General

compared to recent compacts
"If you are looking for a sleek take anywhere type of compact camera that offers a practical wide angle zoom range, provides dependable performance, and delivers sharp and well exposed images under most conditions, we have no hesitation in recommending the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS."
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$175.00
Announced
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February, 2011
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Sensor

"The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 performed above average in terms of image quality for its class."
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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CMOS
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Size
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1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Megapixels
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12 MP
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Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4000 x 3000
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Pixel size
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2.3 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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2.7"
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Resolution
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230k dots
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Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No

Lens

Zoom
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5x
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Wide angle
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24 mm
Telephoto
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120 mm
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Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.7
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Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.9
Macro focus
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3 cm

Form factor

"Buttons and controls are well laid out and are easy to operate."
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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92x55x19 mm
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Depth
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0.8"
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Weight
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141 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

Type
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None

Movies

"The Canon ELPH 300 HS movie recording feature works well providing good quality HD movies at 1080p resolution."
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
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High-speed framerate
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240 fps
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External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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480p @ 30fps
480p @ 120fps
320 x 240 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 240fps
720p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps

Features

"The optical image stabilizer lens technology did a good job."
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
Panorama
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No
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HDR
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No
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3D
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No
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Image stabilization
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Lens
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Supports RAW
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No
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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360 ms
Battery life
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Unknown
Continuous shooting
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3.4 fps
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Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s
Min
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15s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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No
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External connection
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No

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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SD
MMCplus
SDXC
MMC
SDHC