Summary: The ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS has become the best-selling point-and-shoot camera in Canon's 2011 range for good reason. It delivers a canny balance of a decent lens range in a slim package at an affordable price. Yes there are models with longer zooms, but they're more expensive and typically larger too.
But don't let the price fool you.
Pros: Super-slim stylish compact design., 24mm equivalent wide angle., 1080p24 movie mode., Scene mode movies and super slo mo., Excellent image quality.
Cons: Relatively small 2.7inch screen., Lengthy linear exposure mode menu.
Pros: Totally pocketable, Attractive, solid-feeling metal body, True wide-angle 5x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, 1080p full HD video, Tracking auto focus works well, Nice image quality for a super compact camera, Smart Auto and 32 scene modes for point-and-shoot photographers
Cons: Limited controls won’t be good for everyone, Tends to blow out highlight details in outdoor photos, 5x zoom lens doesn’t offer great telephoto reach
Summary: The Canon IXUS 220 HS is priced at Rs. 14,995 and offers good value for money. Performance coupled with good looks makes this camera a worth buy. With a bundle of features in it, the IXUS 220 HS is something that should not be overlooked, if you want a compact point and shoot camera.
Excerpt: Between the Powershot ELPH 100 HS and the 500 HS, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is the mid-range model of their new ELPH HS series. The 300 HS is being touted by Canon as the world's thinnest 24mm, 5x optical zoom digital camera with Optical Image Stabilizer. It also sports the 12.1-Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS sensor that allows for low-light pictures without the need for a flash.
Conclusion: Canon IXUS 220 HS: VerdictIt is rare to find a compact camera, especially one that docks in at under £200 that seemingly ticks all the boxes. Yet the Canon IXUS 220 HS is perhaps proof that such a device does exist. Users of every level will undoubtedly find the unit easy to use, whilst providing an abundance of creative options to keep photographers of every skill level entertained.
Summary: The Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is a very good camera that is reasonably priced. It has solid build quality except for the occasional problem (poorly attached port cover, flash location). Its ergonomics are excellent and I found it to be a pleasure to use.
Pros: Excellent ergonomics, Instant startup, High quality video
Cons: Poorly attached port cover, Flash is inconveniently located, Occasional overexposure
Conclusion: If you are looking for a mid range pocket digital camera the Canon IXUS 220 HS offers good all round quality. It is a well made camera and is capable of handling most photo opportunities. Compared to a lot of pocket cameras it has a little extra class.
Summary: The Canon IXUS 220HS is a very capable point-and-shoot camera that produces well-detailed, natural-looking images. If you're after a pocket-sized camera to keep with you that is fast and requires little manual interaction, then this camera is worth considering.