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Canon IXUS camera review

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Saturday 3rd, July 2010
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Canon digital IXUS 300 HS compact digital camera review : The new Canon IXUS camera is made up of quite a few generations. Canon frequently introduces its design cameras that are especially aimed at the trendy amateur photographer. When we look at the technical specifications, we notice that the Canon 300HS camera is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor. It is a so-called backside-illuminated image sensor that is to ensure a higher image quality at high ISO values and a large dynamic range. The 10 Megapixels are (luckily) conservative and seem to be particularly aimed at a higher pixel quality. The f/2.0 aperture in wide angle is also a welcome feature that makes it possible, together with the optical image stabilizer, to photograph with low light.

Canon IXUS camera

Canon IXUS camera body
The Canon IXUS camera body is made of high-quality stainless steel, and is available in matte black and brushed steel (silver). The material on the Canon IXUS camera feels a bit rough, which is beneficial for handling. There is, however, no hand grip. Upon the arrival of a Canon IXUS camera test sample, it is reviewed in the DIWA Lab. The technical data from the rigorous tests are processed and translated into understandable data. Inside the lab, testing takes place in standardized circumstances. An environment in which cameras, both compact and system concepts can be compared without a problem. Besides that, the Canon IXUS 300HS camera is extensively used in practice and evaluated as for operation and shooting in practice. This combination of lab tests and the testing in practice, results in a final conclusion that is carefully reviewed.

Canon IXUS camera

Canon IXUS 300 HS review
The Canon IXUS 300 HS camera’s image quality is excellent. It has a pleasantly corresponding color reproduction, it is fairly natural and only slightly deviates from the calibrated Gretag Macbeth Colorchecker color card. The Canon IXUS 300HS digital camera suffers a bit from chromatic aberration in several cases with high contrast, but it is hardly visible, and only on the corner of the frame. We can accept the little distortion and the light corner blurring at 28mm wide angle, because for the rest, the zoom lens performs very well.

Canon IXUS camera

Canon camera reviews : IXUS 300HS
The Canon IXUS 300 HS is a stylish design camera with a high image quality. It is a camera for the design-conscious consumer with an eye for image quality. The technical specifications make the Canon 300HS distinguish itself from the masses. The fine image quality together with the design, form a fine combination. It is a bit pricey, but experience has shown that this does not have to be an objection for this target group. Read the full Canon IXUS camera review at LetsGoDigital.

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