Canon launches its new low-light-capable HS system with the ten-million-pixel IXUS 300 HS

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Canon IXUS 300 HS

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Canon IXUS 300 HS review


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Our verdict

This stylish little camera packs a big punch. The dynamic range and low-light performance are excellent thanks to the HS-system CMOS sensor, and the Smart Auto mode is reliable under a variety of settings.

With a few fun extras thrown in like fisheye and miniature-effect modes, the Canon IXUS 300 HS should interest both the casual and discerning photographer.


Output Size:3648x2736 pixels
LCD:3in, 16:9 aspect ratio, 230,000 dots
Sensor:10-million-effective-pixel CMOS
Exposure Modes:Auto, shutter/aperture priority, 17 scene modes
Power:Rechargeable Lithium-Ion NB-6L
Weight:175g (including battery and memory card)
Lens:28-105mm (equivalent) f/2-5.3
File Format:JPEG, MOV video
ISO:125-3200 (ISO 6400 at 2.5-million-pixel resolution)
Focusing Modes:AiAF (face detection/9 point), 1 point AF fixed to centre
Metering System:Evaluative, centreweighted, spot
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
White Balance:Auto, 5 presets and face detection WB and custom
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