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Just bought the ELPH 300 HS

 
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Jan 03, 2012 19:54 |  #1

I always like having a little P&S camera with me. For years, I have been using the ELPH Powershot SD300 (4MP). It's done a great job over the years, but I finally decided to upgrade to something that can handle more than a 2GB memory card.

So, because I loved the size of the ELPH so much, I decided to get the 300 HS. I got it right after Christmas for $148. This is just my daily shooter and not meant to replace my DSLR (XSI). However, I have to laugh at it because it uses DIGIC 4 processing compared to the DIGIC III in my Rebel. And both are 12MP (12.1 for the 300 and 12.2 for the XSI). When my P&S is better than my DLSR, I guess it's time to upgrade my DLSR! haha

So far, the only thing I do not like about it is the flash placement. It's placed in the top left corner of the camera and in certain shooting conditions the lens will cast a shadow on the image. So the bottom right part of the image is black.


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Jan 03, 2012 21:53 |  #2

The new ELPH HS cameras are great, I played around with the 100HS and was very impressed with the image quality. If I had more common sense maybe I would have saved the money on the S100 and bought a ELPH 300HS instead. :lol:


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Jan 04, 2012 07:34 |  #3

wife unit, lol, got 300hs for christmas as she likes the s95 i use but wouldn't shoot useing all the dials etc
the 95 has - she loves it


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Jan 04, 2012 09:14 |  #4

I think you will really like the 300. The wife stole my SD1200 on me when I got a G12.

The thing is so handy you may even forget you have it with you. It will fit very comfortably in a shirt pocket without dragging the pocket down. Get the smallest camera case you can that will fit it and wear on your belt if you like. It's not much different than wearing a cell phone on your belt. Attach the wrist strap which makes it very easy to pull the camera out of the case. I just left the strap hanging outside the case since it is not that big anyway but that is a choice you can make.

The case I used was a Lowpro for about $10.00 at Best Buy. Canon wants your right arm for their cases plus $10.00.




  
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Jan 04, 2012 19:49 |  #5

Norman B wrote in post #13644759 (external link)
The case I used was a Lowpro for about $10.00 at Best Buy. Canon wants your right arm for their cases plus $10.00.

I bought a Crumpler Thirty Al (Medium) for my S100, it can easily attach to your belt and the camera slides in and out nicely. And it's cool looking! :cool::lol:


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Mar 02, 2012 01:25 |  #6

hi there,
I just bought the 300hs and having some issues in the image quality, i looks like lack of contrast and dull even in good lighting condition. I need to post process the pictures so that i can get the looks that i want. Even when it is set the my colors to vivid mode it looks like flat and not punchy color. Is this normal or there is a problem in my cam?

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Mar 02, 2012 09:53 |  #7

My vivid color setting is pretty vivid. Everyone is going to want to see examples.




  
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Mar 02, 2012 21:13 |  #8

here is the comparison of two image one is orig shot(down) and one is PP in lightroom3 just auto tone(up)..please make a comment
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Mar 02, 2012 21:37 |  #9

Try ev -1/3, vivid is very vivid on mine.I like positive film.




  
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Mar 22, 2012 11:20 |  #10

Just got the 300 for my daughter -- on clearance from BB. Really pleased.




  
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Mar 24, 2012 07:42 |  #11

It is definitely a fun, little camera and produces nice photos.




  
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