Summary: This is an old purchase (2012) but the review is the same as it would have been then. I read many opinions on this camera and 98% came to the same conclusion. It's a very good camera. I have used it extensively for 3 years now.
Summary: This is the second Canon PowerShot I've purchased. It is a great little camera for outdoor pics and photos of people. It takes good photos in low light. The size is perfect--slip it in your pocket and take it anywhere. Macro shots come out very good. However it isn't good for every situation.
Beautiful looking compact phone that takes some great pictures and videos
8 February 2014
Summary: A worthy successor to my powershot 1000, which died nearly 3 years ago from water damage in Hawaii. I know there's newer models now, but I still take it with me over my phone camera for special occasions.
Summary: I take photos daily and I like this point and shoot camera the best. For its slim, small size it packs a lot of fun effects, good quality photos and a handy instant button for videos (instead of wading through function options).
I love everything about this camera, 5 stars and all.
14 June 2012
Summary: There are so many people good at writing reviews and I am not one of them. I just wanted to note one little imperfection here. The camera cannot stand upright when the lens is out (making timed photos difficult) unlike my older PowerShot model so if you are one that likes those timed shots then make...
Summary: It would be 5 stars... but after about 6 months the lens cover started sticking and wouldn't fully open or fully close. I sent it back to Canon and they replaced under warranty with a refurbished camera. Good customer service, it took about a week to get it replaced.
Summary: This Canon Powershot ELPH 300 is a nice step-up from earlier versions of the same camera, retaining the handy small size while improving the mega pixel rating to 12.1 and while refining the operating system.
Summary: Took this with me to California and I was able to get the feel of it relatively quick. The low-light setting was impressive and the features are easy to manipulate without fussing with a lot of menu options. Great idea with the sandpaper exterior - helps keep a tight hold on it.
Summary: A real disappointment, and our family owns four Canons. This one, seemingly the most sophisticated, is thrown by tricky light situations. My son and I have both tried various options, from adjusting the white balance to the ISO level to shifting between auto and program.