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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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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at include the X10, or the F800EXR both from Fujifilm 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 digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS which do not support video capability, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS supports video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS 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 of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Olympus Stylus SH-60.

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Very Light

The lightest comparable spec camera that has been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 0.097kg heavy, the heaviest is 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg. At only 0.122 kilograms, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is fairly light compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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Has Five Photo Effectss

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

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Quite High Magnification

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly high magnification (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The magnifications of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 0.5x to 16x.

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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 the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera also 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. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Image Editing

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Rotating are also found on this 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 a 1280 x 720 pixels 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 spec.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). This Canon 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 best video resolution of all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.7) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly low megapixel 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.1MP cameras currently available including the Nikon P500, or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the GE G5WP (£49.99) (12.2MP).

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 135.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Nikon 25 (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Sony DSC-WX300 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon IXUS 140 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The optical zooms of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 0.17x to 63x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the 25, or the 26 both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (£69.99) (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 (£79.00) (6x).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the GE G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.8 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 120 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The smallest normal focusing range (wide) of comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 0.01m and the biggest is 0.8m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.05 meters, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a fairly small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS range from 10 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a quite long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over five years.

MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a better sensor type than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 122 grams, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.

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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

+- 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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