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

12.1MP 5x CMOS Apr 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Review: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
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14 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 19,820 expert and owner reviews, Canon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS which do not support Full HD video, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balances

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

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

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s)s 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. Cameras that were released more than two years ago still image resolution(s)s range 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 Canon 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 actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). This Canon camera also supports a video resolutions 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). The best video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_price], the 105[pl_377573_price], or the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] all from Canon.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (12.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS do not support wi-Fi. The Powershot ELPH 300 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] 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 cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

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

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

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

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a quite few total megapixels (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The total megapixelss of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon A800[plb_1399055_price].

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon A810[plb_408150_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), or the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a better sensor type than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 122 grams, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Custom Colour
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

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