Canon add high speed and low-light tolerant IXUS HS 300 to its luxury camera range

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A compact but high-specced camera is the latest addition to Canon’s luxury digital camera range – IXUS.

The IXUS 300 HS shoots pictures at 10 megapixels and High Definition video, and it specialises in taking shots at high speed – great for fast-moving scenes, and in low-light environments. Features include manual controls and the wide-angle lens with 3.8 optical zoom.

We love the tapered ends – a trend for gadgets recently I’ve noticed – and the four colours: blasted steel silver, matt black, glossy white or high gloss red.

Fun internal features include face-recognition and a wink-operated self-timer. Here are the main specs:

IXUS 300 HS key features:
– High performance IXUS in a stunning stainless steel body
– 10.0 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS
– Bright f/2.0, 28mm, 3.8x genuine Canon lens with optical Image Stabilizer
– HS System with DIGIC 4 for fast shooting and low noise in low light
– 240 fps Super Slow Motion Movie. High-speed Burst: 8.4 shots/sec4
– Wide 7.5 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD with enhanced strength and visibility
– Smart Auto and Smart Flash Exposure for great photos in all situations
– HD movies (720p) with optical zoom, stereo sound and HDMI
– Creative shooting with P, Av and Tv modes, Low Light, Fish-eye and Miniature
– Smart Shutter with Smile, Wink Self-Timer and FaceSelf-Timer

Price: The IXUS 300 HS, black and silver will be for sale end of May 2010 at £379.00
The IXUS 300 HS (white) is exclusively on sale at Jessops
The IXUS 300 HS (red) is exclusively on sale at John Lewis

Anna Leach


  • I also find the fact that they use completely different names in different countries for the same camera frustrating. You’d think the Elph 300 HS is related to the Ixus 300 HS, but noooo, completely different cameras. At least Canon’s technology is better than their name giving…

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