PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
High Speed. High Impact
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, available in matt black and blasted steel silver – for an IXUS that will turn heads wherever it’s used.
A high-sensitivity, back-illuminated CMOS sensor gives outstanding image quality in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Even images taken at high ISOs feature low noise levels and a wide dynamic range.
A bright f/2.0 lens allows exceptional versatility, capturing low-light images and fast-moving subjects at higher shutter speeds. Its 28mm wide angle coverage lets you put more in the frame, while Canon’s advanced optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.
The new HS System dramatically improves image quality in all situations. A powerful combination of DIGIC 4 processing and high-sensitivity sensor, the HS System allows full-resolution shooting at up to ISO 3200 (10MP) or up to ISO 6400 in Low Light mode (2.5MP).
Combined with the CMOS sensor, the HS System enables continuous shooting at up to 3.7 shots/sec at 10MP or 8.4 shots/sec at 2.5MP – ideal for capturing the moment in fast-paced sports subjects. Switch to 240fps Super Slow Motion Movie mode and show events unfolding in breathtaking slow motion.
A 16:9 aspect 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD is ideal for shooting and playback of HD movies in wide format. A tempered glass layer improves strength and heightens visibility in bright conditions.
Smart Auto mode uses Scene Detection Technology to determine the shooting scene from subject brightness, contrast, distance and hue. The camera selects the appropriate scene from a possible 22, and applies optimal settings. Smart Flash Exposure intelligently adjusts flash for best results while Smart Shutter mode lets you trigger the shot by winking, smiling, or after an extra face enters the frame.
Create stunning HD 720p movies with stereo sound and optical zooming. Then use the integrated HDMI port to connect to a compatible HDTV.
Switching to Av or Tv modes allows you to add your personal touch, by adjusting depth of field or freezing motion. Creative modes include Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect and Low Light mode.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 10.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.9 – 18.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 105 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 3.8x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined Approx. 15x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.0 – f/5.3|
|Construction||7 elements in 6 groups (1 double-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type), 3-stop|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)|
|AF Modes||Single, Servo AF/AE ¹|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)|
|AE Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Speed||1 – 1/2500 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/2500 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||30 cm – 6.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.0 m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto*, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (2.5MP), Low Light (2.5MP), Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, Movie. |
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 3.7 shots/sec.¹, High-speed Burst (2.5MP): Approx. 8.4 shots/sec.¹, Low Light (2.5MP): Approx. 6.0 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full) ²|
|Image Size||(L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)|
|Movies||(HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps, (Super Slow Motion Movie) 320 x 240, 240 fps|
|Movie Length||(HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec. ¹ |
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo) ]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3 |
Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.6
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 250 shots¹ |
Approx. 420 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Leather Case DCC-70|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40|
|Other||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||100.0 x 54.1 x 23.6 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 175 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30 fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30 fps Speed Class 6
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|