Incredibly Thin. Incredibly Powerful.
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
World's thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens* and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
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.
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.
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.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
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.
New scene modes, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, add an artistic look to your photos.
Thin Is In!
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.
*True statement as of January 28, 2011.
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. 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!
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 300 HS digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.
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.
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
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.
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
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 combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
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 underwater images with reduced backscatter effect.
(Note: Optional Waterproof Cases WP-DC41 or WP-DC320L are required for shooting any underwater images)
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.
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
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. 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!
Add some Fun 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.
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.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical & 4x Digital & 20x Combined Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
Normal AF: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.0 ft. (90cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3 - 50cm) (W)
2.7-inch TFT color LCD (wide viewing angle type)
Approx. 230,000 dots
f/2.7 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
1 ? 1/2000 sec. 15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total Shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF.
** Fixed to center.
Exposure Control Method
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Smart Flash, Slow Synchro
1.6?11.5 ft. (W), 3.0?6.6 ft. (T) (50cm?3.5m (W), 90cm?2.0m (T))
* Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
P, Auto1, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter2, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie3
*Videos are recorded by pressing the movie button
1Smart Auto also available for videos
2Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
3Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie, Miniature Effect for Movies (Videos are recorded by pressing the movie button)
*Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom Shooting start time (0 - 10 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Approx. 3.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 8.2 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst)
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
4000 x 2248 (Large), 2816 x 1584 (Medium 1), 1920 x 1080 (Medium 2), 640 x 360 (Small)
4000 x 2664 (Large), 2816 x 1880 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1064 (Medium 2), 640 X 424 (Small)
4000 x 3000 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small)
2992 x 2992 (Large), 2112 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1200 x 1200 (Medium 2), 480 x 480 (Small)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon fs standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) unified type of digital, audio, and video)
Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; SD Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-speed cable
Battery Pack NB-4L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (when used with DC Couple DR-10) Approx. 220 shots Approx. 5 hours
Battery Pack NB-4L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (when used with DC Couple DR-10)
Approx. 220 shots
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.63 x 2.20 x 0.77 in. / 92.2 x 55.9 x 19.5mm
Approx. 4.97 oz. / 141g (Including batteries and memory card)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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