste of money in my opinion.
If you can afford a 10D with no problem and need the extra features then go for it - it's still the superior camera through level of control and better AF performance (although I find the AF on the 300D excellent.......although I've never used a 10D so can't compare). If you aren't made of money, then don't hesitate to look at the 300D (or new Nikon D70) as a viable alternative - it's not just some cheap DSLR wannabe!
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3476 times:
Think of it that the extra features on the 10D may become useful one day as you get better or learn new stuff in photography.
I for one never even looked at the 300D when it came out just when I decided to buy my 10D. I plan on keeping the body for quite a number of years to come and definitely find the extra features on the 10D useful.
Mikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 15 Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3461 times:
Likewise....I'd love to know where you can get a 10D for $800, but I suspect he meant $800 more than the 300D?? Over here the difference (body only) between the 10D and 300D is about GBP 400, which equates to about $720 at the moment, so that could be what he meant! I don't know if the difference is that big in the US or Canada though - things aren't as cheap here!
It's true Florian......they really are lovely pictures! INN looks so cool!
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 44 Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3427 times:
Beware of these magazine ads that say "Blowout! Canon 10D for $809!!! Nikon D100 for $799!!!". These are GREY MARKET cameras, and do not come with serial numbers OR warranties. I know this because I was going to jump on a $809 Canon 10D deal, but after finding that out, I took Sven DeBevere's advice - get a "decent" camera, and get the very best glass (lenses) that you can afford. Don't waste a thousand bucks on something that may work fine for a week or two, and then die - then you've blown your money.
After learning all of that, I bought a 300D, and I have ZERO regrets. The 300D is an amazing camera, and will do everything I want and then some. Maybe someday if I go professional I'll put my 300D on E-Bay, and pay the difference to upgrade to a 10D. At this point I don't see a need for that!
JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 17 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3297 times:
Or if you "REALLY" want to blow your wad of $$$$$, wait until the new model of Canon EOS comes out in April. The Canon EOS 1D Mark II !!
It is only going to be about $4500.00. It will shoot 8fps and it is going to have 8 megapixels !! That is the one for me !!
Mdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
Canon just limited a number of functions to distinguish with 10D. The hardware(e.g. memory buffer chip) in 300D is almost the same with 10D. I believe Canon will release new firmware to "release" the functions that are banned to make the camera a lot powerful (probably same as 10D?) to combat with Nikon D70.
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 44 Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
Believe it or not - that photo was taken with the 18-55mm lens that came with the Canon Digital Rebel (300D)! I use UV filters to protect the glass, but other than that - that's right out of the camera. I did adjust the lighting a bit in PhotoShop, but I did not colorwash it - that's pretty much how it came out of the CF card.
I also have the Canon 70-300 IS USM lens, and I'm quite happy with it. These images came from that lens:
I looked at the 200mm 2.8 L lens at the camera shop yesterday, and even though I'm sure it takes GREAT photos, I doubt I can get spousal approval for another $2000 purchase. For now I'm happy with these two lenses, but an L is on my wish list!