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Canon Powershot 300 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver)

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Canon Powershot 300 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver)
Key Features
  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom 24-120mm Lens
  • 24mm Ultra Wide-Angle
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon's Powershot 300 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver) packs features galore into its slender (3.63 x 2.20 x 0.77"/9.2 x 5.6 x 1.9 cm) and lightweight (4.30 oz/122 g) body--a 12.1MP CMOS high resolution sensor, 5x wide-angle 24-120mm lens (equivalent in 35mm format), and full 1920 x 1080 HD video with stereo sound, for starters.
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Canon ELPH 300 HS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2World's Thinnest Digital Camera W/24mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens, 5x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilizer
  • 3Experience the Power
  • 4Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD
  • 5A PowerShot that Keeps Up with the Action
  • 6Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos That Shine
  • 7Smart AUTO
  • 8P Program
  • 9Movie Digest Mode
  • 10Portrait
  • 11Kids & Pets
  • 12Smart Shutter
  • 13High-speed Burst
  • 14Best Image Selection
  • 15Handheld Night Scene
  • 16Low Light
  • 17Fisheye Effect
  • 18Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills
  • 19Toy Camera Effect
  • 20Monochrome
  • 21Super Vivid
  • 22Poster Effect
  • 23Color Accent
  • 24Color Swap
  • 25Beach
  • 26Foliage
  • 27Snow
  • 28Fireworks
  • 29Long Shutter
  • 30Stitch Assist
  • 31Movie
  • 32Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos

Canon's Powershot 300 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver) packs features galore into its slender (3.63 x 2.20 x 0.77"/9.2 x 5.6 x 1.9 cm) and lightweight (4.30 oz/122 g) body--a 12.1MP CMOS high resolution sensor, 5x wide-angle 24-120mm lens (equivalent in 35mm format), and full 1920 x 1080 HD video with stereo sound, for starters.

It's also got the advanced HS system delivering clear, sharp photos with detail and nuance in low light, with high or low ISO images. Smart AUTO recognizes and sets optimal exposure, shutter and focus settings for 32 predefined shooting situations. The Super Slow Motion Movie mode records video at 240fps for a very slow motion playback, and the High-Speed Burst mode allows you to shoot still photos at up to 8.0fps.

A large range of creative effects is available, including fisheye effect, miniature effect (stills and video), toy camera effect that creates a vignette similar to pinhole cameras, monochrome, super vivid, color accent, color swap (pick one color in a photo and replace that color with another of your choice), super vivid color for artistic effect, and many more. This ELPH is fully loaded and ready to go.

World's Thinnest Digital Camera W/24mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens, 5x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilizer

Don't be fooled by the PowerShot 300 HS digital camera's incredibly smooth and lustrous eye-catching design because once it's in your hands, you'll discover that the slimmest digital camera with an ultra wide-angle lens packs a real big technological punch! Inside this tiny, fit-in-your-pocket camera is a powerful 5x Optical Zoom with a 24mm ultra wide-angle lens that provides you with the versatility you need to photograph in an array of situations. So whether you're out partying or just walking around town, you don't need to sacrifice style for power. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has you covered for capturing amazing photos effortlessly.

Experience the Power

The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in a compact PowerShot. The first is the 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.

Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD

Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. You?ll be able to record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button and you won?t have to worry about shaky footage because Dynamic IS will help keep your videos steady!

A PowerShot that Keeps Up with the Action

Sometimes, the action just won't stop for you. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS digital camera is equipped with High-speed Burst Mode that can capture 8.0 frames per second, letting you catch the sequence of the action-a feature great for using at sport events! You can also add a fun slow motion effect to you videos with Super Slow Motion Movie. Super Slow Motion Movie will record your clips at a high speed so that when you watch your videos, they'll play back in slow motion-a feature also useful for analyzing a play-by-play of sports moves!

Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos That Shine

The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS digital camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level - automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 32 shooting scenarios, the camera handles a wide variety of situations, freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.

Smart AUTO

The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.

P Program

Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.

Movie Digest Mode

Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into a video.


The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."

Kids & Pets

Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.

Smart Shutter

The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.

High-speed Burst

The camera shoots continuously at a high speed of approx. 8.0fps while you hold down the shutter.

Best Image Selection

The camera takes five photos in succession, and then chooses the best one out of the bunch.

Handheld Night Scene

Suppresses image blur even without the help of a tripod.

Low Light

For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.

Fisheye Effect

Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.

Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills

Emphasizes perspective for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of videos and stills.

Toy Camera Effect

Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.


Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.

Super Vivid

Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.

Poster Effect

Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.

Color Accent

Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.

Color Swap

Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.


Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.


Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.


Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.


Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Long Shutter

Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.

Stitch Assist

Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.


Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps for up to 14 min. 53 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 24 fps for up to 21 min. and 23 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 46 min. and 46 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 2 hours 23 min. and 41 sec. or 4GB per clip. Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.

Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos

Putting together a video containing highlights from family vacations, important occasions and other special events is now easier than you might imagine. Using the Movie Digest Mode, you can have the camera automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The camera will then combine an entire day's worth of clips into a single video. No editing required - Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!

Canon ELPH 300 HS Specs

Sensor ResolutionActual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Exposure Control
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, , Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.6 x 2.3"
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