As a carry all the time camera, the Canon ELPH Powershot 300 HS kicks ass.I’ve had this tiny capable camera for a week now, and I am in love with it. I could tell you it is the 12.1 Mega pixels, or the image stabilization or even the 5X Optical zoom. I am not a movie guy, but it does have full 1080p HD video as well. But the truth is the thing I really love about this camera is that I can carry it everywhere! I can slide it into my shirt pocket and not even know it is present. In fact, on more than one occasion I had to search all of my pockets in order to find it! It weights nothing, so you don’t even know it is on your body!
PRICE: Amazon has it for $167 and Best Buy for $130. hhgregg has it still for $99. When first introduced last year it sold for about $250.
This is an inexpensive all automatic camera. No DSLR, and it has limited selections, including no landscape or sport mode, (I use Pet and Kids mode). So, this could not be someone’s main camera. Or even their back up. This is the third camera, the one you have with you 24/7.
The photos so far have been excellent. See my first impressions I posted last week.
Grab one at Hhgregg right away.