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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 5x CMOS Sep 2011
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25 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Canon have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports video recording.

Other digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, and the GE A1455 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

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Has Four Image Editing Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of image editing modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The image editing modes "Crop", "Rotating" and "Trimming" are also found on this camera.

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Very Light

The lightest digital camera of this type and age is 0.097kg heavy and the heaviest is 180kg. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is quite light (only 0.122 kilograms) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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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 cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon digital 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 on the market 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 digital camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time 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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Quite High Lens Magnification Ratio

The lens magnification ratios of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 0.5x to 20x. With a lens magnification ratio of 10 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly high lens magnification ratio compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 0.12s and the longest is 250s. At 15 seconds, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera 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). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 2.6mm to 290mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2.7, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the smaller minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras of this type and age is 1.3 and the largest is 6.9.

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Short

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the heights range from 16mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 55.9 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is quite short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is quite thin (only 19.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The average depth of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 38mm.

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Narrow

The widths of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 22mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. With a width of only 92.2 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The average megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot S110, or the PowerShot N ($299.00) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P330 (12.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS are not 3D compatible. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS are not waterproof. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung ES71, and the Canon Powershot A3500 IS ($89.98) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W810 ($101.97) (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Samsung WB850F which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB150F (5x and higher rated).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 15,000,000MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS have maximum focal lengths of between 13mm and 1,800mm. At only 120 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite small combined zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of cameras of this type and age is 6s. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS over five years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS ($175.99), and the PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24) both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (3"), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Samsung NX20 ($460.73).

If you would prefer a camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty average weight (122 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 122g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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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
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
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
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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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