Canon PowerShot SD300

User Manual

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PowerShot SD300


Type:Compact digital still camera with built-in flash
Zoom capabilities:3x optical zoom amd 3.6x digital zoom for 11x combined zoom
Image capture device:1/2.5-inch charge-coupled device (CCD)
Total pixels:Approximately 4.2 million
Effective pixels:Approximately 4.0 million
Lens focal length:5.8 (wide) to 17.4 (telephoto) millimeters, f2.8 to 4.9 (35mm film equivalent
Digital zoom:3.0x
Focusing range: Normal: 1.0 foot/30 centimeters to infinity; macro: 1.2 inches to 16 feet/3 to 50 centimeters (wide), 1.0 to 16 feet/30 to 50 centimeters (telephoto); digital macro: 1.2 to 3.9 inches/3 to 10 centimeters
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:Approximately 118,000 pixels
LCD coverage:100%
Maximum aperture:f2.8 (wide), f4.9 (telephoto)
Shutter speed:15 seconds to 1/1500 second (manual setting is available from 15 seconds to 1 second when in Long Shutter mode)
Sensitivity:Auto (camera automatically sets optimum speeds); ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
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 EV (exposure value) stops in 1/3-stop EV increments
AE lock:Available
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 Normal: 1.6 to 11.5 feet/50 centimeters to 3.5 meters (wide); 1.6 to 6.6 feet/50 centimeters to 2.0 meters (telephoto); Macro: 1.0 to 1.6 feet/30 to 50 centimeters (wide/telephoto) (when ISO is set to AUTO)
Recycling time:Approximately 10 seconds or less
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 approximately 2 second or 10 second countdown
Wireless control:Not available
Continuous shooting:Approximately 2.4 shots per second (Large/Fine Mode and LCD screen is off)
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 Large: 2272x1704; Medium1: 1600x1200; Medium2: 1024x768, Small: 640x480 pixels; Movie: 640x480, 320x240, or 160x120
Playback modes file:Single, Index (9 thumbnail images)
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:NTSC or PAL
Other:SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP Printers and BJ Photo Printers (no computer required) using camera's USB cable
Power source:Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-4L); AC adapter kit (ACK-DC10) sold separately
Shooting capacity: NB-4L: LCD on, approximately 140; LCD off, approximately 400
Playback time:Approximately 180 minutes
Operating temperature:32 to 104 degrees F/0 to 40 degrees C
Operating humidity:10 to 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD):3.39 by 2.09 by 0.82 inches / 86.0 by 53.0 by 20.7 millimeters
Weight:Approximately 4.59 ounces/130 grams (camera body only)