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Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS / IXY Digital 410F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1749 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and design are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the shutter and features. There are some mixed views about the flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS / IXY Digital 410F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Edit videos very fast with those Free Softwares that do not re-encode the video stream (I do not write software...): Mkvmerge GUI, to trim clips (file splitting). Mkvmerge GUI to append clips and make a single MKV. Mkv AUDIOconverter to install updated audio utilities MkvExctract GUI to extract the Canon PCM audio. Besweet GUI to convert PCM to AC3. Mkvmerge GUI to reinsert AC3 in place of PCM. Can now be played on most HDTV with external memory connector (USB or SD) I take no responsibility for inaccuracies or lack of knowledge about the cited softwares.

Good image stabilization, Good in low light, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Great Zoom, Build quality, Black level, Color, Battery, Connectivity

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Canon IXUS 220 HS - Style Redefined


Canon recently launched a wide array of products in the Indian market, one of them was the Canon IXUS 220 HS. This ultra compact camera is an addition to the IXUS range from Canon. This point and shoot camera is based on Canon's HS system and packs a...

The Canon IXUS 220 HS is priced at Rs. 14,995 and offers good value for money. Performance coupled with good looks makes this camera a worth buy. With a bundle of features in it, the IXUS 220 HS is something that should not be overlooked, if you want a...

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)


Canon was falling a bit behind with its PowerShot Elph series of ultracompact cameras. Not in photo quality, but with features, shooting performance, and overall value. For 2011, though, Canon snapped back thanks to the addition of backside-illuminated...

The Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS is a fun-to-use ultracompact with excellent photo quality even if just left in auto.

The 300 HS might be too small for some, and accessing its shooting modes other than auto is laborious.

If you're looking for a nice, simple ultracompact for use indoors and out, you'll want to strongly consider the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS.


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Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS Review


The ELPH 300 HS is an awesome ultra-compact digicam that offers unmatched features and performance for a sub $250 camera; especially one of this size. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Awesome build quality ; Durable, and super slim metal exterior ; Metal Tripod mount ; Excellent image quality for a compact camera ; Blazing fast shooting performance ; Loads of useful exposure options for both stills and video ; Captures very nice...

LCD screen could have been bigger ; Flash is quite weak (which is to be expected from a camera this small) ; Lens bezels dented easily, which raises some concern; although operation was not effected ; The standard burst mode didn't live up to Canon's...

The ELPH 300 HS is an awesome ultra-compact digicam that offers unmatched features and performance for a sub $250 camera; especially one of this size. Read more in our

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Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS


Small, compact body. Fast performance. Sharp images. Shoots 1080p video. Can zoom and focus while recording video

Body feels like sandpaper

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS


Slim and user-friendly with a 24-120mm lens, we thought the Canon 300's images and Full HD video were just right for recording the fun wherever you go, ideal for the target market at this price.

The Canon PowerShot 300 HS is a very capable camera that captures 24mm wide-angle images, yet slips into a pocket with ease. Its 12-megapixel sensor doesn't quite deliver what last year's 12-megapixel CCDs did in terms of print size, but it still...

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Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS


The Canon ELPH 300 HS is a 12.1 Megapixel super-slim conpact with a 2.7 inch screen and a 5x stabilised optical zoom. Outside North America it's known as the IXUS 220 HS and from here on in I'll call it the ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS. The HS suffix...

Super-slim stylish compact design ; 24mm equivalent wide angle ; 1080p24 movie mode ; Scene mode movies and super slo mo ; Excellent image quality

Relatively small 2.7inch screen ; Lengthy linear exposure mode menu

The Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS is a gorgeous little camera that seems to strike the perfect balance between size, features and ease of use. It's 2mm thinner than the ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS and slightly smaller in the other dimensions, and...

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Canon IXUS 220HS - Keeping It Plain and Simple


With a CMOS sensor packed into a 19.5mm thin body and the new HS system backing it up, how will the Canon IXUS 220 HS perform despite bringing nothing groundbreaking to the table? We find out how this newcomer fares against its predecessors.

Quick auto-focusLightweightGood ISO performance

Generic designMight be too small for those with larger hands

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Review


The PowerShot 300 HS is part of Canon's latest fleet of compact Digital ELPH point-and-shoots.

Excellent ergonomics ; Instant startup ; High quality video

Poorly attached port cover ; Flash inconveniently located ; Occasional overexposure

The camera has many interesting features, some of which I've never seen before in any camera, such as its Movie Digest mode. There is really very little to complain about with the ELPH 300 HS and plenty to like.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS [With Reviews]


Released early in 2011 – the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is a compact 12 megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical zoom (updated from previous models) and a 2.7 inch LCD display.

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS has a very slim profile of just on an inch and weighs just under 5 ounces – so it certainly fits the ‘take it anywhere’ criteria. It's 5x optical zoom is fitted with optical image stabilization. Video is Full 1080p HD...


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Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS


The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is a solid point and shoot camera that packs speed and great performance into a compact size. This pocketsize digital camera features a unique matte exterior to improve your ability to grip it and to eliminate...

This compact digital camera allows you to zoom and autofocus while recording video

The battery life of 220 images is only average

10/10 The perfect size for a pocket, this compact point and shoot camera captures high-quality images in a simple format.

Product Specifications

Don't let the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 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.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:No / Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module:No / Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface:No / Yes
PictBridge:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD / CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card:No / Yes
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External / Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card:No / Yes
SDXC Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card:No / Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-4L
Battery Type:Canon NB-4L


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice / No
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No