Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

Winner
Canon ELPH 330 HS

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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 330 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 330 HS.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS.

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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
97×56×23 mm vs 98×62×28 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 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.2 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 3.7x
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Around 7.5x more zoom
Weight
Significantly 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
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At its widest zoom, the SD990 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $398

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $175

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 1040

              Olympus Stylus 1040

              Ultra compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

              Compact

              $800

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SD900

              Canon PowerShot SD900

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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