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PowerShot SD300

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series

PowerShot SD300

PowerShot SD300 PowerShot SD300 Body Wrist Strap WS-600 Battery Pack NB-4L Battery Charger CB-2LV SD Memory Card 16MB ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM Interface Cable IFC-400PCU AV Cable AVC-DC300


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x optical zoom/ 3.6x digital zoom/11x combined zoom.

Image Capture Device


1/2.5 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 4.2 Million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 4.0 Million


Focal Length

5.8(W)-17.4(T)mm, f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal: 1.0 ft./30cm to Infinity, Macro: 1.2 in.-16 ft./3-50cm(W), 1.0-16 ft./30-50cm(T), Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in./3-10cm

Autofocus System

9-point AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to center) Intelligent Orientation Sensor, AF Lock, AF-assist Beam On/Off


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

2.0 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

Approx. 118,000 pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8(W), f/4.9(T)

Shutter Speed

15-1/1500 sec.* * Manual setting is available from 15 to 1 sec. when in Long Shutter mode.

Exposure Control


Auto*; ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent *Camera automatically sets optimum speeds.

Light Metering Method

Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot* *Metering frame when spot is center fixed.

Exposure Control Method

Program AE

Exposure Compensation

+/-2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments

AE Lock


White Balance

White Balance Control

Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom


Built-in Flash

Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction, Flash on with Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On/Off, Slow-sync

Flash Range

Normal: 1.6-11.5 ft./50cm-3.5m(W); 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm-2.0m(T) Macro: 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm(W/T) (When ISO is set to AUTO)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Manual, Scene Modes (Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater), Stitch Assist, Movies

Photo Effects

Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or 10 sec. count-down

Wireless Control

Not Available

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (Large/Fine Mode and LCD screen is Off)

Image Storage

Storage Media

SD Memory Card

File Format

Design Rule for Camera File System Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine or Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

Large: 2272 x 1704, Medium1: 1600 x 1200
Medium2: 1024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

 Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine Storage capacity varies depending on the scene or the subjects. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of SD Memory Card. Individual clips are limited to 3 minutes.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Single, Index (9 thumbnail images)

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Still images: Single Image, All Images Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie


Computer Interface

USB (mini-B PTP), Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable)

Video Out



SD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and BJ Photo Printers (no computer required), using camera's USB cable.

Power Supply

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-4L)
2. AC Adapter Kit (ACK-DC10) sold separately NB-4L: LCD On - Approx. 140; LCD Off - Approx. 400 Approx. 180 min.

Power Source

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-4L)
2. AC Adapter Kit (ACK-DC10) sold separately

Shooting Capacity

NB-4L: LCD On - Approx. 140; LCD Off - Approx. 400

Playback Time

Approx. 180 min.

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32-104° F/0-40° C

Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.39 x 2.09 x 0.82 in. / 86.0 x 53.0 x 20.7mm


Approx. 4.59 oz./130g (camera body only)

21 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Turkish)

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