Full review posted for the Canon PowerShot S300!|
(Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - 15:09 EDT)
Dave looks at Canon's new 3x zoom, 2 megapixel ultra-compact digicam...
Canon amazed everyone a year ago when they brought out their first true 'Digital ELPH' camera, bringing the tiny form factor and rugged construction of their runaway best-seller ELPH line to the digital world. At the time, we found a lot to like about the tiny PowerShot S100, but the image quality seemed to be a notch below that of Canon's larger (but still compact) camera, the S10. Now, Canon's come back with round two of the Digital ELPH line, in the form of the PowerShot S300. It's still a two megapixel camera, but now sports a full 3x optical zoom lens (the S100 had a 2x design), and image quality seems to be significantly improved all around. What a difference a year makes! - The new S300 Digital ELPH really competes comfortably at the very top of the 2 megapixel camera world for sharpness and color fidelity, while trading off only the slightest increase in size. Overall, a really sweet little camera, now one of our personal favorites! Highly recommended - check the review for all the details!
When you're finished reading our review, check out another full review by Jeff Keller of the Digital Camera Resource Page. It seems Jeff liked the PowerShot S300 as much as we did:
"The latest revision of the Digital ELPH continues to impress. While it's still essentially a point-and-shoot camera (and an expensive one at that), the S300 is small on size, big on style, and really easy to use. And that makes it a winner in my book."
Canon PowerShot S300 review