Just posted: Our Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Review

PowerShot ELPH 300 HS_Black_1.jpgIf you've been a fan of Canon's Digital ELPH line, you have to check out the ELPH 300 HS (aka IXUS 220 HS in the UK). For 2011, canon has dropped the Digital, IS and SD designations from the line, and added their newer HS label. This simply shows that these models use their new High Sensitivity system, which combines a fast CMOS image sensor with their Digic 4 Processor, and a bright optical zoom lens.

The 300 HS replaces the SD940 IS of old, and includes various upgrades. These include a 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor, a bright (f/2.7) 5x optical zoom lens, Full 1080p HD video at 24fps (optical zoom available while recording), increased burst mode shooting up to 8fps (@3M), improved high ISO and Low-light capabilities, and a plethora of new scene mode options that can now also be applied to movie mode (compatibility depends on mode selected).

To get the scoop on the ELPH 300's performance and image quality, be sure to read Steve's Conclusion, and don't forget to check out our full-size, unedited sample photos.