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.
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