The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is considered one of a number of new compact digital cameras just launched released by Canon. The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is the latest model of the line of compact cameras which earlier model was the SD1400 IS. Neverheless, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS improves upon the SD1400 IS in a number of important ways.
Most importantly, it has a unique sensor, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor in comparison with the 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor of the model before it. The brand new sensor is designed to provide the digital camera enhanced low light picture high quality and better speed. The new digital camera additionally has a lens with a wider angle of view, 24mm compared to 28mm, and more optical zoom, 5x in comparison with 4x.
The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has the next quality video mode, 1920 x 1080 resolution (full HD) at 24 frames per second, compared to 1280 x 720 (30 fps). It makes use of Canon's newest processor, the DIGIC 4. It also has several options which can be absent in the older cameras, together with a Super Sluggish Motion video mode, which might file video at up to 240 fps. With all these improvements I can not wait to try out Canon's new camera.
BUILD AND DESIGN The ultra-compact Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS appears to be very similar to the earlier variations of the camera – very small and smooth with a metallic body. The digital camera feet stable and sturdy in the hand, regardless of its small size, 3.63 inches large, 2.2 inches tall and 0.77 inches thick (92.2mm x 55.9mm x 19.5mm) and lightweight weight, 4 oz. (141g) without battery or memory card.
The camera has surprisingly large buttons, which may be strongly appreciated by those with massive fingers. The digital camera I reviewed came in a beautiful silver color. According to Canon's web site, additionally it is available in pink and black.
Ergonomics and Controls The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS has a rectangular form with subtly rounded corners. The front of the digital camera is dominated by the marginally off-middle telescoping zoom lens. In the upper corner is a skinny flash, benefit which is an auto focus help lamp that doubles as a self-timer indicator.
The placement of the flash is a problem, as it can be blocked by the fingers of the left hand used to steady the camera. The digital camera's prime plate incorporates two holes for its stereo microphones, an influence button, a shutter button with a zoom ring and a speaker. The buttons and zoom ring worked smoothly and efficiently.
One facet of the camera is featureless, the other aspect compresses the wrist strap mount and a covered compartment for the USB and HDMI ports. The cover is rubber with a precarious tether that may in all probability not survive a lot of use. At the camera's rear is a 2.7-inch diameter LCD monitor with a four: 3 facet ratio. Subsequent to the monitor is a dedicated film button, which makes beginning and stopping film recording rather more convenient than looking for film mode in the camera's menu.
To the side of the film button is a change for selecting between Sensible Auto and a digital camera icon which is essentially Program AE. The change protrudes from the digital camera a bit and is a convenient place to place your thumb when holding the camera.