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ELPH 300 HS - LCD use vs battery

 
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Jul 20, 2011 10:47 |  #1

Anyone with an ELPH 300 HS...Can you completely turn off the LCD screen while taking pictures? Also can you set review time to zero? I realize that there are power saving options, but if I'm running very low on battery power I would like to be able to avoid LCD use completely.

I have a Powershot S45 currently and often times turn off the LCD screen which easily doubles the battery time. I know the ELPH 300 does not have a view finder, which is OK by me because I have gotten good at just point-and-shooting and estimating what I can get in the picture (I get lazy with my S45 view finder at times when the battery is low).

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Jul 20, 2011 21:30 |  #2

i just got one... and I dont think u can do what you want to do.




  
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Jul 21, 2011 11:24 |  #3

RyanQ wrote in post #12795415 (external link)
i just got one... and I dont think u can do what you want to do.

You can set the review time to 0.




  
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Jul 21, 2011 17:56 |  #4

praymanti wrote in post #12791990 (external link)
Anyone with an ELPH 300 HS...Can you completely turn off the LCD screen while taking pictures? Also can you set review time to zero? I realize that there are power saving options, but if I'm running very low on battery power I would like to be able to avoid LCD use completely.

Thanks!

I don't have a 300HS but to answer your question. You can set the review time to zero with most powershots. As far as turning off the LCD when in record mode...no you cant do that. Invest in a cheap third party battery to backup your primary battery when it's running low.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 00:09 as a reply to  @ tmwag's post |  #5

Get a spare battery.


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Jul 22, 2011 08:53 as a reply to  @ britain's post |  #6

Thanks for the replies...it is disappointing to hear that I cannot turn LCD off. I did, however, read a bit about CHDK and am hoping that software comes out soon for the 300 HS. When it does, the ability to turn off the LCD may be included.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 16:55 as a reply to  @ praymanti's post |  #7

^ just curious, what kind of photography is that?.... Pointing the camera at something without the use of a LCD or viewfinder for framing/composition and deeming the shot acceptable..




  
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Jul 22, 2011 21:24 |  #8

tmwag wrote in post #12806163 (external link)
^ just curious, what kind of photography is that?.... Pointing the camera at something without the use of a LCD or viewfinder for framing/composition and deeming the shot acceptable..

You beat me to it.:lol:


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Jul 23, 2011 17:12 |  #9

Wowsers wrote in post #12807124 (external link)
You beat me to it.:lol:

That's taking point and shoot to a new level




  
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Jul 24, 2011 22:58 |  #10

tmwag wrote in post #12810580 (external link)
That's taking point and shoot to a new level

LOL...yeah, desperate times call for desperate measures. Mostly for landscape where I can crop the shot later...I'm an expert at the technique now and my battery loves me! :D




  
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Jul 24, 2011 23:25 |  #11

praymanti wrote in post #12816501 (external link)
LOL...yeah, desperate times call for desperate measures.

It's easy to buy a $5.00 back up battery.




  
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Jul 25, 2011 17:49 |  #12

you can also turn down the brightness of the screen too, that may add a slight amount of time, but as others have said, bring along a second battery, once it drops low it goes pretty fast,
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