Canon Powershot A300 Review

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Canon Powershot A300



Record Mode Screens & Menus


The screens you see here had to be photographed directly off of the LCD screen as the A300 has no video out port. We hope you understand why these screen captures are not up to our usual standard.


Canon Powershot A300


This the Auto Record screen. Icons across the top indicate matrix metering mode, single frame drive mode, macro focus mode, auto flash mode and the camera icon indicates the Auto record mode. On the bottom is the image quality "S"uperfine and image size "L"arge and there's room on the CF card for 8 more pictures.



Canon Powershot A300


Pressing the FUNCtion button in Auto mode allows you to select the image size (2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1024x768 or 640x480) or the image quality (Superfine, Fine or Normal).



Canon Powershot A300


Pressing the MENU button brings up this screen. You can turn on or off the automatic auto focus point selector, set the selftimer to 2 sec. or 10 sec., turn on/off the auto focus assist beam, turn the digital zoom on/off and set the image review time from 3 sec. to 10 sec. or off.



Canon Powershot A300


This the Manual Record screen. Icons across the top indicate matrix metering mode, single frame drive mode, auto flash mode and the "camera M" icon indicates the Manual record mode. On the bottom is the image quality Fine and image size "L"arge and there's room on the CF card for 15 more pictures.



Canon Powershot A300


The FUNCtion options in Manual mode:

    Exposure Compensation - +/- 2
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1 & 2 and Custom
    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
    Color Effect - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and B&W
    Quality - Superfine, Fine and Normal
    Image Size - "L" arge (2048x1536), M1 (1600x1200), M2 (1024x768) and "S" mall (640x480).





Canon Powershot A300


Movie mode lets you capture motion video at approx. 15 frames/sec with audio in 640x480 resolution for up to 30 seconds per clip. Smaller 320x240 or 160x120 size movies can be recorded for up to 3 minutes per clip.



Canon Powershot A300


Pressing the FUNCtion button lets you change the movie recording size, the exposure compensation or white balance settings.






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