Canon PowerShot A300

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The A300 incorporates a number of advanced features into a low-cost, high quality digital camera, perfect for first time buyers and digital aficionados alike. This AA-battery powered camera is equipped with a 33mm fixed focal length all-glass autofocus lens and a 5.1x digital zoom. It also offers 5-point AiAF and an enhanced Movie Mode feature allowing for up to 3-minutes of video with sound. the PowerShot A300 completely supports driverless downloads via PTP with Windows XP and Mac OS X, as well as EXIF 2.2, and DPOF 1.1

PowerShot A300 - Front View
PowerShot A300 - Rear View


Image Capture Device Type: 1/2.7 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 3.3 million
Effective Pixels: Approx. 3.2 million
Focal Length: 5mm f/3.6 (35mm film equivalent: 33mm)
Digital Zoom: 5.1x
Focusing Range: Normal AF: 20cm – infinity; Macro AF: 5 – 20cm
Autofocus System: 5-point AiAF/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical Viewfinder: Inverted Galilean type
LCD Monitor: 1.5 inch amorphous silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approximately 67,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Maximum Aperture: f/3.6 – 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1 – 1/2000 sec.; Slow shutter speed of 1/6 sec. is only available in select modes
Sensitivity: AUTO/ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 equivalent
Light Metering Method: Evaluation / Center-weighted average/ Spot
Exposure Control Method: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 1/3-step increments.
White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom.
Built-in Flash: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync
Flash Range: 20cm – 2.0m/0.67 ft. – 6.7 ft. (When ISO is speed is set to AUTO)
Recycling Time: Approx. 10 sec. or less.
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-step increments
Shooting Modes: Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie
Self-Timer: Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down.
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Photo Effects: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and, Black and White
Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File Format: QuickTime AVI
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: 2048 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
Playback Modes File: Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erase Modes: Single Image, All Images
Computer Interface: Universal Serial Bus (USB)(mini-B jack)
Video Out: None
Other: CF card slot (accept type I cards). Direct connection to Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100 and select Bubble Jet Photo Printers (no computer required).
Power Source: 1. Size AA Alkaline battery x2 2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x2 (NB4-100) 3. AC Adapter kit ACK-800
Shooting Capacity : Approx. 75 shots/Approx. 200 shots (LCD monitor ON) Approx. 210 shots/Approx. 450 shots (LCD monitor OFF) (Alkaline battery/NB4-100)
Playback Time: Approx. 90 min/Approx 120 min. (Alkaline battery/NB-1AH)
Operating Temperature: 32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C)
Operating Humidity: 10 – 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)
Weight: Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (Camera body only)
System Requirements: Windows: Hardware: 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) CPU: 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) RAM: 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.
System Requirements: Macintosh: Hardware: 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) RAM: 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.