Monday 15 August 2011

New Camera

Hey Guys,

So I got a new camera last Friday (tax free weekend) and I LOVE it! I went to Best Buy and I bought the Canon PowerShot Elph 300HS (in red) for $229 <Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Full 1080p HD Video (Red)>. The video and picture quality is amazing! I also picked up a Canon Pixma MG5220 wireless color ink jet printer for $99 <Canon PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One (4502B017)>.

Here are the technical details on the camera: 
  • World's thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access.
  • Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps and
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • 12.1 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS; 5x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
  • 2.7 in. TFT color LCD display with wide angle viewing; Built-in flash; Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
  • And lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer; DIGIC 4 Image Processor; High-speed Burst Mode
  • Smart AUTO (32 scenes); Movie Digest Mode; Toy Camera Effect; Monochrome; Face Detection; Red-eye Correction
  • Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; HDMI; SD card slot (card not included)
  • Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.
However as great as it is, it still has one great flaw. It cant take close-up macro pics in the dark, which I must say is rather disappointing. This is because the flash generated by the sensor is too close to the optical lens and it casts a shadow (lower right corner) that’s seen in the picture.

Thx for reading!
Front of the Camera
Back of the Camera

Example of the Shallow Flaw

A Flower taken outside using the macro feature
My watch also taken using the macro feature
An example of performance in low lighting
An example of auto settings
Canon Pixma MG5220 Wireless Printer


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