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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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18 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,570 expert and user reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS also support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Samsung WB800F (£409.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 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 cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras that are a similar 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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Quite High Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly high maximum playback zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The maximum playback zooms of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 16x.

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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 common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of 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 the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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. Across all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly 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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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 frequently found 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). The best video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

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

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Short

With a height of only 55.9 millimeters, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is one of the shorter cameras of a similar type and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS amongst cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS have heights of between 10mm and 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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Very Thin

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm. The Powershot ELPH 300 HS is quite thin (only 19.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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Narrow

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS the widths range from 16mm to 470mm. At only 92.2 millimeters, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is quite narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average megapixel count of cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 14MP.

There are a number of other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS, or the PowerShot SX240 HS (£229.99) both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this Canon camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix P7700 (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P330 (12.2MP) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1" to 4.8". The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix 3100, or the Canon IXUS 105 IS which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot N (£274.37) (2.8" and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X100 (2.8" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110.

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Not 3D Compatible

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

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS (£59.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

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

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

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

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The lowest display resolution of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000 (£89.00), or the IXUS 125 HS both from Canon.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 500 (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 camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Powershot A3500 IS (£65.00), or the PowerShot A810 both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90.

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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 compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 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 Nikon Coolpix L27 (£68.00) (CCD).

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Average Weight

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty typical weight (122 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Custom Colour
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
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
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

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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