Low light detection with IXUS 300

You might have had problems taking a perfect party pic in the setting sun with other digital cameras. With the IXUS 300 you can take a 10MP photograph in a low light setting which enable you to high picture contrast ratio with a continuous autofocus lens. The camera is currently priced around $350 in the market. With the range of specifications that the camera has to offer in terms of the price, the Cannon IXUS 300 is a leading flagship product of Canon.

Specification:

Image Sensor (CMOS)

  • Camera Effective Pixels: Approx 10.0 Million pixels

Lens

  • Focal Length (35mm film equivalent): 3.8x zoom – 28(W) – 105(T) mm
  • Focusing Range 3cm (1.2in.) – Infinity (W), 30cm (12in.) – infinity (T)
  • Macro:  3 – 50cm (1.2in. – 1.6ft) (W), 30 – 50cm (12in. – 1.6ft) (W)

Imaging Processor

  • DIGIC 4

Image Stabilizer (IS) System

  • Lens-shift type

LCD Monitor

  • Type: TFT color (with wide viewing angle)
  • Display size: 3.0 inches type
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 230,000 dots
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Features: Brightness adjustment (5 levels), Quick-bright LCDs

Focus

  • Control System: Auto focus – Single, Continuous Servo AF (Servo AE)
  • AF Frame: Face AF / Centre

Metering System

  • Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot

ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)

  • Auto, ISO 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200

White Balance

  • Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Shutter Speed

  • 1 – 1/2500sec.
  • 15 – 1/2500sec. (Total shutter speed range.)

Aperture

  • Type: Iris type aperture (used with ND filter)
  • f/number: f/2.0 – f/8.0 (W), f/5.3 – f/8.0 (T)

Flash

  • Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
  • Flash Range: 30cm – 6.0m (W), 50cm – 2.0m (T) (12in. – 20ft. (W), 1.6 – 6.6ft.(T))

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes: Auto, P, TV, Av, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids &Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter*, High-speed burst, Low light, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, Movie (* Smile, Wink self-timer, Face self-timer)
  • Digital Zoom: Still images / Movies-Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 15x in combination with the optical zoom), Safety Zoom, Digital Tele-converter
  • Continuous shooting Mode: Normal
  • Speed:  Normal-Approx. 3.7shots/sec, Low Light-Approx. 6.0shots/sec, High-speed Burst-Approx. 8.4shots/sec. ( Speed varies depending on zoom position)
  • Number of Recordable shots (approx.) (CIPA compliant): Approx. 250 images

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