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

12.1MP 5x CMOS Nov 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Review: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
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18 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras built by Canon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital 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|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 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 also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350 (£149.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also 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 compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 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 the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Has Five Photo Effects

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

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of this age and spec. 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 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2664. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this Canon camera.

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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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera. In addition, this 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 compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market 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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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of this spec and age is 5mm, the longest is 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture (only 2.7) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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Short

Across all the cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the heights range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is one of the shorter cameras of this age and type (only 55.9 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

The depths of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 4mm to 2,200mm. At only 19.5 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is quite thin compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The average width of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 100mm. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is one of the narrower digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (only 92.2 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

There are a number of alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS, or the PowerShot SX240 HS both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix P330 (£169.99) (12.2MP and higher rated), or the Coolpix P7700 (12.2MP and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

There are a number of other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot A810 which has better reviews.

If this digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X100 (£425.00) (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (£226.68) (3"), or the Sony DSC-HX60 (£187.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS are also not 3D compatible.

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

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (£276.00), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A800, or the Powershot A3500 IS both from Canon.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the GE G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x).

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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 compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. At only 24 frames per second, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly few total megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 120 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The maximum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

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

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a better sensor type than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Canon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L27 (£68.00) (CCD).

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Auto Exposure Lock
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
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
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Special Features

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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