Canon IXUS 300 HS | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
For many years, Canon has supported the SD format memory card. Up until last year, the SDHC was the most recent memory card with a maximum storage capacity of 32GB, but the memory manufacturers have not been sleeping. Last year, SDXC, a new generation SD format memory card, was introduced. Although there are only a few manufacturers that officially support the format, Canon, together with Panasonic, is the first to offer SDXC support. The Canon IXUS 300HS belongs to the first generation of Canon cameras that supports SDXC.
Canon IXUS 300 HS supports SDXC memory cards
SDXC memory cards are the cards of the future and are now available in 48 and 64GB storage capacities. It’s unprecedented, such a small card with such a large capacity, but also just a logical continuous development of storage capacity that was started years ago. SDXC will grow tremendously, and while we now may find 64GB to be impressive, in the coming years we will have to get used to 2TB in storage! Of course it is not necessary yet, but it gives an idea about how much data storage we can expect to need in a few years’ time. For the time being, the Canon 300HS will not go that fast, as a resolution of 10 Megapixels gives a file size of only a few MBs, so an SDHC with 32GB will be more than enough.
Video resolution 1280x720 pixels - 30fps - 20 min 43 sec
Video resolution 640x480 pixels - 30fps - 43 min 43 sec
Video resolution 320x240 pixels - 30fps - 1 hour 58 min 19 sec
Canon IXUS 300 HS equipped with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
The Canon IXUS 300 HS camera has been equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. It transfers pictures at a high speed. The speed of the Canon 300HS camera is stable and fast. If you want to make things simple for yourself, and don't want the hassle of working with a cable all the time, you might want to purchase a fast USB 2.0 High Speed card reader, which does not require connecting the camera. It's fast, easy and saves battery capacity.
Canon NB-6L Lithium Ion battery
The Canon IXUS 300 HS digital camera is fed by a NB-6L Lithium Ion battery. Once completely loaded, the NB-6L battery lasts for about 250 shots, according to the CIPA measurements. These CIPA measurements and the use of the camera are not always the same as the reality. Just think of a difference in environmental temperature. It is sensible to take fewer shots into consideration. In our case, we were able to take about 220 shots before the battery died. That’s an average amount and whoever actively photographs in one day and does not have the possibility to recharge the battery, is advised to acquire a second battery.