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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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 330 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
True resolution
High true resolution
14.6 MP
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

Items often bought with the 330 HS or SD990 IS

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
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
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
Size
Smaller
97×56×23 mm vs 98×62×28 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$239.99 vs $929.99
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The best price we've seen is $690 cheaper (3.9x less)
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
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
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
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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" 6.16x4.55mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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recommendations

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 ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

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

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 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 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

              Compact

              $190

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

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