Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)

Last Updated (19 November’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) is a 12 Megapixel CMOS Digital Camera features 5x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-120mm), ISO 100-3200, Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback, Smart AUTO, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, and 2.7-inch TFT color LCD. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.63 x 2.20 x 0.77 in. / 92.2 x 55.9 x 19.5mm and weighs 4.30 oz. / 122 g (Camera body only).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info: sold start from $110.99

Expert Reviews

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) Reviews

CNET reviews the Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) and writes;
“Photo and video quality are excellent, and instead of unnecessarily going up to 16 megapixels, Canon keeps it at a sane 12 megapixels, which is actually a lower resolution than its predecessor, the SD1400 IS. For those of you who like to keep your point-and-shoot in auto, the 300 HS is a smart choice.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) and writes;
“It also holds its own against keenly priced competitors thanks to largely noise free results even at the higher ISO settings, and offers a degree of future proofing thanks to its inclusion of Full HD video and HDMI output.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) and writes;
“The IXUS 220 HS is a really good looking, compact camera which takes pictures with excellent colour reproduction but is let down by chromatic aberration and lens flare at times. The creative modes make the camera really fun to use, as does the full HD video shooting mode.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMAG reviews the Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) and writes;
“If you’re looking for a small, fast camera that takes good pictures thanks to its upgraded lens, the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS is an excellent choice. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameralabs reviews the Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) and writes;
“The 5x optical zoom doesn’t break any records, but its 24-120 range is extremely useful and wider than many other compacts this size offer. 1080p24 HD video is great, and the ability to shoot in Miniature and other scene modes plus Super Slow motion video, good quality audio, and iFrame editing options make this a very attractive model for those who value video as much or more than stills.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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User Opinions

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) User Reviews

Awesome Point and Shoot
“You’re going to be impressed with the form factor of this camera and it’s 5x OPTICAL zoom. I immediately disabled digital zoom as 12.1MP + 5x Optical will get you very close to the action.” – By Keith Corbin
Rating: ★★★★★

A Sweet Point And Shoot Camera
“The video looks very good, especially on a hi-def monitor but tends to blur very slightly when zooming in too fast. And I have to admit that having a zoom feature on hi-def video was a strong selling point for me. The tiny stereo microphone works fine, and like all other similar cameras, picks up the ubiquitous wind sounds.” – By Albert A. Azose
Rating: ★★★★☆

great camera, with a few caveats
“Images are of low noise, not overly softened, and (for the most part) have proper tone/balance/color/etc, JPG artifacts seem minimal (using best setting), etc – overall quite pleased with image quality.” – By d_v_b_l
Rating: ★★★★☆

Best quality you can get for under $200
“The image stabilization is very good in my mind. It isn’t going to completely eliminate large vibrations from a very unsteady hand, but any regular shakes in you or the subject will not appear in the photo.” – By fisharefriends
Rating: ★★★★★

Great “Burst Mode” for Action Shots
“What I needed was something great in low lighting without flash due to the shiny reflection off of dogs’ eyes with flash, as well as a super fast burst mode to try to capture that just right pose when the dog smiles, but without having to guess when the dog will smile. So I just start pressing and it takes like 8-10 shots in a second or so. Fantastic! And the HD video of course is great,” – By rc
Rating: ★★★★★

Great camera if it’s what you’re looking for
“For everything your getting, I think this camera is well worth $250. It takes sharp, accurately colored pictures look great on their own, as well as with Photoshop. If you do not own any imaging editing software, this camera still produces great pictures, has a ton of very cool, very interesting modes” – By Force2BRW
Rating: ★★★★★

Another great Canon product
“Indoor night shots of my kids WITHOUT flash (incandescent lighting only) come out amazingly crisp with minimal noise. Autofocus is quite impressive as it tracks faces in the frame further enhancing ease of use. Menu functions are quite intuitive (if you’ve owned previous Canon models).” – By sojo
Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome Point and Shoot
“It has manual mode, so if you fancy that, you can go down that path. But I’m the type of person that knows when something looks good, OK or great. This camera consistently delivers GREAT photos. I’m happy with the low light and images aren’t blurry or grainy (within reasonable expectations).” – By Keith Corbin
Rating: ★★★★★

Wonderful compact camera with hd video
“With good light, the 300 HS produces wonderful smooth 1080 videos. If you look at a lot of HD videos from compact cameras the video often looks jumpy. From what I’ve seen it wasn’t until you got to the Canon G12 or Panasonic LX5 that the video looked smooth. Both of those cameras only shoot 720p whereas this camera shoots 1080p. The video also very good detail. It truly looks HD.” – By J. Gebauer
Rating: ★★★★★

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Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) User Manual (PDF)

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Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS) Features

World’s thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical 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 a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens in the world 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 got you covered for capturing amazing photos effortlessly.

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)
Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)

Experience the Power.
Canon’s HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash and lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.

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.

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)

Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD.
Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access. Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.

Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. With the convenient dedicated movie button, you’ll be able to instantly record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button. You can also operate the optical zoom while shooting video so you can get in close–but don’t worry about shaky footage because Dynamic IS will help keep your videos steady!

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)

A PowerShot that Keeps Up with the Action.
Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.

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.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

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 300 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.
* Av Aperture-priority
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
* Tv Shutter-priority
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon’s noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
* Movie Digest Mode
Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day’s worth of clips into a video.
* Portrait
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. 8.2fps 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.
* Creative Light Effect
Transform background bright spots to stars, hearts, music motes and more.
* Monochrome
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.
* Beach
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
* Foliage
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
* Snow
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
* Fireworks
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
* Stitch Assist
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.

Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps for up to 14 min. 34 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 24 fps for up to 20 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 43 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour 58 min. and 19 sec. or 4GB per clip.
Super Slow Motion Movie

Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.

Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos.
Movie Digest Mode records a short video clip right before shooting a still image and then combines one day’s worth of clips into one video.

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 Ð Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!

Add some Fun to Your Photos!
New scene modes, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, add an artistic look to your photos.

Add some vintage nostalgia with Toy Camera Effect. Toy Camera Effect recreates this look by darkening the edges to make them appear as if they were photographed through a pinhole lens and adding contrast.

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)

Monochrome lets you sway away from the usual black & white combination. Now you can choose from three single-toned effects: Black & White, Sepia or Blue to really give your photos the effect you’re looking for.

Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)

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