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Canon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder w/41x Advanced Zoom (Silver)

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  • Records video directly to removable SD memory cards
  • Ultra-Sleek, Compact and Lightweight Design (7.9 oz)
  • Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom
  • Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor
  • Dynamic SuperRange OIS corrects a full range of motion
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Technical Details

Color: Silver
  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: FS300 Silver
  • Media Type: SD
  • Optical zoom: 37 x
  • Display Size: 2.7 inches
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.2 x 4.8 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00322ON1K
  • Item model number: FS300 Silver
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,041 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 5, 2010

Product Description

Color: Silver

From the Manufacturer

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The Canon FS300 Flash Memory camcorder is among the most affordable ways to get stunning video in a light, compact and very user-friendly package. As employed in advanced electronic products such as laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones, flash memory has numerous benefits. Adding to the usefulness of this camcorder is Quick Charge - which reduces the recharge time for the FS300's battery and Pre-Record which gives you a head start on capturing the action. With the FS300's Canon Exclusive features such as Canon 41x Advanced Zoom and our DIGIC DV II Image Processor, combined with a 2.7" Widescreen LCD, Quick Charge and our new Dynamic IS - you've got a flash memory camcorder that's both hard to beat and unmistakably Canon. Our most affordable flash memory camcorder even lets you show your personal style with a choice of three colors - blue, silver or red.

Flash Memory
With the ultra-sleek and compact FS300 you’re able to record over 20 hours of sharp, clear video onto a removable SD card using flash memory. The SD memory card is easily inserted into your computer or TV’s card reader and will allow you to view your recorded footage immediately.

In addition to the advantage of added recording time, flash memory offers more to you as well. You'll appreciate its quick response time, because it doesn't have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your FS300 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review your footage, it will start playing more quickly as well. Another plus is the FS300's lower power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer. It's just what you need so you don't miss that pivotal play on the field or the moment when they say "I do." While we certainly hope you keep your FS300 securely in your hand while shooting, if it happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that flash memory makes your camcorder more shock resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss due to damage to your recording media or the moving parts found in other camcorders.

Memory capacity

XP (app. 9 Mbps)
High Image Quality
SP (app. 6 Mbps)
Standard
LP (app. 3 Mbps)
Long Play
2 GB 25 min. 40 min. 1 hour 15 min.
4 GB 55 min. 1 hour 20 min. 2 hours 35 min.
8 GB 1 hour 50 min. 2 hours 45 min. 5 hours 10 min,
16 GB (*) 3 hours 40 min. 5 hours 30 min. 10 hours 25 min.
32 GB
7 hours 20 min.
11 hours.
20 hours 50 min.
SD Memory Cards

Ultra-Sleek, Compact and Lightweight Design
The FS300 is ultra-compact and lightweight. Measuring only 2.2" wide, 2.3" high and 4.8" deep, it combines big video storage capacity in a small, easy to carry camcorder weighing only 7.9 oz. You’ll want to take it wherever you go.

Superb Image Quality
Great looking video starts with the images your camcorder sees, processes and records. Canon’s legendary technology works together in the FS300 to deliver the best at every step. Canon delivers the best in standard definition video in the FS300. A Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom delivers unsurpassed image quality. The 680,000 pixel CCD Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor captures video with vivid, intense, lifelike detail.

Dynamic IS
With the Canon FS300, you can be sure that even on the move your video will be smooth, steady and professional looking. Dynamic IS provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broader range of motion. In comparison to conventional electronic image stabilization systems, extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted vibration that is common when walking.

2.7" Widescreen LCD
The 2.7" LCD on the FS300 lets you see more of what your camcorder is recording. The 123,000 dot screen delivers bright, clear detail and the widescreen format means there's no need to imagine what your final image will look like on your widescreen television because it's not squeezed into a small space while you're shooting. What you see will be what you get.

Video Snapshot
Video Snapshot will let you shoot short movie clips with the FS300 in the same way you've shot snapshots with your still camera. You can create 4-second video clips which can be played back in the FS300 with background music. You'll also be able to capture clips in Playback as well, making it more convenient than ever to use this feature. It's the perfect way to document your vacation in a quick, easy, entertaining series of clips, perfect for Internet sharing.

Superb Shooting Control - Quick Start, Dual Shot, Quick Charge, Pre-Record and More
With Quick Start, you’ll never miss a quickly unfolding shot again. When the FS300 is in Camera Mode and the LCD panel is closed, it is placed in standby. When the action starts, open the LCD panel and you'll begin recording in less than one second. You'll also help extend your battery life as compared to leaving the camcorder in regular recording mode.

Dual Shot makes capturing video and photos faster and easier than ever. Both types of images can be captured in the same mode - without requiring any switching. This ensures you will be ready to capture the action when it starts, helping you to avoid the chance of a missed shot.

When you've got a lot to shoot but not a lot of time to recharge your batteries, the Quick Charge feature comes to the rescue. In 20 minutes, you can charge up to approximately 60 minutes of recording time! It's ultra-fast battery charging when you need it most.

The Pre-record feature places your FS300 in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode. With this feature the camcorder continuously records three seconds of video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start recording, the additional video is recorded too. It will be easier than ever to capture the moment when the bat hits the ball at the start of that home run.

The FS300 captures and records true 16:9 High Resolution Widescreen for picture perfect video. It comes from Canon's sophisticated image processing system, which uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing true 16:9 widescreen. The additional pixels captured deliver better image quality.

You’ll take the compact, lightweight FS300 wherever you go, so to give you the best exposure settings for different conditions and subjects, automatically, you’ll have Program AE.

Portrait mode ensures shallow depth of field for a pleasing background to your shots of friends and family. Sports mode stops the action with faster shutter speeds. Night mode is designed to give you great shots after the sun goes down. Snow and Beach modes compensate for bright surroundings and give you the proper exposure on your subject. Sunset mode results in vibrant, well-exposed colors for one of the toughest subjects to capture. Use Spotlight mode when your child is on stage and in the spotlight - literally - and you want to make sure the exposure is right for them. And, Fireworks mode records brilliant images of another tough subject: the holiday fireworks display.

With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camcorder level for more professional-looking results. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot - such as the horizon - to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level.

The FS300's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately.  You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is.

Connectivity
You can also easily burn DVDs of the video shot with your FS300 as it is compatible with Canon's DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and with the click of a few buttons; your videos will be burned to a disc ready to play in a compatible DVD player.

To maximize the usefulness and versatility of the FS300, you’ll find an A/V terminal to easily view the recorded video on your television. The FS300 is also equipped with a USB port for direct transfer of your video and photos to your computer for editing or online sharing.

Express Your Color Preference
Express your color preference with the range of choices offered in the FS300. Whether it's silver, blue or red, your creative expression can begin even before you shoot your first frame of video.
 
Additional Features

Built-in Video Light greatly improves the quality of your video shot in low light conditions.

Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software
The FS300 camcorder is bundled with a powerful software suite. Pixela ImageMixer 3SE* lets you play back your recorded video on your computer. You can also easily perform editing in which you can trim, reorder, and combine scenes, as well as add music, titles, and transitions. With the Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Software, you can burn a standard definition DVD to relive the memories on your TV. And to perfectly complement the Video Snapshot feature found on Canon flash memory camcorders, a music CD containing royalty-free soundtracks is also provided.

Intelligent Lithium-ion Battery
The Intelligent Lithium-ion battery which powers the FS300 is a major, and useful, advance. It not only more accurately tracks remaining battery life, it also gives a display in minutes remaining. It will allow you to better plan your shooting, so you won't be caught out with a battery that suddenly goes from "half" to "empty."

Built-in Electronic Lens Cover
The Built-in Electronic Lens Cover means you never have to go looking for your lens cover again. Turn your camcorder on and the lens cover automatically opens. Turn it off, and the cover closes.

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Product Description

Canon FS300 Digital Flash Memory Camcorder Features

  • Flash Memory
  • Ultra-Sleek, Compact and Lightweight Design
  • Superb Image Quality
  • Dynamic IS
  • 2.7inch Widescreen LCD
  • Video Snapshot
  • Superb Shooting Control - Quick Start, Dual Shot, Quick Charge, Pre-Record and More
  • Connectivity
  • Express Your Color Preference

    Flash Memory
    With the ultra-sleek and compact FS300 you’re able to record over 20 hours of sharp, clear video onto a removable SD card using flash memory. The SD memory card is easily inserted into your computer or TV’s card reader and will allow you to view your recorded footage immediately.

    In addition to the advantage of added recording time, flash memory offers more to you as well. You'll appreciate its quick response time, because it doesn't have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your FS300 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review your footage, it will start playing more quickly as well. Another plus is the FS300's low power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer. It's just what you need so you don't miss that pivotal play on the field or the moment when they say "I do." While we certainly hope you keep your FS300 securely in your hand while shooting, if it happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that flash memory makes your camcorder more shock resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss due to damage to your recording media or the moving parts found in other camcorders.

    Ultra-Sleek, Compact and Lightweight Design
    The FS300 is ultra-compact and lightweight. Measuring only 2.2inch wide, 2.3inch high and 4.8inch deep, it combines big video storage capacity in a small, easy to carry camcorder weighing only 7.9 oz. You’ll want to take it wherever you go.

    Superb Image Quality
    Great looking video s


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    This camera is small enough to easily fit into your jacket pocket.
    E. Flynn
    About its performance, the product is great, works great, and we are very pleased with our purchase.
    S. M
    Then the Pixela video editing software was very difficult and frustrating to figure out and use.
    Bill Baehr

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    109 of 113 people found the following review helpful By E. Flynn on April 25, 2010
    Color Name: Silver
    This camera is small enough to easily fit into your jacket pocket. The automatic lens cover means not having to worry about the lens, nor any extra pieces to carry around and keep track of. The long battery time, large capacity of a SD card and small size adds up to a very convenient camera to keep with you translating into a greater likelihood of actually having the camera with you more often to catch those interesting moments of our lives. This is a very easy camera to use while shooting video.

    There is a little more labor involved to edit video and transfer footage. Although it can be done without too much difficulty. And I am reluctant to be critical of that aspect since the technology has advanced so much in the last decade. I remember a time when videotaping our personal lives was much more limited by the technology.

    The picture and sound quality are good. The price is right. I recommend this camera for the convenience and price. Unless of course the best picture and sound available is what you want, then more expensive cameras are available worthy of a five star review. For most purposes, this camera can't be beat for its convenience and therefore the greater chance of actually having it on hand when needed.
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    82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By James Beswick VINE VOICE on June 2, 2010
    Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
    Canon seems to have taken a step down from the comparatively-excellent FS200 with a range of features that fall short in so many areas. As others have mentioned, the software included is practically useless, but more importantly the video quality just isn't there. There are major compression artifacts that appear whenever there's significant movement or any zooming used, it handles low night very poorly, resulting in grainy video, and the single-shot feature produces low quality shots comparable with those you would see on a cell phone.

    Inexplicably, Canon has removed the audio in jack that came on the FS200, meaning there's no way to use an external microphone to capture any sound. Consequently, there's camera noise in every video, which is surprisingly loud considering it has so few moving parts. Combined with the fact that it comes with no memory (contrary to indications in the manufacturer's own product description), the FS300 feels more like a budget version of the 200 rather than an upgrade. As for documentation, I agree with other reviewers - I wouldn't normally notice a poor quality manual in electronics but I needed it to find the power-in jack, which is superbly camouflaged on the unit.

    Overall, it's small and easy to carry around but falls short of the quality I've come to expect from Canon products. I can't use this for pro-sumer video capture as I had planned to, and apart from the decent zoom function there's not much to separate from a Flip at half the price. Let's hope the FS400 fixes the plethora of faults, though I'll be waiting to the see the reviews before parting with my cash so hastily!
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    29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on May 16, 2010
    Color Name: Red
    As stated by others the software included with the camcorder is terrible. It has no editing ability. I ended purchasing a third party software for $50, so in the end, with the memory card this is more like a $400 camcorder. Video is as good as it should be for an SD camera, sound is okay. Overall a good camera.

    Pros: Small, light, quickly charges, long battery life, decent enough video

    Cons: Poor video in low light, okay sound, software
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Duvernois TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 3, 2010
    Color Name: Silver
    This is a fairly inexpensive, basic, camcorder. Probably the best selling point versus its competitors is the excellent wide ranging zoom lens on this camera. The LCD screen is also good sized and seemed bright and clear. You'll definitely want a 16GB or (better still) 32GB SDHC card to get full use from the camcorder. I found the image quality to be only so-so, though certainly in line with other inexpensive camcorders (and far better than a Sony "bloggie" that I had the misfortune of trying a few months ago). It's a small camera (would fit in a pocket), easy to handle (controls right by the fingers), and those controls are clear and straightforward. You'll want to get your hands on the actual camera before buying though, some folks complain that their hands are too big around the unit. Check that out yourself.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chris Donaldson on September 6, 2010
    Color Name: Silver
    To say this camera works seamlessly with a Mac is a joke. It's very spotty at best - and I've spent literally hours (today for example) trying to get iMovie '09 to recognize the camera - even though the camera icon shows up as a drive on the desktop. Yes, I've downloaded video in the past, but it's always a crapshoot. So buyer beware.

    I had NO idea Canon would even release a camera that didn't work seamlessly with the Mac Platform. Disappointed to say the least. Help!
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Occasional Reviewer on November 25, 2010
    Color Name: Silver
    It is not obvious how to get video from the camcorder to a Mac: if you read the manual and try to install the software, you will reach the conclusion that it only works in a Windows environment.

    An email from Canon helped clarify things: just plug the camcorder into your Mac and you will be able to drag and drop the files. The .MOD files will be the ones you want.

    They need to write their manual more clearly, and make it crystal clear how to get the camcorder to interact with a Mac. Would have saved me 60 minutes, which cost me about as much as the camcorder itself.
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