The PowerShot A300--replacing Canon's A200--is ideal for beginners in digital photography. Bumping up the megapixels from the previous model, the PowerShot A300 features a 3.2-megapixel sensor that can capture images up to 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, producing print enlargements up to 11 by 14 inches. Stylishly designed with a silver body finish, the PowerShot A300 has a sliding lens cover and sleek, rounded corners.
The PowerShot A300 is equipped with a 33mm f/3.6 (35mm equivalent) moderate wide-angle lens, suitable for scenic views and group portraits, as well as general photography. A 5.1x digital zoom facility enhances reach, creating an effective maximum zoom length of 168mm (35mm equivalent).
The PowerShot A300 also features Canon's intelligent five-point focusing system--AiAF (Artificial intelligence Auto Focus). With AiAF, the subject is always in focus wherever they are in the frame. Simply point and shoot for great digital images.
A 60-second voice memo can accompany each image captured, while the movie mode records clips of up to 3 minutes with sound. A special high-resolution movie mode is capable of recording 30 seconds of moving images in VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels). Images and video are stored on CompactFlash memory cards (Type I only) and the included 16 MB card holds approximately 16 images at the Large/Fine setting.
The PowerShot A300 is also directly connectable to optional Canon printers, such as bubble jet direct printers S830D and S530D and card photo printer CP-100. You can print a photo in just over 80 seconds by simply connecting the digital camera to the direct printer by means of a dedicated cable and selecting an image.
The camera is powered by two AA batteries (alkalines included; rechargeable NiMH batteries recommended). It measures 4.4 by 2.3 by 1.4 inches and weighs 6.2 ounces (without batteries). This package includes the PowerShot A300 digital camera, 16 MB CompactFlash card, two AA batteries, USB cable, wrist strap, and ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM and USB drivers for Windows and Mac.
This Canon PowerShot 3.2MP A300 Digital Camera is ideal for beginners or experts. With a 3.2 megapixel CCD, 5.1x digital zoom, and 5-point autofocus you'll enjoy great photos regardless of your skill level. Features: 1-1/2 color LCD viewscreen, optical viewfinder, JPEG resolution options, movie mode (640x480, 30-second clips), white balance control settings, auto exposure settings, variable sensitivity, print capabilities, built-in flash, USB interface and cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, wrist strap and a Mac/PC software CD-ROM.