Smart AUTO for the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS makes it easier than ever to capture the sharp, bright, colorful images and videos you're looking for. By assessing various factors in both the background and the subject, the system recognizes 58 predefined shooting situations and automatically selects the camera settings that will yield the best possible results. Simply frame the shot you want, and in dozens of common or challenging scenarios the camera takes care of the rest. Hard-to-capture shots such as moving subjects, night scenes, backlit subjects, and landscapes at evening or on a bright, snowy day are instantly and effortlessly captured as "keeper" shots. Smart AUTO makes the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS ideal for capturing excellent quality still images and video on the go.
Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
Smart AUTO The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Movie Digest & Hybrid Auto Automatically selects shooting settings for optimal quality and records a video clip every time you capture a still image. One day's worth of clips are then combined into a single video.
Program The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.
Portrait Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.
Smooth Skin Removes dullness, wrinkles, and harsh shadows for beautiful faces.
Smart Shutter The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
High-Speed Burst Captures rapid action frame by frame, by shooting continuously at a high speed while the shutter button is held down.
Handheld Night Scene Take clear and steady pictures at night without the use of a tripod.
Fisheye Effect Now you can get the fisheye effect a classic photographic distortion without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Toy Camera Effect Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Soft Focus Creates a hazy ambiance that's perfect for portraits and wedding photos.
Monochrome Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Color Accent Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Color Swap Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Stitch Assist Easy-to-use guidelines simplify the shooting of aligned multiple frames that can later be combined (using bundled software) to create panoramic photos.
Movie Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.
Super Slow Motion Movie Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.
Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
PS Elph 330
In a nutshell... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. No complaints & I recommend this camera to anyone who loves photography as much as I do. I have a Canon Rebel T1i which I absolutely love & adore, but I carry the PS Elph 330 in my purse everyday.
February 28, 2014
This is about my 7th digital camera, and I never thought i could get so frustrated by interfacing with a camera. I still have no idea how to change the frame rate for videos.(maybe it doesnt have the ability) Took me forever to find out where the menu for changing video quality is. Totally non intuitive, at least for me. My SD card reader was having problems so i foolishly tried using the wifi to transfer pictures to my pc. I guess the wifi is only for smart phones and tablets, and social networking users who want their pics to go direct to a third party. Software crashes when I tried to run it. The Manual is useless.
January 18, 2014
mechanically phenomenal, but software issues.
Mechanically, this is an amazing cam. The controls and menus are remarkably well designed.
That said, here are my gripes:
1. I tried to install the XP software but all software included with the cam and all updated versions on the website fail to load and produce only an error message. Thankfully I'm a linux user and only use my XP machine in emergencies, a program called "Digikam" can let me use the core features...
2. I am irked by the 10 minute limitation for video recording, I made a little cat video and the cam cut it at 10 minutes even though there is no technological resaon why it couldn't continue recording for hours.
3. The camera is a slippery little bugger, make sure you use the wrist strap to avoid fumbling it! (file this under useful advice).
4. The camera doesn't have direct filesystem access via USB or wifi.
5. The wifi connection is perfectly easy to set up but I can't do anything with it because the software doesn't work. It exposes a proprietary service around port 15,000 but there's no utility to do anything useful with it.
6. The camera can't seem to be used as a webcam. (I was hoping for a device that would do an OK job at everything, and then after winning the lottery buy a camera with a CCD big enough to resolve the serial numbers on the parts left by the moon missions.)
January 10, 2014
Best pocket point and shoot
I decided on this model because of the "hand held low light setting". I have used this camera at an outing for a Christmas light display, it was very cold. This camera performed better than I had hoped, the battery lasted for 4.5 hours in temperatures in the single digits. Once I had my settings it was easy to use with gloves on. It is a little small to make changes with gloves on, however great results when you don't want to carry all the big equipment. I have next year's Christmas card using a picture with this camera.
January 8, 2014