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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 has excellent camera reviews
Easy to use
Supports video recording

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Reviews

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 34,684 expert and owner reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS was easy to use. Keith Corbin mentioned “It's really not bad if you want to use it, I'm just a slave to Google/gmail) Computer Connectivity” in his review of this digital camera. He also said “Display is very bright and button seem intuitive as with other Canon cameras” in his review.


Good Quality Pictures

Three customers who purchased it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Keith Corbin gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “I've used the Canon Photo Window import for a while, does a good job of getting photos off the camera without duplicates”. He also said “I am looking for solid images and this camera delivers” in his review, and also wrote “Camera is ready to take photos very fast”.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since June 2011.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at including the SX220 HS, or the 230 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K which all of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon 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 resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). This 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). Across all digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think the 230 HS, and the S110 both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-LX5 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x and higher rated), or the GE A1250 (5.7x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Canon S110.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon P7700 (7.1x and higher rated), or the Canon 230 HS (8x and higher rated).

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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 digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K, the Samsung ZZBPWFR, or the Canon SX220 HS which all of have 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 of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon 500 which all of have better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an HDMI port.

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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 digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the SX220 HS, or the SX280 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K which all of have better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s), whereas 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). In addition, this Canon camera 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. Low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 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 low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon P500, or the Canon SX220 HS which both of have better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the P7700 (12.2MP and higher rated), or the P330 (12.2MP and higher rated) both from Nikon or the GE A1250 (12.2MP and higher rated).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the EOS 1100D - Rebel T3, and the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II both from Canon which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the X100 (2.8" and higher rated), or the XF1 (£140) (2.8" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Canon SX50 HS (2.8" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras of this age and spec have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Custom Colour

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

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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Features Histogram

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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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 Canon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The average weight of cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 260g, and the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg. With a weight of only 122 grams, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS is quite light compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

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

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