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Starting out as a photographer with a point and shoot camera

When my brother decided that he wanted to become a photographer, I wanted to gift him a camera. He was completely new to the world of photography and hence I wanted to give him a camera that would make his job easy.

A point and shoot camera is the best digital camera one can have, if he is taking his first steps in the world of photography. There are thousands of point and shoot cameras and to choose one from among them is not an easy task for anyone. Features, size, and price are few factors to consider when choosing your first point and shoot camera.

I was adamant, that I will give him a good quality camera; at the same time one that is easy for him to use and learn the basics of photography.  Canon, one of the best brands in point and shoot cameras, has been offering many easy-to-use point and shoot cameras lately. They are affordable and can record full HD quality videos. So, I thought of purchasing a Canon camera.

The Canon Power Shot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP is a point and shoot camera perfectly suited for beginners. It is one of the thinnest cameras, with 24mm ultra wide-angle lens. It also has the optical image stabilizer feature and 5x optical zoom. One of the most interesting and attractive features of  the Canon Power Shot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP is its capability to take excellent quality pictures in low light without using flash.

The Canon Power Shot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP point and shoot camera supports high speed shoot which is a great plus. It has 32 predefined settings from which you can choose the best for your image. The Canon Power Shot ELPH 300 produces excellent quality images when compared to other brands with similar features and price tag.

The video quality of the Canon Power Shot ELPH 300 is very good as it supports HD quality. The videos are good enough to put in websites and YouTube without being edited for quality improvement.  There are two modes for taking pictures, auto and camera mode. Canon Power Shot ELPH 300 has CMOS sensors which is far better than CCD sensors. On the whole, the Canon point and shoot camera is a perfect gift for someone who is taking his first step in the field of photography.