Canon ELPH 330 HS
- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-240mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
- 144g - 97 x 56 x 23mm
- Introduced January 2013
- Other Name is IXUS 255 HS
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Canon ELPH 330 HS summary
Canon ELPH 330 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally introduced on January of 2013. The camera includes a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is referred to as "IXUS 255 HS" in other markets.
The ELPH 330 HS stands at #88 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #908 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your personalized factors.
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Canon ELPH 330 HS history
The Canon ELPH 330 HS is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.
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Canon ELPH 330 HS Gallery
You can see the ELPH 330 HS from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon ELPH 330 HS based on aspects which are normally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Sensor specifications
The Canon ELPH 330 HS is powered by the DIGIC 5 processor. The sensor specification in the Canon ELPH 330 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 80 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the ELPH 330 HS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The ELPH 330 HS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon ELPH 330 HS dimensions
Canon ELPH 330 HS weighs 0.32 lb (144g or 5.08 ounces) & the over all size of the camera is 97mm x 56mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Canon ELPH 330 HS is less heavy compared with its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a shot of the Canon ELPH 330 HS beside a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show you the button design on the ELPH 330 HS.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Lens specifications
The ELPH 330 HS has got a built in lens and a focal range of 24-240mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which might not be great but it could be valuable in a few scenarios.
At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.0 and that is fairly slow and not great for low light situations and you will likely find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You might also need to up the ISO giving you noisy photos. With the tele end, 240mm comes at f6.9 making it very sluggish and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Connectivity
The ELPH 330 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send files and oftentimes alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Video specifications
The highest possible video quality in the Canon ELPH 330 HS is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance in video quality versus file sizes but 1080p won't give you any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone socket so you have got no control over the audio. It is probably best to purchase a different model in case you want good audio for your videos.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Weather Sealing
Canon ELPH 330 HS does not include environment proofing so wet conditions can easily affect the camera.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 330 HS includes a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 461k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details for Canon ELPH 330 HS are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are very valuable.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Shutter specifications
Canon ELPH 330 HS continuous shooting rate is 2.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon ELPH 330 HS comes with only in-built flash lacking external flash support.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Autofocusing specifications
Canon ELPH 330 HS comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be useful for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor includes 9 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Canon ELPH 330 HS has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful in low light situations or you require more accurate focus control.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Battery life
The battery life (NB-4L) for the Canon ELPH 330 HS is fashioned to last for 220 pictures as per the CIPA measurements making it similar to it's competition. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Canon ELPH 330 HS for varying forms of photography
The following bar chart gives a outline of the Canon ELPH 330 HS for varying forms of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Portrait photography features
The Canon ELPH 330 HS receives a score of 27 which is horrible, meaning that it is just not appropriate for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support together with the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Street photography info
With a modest points total of 57, the Canon ELPH 330 HS is relatively adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon ELPH 330 HS as a Sports photography camera
A horrible sports photography points total of 32 means the Canon ELPH 330 HS is just not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 330 HS as a Travel photography camera
Size is very crucial in picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon ELPH 330 HS gets a average 58 for a travel camera which makes it relatively acceptable to purchase for your travels.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Landscape photography information
If you find yourself looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Canon ELPH 330 HS at it's horrible score of 37 for a landscape camera is just not appropriate within the current marketplace.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should really offer a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon ELPH 330 HS is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible rating of 34.
Canon ELPH 330 HS Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the ELPH 330 HS, below is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph here provides you an overview of the ELPH 330 HS vs it's top ranking competitors listed earlier.
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