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Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Model Number: S300   
Camera Format: Ultra Compact   
Currently Manufactured: No   
Retail Price: $599.00  
Street Price:    
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27  
Date Available: 2001-06-30  
Remote Control: No   
Remote Control Type: n/a   
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Operating System: Windows, MacOS   
Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)  
Weight With Batteries?    
Size: 94 x 64 x 30 mm
3.7 x 2.5 x 1.2 in
Warranty in Months:    
Waterproof: No  No 
Image Capture
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480  
Movie Resolution: 640 x 480, 320 x 240   
Aspect Ratio: 4:3  
Imaging Sensor (Megapixels): 2.02  
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Sensor Size: 1/2.7 inch   
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Movie Audio: Yes   
Quality Levels: 3  
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Digital Zoom: Yes   
Digital Zoom Values: 2.5x   
Auto Focus: Yes   
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Auto Focus Assist Light?    
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Manual Focus:    
Manual Focus Steps:    
Normal Focus Range: 76 cm to Infinity
31.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 16 - 76 cm
6.5 - 31.0 in
Min Macro Area: 198 x 149 mm
7.8 x 5.9 in
Min Aperture:    
Max Aperture: f/2.7  
Aperture Range Description: F2.7 (wide) / 4.7 (tele) - ???   
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Optical Viewfinder: Yes   
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom type   
Optical VF Accuracy: 1%  
Monitor Viewfinder: Yes   
Monitor VF Accuracy: 1%  
Monitor Size (inches): 1.5  
Monitor Resolution: 120,000 dots  
Monitor Type: Optical / LCD  Optical 
Max Playback Zoom: 2.5x  
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
ISO Settings: 100, 150  
ISO Rating Max: 150  
Number of White Balance Settings: 5  
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent   
Manual White Balance: No   
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1500   
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV  
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV  
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering linked to one of three AiAF-selected autofocusing points   
Spot Metering: No   
Aperture Priority: No   
Shutter Priority: No   
Full Manual Exposure: No   
Self Timer: 10  
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Internal Flash: Yes   
No of Flash Modes: 5  
Flash Modes: Red-eye reduction auto, auto, on, off, slow-synchro   
Flash Guide Number (Meters):    
Measured Flash Range, 100 ISO (feet):    
Flash Range Description: 76cm - 3.5 meters (2.5 - 11.5 feet)   
No of Flash "Pops":    
Ext Flash: No   
Ext Flash Connection: n/a  
Maximum Flash Sync:    
Image Storage
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1   
Other Memory Types:    
Memory Included (MB): 8.0  
Uncompressed Format:    
CCD Raw Format: No   
Compressed Format: JPEG   
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG / Mono Wave)   
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Video Out: Yes   
Video Mode Switchable: Yes   
Video Usable as Viewfinder:    
External Connections: USB 1.1  
Other Connection: DC In   
Included Software: ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression, Apple QuickTime 4.1, Canon RemoteCapture 1.3 and PhotoStitch 3.1 for Mac/Win, ZoomBrowser EX 2.6, PhotoRecord 1.2 and WIA / TWAIN for Win, ImageBrowser 1.6, PhotoShop plugin for Mac   
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS   
Performance Timing
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
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Shutter Lag, Full AF: 1.150 (W) seconds 0.000 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:    
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.060 seconds  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:    
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.09 seconds  
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.85 seconds  
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 7  
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.19  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 20
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 5  
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 30  
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot S300   
Battery Form Factor: NB-1L   
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion   
Batteries Included: NB-1L Lithium Ion  
Battery Charger Included: Yes   
CIPA Rating: Unknown Unknown
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Canon PowerShot S300 
Notes & Features: Also offers 160 x 120 movie mode. ISO settings of 100 and 150 are selected automatically by the camera, and are not user-selectable. Max shutter speed of 1 second is only available in manual mode with flash off, or slow-synchro mode. All shots over 1/6 second have noise-reduction processing applied. Camera can be controlled via USB connection by PC for remote shooting. Direct printing to Canon CP-10 dye-sub printer via USB connection. No built in speaker so video playback in-camera has no sound. Billed as "World's smallest 2.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3X zoom lens" (Feb 2001). Bundled with Lithium Battery Pack NB-1L, Battery Charger CB-2LS, an 8MB CompactFlash Card (FC-8M), Interface Cable for USB (IFC-300PCU), AV Cable (AVC-DC100), Wrist Strap (WS-110), and PowerShot Solutions Software CD-ROM. Optional WP-DC100 underwater case available.   
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