Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Film Camera Body Only Reviews

Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Film Camera Body Only

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  • Great Photos for the Casual User

    Oct 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use
    Cons: Won't always take the photos you want

    Summary: I realized my beloved German-made Balda SLR 35mm camera had its limitations so I began to shop around for a new 35mm camera in the early 90s. I came upon the Minolta Maxxum 3xi which is much like the 300si. I was ready to explore the possibility of ... read more

  • The very starting point of SLR photography

    Aug 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great fully automated SLR.
    Cons: Not for serious photography.

    Summary: I own one 300si Dynax(Europian Maxxum) model.In the last ten years this camera proved to make very g ... read more

  • Smart, lightweight, Simple.

    Jul 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Marvelous "Beginner" Camera. 5 preset modes to help you get started.
    Cons: At this price, no cons worth mentioning.

    Summary: An "entry level" beginner/amateur camera, it does what its' supposed to do well, make taking pictures fun and easy. I recommend this to anyone who wants to start someone else off in photography, and not scare the daylights out of them with an extremely ... read more

  • Perfect camera for the beginning photographer.

    Apr 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great pictures right out of the box for the beginning to intermediate photographer.
    Cons: Automatic settings not easily overridden for the more experienced.

    Summary: I have used my Minolta Maxxum 300si for the last three years and have been extremely satisfied with it. When I first bought it I had a very limited knowledge of using 35mm cameras and didnít know anything about f-stops, shutter speeds, film types or ... read more

  • I like it for basic photos - Minolta Maxxum 300si

    Feb 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple To Use, Good Interface, Good Quality Photos, Inexpensive entry to SLR cameras
    Cons: Lack of manual overrides on exposure settings

    Summary: I have had the 300si for about several years now and have found it to be a very reliable camera. I have taken the camera hiking, skiing, canoeing and practically all over the place and have not had any problems with it on those trips. Additionally it ... read more


    Sep 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, Sharp, Clear Photos
    Cons: None

    Summary: I purchased my Minolta Maxxum300s1 camera about two years ago. I paid considerably more for it than the current price. I don't regret a penny I paid for it! For years I had dreamed of having a camera I could use to take close up and portrait ... read more

  • 300Si, Not Bad, Not Great

    Aug 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy use, price, solid construction
    Cons: Limits creativity

    Summary: The Minolta 300si single lens reflex camera at first glance seems an excellent value. It is of much more solid construction in comparison with the Cannon equivalent Rebel series and is usually packaged with a quality 30-80mm lens, well suited for ... read more

  • Clear & Easy Pictures

    Jul 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use, great photo quality, subject selection modes for better pictures, timer
    Cons: had a problem with the flash on ours

    Summary: We purchased this camera because we love taking pictures, especially of our children and waterfalls ! Our 1st son was only a few months old when we decided we needed a better camera than what we already had. Our pictures were not the quality we ... read more

  • Professional Photography made easy!

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many features
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: I have owned other cameras but none are as great as my minolta! If you're looking to take pictures that can pass as professional without spending lots and lots of money.. then this is the camera for you! This fabulous camera has many ... read more

  • You'll Smile at this Camera!

    Jan 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, loads of features
    Cons: Not a one

    Summary: I take 15-48 pictures in an average month. You'd be right in saying I love to take pictures. One of the reasons I love taking so many pictures is my camera; the Minolta Maxxum 300si. I bought it several years ago as a replacement to another Minolta ... read more

  • Quality at a fair price

    Dec 2, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use and performance
    Cons: none

    Summary: I personally own a Minolta Maxxum 300si and love it. This was in my opinion my real first 35mm camera. The lens that usually come with it is a 35mm - 75mm zoom lens. The lens is detachable and interchangeable with other Minolta lenses such as the 75mm ... read more

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  • Works like an advanced Point and Shoot

    Nov 18, 2003 by
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    Pros: Extremely easy to use; everything's automatic, sturdy construction and feel, long battery life.
    Cons: No manual settings

    Summary: This was my first SLR and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy to use camera. As others have stated before, it does not have any manual overrides and that is quite a drawback for serious photographers. However, for casual photographers, ... read more

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