Canon Powershot 300 HS ELPH (IXUS 220 HS) is one of several new digital cameras recently released by with a new naming convention - "HS Powershot ELPH xxx" instead of "Powershot SDxxx IS." The 300 ELPH HS is the newest model in the series of compact cameras, including the previous version was SD1400 IS is a camera very well, which I reviewed on this site (previous versions of the camera, SD940 IS , SD780 IS, were also examined by this site). But the 300 HS ELPH SD1400 IS improves several important ways.

More importantly, it has a different sensor, 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor compared to the 14.1-megapixel sensor and an earlier version. The new sensor is designed to give the camera low light image quality and faster. The new camera also features a wide angle lens, 24mm compared to 28mm, and the optical zoom, 5x compared to 4x.
The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a capacity for better video quality, resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) at 24 frames per second, compared to 1280 x 720 (30fps). It uses Canon's latest processor, DIGIC 4th It has features that are absent in older cameras, including a Super Slow Motion video mode that can record videos up to 240 frames per second. With all these improvements, I was eager to try new Canon camera.

Display / Viewfinder

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has an LCD screen with a diameter of 2.7-inches in a ratio of 4 x 3 aspect. LCD has approximately 230,000 pixels and can be adjusted to one of five levels of intensity. Canon says the LCD screen 100% coverage. Like all small appliances today lack an LCD viewfinder.

Digital Camera Review has recently started testing for the brightness of the LCD, the measurement of contrast ratio and a unit called nits of brightness. The best LCDs usually have a contrast ratio of 500:1 and above a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS LCD monitor has been found to have a 752:1 contrast ratio and 760 nits of brightness as maximum and 1.01 of darkness, they are very good scores.

However, they are still looking at the LCD monitor in direct sunlight to be difficult. Shield the screen of my hand has contributed to some extent.
Construction and Design

The ultra-compact ELPH 300 HS is very similar to previous versions of the camera - very small and thin with a metal body. The camera feels solid and sturdy in the hand, despite its small size, 3.63 inches wide, 2.2 cm high and 0.77 cm thick (92.2mm x 55.9mm x 19.5mm) and lightweight 4.97 oz (141g) without battery or memory card. The unit is surprisingly large buttons that will be appreciated by those with big fingers. The camera came I reviewed in an attractive silver color. According to the Canon site, it is also available in red and black.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful compact camera with hd video
    I'm a DSLR photographer who shoots professionally and has managed a camera store in the past. I wanted something I can take with me everywhere but still produces good quality shots


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