Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS front
 
Leica M-E Typ 220 front
Portability
79
Imaging
67
Features
28
Overall
51

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 330 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 144g - 97 x 56 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2013
  • Additionally Known as IXUS 255 HS
Leica M-E Typ 220
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 2500
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 585g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Released September 2012
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Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 Overview

Here is a complete comparison of the Canon ELPH 330 HS versus Leica M-E Typ 220, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by companies Canon and Leica. There is a substantial difference between the resolutions of the ELPH 330 HS (12MP) and M-E Typ 220 (18MP) and the ELPH 330 HS (1/2.3") and M-E Typ 220 (Full frame) feature different sensor sizes.

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The ELPH 330 HS was revealed 5 months later than the M-E Typ 220 so they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon ELPH 330 HS being a Compact camera and the Leica M-E Typ 220 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving through a comprehensive comparison, below is a short summary of how the ELPH 330 HS grades versus the M-E Typ 220 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 330 HS over the Leica M-E Typ 220

 ELPH 330 HS M-E Typ 220 
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution461k230kCrisper screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica M-E Typ 220 over the Canon ELPH 330 HS

 M-E Typ 220 ELPH 330 HS 
Manual focus More exact focus

Common features in the Canon ELPH 330 HS and Leica M-E Typ 220

 ELPH 330 HS M-E Typ 220 
ReleasedJanuary 2013September 2012Similar age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera often, you will have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 330 HS has got outside measurements of 97mm x 56mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Leica M-E Typ 220 has dimensions of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") along with a weight of 585 grams (1.29 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are using during that time. Here is the front view proportions comparison of the ELPH 330 HS against the M-E Typ 220.

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 330 HS and M-E Typ 220 is 95 and 79 respectively.

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing merely by reading a spec sheet. The graphic underneath will give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 330 HS and M-E Typ 220.

As you can see, the 2 cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The ELPH 330 HS using its tinier sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF more difficult and the Leica M-E Typ 220 will offer you greater detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots a little more aggressively.

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Portrait photography info
Leica M-E Typ 220 Portrait photography info
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provides face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
72
has manual focus
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Street photography details
Leica M-E Typ 220 Street photography details
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
65
sensor size is big (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Sports photography details
Leica M-E Typ 220 Sports photography details
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image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
47
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
doesn't have liveview
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Travel photography features
Leica M-E Typ 220 Travel photography features
58
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
58
resolution is good (18MP)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Leica M-E Typ 220 as a Landscape photography camera
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relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
62
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Leica M mount)
resolution is good (18MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
doesn't have liveview
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Vlogging factors
Leica M-E Typ 220 Vlogging factors
34
relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone jack
9
no video shooting
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Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Leica M-E Typ 220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 330 HS and Leica M-E Typ 220
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HSLeica M-E Typ 220
General Information
Company Canon Leica
Model type Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Leica M-E Typ 220
Also called as IXUS 255 HS -
Type Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2013-01-29 2012-09-17
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 5 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 5212 x 3472
Maximum native ISO 6400 2500
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens Leica M
Lens zoom range 24-240mm (10.0x) -
Highest aperture f/3.0-6.9 -
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Available lenses - 59
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 2.5"
Resolution of display 461k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology PureColor II G TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder magnification - 0.68x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, off Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) -
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video format H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 144 gr (0.32 lb) 585 gr (1.29 lb)
Dimensions 97 x 56 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9") 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 69
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.7
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.7
DXO Low light rating not tested 787
Other
Battery life 220 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-4L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card
Card slots 1 1
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