Review posted for Canon PowerShot A300!|
(Monday, May 19, 2003 - 13:56 EDT)
Like the PowerShot A100 and A200, the A300 model combines Canon's great user interface and a nice sampling of exposure controls with a low price.
As a very user-friendly point-and-shoot style digicam, the Canon PowerShot A300 is simple to operate and takes good quality pictures. The 3.2-megapixel CCD is suitable for printing full-resolution images as large as 8x10 inches, with great detail. While small, light, and inexpensive, Canon didn't skimp on the A300's feature set, as it incorporates many (!) features not normally associated with an entry-level camera, including a sophisticated autofocus system, manual white balance, expanded metering options, ISO, color, and sharpness adjustments.
The combination of ease of use and a rich feature set make the A300 a great "starter" camera for those just getting started in digital photography. It's plenty easy for rank beginners to use, yet offers a lot of options that they can grow into as their skills develop.
If you can afford the extra cost, your money would be well-spent stepping up to the Powershot A60 or A70, with their 3x optical zoom lenses. If you can't afford the extra expense though, the A300 is one of the very best non-zoom cameras currently on the market. Check it out!