Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S300

 
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Canon PowerShot S300 Digital Camera Review

Type 1/2.7 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 2.11 million-pixel
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.02 million
Focal Length 5.4 (Wide-angle) - 16.2 (Telephoto) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 105 mm)
Focusing Range Standard: 76 cm - infinity (2.5 ft. - infinity) Macro: 16 - 76 cm (6.3 in - 2.5 f) (Wide-angle) / 26 - 76 cm (10.2 in - 2.5 ft.) (Telephoto)
Autofocus System TTL 3-point AiAF
Optical Viewfinder 5.4mm (Wide angle) - 16.2mm (Telephoto)
LCD Monitor 1.5 inch low-temperture polycrystalline silicon TFT LCD
LCD Pixels 117,600 (490 x 240)
LCD Coverage 80%
Maximum Aperture Maximum: f/2.7 to f/8 (Wide-angle) Minimum : f/4.7 to f/14 (Telephoto)
Shutter Speed 1 - 1/1500 sec. (1-sec. for Slow-Synchro mode or manual mode with flash set to Off) (Noise reduction processing on speeds slower than 1/6 sec.)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100 (automatically raised to ISO 150 in low light)
Light Metering Method Evaluative metering (linked to focusing point)
Exposure Control Method Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/-2EV (1/3 stops)
White Balance Control TTL auto white balance, pre-set white balance (available settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent), Black & White
Built-in Flash Built-in (Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Synchro)
Flash Range Normal: Wide angle - 76 cm-3.5m (2.5 in.-11.5 ft.), Telephoto - 76 cm-2m (2.5 in.-6.6 ft.)
Macro Mode: Wide angle - 26-76cm (10.2 in-2.5 ft.), Telephoto - 26-76cm (10.2 in.- 2.5 ft.)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec
Shooting Modes Auto/Manual/Stitch assist/Movie
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.5 images/sec. (at large/fine mode with the LCD monitor off)
Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1; EXIF Print Compliant (EXIF 2.2)
Image Compression Images/Thumbnails: JPEG
Number of Recordable Images
Menu Selection File Size Pixel Resolution 8MB 64MB 128MB 192MB
Large / Super Fine 950K "L"
1600 x 1200
7 64 128 180
Large / Fine 140K 11 100 200 285
Large / Normal 300K 24 200 400 575
Medium / Super Fine 450K "M"
1024 x 768
16 135 270 385
Medium / Fine 295K 24 205 412 585
Medium / Normal 155K 46 379 760 1100
Small / Super Fine 210K "S"
640 x 480
35 288 575 825
Small / Fine 140K 50 415 830 1225
Small / Normal 80K 87 707 1400 2100
Movie 380 K/s 320 x 240 18sec. 152sec. 305sec. 450sec
Computer Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Video Out Video : NTSC or PAL selectable Audio : monaural Cable type : L-type plug (3.5mm dia)
Power Source 1. Battery Pack NB-1L rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (one)
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 (with DC Coupler DR-500)
3. AC Power Cord
Operating Temperature 32 - 104F (0 - 40C)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.2 in. (94.8 x 62.5 x 29.9mm ) (excluding lens protrusion)
Weight Approx. 8.5 oz. (240 g) (excluding batteries and CF card)
Mac Requirements Hardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook
OS: Mac OS 8.6 through 9.1, Quicktime 3.0 or higher (QuickTime 4.1 is in the CD-ROM "DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk" included with the PowerShot S110 standard kit) (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement.)
CPU: Power PC
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface (Power Macintosh NEW G3/G4, PowerBook G3/G4, iMac, iBook)
RAM: 20MB or more of application memory
PC Requirements Hardware: IBM PC/AT compatible OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows ME (Please see our Windows XP Compatibility Statement.)
CPU: Pentium 133 MHz or better
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to pre-installed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and pre-installed or upgraded Windows ME systems
RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 98), 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME)

Reviews
 
Review by: Larry
Lacation: Kansas City,Missouri
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-14-2007
Cost Performace

S300 is wonderful for quick snapshots with friends and great traveling. It is very comfortable to carry anywhere. The quality of the picture is awesome and zooming to focus is perfect. Its body is stylish and attractive. It has low price, small size and brilliant technology.

 
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