Canon ELPH 300 HS summary
Canon ELPH 300 HS is Canon's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on February of 2011. It features a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is referred to as "IXUS 220 HS" in other countries.
The ELPH 300 HS stands at #66 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #984 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
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Canon ELPH 300 HS history
The Canon ELPH 300 HS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all past and current models alongside main specifications.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Gallery
You can see the ELPH 300 HS from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Canon ELPH 300 HS based on aspects which are often regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Sensor info
The Canon ELPH 300 HS features the DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology chip. The sensor dimension on the Canon ELPH 300 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels . The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the ELPH 300 HS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The ELPH 300 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon ELPH 300 HS dimensions
Canon ELPH 300 HS weighs in at 0.31 lbs (141 gr or 4.97 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 92mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Canon ELPH 300 HS is weightier compared with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a shot of the Canon ELPH 300 HS with a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the ELPH 300 HS.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Lens info
The ELPH 300 HS features a built-in lens and a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not outstanding nevertheless it may be valuable in a few cases.
At the widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f2.7 which will be fairly slow and not good in low light circumstances and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also need to increase the ISO which results in noisy shots. On the tele end, 120mm comes with f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Connectivity
The ELPH 300 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer images and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Video info
The highest possible video resolution on the Canon ELPH 300 HS is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance in video quality versus file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means you get no control over your audio. It is probably best to buy a different model if you need better audio in your videos.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Weather Sealing
Canon ELPH 300 HS does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions may damage the camera.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 300 HS features a 2.7" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
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The View Finder specifications regarding Canon ELPH 300 HS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be rather valuable.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Shutter info
Canon ELPH 300 HS is able to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon ELPH 300 HS has got only inbuilt flash with missing external flash support.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Autofocusing info
Canon ELPH 300 HS has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it useful for portrait photography.
The AF system features 9 focus points to pick from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Canon ELPH 300 HS has no manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful in low light occasions or you need more precise control on focusing.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Battery life
The battery life (NB-4L) in the Canon ELPH 300 HS is designed to last for 220 photographs according to the CIPA benchmarks making it on par with its rivals. The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the best (320) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Canon ELPH 300 HS for various categories of photography
The following graph displays a rundown of the Canon ELPH 300 HS for various categories of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Portrait photography highlights
The Canon ELPH 300 HS has a points tally of 27 which is low, and means the camera is not suitable to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the capability to work with external lighting.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Street photography highlights
Getting a moderate points total of 57, the Canon ELPH 300 HS is reasonably acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Canon ELPH 300 HS as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography points total of 32 suggests the Canon ELPH 300 HS is not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon ELPH 300 HS
Weight is super important in picking a travel camera. In general, the Canon ELPH 300 HS gets a decent 58 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably adequate to purchase for your journeys.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Landscape photography highlights
For anyone looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Canon ELPH 300 HS and it's low grade of 33 for a landscape camera is not suitable in the current market.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Canon ELPH 300 HS is not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a low score of 34.
Canon ELPH 300 HS Alternatives
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