Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS
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Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS
24 May 2014
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS (Est. $180) has quickly become a favorite point-and-shoot camera of experts and owners alike. It's fast, captures very nice photos and full-HD video, and packs an impressive 10x optical zoom into its tiny body.
Pros: Tiny, slim body, Comfortable and simple to use, Fast, Superb photos and HD videos for the price, Built-in Wi-Fi lets you send photos instantly
Summary: The PowerShot ELPH 330 HS continues Canon's streak of delivering some of the best point-and-shoot digital cameras on the market, topping buyer's guides and best-of lists every year.
Pros: Image quality is very good for a camera with a 1/2.3-inch image sensor, Performs well at low and mid-range ISO settings with minimal noise problems, Nice to find 10x optical zoom in thin camera, Start-up times are fast, Shutter lag is not noticeable in most situations, Shot to shot delays are min...
Cons: Control buttons on back of camera are too small and too tight to the camera body, Minimal manual control options, Menu structure is a little odd and requires some practice to use efficiently, Full 1080p HD video limited to 24 frames per second, Camera's image quality on flash photos could be bett...
Conclusion: One of the best cameras you can buy for less than $200, the svelte, 10x-zoom Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS takes beautiful pictures and lets you send them instantaneously with integrated Wi-Fi.
Pros: Sharp lens. Integrated Wi-Fi. 10x zoom range. Excellent high ISO performance. Short shutter lag. Includes external battery charger.
Cons: Small-aperture lens. Lacks full manual controls. 1080p video limited to 24fps.
Conclusion: We had a difficult time grading the 330 HS for several reasons. For $230, you’re paying for a camera that shoots good quality photos, is stylish, and is simple to use. However, at the end of the day, it’s still a point-and-shoot, and at $200-plus it’s somewhat pricey for a plain shooter.
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