Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

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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
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
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
Screen size
Significantly 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
Size
Smaller
97x56x23 mm vs 98x62x28 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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/3.0
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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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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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $203

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD970 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD970 IS

              Compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

              Compact

              $800

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Much lower true resolution

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