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Canon Launches 300 IXUS HS with 10 MP CMOS Sensor

Canon’s latest addition to its camera family, the Canon 300 IXUS HS can deliver high-quality pictures even under low light as it features an f2.0 lens and a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor.

Canon 300 IXUS HS

The f2.0 lens can provide a more extensive coverage than that provided by the lens in other compact cameras, which exposes the sensor to more light and thus results in quality images in low light. The efficiency of the CMOS sensor in capturing light is better than that of the CCD sensor, which is a component in many compact cameras.

The 300 HS camera uses a 10 MP CMOS sensor, as the image quality might get affected if more megapixels are packed into an image sensor. The camera does not feature an optical viewfinder and has minimum number of buttons including a menu button, shutter and on/off button on top, playback and D-pad button and mode selection button. The camera also has in-camera tricks such as colour swap, fish-eye and the miniature effect.

In full resolution, the 300 IXUS HS can take 3.7 frames in a second under high-speed mode. However, it can capture 8.4 frames per second when the resolution is reduced to 2.5 megapixels by a unique high-speed mode. It captures 720p, high-quality video at a speed of 30 frames per second and slow motion video option delivers videos with 320 x 240 pixels at a speed of 240 frames per second. It does not feature a complete manual mode.


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