Don't let the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (5096B001) digital camera's slim profile fool you. This fashionable device will not only make you stand out from the crowd, but it'll also deliver incredibly brilliant still images and amazing 1080p HD videos. Once you turn on the camera, be prepared to be amazed at how much is packed into one of the slimmest point-and-shoot digital cameras on the market! So let your imagination run free and let the HS system, 24mm 5x Optical Zoom and 12.1 Megapixels help you achieve great images everywhere.
The Canon 300 HS is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel and more.The Canon 300 HS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon 300 HS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 300 HS: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Nice body color and Zoom range/performance
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We got this so my spouse would have a camera for trips and has a quick response time. So, far we have not at all been disappointed.
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I gave this camera to the group of kids I work with and they take turns using it. It is simple to use and has great quality.
This camera is great in low light situations and in normal light, but not in bright light. Colors fade out in bright light. I tried auto, and various other light settings trying to match the color in front of me with what was on the screen, and could not find a setting that did it.
The ELPH 300 HS has one serious flaw that could be fixed by Canon with software. That flaw is that you cannot set a high shutter speed for things like sports photography. Yes, you can pick a high ISO that will increase the shutter speed, but this results in grainy photos. Yes, you can use High Speed Burst for sports, but this results in shutter speeds that are too slow to stop the action and it results in small file sizes that cause grainy photos when cropped. THE SOLUTION is for Canon to create a "P" menu item similar to the ISO menu item that will allow the user to specify a desired shutter speed. Canon, please read this and fix this problem.
I use the camera in business nearly every day. I have had it about 8 months now - it takes great pictures in all sorts of lighting conditions. Handy size. I have tried other brands over the years, but I have to say that I've never been disappointed with Canon.
I have been using this camera for about 6 months. I was attracted by the sleek little body, and shiny red paint. I also had time to test many different cameras of similar size before buying. In the store, this seemed ideal. It is missing many features I once coveted. Manual focus, precise aperture control, for example. Many of those features I don't really want though, as I use my camera mostly for taking quick pictures of my projects or quick snaps while my child is doing something silly. For most of my pictures, everything worked out well. The camera seems to focus easily on the desired target. White balance has been satisfactory. Saturation levels are about where they should be (IE: not over-saturated like most junk cameras). Shutter speed is reasonable, though not quick. The camera also seems to do well in low lighting. One of the best features, and what sold me on this model, was the slow synch flash. That allows the flash a little time to fill in all the foreground, and background with light before the picture is taken. So far, that has been a godsend, allowing pictures to come out that otherwise never would. However, here we are 6 months later, and I am forced to question Canon's build quality. I only open the battery bay to charge the camera. That isn't needed often. Yet, this most recent attempt was met with the door falling off in my hands. No matter how many times I questioned that on my other camera, it never happened. In 10 years owning it, it never happened. No it was not a Canon. So my advice to anyone buying this: get an extended warranty and hold on tight to the receipt.
My first photo/video camera. Superb color photos. Great auto focus. Easy to carry in pocket or purse. Simple to use. Get a big enough data card for recording movies. I got a 16G which is about 1 hour of video. Get a carry case - I bought the "Caselogic" which has a side pocket for extra cards.
I bought this camera for a trip to Guatemala. I have had it for about five months and took extremely good care of it. I always wore the wrist strap, I always placed the camera in a case so it wouldn't break, and I never lost the camera. I put it in my bag to take it on a day trip and when I took it out to take a picture I had realized the lens had a dent in it and now the shutter doesn't open. I am very disappointed that it could not stand one day in a bag without getting a dent and it was in the camera case. It turns out the warranty does not cover this and now I have to take it to a shop to get it repaired. Otherwise I was satisfied with the camera.
I have owned 3 excellent Canon point-and-shoot cameras in the past, but sadly this camera represents a big step backwards in quality and performance. The body is cheaper and the paint chips; the shutter is flimsy and cheap and allows dust in when closed; the lens frequently feels it is having an 'error' and refuses to open; some shots are blurry even in optimal conditions, leading to many lost photos; the low-light mode seems worse than past models; and the biggest problem is the terrible battery life, especially in cold weather conditions: it is not uncommon for a freshly-charged battery to decide it is suddenly out of charge after only a few hours of skiing or hiking (not using the camera that whole time, but taking it out for an occasional photo during that time). This battery issue is extremely frustrating and senseless! I warrantied one 300HS due to this, and my second one also has this problem. Come on Canon, get your quality back up to your old standard! I love Canon and want to see these issues fixed!
I purchased this unit at a local big box store with big expectations, given the other reviews. I used it for five days, at various functions, and found it to be lacking. For a high megapixel rating it produced blurry, grainy, over-saturated colour pictures. Automatic mode is slow to focus and doesn't lock on at times. Maybe I just got a bad one.
I love this camera and have been using it for about a month now. I love all the features on it, and that it is small and light-weight. It's easy to carry around and comparing it to my friend's camera, this works so much better. My only problem with it is when I want it to focus on closer objects, even with the macro setting, it doesn't work very well, and it makes me frustrated.