Hier schon mal zwei Links zu einer englischen Seite, die die Unterschiede beleuchten:
http://www.subclub.org/minman/x9.htm Minolta X-9 / X-300s
http://www.subclub.org/minman/x370.htm Restliche Minolta X-300 / X-370 / X-370n / X-370s / X-7A Familie
Demnach ist die Minolta X-300s in Wahrheit die europäische Version der Minolta X-9 mit den folgenden Unterschieden gegenüber der klassischen X-300/X-370-Familie (die angesprochene X-370 ist die amerikanische Ausführung der europäischen X-300):
ZITATThe X-9 was Minolta's last, new SLR. It used a body that was similar to the popular X-370 camera, but there were several stylish changes. For example, the pentaprism has a sleeker, curved top instead on the older angled top, and the hand grip is smaller and sports a new, smooth covering. These changes make the camera much more attractive than the X-370.
But while Minolta may have smoothed some corners on the X-9, it did not cut any. For example, the X-9 has a DOF preview button, unlike the X-370. The DOF button is now square, but it's in the same place. The viewfinder displays the automatically selected shutter speed in auto-exposure mode, and both the recommended shutter speed as well as the manually set shutter speed in manual-exposure mode (one blinks and the other doesn't). In either mode, the viewfinder also has the manually set aperture -- unlike the X-370. The hot-contact, "touch-switch" shutter release button of the X-370 is gone, but the camera retains the safe-load signal for correct film loading. It has an Auto-exposure (AE) lock and Depth-of-field button, and it accepts the Winder G as well as the Motor Drive 1. Perhaps the most unusual feature is the focusing screen -- it has a diagonal, split-image rangefinder with a microprism collar inside the fresnel screen. The screen is removeable, but it is not interchangeable with any other Minolta screens, unfortunately.
It takes a little getting used to if you are experienced with the horizontal type split, but it's actually an improvement. This is the only Minolta camera that used this focusing screen. It has other features as well, such as a film window, on-off switch and a self-timer -- just like an X-370n. It was only available in an all black body.
There were actually two versions of the X-9.
X-9 -- (1990) Only available in black.X-300s -- (1990) Sold in the European market. Despite the name, it in not an X-300, but an X-9 with a couple of differences. First, the X-300s lacks the diagonal split-image screen of the X-9. It has the standard horizontally-orientated screen. Secondly, the X-300s lacks a DOF button.[/quote]
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