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Canon PowerShot SD300 / Digital Ixus 40 digital camera
PowerShot SD300
Digital Ixus 40
2272 x 1704
3 x optical zoom
2.0" lcd monitor
SD
Canon li-ion
Canon PowerShot SD300 review summary
camera date Nov 04  out of production
pixels / class 4M  compact digital camera
overall rating average it its class overall camera rating  6 reviews
image quality average it its class image quality rating  
ease of use average it its class usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features average it its class digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls poor photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
comments  
Canon PowerShot SD300 specifications
lens / zoom  35 mm - 105 mm (3x) (dig: 3.6x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / ? cm / 3 cm
metering mode  evaluative, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F2.8 (W) - F4.9 )T)
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets, custom
shutter  auto | manual / 15s - 1/1500s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.5m - 3.5m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  2272x1704 / 1600x1200 / 1024x768 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  super fine / fine / normal
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s / 10s
video options  avi  640x480 (30/15fps) / 320x240 (30/15fps) / 160x120 (15fps)
audio options  mono (wav)
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  SD card
platform  Windows 98SE/Me/2000SP4/XP, Mac OS X v10.1.5 - 10.3
extra features  PictBridge compatible
histogram display
Canon PowerShot SD300 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
09Feb05 Canon PowerShot SD300 review by Megapixel.net
25Nov04 Canon PowerShot SD300 review by Quesabesde (es)
11Nov04 Canon PowerShot SD300 review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
25Nov04 Canon PowerShot SD300 review by DPReview
10Nov04 Canon PowerShot SD300 review by Imaging-resource
21Oct04 Canon PowerShot SD300 review by DCResource
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Canon Talk Forum
imaging-resource.com  Canon Forum
steves-digicams.com Canon Forum
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Canon PowerShot SD300 / Digital Ixus 40 announcement clippings


Images taken with the 4.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 40 can be used for detailed prints all the way to A3 and A4 size respectively. It is the first ever camera to incorporate two UA (Ultra-high Refractive Index Glass Moulded (GMo) Aspherical lens) elements developed by Canon's lens material scientists. These achieve high-resolution and good contrast characteristics for the 3x optical zoom, which has a focal length of 35-105mm (35mm film equivalent). The camera also incorporate 9-point Artificial Intelligence Auto Focus (AiAF) for fast, sharp and accurate focus, even with off-centre subjects.

The camera is capable of taking extended movies (with sound, full playback and in-camera editing), of up to 1GB in size. When using high speed SD cards movie length is limited only by the card's capacity. It is the first digital still camera in the world to feature up to one minute of 60 fps QVGA quality, which allows for in-camera slow motion replay at various user-selectable speeds. Different frame rates and resolutions can be selected to best suit end applications such as TV playback or email attachment.

A Print/Share button simplifies direct printing via USB cable to any PictBridge compatible photo printer.


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