Compact body of Canon ELPH 300 HS makes it much easier to carry it with you all day. 141g
This camera is so light that you can comfortably carry it around all day. Body Thickness 20mm
With a thickness of only20mm,Canon ELPH 300 HS is small as it could get.
5.0X Optical Zoom
A Lens with a higher zoom ratio would make it more practical as a carry everywhere camera.
Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
Canon ELPH 300 HS's small sensor struggles in low light situations compared to larger sensor. No RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree.