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

Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Jun 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon digital cameras have excellent reviews
Good quality pictures
Easy to use
157 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Reviews

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Several Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Keith Corbin wrote six years ago “Camera is ready to take photos very fast” . Keith Corbin also said “I've used the Canon Photo Window import for a while, does a good job of getting photos off the camera without duplicates”.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Keith Corbin mentioned six years ago “The touch screen on the 500hs can also be used to focus on a particular subject” in his review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

One customer who reviewed the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS considered that it had a good zoom. Keith Corbin rated the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS as excellent and he said in his Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS review on Amazon “I immediately disabled digital zoom as 12.1MP + 5x Optical will get you very close to the action”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewer considered that it had a good screen.


Design

Easy to Use

Several Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Six years ago Keith Corbin wrote “Display is very bright and button seem intuitive as with other Canon cameras” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars. Keith Corbin also said “It's really not bad if you want to use it, I'm just a slave to Google/gmail) Computer Connectivity”.

Robust

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Keith Corbin rated it as excellent and he wrote “I am looking for solid images and this camera delivers” in his review of the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS.


Support

Good Support

One Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS reviewer who bought it considered that it had good technical guidance. Keith Corbin wrote “It has manual mode, so if you fancy that, you can” in his review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the P330, or the P7700 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital 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 worst video resolution of all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to consider include the P500, or the D5000 both from Nikon 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 low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SX50 HS, and the 1000D both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P340 is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon 1100, and the Panasonic DMC-LX7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(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. The worst still image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a custom colour. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a custom colour.

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Features Histogram

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The weights of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 50g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Powershot ELPH 300 HS is one of the lighter low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 122 grams) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 ($559.95), or the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the SX50 HS (2.8"), or the S110 (3") both from Canon or the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 230 HS, or the 1100 both from Canon.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon 500 ($1,199.95) (4.1x), or the GE A1250 (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon S110.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon P7700 (7.1x), the Panasonic DMC-LF1 (7.1x), or the Canon 230 HS (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon elph300hsrd, canon elph300hsbk
Barcodes 00013803133233, 00013803133585, 00013803133592, 00999996731756
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