The Canon A300 is an entry level 3.2-megapixel camera with rather plain specifications and an average range of photgraphic features.
It offers auto focus; can write to CF card media; has USB connectivity; along with audio and video recording, as well as still maintaining its compact and sleek design.
The A300 boasts what Canon commonly calls its advanced five-point AiAF technology. This means that a subject, although not centred in the frame, still has the ability to remain in focus.
The A300 is capable of a 60-second audio memo for each image, and up to three minutes of video provided a high speed CompactFlash card is used. The use of CF means that you can transfer files directly onto a Canon printer providing that it supports card media reading.
The A300 is marketed as boasting a 5.1x digital zoom - when in reality this is only refers to the camera's ability to crop an image.
Priced at $499, the Canon A300 is affordable and a bit plain, but is solid and reliable.