Canon ELPH 330 HS

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Canon ELPH 330 HS

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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 330 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

True resolution
High true resolution
14.6 MP
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 330 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
97x56x23 mm vs 98x62x28 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 3.7x
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Around 7.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 330 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.2 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
144 g vs 205 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon SD990 IS

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True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
14.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the SD990 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $244

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $385 - $489

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

              Canon PowerShot SD550

              Compact

              $700

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Compact

              $350

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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