Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS vs Canon ELPH 330 HS

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Canon ELPH 530 HS

60

Canon ELPH 330 HS

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 330 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.2 fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 330 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 330 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.2 fps vs 2.6 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 330 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
144 g vs 163 g
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More than 10% lighter
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
200 shots vs 190 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 530 HS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
86×54×20 mm vs 97×56×23 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 10x
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More than 40% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$165.99 vs $239.99
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              330 HS97×56×23 mm
              ELPH 530 HS86×54×20 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              330 HS0.9"
              ELPH 530 HS0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              330 HS144 g
              ELPH 530 HS163 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              330 HS200 shots
              ELPH 530 HS190 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              330 HS10x
              ELPH 530 HS12x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $157

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $335

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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