Canon IXUS 300 HS review

A tidy compact that takes brilliant pics and packs in the features

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We tested the Canon IXUS 300 HS at every ISO setting. Here are the results:

ISO 125:

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ISO 200:

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMMCplus, HC MMCplus, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom3.8x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)175 g
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height54.1 mm
Width100 mm
Depth23.6 mm
Focal Length4.90 mm to 18.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model300 HS
Product NameIXUS 300 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number4252B008
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Powered by a 10 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor with f/2.0 lens, and molded in a distinctive stainless steel body, the high speed IXUS 300 HS has stunning looks and image quality to match. The IXUS 300 HS blends superlative imaging with exquisite style. Its angular, sporty design is crafted in high-quality stainless steel.

Package Contents
  • IXUS 300 HS Compact Camera
  • NB-6L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year