Bazzaldonbond From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
Im going to be in new york in november and was thinking of buying the 300d what are the differences between european version and us .is the recharger for the battery a problem if so can i buy a charger in europe to get around the power differences.
Thowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
I bought mine in the US earlier this year. The only difference I could see was the name, though I could be wrong. The US 300D is called the Rebel. I saved a few hundred quid but run the risk of not having a manufacturer´s guarantee should it go wrong.
As far as compatibility goes, the battery charger is a standard 2 pin connector that you will be able to buy your country´s version of in any electrical store.
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
You just need a convertor plug. I bought a set here in the US that fits pretty much everything in the world. Just plug your charger into the plug, the plug into your home socket and you are good to go.
If you are coming in January keep an eye on other cameras as well....With the intro of the 20D other cameras have come down in price...you may be able to pick up a 10D for what a Rebel/300D is going for today.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2773 times:
Problem is Customs and Exercise will know its been bought abroad because its badged as a Digital Rebel rather than an EOS300D. That means that IF they snag you, not just the first time it comes into the country but any time, they can check back to see if you've already paid duty/tax on it, and if you haven't...