• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon 330 HS advantages over Canon EOS M3

  • Less expensive
    $169* vs $549
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    144g vs 366g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.2 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon EOS M3 advantages over Canon 330 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • DSLR image quality & resolution in a mirrorless body; Higher-res 24MP APS-C sensor; Much improved AF performance; Better ergonomics with full PASM dial; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC; Tilting LCD.

  • No built-in EVF; Limited native lens selection; Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; No 60p video frame rate or 4K video option.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 310 HS

Canon 330 HS
Canon 310 HS
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Wider angle lens
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon EOS M3
Canon 310 HS
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung ST200F

Canon 330 HS
Samsung ST200F
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Canon EOS M3
Samsung ST200F
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon N

Canon 330 HS
Canon N
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M3
Canon N
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A6000

Canon 330 HS
Sony A6000
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M3
Sony A6000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX500

Canon 330 HS
Samsung NX500
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M3
Samsung NX500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
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