Canon ELPH 300 HS 12.1 Megapixel Ultra Compact Reviews Roundup

On February 7 2011, Canon announced four new PowerShot Digital cameras - the PowerShot SX230 HS, ELPH 500 HS (aka IXUS 310 HS), ELPH 300 HS (aka IXUS 220 HS) and ELPH 100 HS (aka IXUS 115 HS) models.

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is the world's thinnest 24mm wide angle, 5x Optical zoom model, along with 12.1 Megapixels High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. It comes equipped with Canon's HS SYSTEM for exceptional shooting in low-light, Full 1080p HD video, new Movie Digest Mode and 32 Smart AUTO scenes.

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is available in red, black and silver and is scheduled to be available in mid-March for an estimated selling price of $249.99.
The Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is the ideal choice for the on-the-go, spontaneous photographer seeking outstanding performance in a super-slim camera. Measuring less than one inch in thickness, the sleek PowerShot SD1400 IS features a 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x Optical Zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilization and 14.1-Megapixel resolution for outstanding photo and HD video quality. Available in four vibrant color variations, pink, orange, silver and black, the PowerShot SD1400 IS is scheduled to be available in late February for an estimated retail price of $249.99.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Sample Photos on Flickr

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Camera Reviews Roundup

Camera Labs - Dec 01 2011
"The Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS is a gorgeous little camera that seems to strike the perfect balance between size, features and ease of use. It's 2mm thinner than the ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS and slightly smaller in the other dimensions, and although that doesn't sound a lot, it makes a world of a difference in your hand, where it nestles snugly and fe..." More »
86out of 100
DPI - Jul 16 2011
"The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300HS is a small little camera with plenty of features. The camera retains the familiar ELPH/IXUS design with its compact dimensions, very good build quality and stylish looks; and is available in three different colors. The camera is packed with many notable features; chief among which include the 5X optical zoom lens and CMOS sens..." More »
Not Rated
CNET US - Jun 10 2011
"The Elph 300 HS produces generally excellent snapshots. Photos do get softer and noisier above ISO 200--typical for point-and-shoots--but ISO 400 and 800 are still very usable. The noise and noise reduction are well balanced so you still get good color and detail at these higher sensitivities. Colors desaturate some at ISO 1600 and 3200, subjects look very..." More »
80out of 100
CNET UK - May 26 2011
"Besides its appearance, the 220 is modestly equipped, with a 12.1-megapixel image sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens. On the rear is a 2.7-inch LCD display, which is very bright and clear, but smaller than the 3-inch panel you'll find on the cheaper 115. That's mainly because the 220 is smaller than the 115 as a whole. The camera offers a reasonable num..." More »
80out of 100
ePhotoZine - May 21 2011
"The camera takes well exposed images, although at its widest, as can be seen below, detail tends to be better in the centre of the images and there is some lens flare and chromatic aberration in the trees. When shooting at its longest length detail is good throughout. The 20x digital zoom takes sharp images thanks to the Dual Image Stabilisation, although t..." More »
70out of 100
ImgaingResource - Apr 26 2011
"Before getting into the results, I will state the Canon 300 HS nicely fits the old saying--the best camera is the one you have with you. You can take this baby anywhere and everywhere, so casual shutterbugs should consider it for that fact alone. It's smaller than my Droid cell phone and I won't even comment on comparable image quality (the Droid is really,..." More »
Not Rated
Pocket-lint - Apr 15 2011
"As with both the IXUS 310 HS and 115 HS, on the 220 HS we get the usual black and white, fisheye, toy camera/pinhole style effects along with super vivid and miniature effect modes. All are fun, and the scene and subject shrinking and saturation boosting miniature mode can moreover be applied to video clips as well as stills and at 1.5, 3 or 6 frames per se..." More »
80out of 100
Photography BLOG - Apr 08 2011
"OK, so it doesn't offer GPS, 3D shooting mode, moisture resistance or a broad focal range, but, being pocket friendly, low cost and competent anyway, could the Canon IXUS 220 HS possibly be your next travel accessory? In its favour it certainly lives up to the IXUS heritage, stretching back a decade now, in being both easy to use yet maintaining a styl..." More »
80out of 100
Trusted Reviews - Apr 05 2011
"While the autofocus is not lightning fast, it's fast enough for this class of camera. Press down fully to take the shot and in single shot mode the camera takes around three to four seconds to write a maximum resolution JPEG to memory. Again, not the fastest ever but neither is it something you notice holding you up as you progress from one shot to the next..." More »
80out of 100
DigitalReview - Apr 03 2011
"We were pleased with the performance of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS in our tests. The camera powers up responsively, and the comfortably positioned zoom lever next to the shutter button makes framing images a simple step. Buttons and controls are well laid out and are easy to operate. The 5x image stabilized zoom lens incorporated into the Canon EL..." More »
Not Rated
Steve's Digicam - Mar 17 2011
"Like all of their new HS series PowerShots, Canon equipped the 300 HS with a CMOS type image sensor, compared to the CCD unit found in most digicams. This is a backside-illuminated sensor, which offers increased sensitivity performance, speed, and lower power consumption. Canon has paired this unit with a nice 5x optical zoom lens, which boasts a faster tha..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Review - Mar 04 2011
"The ELPH 300 HS shoots very good movies in full HD in its highest resolution movie mode, 1920 x 1080 resolution at 24 frames per second, with good stereo sound. In addition, optical zoom can be used. Recording will automatically stop when either the file size reaches 4GB or the recording time reaches approximately 10 minutes (in HD mode) or 1 hour (in stand..." More »
80out of 100
infoSync - Feb 12 2011
"Canon also went so far as to throw a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor in the PowerShot Elph 300 HS vs. last year's 14.1-megapixel CCD. What this means is that the Elph's new sensor features slightly larger pixels for better light gathering and its CMOS chip is placed differently for enhanced light gathering. The Elph 300 HS retains its Digic 4 processing, and the..." More »
73out of 100

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