As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot S330 is also often compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot S330's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 300 HS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix F305EXR and the FinePix S3300)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S330 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (95×63×32 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
9 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the S330)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (95×63×32 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the S330)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 300 HS and S330

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (95×63×32 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S330 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.3), is slightly smaller (compact (95×63×32 mm) vs compact (104×59×33 mm)) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 10.6 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the F305EXR (vs the S330)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the F305EXR (vs the S330)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the F305EXR and S330

  • Very small: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Compact (95×63×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 215 g vs 274 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S330 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.1), is slightly smaller (compact (95×63×32 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (274 g vs 540 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (march 2002 vs february 2011).

Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Fujifilm FinePix S3300
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S330)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S330)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the S3300 and S330

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (95×63×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 274 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.3"