Average Camera Review Rating [9 reviews]
This camera is currently ranked at #43 of the top camera sales ranking in US
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 currently selling at around $230 (dropped from $246 about 3 weeks ago). Here is the summary of review by PhotographyBLOG, giving the camera a rating of 4 out of 5:
"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 stylish almost sophisticated aura in spite of that. It also holds its own against keenly priced competitors thanks to largely noise free results even at the higher ISO settings, and offers a degree of future proofing thanks to its inclusion of Full HD video and HDMI output.
If you are considering the IXUS 220 HS as an accessory to drop into your bag for the beach this summer, Canon offers a couple of waterproof cases by way of accessories, with pricing between £55 and £225. Some may understandably baulk at the latter. In summing up, whilst the Canon IXUS 220 HS is not the most innovative model of recent months to land on our test slab, all things considered it's another Recommended award from the Photographyblog team of testers for anyone looking for an undemanding good value pocket camera that will deliver decent image quality with the minimum of fuss. Exciting it may not be, but at times you just want a camera that does the job of an aide memoire and don't want to spend a fortune to get it."
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Camera Reviews Roundup
|Camera Labs: "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 feels rather nice too thanks to an all-over texture coating. T..." - Dec 01 2011 More »|
|DPI: "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 sensor. The camera's ultra-wide-angle lens enables you to pack w..." - Jul 16 2011 More »||N/A|
|CNET US: "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 soft, and detail is greatly diminished. While you might not..." - Jun 10 2011 More »|
|CNET UK: "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 number of shooting options, modes and effects, and it's fairly..." - May 26 2011 More »|
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