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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

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Product description
  • HS system (12.1-megapixel)
  • 5x zoom optical IS
  • Stainless steel body
  • 2.7" PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD with optical zoom and dynamic IS
  • Smart auto
  • High-speed burst and super slow motion movie
  • Movie digest
  • Creative shooting modes

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Product Information
Don't let the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS digital camera's slim profile fool you. This fashionable device will not only make you stand out from the crowd, but it'll 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 this slim point-and-shoot digital camera! So let your imagination run free and let the HS SYSTEM, 24 mm 5x optical zoom and 12.1 megapixels help you achieve great images everywhere.

Product Features
  • HS system (12.1-megapixel)
    HS system excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4 processor and high sensitivity sensor give superior image quality in all situations.
  • 5x zoom optical IS
    A high-quality ultra-wide angle Canon lens is extremely flexible and allows you to include more in the frame, from vast landscapes to indoor party shots. The 5x zoom with optical image stabilizer makes it easy to home in on details and reduce image blur.
  • Stainless steel body
    A slim and stylish metal body gives the camera a quality feel with performance to match.
  • 2.7" PureColor II G LCD
    A tempered glass-covered LCD screen is durable, strong and offers excellent contrast, allowing you to frame and review images quickly and accurately from any angle.
  • Full HD with optical zoom and dynamic IS
    High quality movies can now be recorded in Full HD (1080p) format. Two additions to greater video quality are crystal clear stereo sound and dynamic IS which stabilizes movies against wobble and shake. HDMI connection with CEC allows you to enjoy your memories on an HDTV and to browse the gallery using the TV remote.
  • Smart auto
    Smart auto is truly automatic, allowing the camera to detect from 32 different scenes. You can take great pictures in complete confidence, knowing that the camera will take care of everything, leaving you free to enjoy the moment.
  • High-speed burst and super slow motion movie
    Capture photos of fast-paced action using high-speed burst mode or slow down movement of the real speed using super slow motion movie mode.
  • Movie digest
    Movie digest captures the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos.
  • Creative shooting modes
    Creative shooting modes give you the opportunity to experiment. Fish-eye effect re-creates the distortion of a fish-eye lens while miniature effect transforms landscapes into miniature scale models in both photos and movies.

Product Highlights

Product Identifiers
ModelELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution12.1 MP
Screen Size2.7"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Macro Focus Range3-50cm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 120mm

Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed15 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Program
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.5 m - 3.5 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Flash Off
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard (MMC) plus High Capacity, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeNone

Depth0.77 in.
Height2.2 in.
Width3.63 in.
Weight4.3 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Size2.7"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP1, MS Windows XP SP3

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatH.264, MOV
Still Image FormatDPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.3, JPEG

Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features1080p Full HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Digital Tele-Converter, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Detection Self-timer, HDMI, Histogram Display, Image Stabilization, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Red-eye Correction, Safety Zoom, Scene Detection Technology, Smart Flash Exposure, Smile Capture, USB 2.0 Compatibility, Wink Self-Timer, i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction)
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Shooting ProgramsBeach, Fireworks, Foliage, Handheld night shot, Hi-speed burst, Kids & pets, Low light, Movie digest, Portrait mode, Slow shutter, Snow, Stitch assist, Underwater
Special EffectsBlack & White, Color Accent, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Monochrome, Neutral, Posterization, Sepia, Toy camera, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed30 frames per second

eBay Product ID: EPID100107879

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewExcellent


    "The Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS is a fun-to-use ultracompact with excellent photo quality even if just left in auto."


    "The 300 HS might be too small for some, and accessing its shooting modes other than auto is laborious."


    "If you're looking for a nice, simple ultracompact for use indoors and out, you'll want to strongly consider the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS."

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Created: 04/09/12

worth every cent, a great camera to take all kinds of pictures,

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I was looking for a small camera that I could carry with me on my trips around the world. I took lots of pictures with it and I can say, this camera is woth every cent. Landscapes, portraits, snapshots with friends and especialy pictures in barely lighted romms are fantastic. This camera captures these moments really good.
The different modes are also pretty useful. Amplifying colors or using the filters are nice things to play with, the results look like they were taken by a much more expensive camera.
The only wekness are pictures in total darkness. Like taking a picture of a city skyline at night and far away. There is just no way to get enough light on the sensor. But as I said, pictures in bars, restaurants and on low lighted streets are no problem.


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Created: 06/03/13

Excellent point-and-shoot camera with stabilization and fun features

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

This is an incredible camera that has aged pretty well.
The only function that I would ask for is manual controls, but that is not the purpose of this point-and-shoot camera which is superb.

I use it primarily for video-blogging and it is a tremendous camera! You can program the settings how you need them and instantly shoot video at full HD.
Even more expensive cameras today onyl record in 720p, but this bargain shoots at 1080p as well and the quality of the video is excellent.
The image stabilization is pretty impresive as well.
Although I own a pro DSLR capable of shooting video, I prefer to record on this little camera.

It is very pocketable, is just a hair thicker than your iPhone.

The battery life is pretty good for its tiny battery, which can hold an entire day of normal shooting no problem. And you can squeeze more out of it if you dial in the best settings in the menu (like turning off the welcome image and turning down the brightness in the screen; I usually leave it at minimum and I can still watch it in any lighting conditions)

It is a very small camera but will fit most hands pretty confortable, it is quite light for its features.

Autofocus is quite fast and snappy in most lighting conditions. No problems whatsoever.

Image Quality:
Is is great for this size and price. I have yet to find another point-and-shoot this friendly that renders the same quality files.

Extra features:
Super slow-mo movie is awesome for some cool footage.
The creative filters are fun but not so much use with apps such as instagram
It is compatible with eye-fi SD cards, so if you can afford one, throw in one and enjoy the instant sharing of your camera!

Bottom line:
Don´t be caught in the Megapixel frenzy out there right now, unless you print everyday billboard-sized, you don't need more than 5Mpx for sharing, viewing in smartphones and facebook. This camera's 12Mpx is way more than you'll ever need.

Its quality is undeniable, and for what it is worth is way better than many other brands and even newer point-and-shoots.

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Created: 07/10/15

Great little camera packed with so many useful modes

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

I love this camera and its feature set. The newer Canon's remove some of the shooting modes and abilities that make the 300 HS such a great device. When we accidentally got sand in our original 300, I looked at newer cameras, but didn't want to give up what we had previously, which is why I sought out a good used one on Ebay. I'm glad that I did, and the replacement has been performing perfectly.

The modes and abilities we would have really missed include the color replace and the super slow-mo video. We don't use them ALL of the time, but it sure is nice to have them available. There are a few other things which Canon has removed in their newer models, too. Maybe they found which features MOST people use and decided to ditch the rest. Whatever the reason, I didn't want to buy something newer which didn't have all the same stuff as an older device to which I had grown accustomed. Also, I toggle in and out of the different shooting modes all the time, and it's quite easy. Like anything else, it takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do it all the time, it's really second nature. The zoom is fantastic and the various modes really make this a great little camera.

I can't really think of anything that I dislike about this camera, except possibly that in lower-light situations, with the flash off, things have to be perfectly still or they come out blurry. However, that's true of pretty much any camera, so that's maybe just my frustrations with the limitations of cameras, in general.

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Created: 06/07/12

Good price, great product

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

This is a product worth buying. It is currently one of the, if not THE, best camera in its price range right now. It's small and easy to grip, but has big enough buttons for any size fingers. The photos are of good quality and the features are numerous and fun to use. Overall, product exceeds expectations.

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Created: 01/05/12

Best 'value for money' camera ever.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

I bought this camera for its price point, and I'm fully satisfied. Before that I had the Powershot SX130 IS, and this one's picture quality is much better. So the good points according to me, compared to other cameras I've used:
1. Shots taken at night are really impressive (no noise problems whatsoever).
2. Awesome battery life.
3. Very small, really easy to carry around.
4. Does not lag at all when processing images, so several pictures can be taken without much waiting in between.
5. Slow-motion video is a cool feature.

The only problem I experience with this camera is that sometimes, the white balance is not very accurate, and my pictures tend to look slightly warm/yellowish, but that can be corrected on any editing software.

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