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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera: Sleek But Powerful Review

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera: Sleek But Powerful Review
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Given the features and specifications of Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, you can already deduce all the advantages that you can get out of using this compact yet powerful camera. It boasts of excellent ergonomics, high quality videos as well as an instant startup.

Capturing the best pictures is no longer a big problem these days now that there is already a digital camera like Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS to give you some of the finest photos that will let you capture all the important events in your life.

Made by one of the highly acclaimed names when it comes to delivering remarkable cameras, Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a price range of $152.15 to $229.00 and is also the successor of PowerShot SD1400 IS introduced in 2010. Although the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS maintains the sleek and compact size of its ancestor, this product has more features to offer to its users.

The Thinner, The Better

With a weight that is below 5 ounces and depth of less than one inch, PowerShot ELPH 300 HS can fit snugly inside your pocket while ensuring you that it has lots of power hidden beneath its sleek point and shoot body. It has an ultra wide angle lens of 24mm that comes with a remarkable optical zoom of 5x that can give you your needed versatility for shooting in whatever situation you might be in. If you ever got zoomed in pretty tight, there is also no need to be worried about things getting extra shaky because it has an optical image stabilizer. Canon believes that style should never be sacrificed for power because PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is perfect for an effortless capturing of great photos, whether you are just taking some walk around town or you have a night-long party.

Say Goodbye to Dark Photos

The HS SYSTEM of Canon has greatly improved shooting even in situations with low light with no need for flash and it can also lower the noise levels for the higher settings of ISO.

The HS System being used by Canon will surely take away all the frustration that users might feel during low-lighting shooting as it can deliver you clear and blur-free shoots with every single ambiance still intact so that you will be completely freed from the commonly unwanted effects brought by utilizing the flash. Stunning low light shots have now been made at high and low ISO speeds, with dynamic range expanded in order to preserve the maximum detail in shadow and highlight areas.

The Advantage of an HS Megapixel

Megapixels have so much more to offer. The HS System incorporated by Canon in Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS can offer a dramatically better sensitivity that the average camera that has a greater or identical megapixel counts. This only means that you no longer require excessive megapixels just to attain the spectacular images that you have been looking for with reduced noise plus you will be getting equally remarkable results with the help of 12.1 megapixel ELPH 300 HS.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Features and Specifications

  • Thinnest digital camera of the world with optical image stabilizer, 5x optical zoom, and 24 mm ultra wide angle lens
  • Color: Black
  • Full HD video of 1080p for outstanding quality together with a stereo sound, and access made easy by the allotted movie button
  • HS System of Canon with DIGIC 4 Image Processor and 12.1 MP CMOS that can greatly improve shooting photos even with no flash in the low light instances
  • High speed shooting at its best with a unique point-and-shoot camera with an AUTO that can intelligently choose the correct camera settings based on its 32 predefined situations for shooting.
  • Lowers the noise levels at the higher settings of ISO
  • Dynamic IS keeps footage stabilized and optical zoom can be done while shooting a video.
  • Super Slow Motion Movie allows video recording at high speed to offer a playback of slow motion.

Pros

Given the features and specifications of Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, you can already deduce all the advantages that you can get out of using this compact yet powerful camera. It boasts of excellent ergonomics, high quality videos as well as an instant startup.

Cons

All devices and electronic products comes with some cons, and in the case of Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, its flash is a bit inconveniently located, with a rare overexposure and a port cover that is not that properly attached. However, these are very minor disadvantages that can be easily overshadowed by the fact that the flash is not really required in most situations because it can remarkably shoot pictures even in situations with low light.

At present, Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has already amassed 528 customer reviews with an average score of 4 stars, proving that most of the reviewers have given it between 4 and 5 stars.

If you are currently looking for a sleek digital camera that is fully-loaded with all the power that you need but will fit perfectly in your pocket, Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is certainly your best choice.




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