Great little camera

Started Mar 30, 2011 | User reviews thread
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Terry M
Terry M Contributing Member • Posts: 802
Great little camera

I am LOVING this little camera! I'd been looking into purchasing a "fit-anywhere-go-everywhere" sort of camera for a while and thought I would pick up the Powershot S95 (though I was uneasy about spending so much for a digicam.) The 300 HS looked like a contender but I couldn't find it anywhere locally and I really wanted to feel it my hands.

When I arrived at the store to buy the S95 I found a shipment of the new models had arrived. I grabbed the 300 HS and haven't looked back. I know there are some tradeoffs compared to the S95, but I'm impressed with how good a camera this really is. Its wide-angle lens (24mm equivalent) and backside illuminated sensor are a great match.

I've been doing a lot of shooting around my apartment and workplace and the images by and large are very nice. I look forward to making some prints soon (8x10s) but my expectations are pretty high based on what I've seen so far. The battery life has been a nice surprise as well.

I took a half-star off my final rating because 1) it's not perfect (no camera is) and 2) Canon didn't include a printed user's manual.

 Terry M's gear list:Terry M's gear list
Canon G7 X II Canon EOS 30D Olympus OM-D E-M10 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM +4 more
Canon ELPH 300 HS (IXUS 220 HS)
12 megapixels • 2.7 screen • 24 – 120 mm (5×)
Announced: Feb 7, 2011
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Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
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