Canon IXUS 300 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

IXUS 300 HS

Canon IXUS 300 HS

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.

Benefits

  • High performance IXUS
  • 10.0 MP CMOS
  • f/2.0, 28mm, 3.8x lens with IS
  • HS System with DIGIC 4
  • 240 fps movie. 8.4 shots/sec stills (2.5MP)
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Smart Auto & Smart FE
  • HD movies. HDMI
  • Aperture & shutter control
  • Smart Shutter

Detailed Features

High style

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.

High-sensitivity 10.0 MP CMOS sensor

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.

Wide and bright lens

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.

HS System

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).

High-speed or slow-motion

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.

7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

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.

Effortless shooting

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.

High Definition movies

Create stunning HD 720p movies with stereo sound and optical zooming. Then use the integrated HDMI port to connect to a compatible HDTV.

Creative control

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.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

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

FOCUSING

Type TTL
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

EXPOSURE CONTROL

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)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
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.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
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

SHOOTING

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

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

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)
Compression Fine, Normal
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.

FILE TYPES

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) ]

DIRECT PRINT

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)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

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
Histogram 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

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3
Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.6

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

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

ACCESSORIES

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

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.