- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 2 x 5.6 cm ; 141 g
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Batteries Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: ELPH 300 HS - BK
- ASIN: B004J41T7Q
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 7 2011
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,085 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Full 1080p HD Video (Black)
- World's thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
- Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
- Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access
- Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps
- Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
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Amazon.ca Product Description
The Canon 5096B001 PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Black 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Zoom and 2.7 In. LCD Display has a slim profile that will not only make you stand out from the crowd, but it will also deliver incredibly brilliant still images and amazing 1080p HD videos. Once you turn on the camera, be prepared to be amazed at how much is packed into one of the slimmest point-and-shoot digital cameras on the market. So let your imagination run free and let the HS SYSTEM, 24mm 5x Optical Zoom and 12.1 Megapixels help you achieve great images everywhere.
From the Manufacturer
Don't let the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS digital camera's slim profile and good looks fool you. This slick little device may stand out from the crowd, but it'll also deliver brilliant still images, ultra-detailed 1080p Full HD video, serious functionality, and a wealth of effects and automatic settings. You'll be surprised how much is packed into such a slim point-and-shoot. Let your imagination run wild, and let Canon's HS SYSTEM, a 24mm lens, 5x Optical Zoom, and 12.1 Megapixels help you snap great photos everywhere.
Incredibly Thin. Incredibly Powerful.
Thin Is In
At less than an inch deep and weighing just under five ounces, the PowerShot 300 HS will fit right in your pocket, but it packs plenty of power into its sleek point-and-shoot body. A 24mm ultra wide-angle lens with a powerful 5x optical zoom gives you the versatility to shoot in any number of situations, and the optical image stabilizer keeps things from getting too shaky when you're zoomed in tight. Whether you're out partying or just walking around town, you don't need to sacrifice style for power--the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has got you covered for capturing great photos effortlessly.
No More Dark Photos
Canon's HS SYSTEM improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash, and lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.
The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low-light shooting, delivering clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and freeing you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low-light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.
The system is the result of two technologies brought together in this compact PowerShot. The first is the 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.
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The HS Megapixel Advantage
There's more to megapixels. Canon's HS System provides dramatically greater sensitivity than your average camera with identical or greater megapixel counts. That means you don't need excessive megapixels to achieve spectacular images with minimal noise, and you get equally impressive results out of the 12.1 megapixel ELPH 300 HS.
Memorable Moments in Full HD
Experiencing the brilliance of HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. With the convenient dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record everyday moments in high-definition detail at the push of a button. Record in Full 1080p HD with stereo sound, and pick up the optional HTC-100 HDMI cable for viewing your footage directly on your HDTV.
You can also use the optical zoom while shooting video, so you can get in nice and close--plus, no need to worry about shaky footage thanks to dynamic image stabilization to keep your videos steady!
A PowerShot that Keeps Up with the Action
Sometimes, the action just won't stop for you. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS comes equipped with a High-Speed Burst Mode that can capture eight frames per second. Just hold down the shutter button and catch rapid-fire action sequences--perfect for sporting events!
You can also add a fun slow motion effect to your videos, using Super Slow Motion Movie. Super Slow Motion Movie will record your clips at a high speed, so that when you watch your videos, they'll play back in slow motion--a great feature for analyzing sports play-by-play, or just for creating fun visual effects.
Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos that Shine
The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS digital camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level--automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 32 shooting scenarios, the camera handles a wide variety of situations, freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS digital camera has you covered, whether you're shooting stills or videos.
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The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS gives you a variety of resolution options for shooting movies, depending on your needs. Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps for up to 14 min. 34 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 24 fps for up to 20 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 43 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour 58 min. and 19 sec. or 4GB per clip.Super Slow Motion Movie
Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion. (Watch a video of Super Slow Motion Movie Mode at the top of the page, just below the product image.)
Miniature Movie Mode enhances perspective to make large scenes like cityscapes or landscapes appear to be in miniature proportions. (Watch a video of Miniature Movie Mode at the top of the page, just below the product image.)
Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos
Putting together a video containing highlights from family vacations, important occasions and other special events is now easier than you might imagine. Using the Movie Digest Mode, you can have the camera automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The camera will then combine an entire day's worth of clips into a single video. No editing required--Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!
Add Some Fun to Your Photos
Two new scene modes, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, add an artistic look to your photos.
Toy Camera Effect
Add some vintage nostalgia with Toy Camera Effect, which recreates the classic look by darkening the edges to make them appear as if they were photographed through a pinhole lens, and amping up the contrast.
Monochrome lets you stray from the usual black and white, letting you choose from three single-toned effects: Black & White, Sepia, or Blue, to really give your photos the effect you're looking for.
What's in the Box
PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black), Battery Pack, Battery Charger, Wrist Strap, AV Cable, USB Interface Cable, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, Documentation
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Top Customer Reviews
Best compact camera I got so far. I have Panasonic LX1 (very noisy starting from ISO 200), Fujifilm F31 (slow but very well balanced camera) and F200 EXR (rate between the LX1 and F31).
For Canon Powershot 300 ELPH:
Video: Excellent in video quality. Absolutely comparable with my Panasonic HD camcorder. Now I don't have to bring both camera and camcorder for my trip since Powershot 300 video equipped with zoom function.
Day time photos: At auto mode, light detection is quiet accurate. The picture color is sharp, nice and bright.
Night time photos: All photos are usable even at low light situation.
Can be better if:
Canon do not put all the preset program functions into one;
reposition the flash light so that shadow wouldn't at the corner for some shots and
longer battery life
The automatic mode is excellent and would suffice for most situations. The slow motion video mode is great and I used it to analyze my golf swing. It works well, but would have been better if in higher resolution. The hand held night scene mode takes fantastic pictures. I had a subject in one of these (holding very still for several seconds) and it looked like a daytime picture, even though it was in complete darkness.
I coupled it with a 16GB SDHC card and that provides more than adequate storage for videos as well as all images. I highly recommend this camera. It is amazing.
Pros: affordable, very durable, good quality photos, many advanced features
Cons: paint chips easily, long term battery life could be better, videos take a wile to save
Most recent customer reviews
As soon as I started using this camera, the black paint was peeling off everywhere and I've kept it in a soft case for protection. I've never seen anything like this. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christine
Very handy point and shoot camera. Easy to operate. Only complaint is that the paint scratched off far too easily.Published 6 months ago by Andrew El-Homossani
I bought this one again (previous one was SD1400IS) because I love it and it's quite a conversation piece because of its small size. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Slim
Amazing quality just dont forget to get a memory card with it cause it doesnt come with one, got one incase and it paid off big time since it had none.Published 8 months ago by Chris
Great camera for the price, but you need to be careful about the screen as it scratches easily. the video quality is much better than photo qualityPublished 23 months ago by Ebrahimdil
- fast, fast, fast shot-to-shot and autofocus
- dead easy to adjust the important stuff
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This little camera - which is so small - was bought to replace a defective Panasonic Lumix.
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Great Camera that has a lot of features.
Can snap up photos quickly, ease of use and has a HDMI port. Read more
To me, it has all the advantages that I wanted in a camera: light, compact, takes very good photos and videos... It's perfect for my backpacking trips! Very happy with it!Published on Aug. 10 2012 by Segolen