Canon ELPH 330 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 330 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
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
 
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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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Size Smaller 97x56x23 mm vs 98x62x28 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 3.7x
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Around 7.5x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6.2 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 144 g vs 205 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Much cheaper $159.95 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $439 cheaper (3.7x less)
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 Much 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)
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $213

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD900

              Canon PowerShot SD900

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon EOS 20D

              Canon EOS 20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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