Reviews and Problems with Canon Digital IXUS 330 / PowerShot S330 / IXY Digital 300a
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 9
23 February 2003
Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Canon DIGITAL IXUS 330 (S330 ELPH): (2 megapixel ultra-compact) Canon started the DIGITAL IXUS / ELPH series back with the original DIGITAL IXUS (PowerShot S100), not long after that they produced the slightly larger IXUS 300 (S300) with a three times zoom lens. This year they have updated both models to build on and improve what were already very good cameras.
Pros: Good resolution, sharp images, good colour balance, White balance presets are excellent, Auto white balance not so good under artificial light, Great night exposures thanks to new Long Exposure mode, Ultra-compact size, light weight, Improved control ergonomics (new 4-way controller, slightly larger buttons), Orientation sensor marks JPEG with shooting orientation, Sleek stainless steel body, stylish design, Superb build quality (feels very solid, brick-like), New man...
Cons: Flash doesn't have the power or the cover, Some moire visible at certain detail frequencies, Confusing ISO sensitivity labelling (about 1 EV out?), Average macro performance, Below average AF assist lamp performance, Slight barrel distortion at wide angle, Rubber connections cover, Can't independently control sharpness / tone / colour saturation, Edge positioned tripod mount, Auto White balance doesn't work well in artificial light
Excerpt: Priced for the home market, the Canon S330 Color Bubble Jet Printer delivers the right mix of output quality and speed to qualify as a good value. Average cost per page came out to 6 cents (in the middle of the pack), but total cost of ownership for one year was lowest of all printers.
Excerpt: For $200 more than the PowerShot A200 , you get a 3X optical zoom and audio with the S330. The S330's brushed stainless-steel body looks like a piece of survival gear; the solid construction instills a sense of confidence in the quality of the pictures. The S330 lets you add 60-second sound memos to still images. This is a great way to remember the names of people in pictures from a party!
Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two PowerShot S330 Specifications Camera effective pixels : Approx. 2 million Image sensor : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 2.1 million) Lens : 5.4 (W) - 16.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35-105 mm) F 2.7 (W) - 4.7 (T) Digital Zoom : Maximum 2.5x (Maximum 7.5x with optical zoom) Optical Viewfinder : Primary imaging real-image optical zoom viewfinder LCD monitor : 1.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx.
Conclusion: Très solide et compact, l’appareil photo numérique bimégapixel de Canon offre une certaine qualité et sans être trop cher. Mais la finesse et les détails des clichés laissent un peu à désirer.