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Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS
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Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 5x CMOS Jun 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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33 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This camera has received six awards from experts in digital cameras.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com, M3.idg.se and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ all of whom decided that this Canon digital camera was good.

The writers at three more expert review sites thought that this Canon digital camera was good. Camera Labs gave this compact camera digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and Digicam Buyer.co.uk gave it a "Best Value" award and decided it was good value for money. Furthermore, the writer at What Digital Camera decided that this digital camera was excellent and gave it a "Gold" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 78%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, Powershot ELPH 300 HS owners rated this camera 85%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Pcworld.in said in their review “15,000 category to have Canon's proprietary HS (High Sensitivity) feature which lets you take good photographs in low li”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au five years ago “It's an automatic camera, yet it's capable of capturing clear and vibrant images, even in low-light conditions”. Digitalversus.com mentioned “It takes good-quality pictures”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Cnet.com.au said five years ago “A slimline compact camera that will suit every point-and-shoot enthusiast with a hankering for decent low-light shots”.

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewer reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Size

A few people concluded that the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned five years ago “Canon announced the 220 HS in February 2011, adding to their range of premium IXUS digital compact cameras”. Pcworld.in wrote in the same month “Canon IXUS 220 HS is the latest mainstream compact digital camera from Canon's stable”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “Canon has long been the doyen of the slimline, compact camera market, with previous offerings proving that style can walk hand-in-hand with photographic substance” in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

A few Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Cnet.co.uk scored it 4 stars and wrote in their Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The £185 Canon IXUS 220 HS is slim, stylish and offers many of the same advantages as the IXUS 115 HS, which we're rather fond of.”. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a 12Mp compact that's slim, well built”. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The 300 HS is being touted by Canon as the world's thinnest 24mm, 5x optical zoom digital camera with Optical Image S”.

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS review “They probably wouldn’t like to lug around a bulky camera and a bag”.

One person concluded that the product was easy to carry around. One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS owner who bought it wrote that it was lightweight. Expert website Cameras.co.uk wrote in their Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS review “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a small, lightweight digital camera”.

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine five years ago “The creative modes make the camera really fun to use, as does the full HD vi” in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS. Cameralabs.com wrote in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS on expert website Camera Labs “The Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS is a gorgeous little camera that seems to strike the perfect balance between size, features and ease of use”. Six years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Features the HS system for better low-light control”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to handle. Five years ago expert website Cameras.co.uk wrote “It is a well made camera and is capable of handling most photo opportunities” in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person concluded that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg said “With a menu that is easy to navigate” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned five years ago “You've got a pretty good camera on your smartphone anyway, so why do you need a second device that doesn't offer much more? Canon surely kn”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The IXUS 220 HS is a really good looking, compact camera which takes pictures with excellent colour reproduction” in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS and scored it 70 out of 100. Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said five years ago “The new Canon IXUS 220 HS is a stylish compact camera that offers an ultra-wide 5x zoom, full 1080p HD movies”.

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS owner said in their reviews that it had a thick frame. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “The key aspects of the Canon IXUS 220 HS camera are its thin frame, which makes it very easy to carry in a trouser pocket” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was neat. Itreviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “This is a very neat and effective pocket camera, particularly if you take most shots using non-manual settings”.

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Robust

Some people concluded that it was well made. Five years ago Pcmag.com wrote “Small Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS, with features slightly above entry level with a price to match, is a solid point-and-shoot digital camera”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera in the same month “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a 12-megapixel compact that's slim, well built and easy to use” . Digitalversus.com said in the same month “It's very well made and it's user-friendly” in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

One person who purchased the product considered that it was reliable. Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS “The PowerShot 300 HS delivers good images and reliable performance in a variety of shooting conditions” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

A few Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Five years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Its image quality, which is clear” and scored it 4 stars. Pcadvisor.co.uk also mentioned “If you're after a good quality, slim, autom”. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their review “If you are looking for a mid range pocket digital camera the Canon IXUS 220 HS offers good all round quality” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

Some Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Expert website Pcworld.in scored the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS 4 stars and said “The IXUS 200 HS is a stylish compact digital camera with a great set of features and Canon's proprietary HS system for shooting pictures in low light”. Five years ago expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said “The Canon IXUS 220 HS offers a fair selection of features and pretty good performance, wrapped up in a small, stylish stainless-steel shell” in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS “It doesn't have a lot of manual features, so it's a true point-and-shoot camera.”.

Good Video Capture

Some people reckoned that this digital camera was good for video recording. Five years ago expert website Techradar.com scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review “It also has Full HD movie mode, program, scene”. In the same month Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “It's also one of the smallest models to film Full HD video complete with stereo sound!The good news is that although the two microphones are quite close together (the” in their Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS review.

Good Quality Lens

Three Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom.

One person who reviewed the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS considered that it had a good autofocus. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Understand, as well as snappy shutter response and a quick auto-focus” in their review of this digital camera.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 19,491 owner and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this Canon digital camera was great for its price.

Good Support

One customer who bought the product thought it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said six years ago “If you’ re after a pocket-sized camera to keep with you that is fast and requires little manual interaction, then this camera is worth con” in their review of this digital camera.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX1R ($2,584.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon digital camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Short

Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS have heights of between 16mm and 750mm. The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is one of the shorter compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS (only 55.9 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Narrow

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS is fairly narrow (only 92.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The narrowest digital camera of this age and type is 22mm wide, the widest is 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 19.5 millimeters, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is one of the thinner compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average depth of digital cameras of this age and spec is 38mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The average megapixel count of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 14MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95) which has better reviews.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95).

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS do not have a GPS. The Powershot ELPH 300 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the PowerShot SX230 HS, or the PowerShot SX260 HS both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The shooting mode "Movie" is also found on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 52,000MP. The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a quite long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The average flash recharging time of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 6s.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX200 (40x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (3"), or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung GC100 is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 (CCD).

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Average Weight

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly typical weight (122 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon elph300, canon elph300h, canon elph300hs, canon elph300hsb, canon elph300hsr, canon elph300hsrd, canon elph300hsbk
Barcodes 00013803133233, 00013803133585, 00013803133592, 00999996731756
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