Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS: Conclusions

March 3, 2011 by Andy Stanton Reads (20,854)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 9
    • Features
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 8.25
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is a very good camera that is reasonably priced. It has solid build quality except for the occasional problem (poorly attached port cover, flash location). Its ergonomics are excellent and I found it to be a pleasure to use.

The camera’s lens range, 24mm through 120mm, is very good for a small camera. The lens itself is of a high quality and generates very little distortion. I was quite pleased with the images the camera produced, indoors and outdoors and at both ends of the lens range, though I found that overexposure was sometimes a problem. Video quality is excellent.

The camera has many interesting features, some of which I’ve never seen before in any camera, such as its Movie Digest mode. There is really very little to complain about with the ELPH 300 HS and plenty to like.


  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Instant startup
  • High quality video


  • Poorly attached port cover
  • Flash is inconveniently located
  • Occasional overexposure
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