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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
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Review: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that were launched 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 you want a camera with a better memory card type 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 also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price].

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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, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Very Light

The average weight of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 4.1kg. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is quite light (only 0.122 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of this spec and age. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital 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 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2664. The still image resolution of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Rotating are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a maximum video resolution of 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 across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

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

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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 camera). In addition, this Canon camera 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 of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.7, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.1MP cameras currently available including the 310 HS[pl_651755_price], or the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] (12.2MP and higher rated), or the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price] (12.2MP and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price].

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] (3"), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also 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)

Most cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 1x and the biggest is 810x. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (4.5x).

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 33fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a very low motion JPEG frame rate (only 24 frames per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this 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 a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. Digital cameras of this age and spec have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 18mm and the longest is 1,000mm. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 120 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 94.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the longer flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price], and the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price].

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Average Weight

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty average weight (122 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
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
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed

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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