PowerShot A300

PowerShot A Series
Item Code: 8402A001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash and 5.1x digital zoom
Image Capture Device
Type1/2.7 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 3.3 million
Effective PixelsApprox. 3.2 million
Lens
Focal Length5mm f/3.6 (35mm film equivalent: 33mm)
Digital Zoom5.1x
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 20cm - infinity; Macro AF: 5 - 20cm
Autofocus System5-point AiAF/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderInverted Galilean type
LCD Monitor1.5 inch amorphous silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApproximately 67,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/3.6 - 5.6
Shutter Speed1 - 1/2000 sec.; Slow shutter speed of 1/6 sec. is only available in select modes
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO /ISO 50/ 100 / 200 / 400 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluative / Center-weighted average / Spot
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments
AE LockNot Available
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom.
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Red-Eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync
Flash Range20cm - 2.0m/0.67 ft. - 6.7 ft. (When ISO speed is set to AUTO)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less.
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments.
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo EffectsVivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black&White.
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down.
Wireless ControlNot Available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 2.2 shots/sec. (Large / Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Image Storage
Storage MediaCompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File FormatQuickTime™ AVI
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels2048 x 1536 (Large), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1), 1024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
(KB)
Resolution
(pixels)
16MB32MB64MB128MB256MB
Large / SuperFine1,6022,048 x 1,5368183876154
Large / Fine8932,048 x 1,536163368137276
Large / Normal4452,048 x 1,5363267136274548
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,200143061122246
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,2002654109219440
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,20052108217435868
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 7682553107215431
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 7684694189379762
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 768581743497001,390
Small / SuperFine249640 x 48058120241482962
Small / Fine150640 x 480941963937881,563
Small / Normal84640 x 4801653376761,3552,720

 

These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
 Resolution
(pixels)
16MB32MB64MB128MB256MB
Movie / High640 x 48014 sec.30 sec.61 sec.124 sec.249 sec.
Movie / Medium320 x 24044 sec.91 sec.183 sec.368 sec.735 sec.
Movie / Low160 x 120118 sec.242 sec.486 sec.973 sec.1,954 sec.

 

Individual movie clips are limited to 30sec. (640 x 480) or 3 minutes each maximum per clip. Above figures show total movie capacity on various CF cards, measured under Canon's standard test conditions, and may vary depending upon scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesSingle Image, All Images
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB)(mini-B jack)
Video OutNone
OtherCF card slot (accept type I cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select Bubble Jet Photo Printers (no computer required).
Power Supply 1. Size AA Alkaline battery x2
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x2 (NB4-100)
3. AC Adapter kit ACK-800 Approx. 75 shots/Approx. 200 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 210 shots/Approx. 450 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
(Alkaline battery/NB4-100) Approx. 90 min/Approx 120 min. (Alkaline battery/NB-1AH)
Power Source1. Size AA Alkaline battery x2
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x2 (NB4-100)
3. AC Adapter kit ACK-800
Shooting CapacityApprox. 75 shots/Approx. 200 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 210 shots/Approx. 450 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
(Alkaline battery/NB4-100)
Playback TimeApprox. 90 min/Approx 120 min. (Alkaline battery/NB-1AH)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.37 x 2.28 x 1.44 in./110.0 x 58.0 x 36.6mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 6.17 oz./175g (Camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsHardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac, iBook or eMac. A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software.
OS: Mac OS 9.0 through 9.2, OS X (Version 10.1/10.2). (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement); Note: USB Mounter software is not supported in Mac OS X.
CPU: PowerPC
Interface: USB: Cable connection via the camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface.
Free Hard Drive Space: 200MB or more for Canon Utilities
RAM: 20MB or more of application memory (Mac OS 9.x), 128MB or more (Mac OS X)
Display: 800 x 600 pixels/32,000 colors or better is required, 1024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended.
PC RequirementsHardware: IBM PC/AT compatible with CD-ROM Drive.
OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP (Home, Professional) (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement)
CPU: Pentium 150 MHz or higher processor (Windows 2000/Windows ME/Windows 98); 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP)
Interface: USB: Cable connection via the camera's USB port is limited to computers pre-installed with an OS listed above.
Free Hard Drive Space: 300MB or more for Canon Utilities/Drivers.
RAM: 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME/Windows 98), 128MB or more (Windows XP)
Display: 800 x 600 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better is required, 1024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended.